Logan H. Roots

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For the Episcopal bishop, see Logan H. Roots (bishop).
Roots, standing at left, with other members of the Arkansas delegation.

Logan Holt Roots (March 26, 1841 - May 30, 1893) was a U.S. Representative from Arkansas.

Biography[edit]

Born near Tamaroa in Perry County in southern Illinois, Roots completed preparatory studies and graduated in 1862 from Illinois State Normal University. Roots assisted in recruiting the Eighty-first Illinois Volunteers and served in the Union Army until the close of the American Civil War. Commissioned a First Lieutenant, by the time of his discharge in 1865 Roots was breveted a Lieutenant Colonel.[1] He settled in Arkansas and engaged in planting and trading.

Upon the readmission of Arkansas to the Union, Roots was elected as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress. He was reelected to the Forty-first Congress and served from June 22, 1868, to March 3, 1871. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1870 to the Forty-second Congress. Roots was appointed U.S. Marshal for the United States Court of the Western District of Arkansas. Political scandal led to his removal the following year.[2].

Roots served as the first president of the Arkansas Bankers Association in 1891 [3]. He served as president of the First National Bank of Little Rock, until his death in that city on May 30, 1893. He was interred there at Oakland Cemetery.

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