Elihu Root

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Person.png Elihu Root   Sourcewatch SpartacusRdf-icon.png
(Lawyer, Politician)
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Born 1845-02-15
Clinton, New York
Died 1937-02-07 (Age 91)
New York
Alma mater Hamilton College, New York University School of Law
Relatives • Oren Root I
• father
• Oren Root II
• brother
Spouse Clara Frances Wales
Member of Phi Beta Kappa, The Pilgrims Society
Party Republican

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In office
July 19, 1905 - January 27, 1909

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In office
August 1, 1899 - January 31, 1904
Succeeded by William Howard Taft

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In office
March 4, 1909 - March 3, 1915

Elihu Root was a senior figure in the development of US law.


Root was an important figure in the introduction of the global prohibition of drugs.


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