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Encyclopedia > Stephen Benton Elkins

Stephen Benton Elkins (September 26, 1841 - January 4, 1911) was an American industrialist and political figure. He served as the Secretary of War between 1891 and 1893. He served in the Congress as a Delegate from the Territory of New Mexico and a Senator from West Virginia.

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  • Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=E000110)

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Memorials Addresses on the Life and Character of Stephen Benton Elkins (19139 words)
ELKINS was constituted to enjoy these struggles, in the larger sense, and to him the overcoming of a difficulty was a pleasure and a pride.
ELKINS the statesman carried into his public life that innate sense of justice and fair dealing that always characterized him, and he viewed all public questions in a broad and patriotic spirit that won the admiration of his associates and the Nation.
ELKINS he was succeeded in the Senate by his son Davis Elkins, and it may thus be seen that there was practically three generations of Senators in the same family.
Davis Elkins: Information from Answers.com (363 words)
Elkins was an industrialist with interests in railroads, banking, utilities, and coal mining; he was appointed as a Republican to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his father, Stephen B. Elkins, and served from January 9 to January 31, 1911, when a successor was elected.
Davis Elkins died in Richmond, Virginia in 1959; interment was in Maplewood Cemetery, Elkins, West Virginia.
Davis Elkins was a son of Stephen Benton Elkins and a grandson of Henry Gassaway Davis, both U.S. Senators from West Virginia.
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