Theodore Roosevelt visiting Portland, 1902Item 156 info
Maine Historical Society
President Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) waved his hat to an excited crowd outside the home of Thomas B. Reed in Portland.
Roosevelt was president from 1901-1909. He was William McKinley's vice president, elected in 1900. McKinley was assassinated, dying on Sept. 14, 1901 and advancing Roosevelt to the presidency.
Thomas Brackett Reed (1839-1902) served in the U.S. House from 1877-1899. He was Speaker of the House from 1889-1891 and 1895 until his resignation in 1899.