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Theodore Roosevelt

"Government jobs belong to the American people, not politicians and shall be filled only with regard to public service."

Theodore Roosevelt


Almanac of Theodore Roosevelt

Barber, James. Theodore Roosevelt: Icon of the American Century. Smithsonian Institute. 1998.

Biography of An Ideal. The U.S. Civil Service Commission. 1974.

New York State's Commission to Commemorate the Centennial of the Governorship of Theodore Roosevelt

Roosevelt, Theodore, "An Object Lesson in Civil Service Reform." The Atlantic Monthly, vol. 67, issue 400 (February 1891).

Roosevelt, Theodore, "The Present Status of Civil Service Reform." The Atlantic Monthly, vol. 75, issue 448 (February 1895).

Roosevelt, Theodore, "Machine Politics in New York." The Century, vol. 33, issue 1 (Nov 1886).

Roosevelt, Theodore, "Political Reform. The Common Sense of Civil Service Reform." The Century, vol. 48, issue 1 (May 1894).

Roosevelt, Theodore, "The Merit System versus the Patronage System." The Century, vol. 39, issue 4 (Feb 1890).

Roosevelt, Theodore, "The President's Policy." The North American Review, vol. 141, issue 347 (October 1885).

Roosevelt, Theodore, "Six Years Of Civil Service Reform." Scribner's Magazine, vol. 18, issue 2 (August 1895).

Theodore Roosevelt Association.

Theodore Roosevelt Collection at Harvard University

Theodore Roosevelt Exhibit at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Papers at the Library of Congress

The White House. History of the Presidents