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America's First Ladies — from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama
Edith Roosevelt
First Lady: 1901 - 1909
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  • Edith Roosevelt Program
  • Up Next: Edith Roosevelt
  • Edith Roosevelt's approach to being First Lady
  • Difference from Theodore's first wife
  • Creation of White House First Ladies gallery
  • Strictly running the White House
  • Role in transforming White House
  • Death of Edith Roosevelt's Son Quentin
  • Life After the White House & Travel
  • Speaking at a GOP Rally in New York City in 1932
  • Running Sagamore Hill
  • Sagamore Hill Family Life Artifacts
  • Pine Knot Family Getaway
  • White House Years
  • Quote on her Children
  • Roosevelt Children in the White House
  • Life After the White House
  • White House Renovations
  • Education
  • Her Influence
  • Family Life
  • After the White House
  • The Secret Service
  • Influence on her Husband
  • Rose Garden
  • Animals in the White House
  • Motherhood
  • Influence on the White House
  • Entertaining in the White House
  • Public Opinion on Edith Roosevelt's White House Renovations
  • Theodore Roosevelt Biographical Vignette
  • Book Discussion on Edith Kermit Roosevelt: Portrait of a First Lady


Edith Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt to William Howard Taft: “I take the keenest pride in seeing Mrs. Roosevelt at the head of the White House—a gentlewoman, who gives to all the official life...an air of gracious and dignified simplicity, and who with it all is the ideal of a good American wife and mother who takes care of her six children in the most devoted manner...Mrs. Roosevelt comes a good deal nearer my ideal than I do myself.”

Born - August 6, 1861 in Norwich, Connecticut

Parents - Charles Carow & Gertrude Elizabeth Tyler Carow

Married - December 2, 1886 to Theodore Roosevelt

Children - Theodore (1887 – 1944),
Kermit (1889 – 1943),
Ethel Carow (1891 – 1977),
Archibald Bulloch (1894 – 1979),
Quentin (1897 – 1918)

Education - Miss Comstock’s School in New York, New York

Post White House residence - Sagamore Hill, Oyster Bay, New York

Died - September 30, 1948 in Oyster Bay, New York

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