(Oct 27, 1858 - Jan 6, 1919)
President of the United States of America
of the United States of America (1901)
Initiated: January 2, 1901, Matinecock
Lodge No. 806, Oyster Bay, New York, passed
March 27th and raised April 24, 1901.
Pentalpha Lodge No. 23, D.C.,
made him an Honorary Member April 4, 1904,
as did the Illinois Masonic Veterans Association
Brother and President Roosevelt
issued an Executive Order, dated, October
17, 1901 changing the name of the "Executive
Mansion" to the "White House".
Roosevelt's interest in the Fraternity
was often expressed and his visits to Lodges
were not only in this country, also abroad.
Brother and President Roosevelt; visited
the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania (in its
present home, the Masonic Temple at One
North Broad Street) on November 5, 1902,
for the Celebration of the Sesqui-Centennial
of Brother George Washington's Initiation
into Freemasonry; in Washington, D.C., February
21, 1903, he honored the Masonic ceremonies
of laying the cornerstone of the army War
College with his presence; May 26, 1903,
he broke ground for a Masonic Temple at
Spokane, Washington; April 14, 1906, he
attended the Masonic cornerstone laying
of the House of Representative's Building
in Washington, D.C., where he delivered
the address, presenting a bound copy of
it to the Grand Master, inscribed:
"To Walter A. Brown, Esq., Grand
Master of Masons, from Brother Theodore
Roosevelt," and June 8, 1907, he wore Masonic
Regalia and delivered an address at the
laying of the cornerstone of the New Masonic
Temple, Washington, D.C.
Governor of New York, 1899-1901.