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Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt ( /ˈroʊzəvɛlt/ roh-zə-velt; October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was the 26th President of the United States (1901–1909). He is noted for his exuberant personality, range of interests and achievements, and his leadership of the Progressive Movement, as well as his "cowboy" persona and robust masculinity. He was a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the short-lived Progressive ("Bull Moose") Party of 1912. Before becoming President, he held offices at the city, state, and federal levels. Roosevelt's achievements as a naturalist, explorer, hunter, author, and soldier are as much a part of his fame as any office he held as a politician. Born into a wealthy family, his mother Mittie Bulloch of Roswell, Georgia, was a descendant of Governor Archibald Bulloch who read the Declaration of Independence to Citizens of Georgia. Roosevelt was a sickly child who suffered from asthma and stayed at home studying natural history.