Didn't the Teddy in Teddy bear come from one of the American Presidents. From Wikipedia: "Developed apparently simultaneously by toymakers Morris Michtom in the US and Richard Steiff in Germany in the early years of the 20th century, and named after President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, ..." 
"It was Morris Michtom, the owner of a candy store in Brooklyn N.Y., that made the first “Teddy Bear” in the year 1902 in honor of then American President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt when as the story goes she had heard he’d refused to shoot a bear cub on one of his hunting trips." 
An aside, Winnie the Pooh was originally named for a female bear in the London Zoo named Winnie, short for Winnipeg. Winnipeg means "muddy waters" in Cree because of the clay in the soil. The movie A Bear Named Winnie shows how Winnie the Bear helped soldiers in WWI heal from PTSD.