HEROES: Elder Statesman

Of the 31 men who have been President of the U. S. only six were not, at some time in their lives, contemporaries of Elihu Root.* John Tyler was President when Root was born. Twenty-one more Presidents took office during his lifetime. Last week when Death, as it must to all men, came to Elihu Root, the incumbent of the White House might never have been there but for Mr. Root's sense of duty.

For 38 years ago when Elihu Root, aged 54, was an eminent corporation lawyer in Manhattan, the solace of Boss...

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