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Elihu Root

Elihu RootBorn: 15-Feb-1845
Birthplace: Clinton, NY
Died: 7-Feb-1937
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government, Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Senator, Secretary of War, State

Theodore Roosevelt considered Root "the greatest man that has arisen on either side of the Atlantic in my lifetime, [...] the brutal friend to whom I pay the most attention."

Father: Oren Root
Mother: Nancy Whitney Buttrick
Brother: Oren Root
Wife: Clara Frances Wales (m. 8-Jan-1878)
Daughter: Edith Root (b. circa 1879)
Son: Elihu Root
Son: Edward Wales Root

    University: Hamilton College (1864)
    Law School: New York University (1867)

    US Senator, New York (1909-15)
    US Secretary of State (19-Jul-1905 to 27-Jan-1909)
    US Secretary of War (1899-1903)
    American Law Institute Honorary President (1923-37)
    American Philosophical Society 1906
    Carnegie Endowment for International Peace President (1910-25)
    Pilgrims Society
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Nobel Peace Prize 1912
    Traveled to Bolshevik Russia 1917


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