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Introduced in House (06/28/2012)

2d Session
H. RES. 715

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Sagamore Hill Historic Site.


June 28, 2012

Mr. King of New York (for himself, Mr. Israel, Mr. Ackerman, Mr. Hinchey, Mr. Turner of New York, Mr. Rangel, Mrs. McCarthy of New York, and Mr. Bishop of New York) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources


Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Sagamore Hill Historic Site.

    Whereas in 1870, Theodore Roosevelt, Sr., father of President Theodore Roosevelt, established the family’s summer residence at Cove Neck, Oyster Bay, Long Island;

    Whereas in 1885, President Theodore Roosevelt contracted with John A. Wood & Son, Lawrence, Long Island, to build the home;

    Whereas President Theodore Roosevelt named the estate Sagamore Hill, named for the old Sagamore Mohannis, who, as Chief of his tribe, signed away his rights to the land;

    Whereas in 1887, 1889, and 1891, three children of President Theodore Roosevelt, Theodore, Jr., Kermit, and Ethel, were born at Sagamore Hill;

    Whereas in the summers of 1902 to 1909, Sagamore Hill served as the center of day-to-day administration of the Nation’s affairs;

    Whereas in August 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt conferred with envoys of warring Russia and Japan in the Sagamore Hill library, resulting in the Treaty of Portsmouth which ended the conflict between the United States, Russia, and Japan, and earned President Theodore Roosevelt the Nobel Peace Prize;

    Whereas on January 6, 1919, President Theodore Roosevelt died in his sleep at the age of 60 at Sagamore Hill; and

    Whereas the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace and Sagamore Hill National Historic Sites, at Twenty-eight and Twenty-six East Twentieth Street, New York City, and Cove Neck, Oyster Bay, Long Island, respectively, were established on July 25, 1962: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Sagamore Hill Historic Site.