ROOTS, Logan Holt

ROOTS, Logan Holt
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives, Gift of Jim Oliver
1841–1893

Biography

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.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

University of Arkansas
Special Collections Department

Fayetteville, AR
Papers: In the Roots Family Papers, 1842-1907, 3 linear feet. The collection contains photocopies of originals privately owned, from Logan Holt Roots and members of his family. The papers include correspondence, diaries, photographs, published material, and military, genealogical, business, and legal papers. An unpublished finding aid is available in the repository.

Arkansas History Commission

Little Rock, AR
Microfilm: 1842-1907, 3 rolls. The collection contains microfilmed photocopies of originals privately owned, from Logan Holt Roots and members of his family. The papers include correspondence, diaries, photographs, published material, and military, genealogical, business, and legal papers. An unpublished finding aid is available in the repository. The microfilm is a copy of the material at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
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