- Name: Elihu Root
- Born: 02/15/1845
- Died: 02/07/1937 (91 years old)
Elihu Root (/ /; February 15, 1845? February 7, 1937) was an American lawyer and statesman who served as the Secretary of State under President Theodore Roosevelt and as Secretary of War under Roosevelt and President William McKinley. He moved frequently between high-level appointed government positions in Washington, D.C. and private-sector legal practice in New York City. For that reason, he is sometimes considered to be the prototype of the 20th century political “wise man,” advising presidents on a range of foreign and domestic issues. He was elected by the state legislature as a U.S. Senator from New York and served one term, 1909–1915. Root was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1912.
Birth Place: Clinton, New York, U.S.
Death Place: New York City, New York, U.S.
Elihu Root quotes :
Secretary of War Stanton used to get out of patience with Lincoln because he was all the time pardoning men who ought to be shot.Elihu Root
The mere assemblage of peace loving people to interchange convincing reasons for their common faith, mere exhortation and argument to the public in favor of peace in general fall short of the mark.Elihu Root
The growth of modern constitutional government compels for its successful practice the exercise of reason and considerate judgment by the individual citizens who constitute the electorate.Elihu Root