Political campaigns, New York State, politcs, history
Arts and Humanities
Justice of the Supreme Court of New York John Proctor Clarke (1856-1932) wrote the following reminiscences of Theodore Roosevelt's New York gubernatorial and presidential campaigns many years after the events and expressly for the Roosevelt family. Clarke was aNew York corporation attorney at the time of the campaigns and one of the company of Roosevelt supporters who traveled with the campaign trains.
The anecdotal memoirs give an interesting perspective to turn-ofthe-century political campaigns. They are naturally favorable to Roosevelt and serve to add flavor to a man who already is known as one ofour more human presidents. While the memoirs provide little-known stories written from the point of view ofan admirer and close political associate, they provide little material of substantial research value. They were intended to amuse the Roosevelt relatives and are reprinted here with intent to amuse you.
Clarke, John Proctor, "Random Recollections of Campaigning With Colonel Roosevelt" (1971). The Courier. 11.