That’s a good way to describe the famous Theodore Roosevelt. Seemingly born for greatness, “Teddy” started his life in New York but traveled the world seeking adventure. He lived life as if determined to see and achieve more than a dozen other men. Roosevelt was a Harvard graduate, a boxer, a cowboy, a deputy sheriff, a big-game hunter, a soldier, a Chief of Police, an explorer, a state governor and finally President of the United States.
Teddy started life as a sickly child but chose to live “the strenuous life” and became a strong, courageous man. Fiercely patriotic, he believed in the ideals of America and worked hard all his life to make his native country a better one. Today, his face is memorialized in stone along with those of Washington, Lincoln, and Jefferson on Mount Rushmore.