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…it was far better to be known as an ex-secretary than an ex-defeated candidate for governor.

 
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Stimson had run for the New York Governor and had lost. Stimson had been offered by President Taft the job of Secretary of State, and asked TR’s advice as to whether to take it. Stimson became Secretary of State.
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Theodore Roosevelt, 1858-1919, 26th President of the United States (Republican, NY), Remark to Henry L. Stimson, 1911

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Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Born: October 27, 1858
  • Died: January 6, 1919
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: President

Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. As a leader of the Republican Party during this time, he became a driving force for the Progressive Era in the United States in the early 20th century.

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