Theodore Roosevelt High School (Chicago)
|Roosevelt High School|
|3436 W. Wilson Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60625
|School type||Public Secondary|
|School district||Chicago Public Schools|
|Athletics conference||Chicago Public League|
|Team name||Rough Riders|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
Theodore Roosevelt High School is a public 4-year high school in the Albany Park neighborhood on the northwest side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. It is operated by the Chicago Public Schools district. The school began existence in 1922 as William G. Hibbard High School, but was moved into a new building and renamed in honor of the 26th president of the United States in 1927.
- Nelson Algren, author (The Man with the Golden Arm, Chicago: City on the Make, A Walk on the Wild Side).
- Jerry Bresler (1932), musician, composer, and orchestra conductor. Wrote the school song Go Rough Riders Go in 1931 at the age of 17.
- Max Demián (2005), performance artist.
- Nancy Faust, longtime stadium organist for the Chicago White Sox.
- Carl Foreman, Academy Award–winning screenwriter and film director (High Noon, The Bridge on the River Kwai, The Guns of Navarone).
- Milt Holland, session drummer and percussionist based in Los Angeles.
- George Gobel, comedian and actor (The George Gobel Show).
- Adolph Kiefer, Olympic swimming champion (1936), Navy man, inventor and businessman
- Leo Melamed, former chairman of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and creator of the International Monetary Market. He is a pioneer in the field of currency futures.
- George Schmidt, former NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers, Chicago Cardinals)
- Shel Silverstein, poet (Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, The Giving Tree) and Grammy Award–winning song writer ("A Boy Named Sue").
- Seymour Simon, politician and judge who served as an Associate Justice on the Illinois Supreme Court (1980–88).
- Bob Sirott, Chicago television and radio personality.
- Alvin Weinberg, nuclear physicist, a pioneer of the molten salt reactor, and an administrator at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
- Joe Fiorentino, Deputy Sheriff honored with Cook County Crime Stoppers Law Enforcement Award, United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame, 2013 Ellis Island Medal of Honor and Presidents Volunteer Service Award from President Obama. Member of the Roosevelt High School Sports Hall of Fame.
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At 16, now a fledgling baritone and the owner of a new Ford sedan, Gobel met Alice Humecke, a pretty, dark-haired girl in his class at Roosevelt High School.
- Johnson, Erskine (14 March 1955), "This Here Unscrambles Real George Gobel", Pittsburgh Press: 17, retrieved 24 January 2010,
The real George and Alice Gobel met at Roosevelt High School in Chicago ...
- "Honorary Degree 1999: Leo Melamed". biographic sketch. University of Illinois Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics (ACE) - Office of Future and Options Research (OFOR). Retrieved 24 January 2010.
Melamed was born in Poland, from where he and his parents escaped and emigrated to United States in 1941. Melamed graduated from Roosevelt high school in Chicago, attended the University of Illinois at Navy Pier, and has a law degree from John Marshall Law School in Chicago.
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High School: Roosevelt High School, Chicago
- Jensen, Trevor; Sjostrom, Joseph (27 September 2006), "Seymour Simon: 1915 - 2006: An independent political mind Chicagoan was true to his beliefs in a career in politics and law that spanned nearly 70 years", Chicago Tribune, retrieved 24 January 2010,
Simon, who was born on Aug. 10, 1915, grew up in Albany Park, the son of a lawyer. He was a graduate of Roosevelt High School and Northwestern University, where he attended law school and graduated first in his class in1938.
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