Elihu Root Edit Profile
Bachelor of Arts, Hamilton College, 1864, A.M., 1867. Taught at Rome Academy, 1865. Bachelor of Laws, New York University, 1867.
Doctor of Laws, Hamilton, 1894, Yale, 1900, Columbia, 1904, New York University, 1904, Williams, 1905, Princeton 1906, University of Buenos Aires, 1906, Harvard, 1907, Wesleyan, 1909, McGill, 1913, Union University, 1914, University of State of New York, 1915, University of Toronto, 1918, Colgate, 1919, University of California, 1923. Doctor Political Science, University Leyden, 1913. Doctor of Civil Law, Oxford, 1913, New York University, 1929.
Member Faculty of Political and Administrative Sciences, University of San Marcos, Lima, 1906. Doctor, honoris causa, University of Paris, 1921.
Admitted to bar, 1867, and engaged in practice at New New York United States district attorney, Southern District of New York, 1883-1885. Delegate-at-large New York Constitutional Convention, 1894 (chairman Judiciary committee). Secretary of war in cabinet of President McKinley, August, 1899-February 1, 1904.
Secretary of State in cabinet of President Roosevelt, July 1, 1905-January 27, 1909. United States senator from New York, 1909-1915.
Member Alaskan Boundary Tribunal, 1903. Member Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Hague, since 1910. Member Commission International Jurists, which, on invitation of Council of League of Nations, reported plan of new Permanent Court of International Justice, established 1921.
President Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1910-1925. Member League of Nations committee of experts to revise World Court statute on basis of experience at court meeting at Geneva, March 1929.
Married Clara Wales, January 8, 1878 (died 1928). Children: Edith (wife of United States Grant, 3d, United States of America), Elihu, Edward Wales.
Dodge lecturer, Yale, 1907. Stafford Little lecturer, Princeton, 1913. Temporary chairman Republican National Convention, 1904, and temporary and permanent chairman, 1912.
Chairman New York Republican State convs., 1908, 10, 13, 14, 16, 20, 22. President New York College of Presidential Electors, 1925. President New York Constitutional Convention, 1915.
Chairman trustees Carnegie Institution of Washington, since 1913, Hamilton College, since 1912. Trustee New York Public Library, Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Federation of Arts, New York State Charities Aid Association President of New England Society in New York, 1893-1895, Union League Club (New York), 1898-1899, and 1915-1916, Association Bar City of New York, 1904-1905, American Society International Law, since 1906, New York State Bar Association, 1910, American Bar Association, 1915. President New York Law Institute.
Member Mexican Academy of Legislation and Jurisprudence. Honorary member Institute of Advocates of Brazil. Honorary president Pan-American Conference, Rio de Janeiro, 1906.
Honorary president American Institute International Law, National Security League, New York Association for the Blind, National Society for Prevention of Blindness. President Century Club, New York, since 1918. Correspondent fellow British Academy, since 1916.
Honorary member Institut de Droit International. Honorary member American International Assurance, New York Chamber of Commerce, Society of the Cincinnati. Member American Philosophical Society, American Academy Arts and Letters.
Correspondent fellow Massachusetts History Society. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences. Chairman United States Government War Savings Investments Society, January since 1918.
Honorary president and member of council American Law Institute Delaware and honorary president New York State Convention, 1933, to act on Repeal of 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution Grand Cordon de l’ordre de la Couronne of Belgium, 1919. Grand commander Royal Order of George the First (Greece), 1923.