Theodore Roosevelt inaugurated as youngest president ever 110 years ago this hour


(Saturday, September 14, 1901, 3:30 p.m.) — U.S. Vice President Theodore Roosevelt, 42, took the oath of office today as the 26th President of the United States at the home of his friend Ansley Wilcox (641 Delaware Ave.) in Buffalo, New York, some 13 hours after the death of President William McKinley who had died from gunshot wounds received eight days earlier.

Roosevelt had arrived in Buffalo at 1:30 p.m., having rushed 375 miles from his family’s cabin near Mount Marcy, located in the high-peaks region of the Adirondacks.

Six weeks away from his 43rd birthday, he remains the youngest man ever to hold the office of President.

Buffalo News: Thanks to gift, Roosevelt Site returns to its 1901 size (Sept. 14, 2011)

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