Who was Teddy Roosevelt?
Most people know Teddy Roosevelt as a President of the United State. However, most people do not know that Teddy Roosevelt was home-schooled most of his life until he attended Harvard University. At Harvard, Teddy studied natural science and was very involved on campus. Soon after Teddy graduated, his father died and he inherited a great sum of money. With his inheritance, Teddy decided to attend Columbia Law School. While in law school, Teddy started to get involved in politics, and eventually, he dropped out of law school to start a career in politics.
Teddy served in state government, as President of the New York City Board of Police Commissioners and then, as assistant Secretary of the Navy. However, when the Spanish American War started, Teddy quit to join fight! Many people remember his service during the Spanish-American war because Teddy lead a group called the “Rough Riders.” Leading the “Rough Riders” made Teddy famous, and after the war, Teddy became the Governor of New York. After serving as Governor, he became the Vice President to William McKinley. When McKinley was shot and killed only a year into his term, Teddy Roosevelt became the 26TH president of the United States in 1901. This made Teddy the youngest president to ever take office. After his serving as President from 1901-1909, Teddy celebrated the end of his service on a ten-month African Safari and trip to Europe.
Politically active until the end, Teddy died on January 6, 1919 from a pulmonary embolism at his family home in Oyster Bay, New York. Roosevelt’s modern views had a lasting impact on the United States. As President, Teddy established the United States Forest Service, which protects wildlife and public lands, creates national forests, national parks, bird and game preserves. Before Teddy passed away, he wrote a Last Will and Testament, which divided his assets equally between his children and appointed his wife as the Executor of his Estate. Teddy made many important decisions throughout his life, and one of his best decisions was to create a Will. If you want to be smart with your assets just like Teddy, and if you want to minimize your estate planning taxes and/or avoid the probate process, then contact the Mendel Law Firm, L.P. for a free consultation on estate planning, trust planning, and/or probate issues.
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