Theodore Roosevelt

1880–1884: Entering Manhood and Politics

The only good news of the day was that Theodore's new daughter, baby Alice Roosevelt, was alive and healthy. This provided little consolation for him, however. The death of both his mother and of his love, Alice, crushed him. For the rest of his life, Theodore refused to speak of her, and sent baby Alice to live with his sister Anna where she remained for the next three years. He completed his third term in the New York Assembly, then left politics and New York behind him to set out West.