Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Frank Frantz

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A 1901 letter from Vice President Theodore Roosevelt to Frank Frantz regarding sending a letter and mentioning their reunion was pleasant. Roosevelt refers to Frantz as "Captain." Frantz served as a captain in Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War. Approximately a year after this letter was written, Roosevelt became the U.S. President when President McKinley was assassinated. On his visits to the White House, Frantz, an athlete and a boxer, engaged in several matches with the president, knocking him out on three occasions.

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Roosevelt, Theodore August 20, 1901.

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This letter is part of the collection entitled: Governor Frank Frantz Papers and was provided by the Oklahoma Historical Society to The Gateway to Oklahoma History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 87 times, with 6 in the last month. More information about this letter can be viewed below.

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A 1901 letter from Vice President Theodore Roosevelt to Frank Frantz regarding sending a letter and mentioning their reunion was pleasant. Roosevelt refers to Frantz as "Captain." Frantz served as a captain in Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War. Approximately a year after this letter was written, Roosevelt became the U.S. President when President McKinley was assassinated. On his visits to the White House, Frantz, an athlete and a boxer, engaged in several matches with the president, knocking him out on three occasions.

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Governor Frank Frantz Papers

Documents and newspaper clippings related to Frank Frantz who became governor of Oklahoma Territory in 1906.

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  • August 20, 1901

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  • Oct. 1, 2019, 3:27 p.m.

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  • June 23, 2020, 1:55 p.m.

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Roosevelt, Theodore. Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Frank Frantz, letter, August 20, 1901; (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc1550985/: accessed September 23, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.

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