September 18, 2012
After the Civil War, Union veteran Logan Holt Roots settled in Arkansas, engaging in planting and trading from a plantation he acquired near DeValls Bluff (Prairie County). He was actively involved in politics as a Republican and campaigned for the state constitution of 1868. In 1868, he was elected to the U.S. Congress for the First Congressional District. After leaving Congress in 1871, he served as president of the First National Bank of Little Rock (Pulaski County) until his death in 1893.