1880 to 1889
T. R. graduates from Harvard magna cum laude.
T. R. begins law studies at Columbia.
T. R. and Alice marry.
T. R. is elected to the state assembly for the twenty-first district of New York State at the age of twenty-three.
T. R.'s book The Naval War of 1812 is published to critical acclaim.
T. R. goes on a trip to the Dakota Bad Lands to hunt bison; the experience persuades him to buy his own cattle herd there.
T. R. is reelected to the state assembly.
A baby daughter is born to T. R. and Alice.
T. R.'s mother dies from typhoid fever; Alice dies later the same day from Bright's disease.
The baby is christened Alice Lee.
T. R. sells his house and goes to the Dakota Bad Lands, leaving Alice Lee with his sister Bamie.
T. R.'s book Hunting Trips of a Ranchman is published.
T. R. returns from the Dakota Territory briefly to live in New York.
T. R. returns to the Bad Lands after secretly getting engaged to childhood friend Edith Kermit Carow; he returns to New York in September.
T. R. is the Republican candidate for mayor of New York. He is defeated by Abram S. Hewitt. December 2
T. R. and Edith Carow are married at St. George's Church, Hanover Square, England.
T. R. and Edith return from their honeymoon in Europe to their home, Sagamore Hill, in Oyster Bay, Long Island. Alice Lee comes to live with them in May.
T. R.'s book Thomas Hart Benton is published.
Theodore Roosevelt Jr. is born to T. R. and Edith Carow Roosevelt.
T. R.'s books Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail, Gouverneur Morris, and Essays on Practical Politics are published.
T. R. is appointed U.S. Civil Service commissioner and moves to Washington, while his family remains at Sagamore Hill, Long Island.
The first two volumes of T. R.'s work The Winning of the West are published, the third in 1894, the fourth in 1896.
A son, Kermit, is born to T. R. and his wife.
Edith comes to Washington.