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Kermit Roosevelt [left to right] Kermit Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., on a hunting expedition, 1926. Courtesy of the Library of Congress (LC-USZ62-90550).


Roosevelt, Kermit (10 October 1889–04 June 1943), businessman and explorer, was born in Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York, the son of Theodore Roosevelt, twenty-sixth president of the United States, and Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt. He spent his early years at family residences in New York State and Washington, D.C., as his father pursued a political career. He was nearly twelve years old when his father became president in September 1901....