Theodore Roosevelt Virtual Exhibit

“Rum, Rumor and Roosevelt”

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“… the rumors of Roosevelt’s own drinking persisted and made good newspaper copy. The issue was explored in a lengthy article titled “Rum, Rumor and Roosevelt,” by Frederic Sturdevant, a correspondent for the New York World. ‘It is such an infamous lie that it is a little doubtful to know what to do regarding it,’ Sturdevant quoted Roosevelt as saying.”

I Rose Like Rocket by Paul Grondahl, page 356

Lyle Squair, compiler
Theodore Roosevelt Collection

Last Updated: June 17, 2009