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Eugene in Lane County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)

Elihu Root (1912)

Elihu Root (1912) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 26, 2016
1. Elihu Root (1912) Marker
Inscription.  Elihu Root, lawyer and statesman, dedicated his life to solving international disputes. Root believed a world court was the best way to solve problems between countries. As Secretary of State, he worked to improve the relationship between Japan and Latin America, and helped 24 nations resolve disputes. Elihu Root received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1912 for bringing nations together through arbitration.

It is to be observed that every case of war averted is a gain in general, for it helps to form a habit of peace, and community habits long continued become standards of conduct.

Erected 2013 by Nobel Peace Laureate Project.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Peace. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
Location. 44° 3.444′ N, 123° 4.895′ W. Marker is in Eugene, Oregon, in Lane County. Marker can be reached from Day Island Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eugene OR 97401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George C. Marshall (1953) (here, next to this marker); Nicolas Murray Butler (1931) (here, next to this marker); Norman Borlaug (1970)

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(here, next to this marker); Cordell Hull (1945) (here, next to this marker); International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (1985) (here, next to this marker); Martin Luther King, Jr. (1964) (a few steps from this marker); The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (1997) (a few steps from this marker); Jody Williams (1997) (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eugene.
More about this marker. The marker is located within the Nobel Peace Park, which is situated within Alton Baker Park, between the Defazio Bridge and Day Island Road.
Also see . . .
1. The Nobel Peace Prize 1912 ( "The Nobel Peace Prize 1912 was awarded to Elihu Root....Root received his Nobel Prize one year later, in 1913. During the selection process in 1912, the Norwegian Nobel Committee decided that none of the year's nominations met the criteria as outlined in the will of Alfred Nobel. According to the Nobel Foundation's statutes, the Nobel Prize can in such a case be reserved until the following year, and this statute was then applied. Elihu Root therefore received his Nobel Prize for 1912 one year later, in 1913." (Submitted on October 7, 2020.) 

2. Elihu Root ( "Elihu Root was the brilliant lawyer who became US Secretary of War and Secretary
Elihu Root (1912) Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 26, 2016
2. Elihu Root (1912) Marker - wide view
The Root marker is the second from the left.
of State between 1901 and 1909. He subsequently became a Senator and the first president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Root was awarded the Peace Prize for having pursued the aim that conflicts between states must be resolved by arbitration...." (Submitted on October 7, 2020.) 
<i>Elihu Root, 1845-1937</i> (same photo as on the marker) image. Click for full size.
J.E. Purdy (courtesy of the Library of Congress), circa 1900
3. Elihu Root, 1845-1937 (same photo as on the marker)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 7, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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May. 28, 2023