Party affiliation: Republican
Served in Company A, 7th Minnesota Vols., in Civil War, 2 years 9 months Began as salesman J. D. Blake & Company, Rochester, Minnesota, 1868, admitted as partner, 1874, title changed to Leet & Knowlton, 1881, now Eliot A. Knowlton Company, of which is president. President Union National Bank, Rochester, since 1891. Also president Rochester Building & Loan Association, Rochester Loan & Trust Сompany.
Vice president Rochester Milling Company One of founders, and treasurer Southern Minnesota Fair Association 9 years. President Rochester City School Board 5 years.
Born September 10, 1844