Elihu Root (/ˈɛlhjuː ˈrt/; Februar 15, 1845 – Februar 7, 1937) wis an American lawyer an statesman who served as the Secretar o War (1899–1904) unner twa presess, includin Preses Theodore Roosevelt.

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Elihu Root
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38t Unitit States Secretar o State
In office
Julie 19, 1905 – Januar 27, 1909
PresesTheodore Roosevelt
Precedit biJohn Hay
Succeedit biRobert Bacon
41st Unitit States Secretar o War
In office
August 1, 1899 – Januar 31, 1904
PresesWilliam McKinley
Theodore Roosevelt
Precedit biRussell A. Alger
Succeedit biWilliam Howard Taft
Unitit States Senator
frae New York
In office
Mairch 4, 1909 – Mairch 3, 1915
Precedit biThomas C. Platt
Succeedit biJames Wolcott Wadsworth, Jr.
Personal details
Born15 Februar 1845(1845-02-15)
Clinton, New York
Dee'd7 Februar 1937(1937-02-07) (aged 91)
New York, New York
Poleetical pairtyRepublican
Spoose(s)Clara Frances Wales
RelationsOren Root I, father
Oren Root II, brother
Alma materHamilton College
New York Varsity Schuil o Law
ProfessionLawyer, Politeecian
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