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Logan Holt ROOTS

(1841-1893)

ROOTS, Logan Holt, a Representative from Arkansas; born near Tamaroa, Perry County, Ill., March 26, 1841; completed preparatory studies and was graduated from the Illinois State Normal University in 1862; assisted in recruiting the Eighty-first Illinois Volunteers and served in the Army until the close of the Civil War; settled in Arkansas and engaged in planting and trading; upon the readmission of Arkansas to representation was elected as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress; reelected to the Forty-first Congress and served from June 22, 1868, to March 3, 1871; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1870 to the Forty-second Congress; served as president of the First National Bank of Little Rock, Ark., until his death in that city May 30, 1893; interment in Oakland Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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