A chance encounter forges a lifelong friendship with the commander-in-chief.
This is the fifth in a series of feature stories, profiles, and anecdotes recounting the significance of important events in the history of Saint Leo University, which is currently commemorating the 125th anniversary of its founding in 1889.
By Kim Payne, University Communications
Oct. 21, 1905
Abbot Charles Mohr of Saint Leo Abbey and College was in town to meet with State Senator James Taliaferro of Tampa and several others. He was about to have an encounter with the president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, who was in the first year of his second term and was scheduled to speak at the Seminole Club in Jacksonville.