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Elihu Root - Early life and career, External links

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Lawyer, US statesman, and public official, born in Clinton, New York, USA. He rose to prominence as US district attorney for the S district of New York (1883–5) and legal adviser to Theodore Roosevelt. As secretary of war (1899–1904) he reorganized the army and established governmental systems for Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. As secretary of state (1904–9) he cultivated friendly relations with Latin-American countries and negotiated the ‘Gentlemen's Agreement’ with Japan (1908). He represented the USA before the Hague Court in the American–British dispute over coastal fisheries (1910), and served as Republican senator from New York (1909–15). A US leader in the movement for world peace and a staunch League of Nations advocate, he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1912 and continued to work to strengthen international law and justice. He served as president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (1910–25).

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over 8 years ago

Elihu Root was Christian:

http://anglicanhistory.org/usa/misc/root_cathedral1922.html

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over 8 years ago

Elihu Root was not born into a jewish family.