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Elihu Root (1845-1937)

Elihu Root (1845-1937)
Title
Elihu Root (1845-1937)
Date 
ca. 1930
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 24 x 20 in. ( 61 x 50.8 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of the artist
Object Number 
1959.47
Marks 
signature: lower left: "John C. Johansen"
Gallery Label 
Statesman and diplomant Elihu Root was born in Clinton, New York, where his father, Oren Root, was a professor at Hamilton College. Root, a graduate of New York University Law School, held numerous appointments and political offices, including that of secretary of state under Theodore Roosevelt. For his support of the principles of international law, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1912.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group