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Theodore Roosevelt Portrayed by Peyton Dixon

January 27, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teddy RooseveltIn remembrance of the 25th President of the United States on the occasion of his death 100 years ago, Peyton Dixon will be at the library as THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
Theodore Roosevelt was the second of four children born to a wealthy New York Family. Sickly in his youth, he dedicated himself to a physical regimen and became an avid outdoorsman and naturalist, who later promoted the conservation movement. He attended Harvard University, where he studied biology and boxed. Only one year out of college, he was elected to the New York State Assembly. His accomplishments were plentiful and diverse and range widely and seemingly incongruently from being a war hero to being a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

When President McKinley was assassinated in 1901, Roosevelt (then Vice President) stepped in to the Presidency. In his tenure, he promoted progressivism and strong government control of business. In 1904, he won the largest percentage of the popular vote since the uncontested election of 1820, making him the first Vice President to be elected to the position after initially taking on the role due to the death of a current President. Roosevelt described his domestic political agenda as a “Square Deal” to emphasize his commitment to ensure that the average citizen would get a “fair share” under his leadership. The slogan “Speak softly and carry a big stick, and you will go far” lives on well beyond the life of this remarkable man.

This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities and the Friends of the Fanwood Memorial Library.

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The Fanwood Memorial Library fosters the joy of reading, the spirit of exploration, and the opportunity for personal transformation for all ages and cultures in its role as a community hub, a gateway to electronic information, and a refuge in emergencies. We offer the space, materials, and services that residents of all ages and abilities require to grow and connect to each other and the world. The library has been serving the community since 1903, and now continues its track-record of excellent library services into the 21st century.

Details

Date:
January 27, 2019
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Organizer

Fanwood Memorial Library
Phone:
908-322-6400
Website:
www.fanwoodlibrary.org

Venue

Fanwood Memorial Library
5 Forest Road
Fanwood, NJ 07023 United States
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Phone:
908-322-6400