Elihu Root

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Person.png Elihu Root   Sourcewatch SpartacusRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(Lawyer, Politician)
Elihu Root.jpg
Clinton, New York
Died1937-02-07 (Age 91)
New York
Alma materHamilton College, New York University School of Law
Relatives • Oren Root I
• father
• Oren Root II
• brother
SpouseClara Frances Wales
Member ofCorsair Club, Council on Foreign Relations/Historical Members, Phi Beta Kappa, The Pilgrims Society

Employment.png US/Secretary of State Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
July 19, 1905 - January 27, 1909

Employment.png United States Secretary of War

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

Employment.png United States Senator from New York

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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