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'Theodore Roosevelt was born on October 27, 1858, in New York City to parents Theodore Roosevelt, Sr., and Martha Bulloch Roosevelt. Both his parents came from wealthy families, his father's ancestors having settled on Manhattan Island in 1644. Teedie, as he was called as a child, was sickly growing up. He suffered primarily from asthma, but also from stomach pains and headaches. His inability to breathe often kept him indoors, and he turned to reading books for amusement. He came to love reading and learning. In 1876 young Roosevelt moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, and enrolled in Harvard University. During his third year at Harvard he met and fell in love with his future wife, Alice Hathaway Lee. Teddy graduated from Harvard in 1880.
Roosevelt and his love Alice married on October 27, 1880. In the fall of 1881 he was elected to the New York State Assembly and began his first term in January of 1882. He was a known reformer and opposed the power of the political machines. In 1882, Roosevelt also published his first book, A History of the Naval War of 1812, which was an instant success. Roosevelt served three year-long terms as a New York legislator. On February 12, 1884, Roosevelt's first child, baby Alice, was born. The happy news of her birth was soon shattered, however, when the elder Alice's kidneys failed from a complication of the pregnancy, causing her death just two days later. Tragically, Teddy's mother died from typhoid in the same house and on the same day, just hours before Alice. The double loss stunned Roosevelt. For the rest of his life, he never spoke of his first wife again.'