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Stephen Benton Elkins

Stephen Benton Elkins, American senator. member territorial legislature, 1864-1865.

Background

  • Elkins, Stephen Benton was born on September 26, 1841 in Perry Company, Ohio, United States. Son of Colonel Philip Duncan and Sarah Pickett (Withers) Elkins.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University of Missouri, 1860, A.M., 1868.

    Career

    • 2d, Hallie, d. Senator Henry Gassaway Davis, April 14, 1875. Admitted to bar, 1864. Went to New Mexico, 1864.

      Member territorial legislature, 1864-1865. Later territorial district attorney, attorney general, 1868-1869, and United States district attorney, 1870-1872. Delegate in 43d and 44th Congresses, from New Mexico, 1873-1877.

      Removed to West Virginia Became largely interested in coal mining and railroads. Founded town of Elkins, West Virginia Secretary of War in cabinet of President Harrison, 1891-1893. United States senator from West Virginia, 1895-1901, 1901-1907, 1907-1913.

      Home: Elkins, West Virginia.

    Membership

    Member territorial legislature, 1864-1865.

    Connections

    • Married Sallie Jacobs, June 10, 1866.
    • father: Colonel Philip Duncan Elkins
    • mother: Sarah Pickett (Withers) Elkins
    • spouse: Sallie Jacobs
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    Born September 26, 1841
    Died 1911
    (aged 69)
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      • elected almost immediately to territorial legislature 1864_67 , territorial district attorney 1866_67 , United States district attorney 1867_70 , territorial delegate to Congress 1873_77
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