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Erastus Root, American congressman. member United States House of Representatives (Democrat) from New York, 8th, 11th, 14th, 22nd congresses, 1803-1805, 09-11, 15-17, 31-33; member of New York State Senate, 1812-1815, 40-44.

Background

Root, Erastus was born on March 16, 1773 in Hebron, Connecticut, United States. Son of William and Zerviah (Baldwin) Root.

Education

Graduate Dartmouth, 1793.

Career

Member of New York State Assembly, 1798-1802, 18-22, 30. Member United States House of Representatives (Democrat) from New York, 8th, 11th, 14th, 22nd congresses, 1803-1805, 09-11, 15-17, 31-33. Member of New York State Senate, 1812-1815, 40-44.

Delegate New York Constitutional Convention from Delaware County, 1821. Lieutenant governor New York, 1823-1824. Served to major general New York Militia.

Author: An Introduction to Arithmetic for the Use of Common Schools (first school book to teach decimal system of coinage), 1796.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: An Introduction to Arithmetic for the Use of Common Schools (first school book to teach decimal system of coinage), 1796.

Membership

Member United States House of Representatives (Democrat) from New York, 8th, 11th, 14th, 22nd congresses, 1803-1805, 09-11, 15-17, 31-33. Member of New York State Senate, 1812-1815, 40-44.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Stockton, October 4, 1806, 5 children.

father:
William Root

mother:
Zerviah (Baldwin) Root

spouse:
Elizabeth Stockton