Elihu Root

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Birthday
14, 1845
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Feb 7, 1937 (91)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
14, 1845
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Feb 7, 1937 (91)

About

U.S. lawyer and statesman who said, "Men do not fail; they give up trying."

Before Fame

He taught for one year at Rome New York Free Academy.

Trivia

He held many positions such as New York Senator and the forty-first U.S. Secretary of War. He was the 1912 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, and was known as the twentieth century wise man.

Family Life

His daughter, Edith, married Ulysses S. Grant III.

Associated With

He served as the thirty-eighth U.S. secretary of state while Theodore Roosevelt was president.