"He looked like a very young Teddy Roosevelt, sans moustache, about to lead the Rough Riders up San Juan Hill "


 Theodore ('Teddy') Roosevelt (1858-1919) was the 26th President of the United States, and the first Roosevelt to hold that office (the second being Franklin Delano). Before his presidency, which lasted from 1901–1909, Roosevelt took part in the 1898 Spanish-American War, where he drew together a voluntary cavalry regiment of Western territories cowboys, known as the Rough Riders. One of their most famous moments was a charge up San Juan Hill, where, despite their name, the only one of the Rough Riders who actually had a horse was Roosevelt himself (the rest were delayed by transport problems.)