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Elihu Root
Elihu Root

  • Born February 15, 1845 - Clinton, Oneida Co., NY
  • Deceased February 7, 1937 - New York, NY,aged 91 years old
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ROOT, Elihu, a Senator from New York; born in Clinton, Oneida County, N.Y., February 15, 1845; attended the common schools; graduated from Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y., in 1864; taught in the Rome (N.Y.) Academy in 1865; graduated from the law school of the University of the City of New York in 1867; admitted to the bar in the same year and commenced practice in New York City; United States attorney for the southern district of New York 1883-1885; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1894; appointed Secretary of War by President William McKinley 1899-1904; appointed Secretary of State by President Theodore Roosevelt 1905-1909; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1909, to March 3, 1915; declined to be a candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of State (Sixty-first Congress), Committee on Industrial Expositions (Sixty-second Congress); resumed the practice of law in New York City; author; president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 1910-1925; awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 1912; president of The Hague Tribunal of Arbitration between Great Britain, France, Spain, and Portugal, concerning church property, in 1913; president of the New York State constitutional convention in 1915; appointed by President Woodrow Wilson to be Ambassador Extraordinary at the head of a special diplomatic mission from the United States to Russia in 1917; Commissioner Plenipotentiary to the Conference on Limitation of Armament at Washington, D.C., 1921-1922; member of the Committee of International Jurists, which, on invitation of the Council of the League of Nations, reported the plan for a new Permanent Court of International Justice in 1921; died in New York City, February 7, 1937; interment in Hamilton College Cemetery, Clinton, N.Y.
--- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

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                                                                             _____|16_Hewitt Root, Cpt. 1724-1788
                                                   _____|8_James Root 1747-1802
                                                  /                         ¯¯¯¯¯|17_Experience Pomeroy 1723-1777
                         _____|4_Elihu Root ca 1772-1843
                        /                        \
                       /                          ¯¯¯¯¯|9_Lydia Robb ca 1749-
|2_Oren Root 1803-1885
|                    \                                                     _____|20_Noah Pomeroy 1709-1798
|                     \                           _____|10_Eliakim Pomeroy 1734-1790
|                      \                         /                         ¯¯¯¯¯|21_Abigail Remington 1712-1803
|                       ¯¯¯¯¯|5_Achsah Pomeroy 1777-1856
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|                                                 ¯¯¯¯¯|11_Sarah Sheldon ca 1738-1813
|--1_Elihu Root, Sen. 1845-1937
|                       _____|6_Horatio Giles Buttrick 1778-
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|3_Nancy Whitney Buttrick 1812-1891
                         ¯¯¯¯¯|7_Mary Barnard 1788-