Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Roosevelt, Kermit

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ROOSEVELT, KERMIT, an American writer, born in Oyster Bay, N. Y., in 1889, the second son of Theodore Roosevelt (q. v.). He was educated at Harvard University in 1909, and in 1910 he accompanied his father on a hunting trip to Africa, being also his companion on his South American trip in 1914. From 1911 to 1916 he was engaged in engineering and banking enterprises in South America. During the World War he served as captain in the British army in Mesopotamia, being transferred to the 7th artillery, first division, United States Army, in June, 1918. He was honorably discharged in March, 1919, and received the British Military Cross and the Montenegrin War Cross. After the war he was for some time secretary of the American Ship and Commerce Corporation and of the Kerr Navigation Corporation. He wrote “War in the Garden of Eden” (1919).