Monday, July 22, 2013

"every young man in the country should learn the use of firearms"

[The Coconino Sun, Flagstaff, December 19, 1903. Vol. XX. No. 51 Page 4]

     Elihu Root, Feb. 15, 1845 – Feb. 7, 1937, was an American lawyer and statesman who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1912. He was the prototype of the 20th century "wise man", who shuttled between high-level appointed government positions in Washington, D.C. and private-sector legal practice in New York City. He served as the Secretary of War, (1899-1904), under two presidents, as well as Secretary of State, (1905-1909), under President Theodore Roosevelt. He was elected by the state legislature as a U.S. Senator from New York and served one term, 1909-1915.

   Root was a leading lawyer, whose clients included major corporations and such powerful players as Andrew Carnegie. Root served as president or chairman of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Carnegie Institution of Washington, and the Carnegie Corporation of New York.   

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