Excerpt from The Trinity Archive, Vol. 15: October, 1901
He accepted the position as Assistant Secretary Of the Navy through a sense of duty, and now, after his valuable service in this position, the same sense of duty prompted him to resign and Offer his service to the country on the battle field. Accordingly he organized his famous regi ment Of Rough Riders, and the valuable service which this regiment rendered the country on the battle fields of Cuba is too well known to require repetition here.
Colonel Roosevelt came back from Cuba to find himself the most popular man in his state, and in a short while he was urged to accept the nomination for Governor on the Republican ticket. This position Mr. Roosevelt had not sought, but he finally consented to accept the nomination. The chances for a Republican victory this year were not very encouraging, but Mr. Roosevelt entered the campaign with his characteristic energy and determination, and when the result Of the election was known he was chosen Governor by a good majority. The difficulties Of his position now were very great. Besides the many other problems with which he had to deal, there was a powerful party machine, but through his whole administration he met every problem fairly and honestly and independently, never forgetting that he was in his position for the welfare of his state, and not for the welfare Of any boss or party organization.
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