American Bar Association Medal
diameter: 4 in. ( 10.1 cm )
Inscription: obverse, in exergue, at center: artist's initials "LGF" Inscription: around edge: "AWARDED TO ELIHU ROOT IN THE YEAR 1930 FOR CONSPICUOUS SERVICE IN THE CAUSE OF AMERICAN JURISPRUDENCE"
Gold struck medallion with obverse showing clothed bust of John Adams facing left with legend above: "THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION MEDAL"; inscription: "TO THE END IT/MAY BE A GOVERN/MENT OF LAWS/AND NOT OF MEN." Reverse shows enthroned figure of Justice holding a scale and a sword; legend above: "JUSTITIA."
Elihu Root (1845-1937) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1912. He served as Secretary of War under McKinley and Roosevelt (1899-1903) and as Secretary of State under Roosevelt (1905-1909). From 1909- 1915 he was a Republican Senator from New York.
Gift of Elihu Root, Jr.
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