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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Root, Elihu 1845-1937. American lawyer and public official who served as U.S. secretary of war (1899-1904), secretary of state (1905-1909), and senator from New York (1909-1915). He won the 1912 Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Root, John Wellborn 1850-1891. American architect whose designs include the Monadnock Building (1889-1891) in Chicago, which employed steel beams along with traditional masonry-bearings walls.

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