05/23/1818 - 05/26/1888

SLIFER, Eli Coulter, a Representative from Juniata and Union Counties; born, May 23, 1818 in East Coventry Township, Chester County, Pa.; hatter; proprietor, Frick & Slifer, boat building and lumber manufacturing (1850-1860); elected as a Whig to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1850 and 1851 terms; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1852-1854); established, Lewisburg National Bank (1853); elected, Pennsylvania State Treasurer (1855-1861, resigned); established, Lewisburg Gas Company (1856-1858); president, Lewisburg Bank (1857-1888); proprietor, Slifer, Walls, Shriner & Co., foundry (1860-1874); appointed, Secretary of State, Pennsylvania (1861-1867); president, Union National Bank (1868); president, Central Manufacturing Company (1874-1888); president, Lewisburg Water Company (1883); died, May 26, 1888 in Lewisburg, Union County, Pennsylvania; interred, Lewisburg Cemetery, Lewisburg, Union County, Pennsylvania. 



Eli Slifer (1818-1888) Collection (MC 2003.4), Archives and Special Collections, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa.

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