Hon. Eliab A. Converse

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Eliab Alden Converse

Birthplace: Stafford, Tolland, Connecticut, United States
Death: Died in Stafford, Tolland, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: Stafford, Tolland, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Dr. Josiah Converse and Martha Hyde Converse
Husband of Sarah Adeline Young

Occupation: Manufacturer, politician
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About Hon. Eliab A. Converse

"Commencing life without means, depending on his own integrity and energy, he soon displayed a capacity for business which made him one of the most extensive and successful manufacturers of Connecticut. His first efforts were direct to the iron business, and he continued to the present (1869) in the machine and furnace business; but he was better known as a large manufacturer of woolen goods. He was the agent and chief owner of five mills, which employed a great number of hands. During the past thirty years preceding he established a character as an honest and skilful manager of a large and difficult business. In all the commercial crises through which manufacturing has passed in this country, he has been equal to the emergency, and never suffered any loss to his credit or permanent business success.

He has repeatedly held public office, - not sought, but forced upon him by the community. He served three terms in the House of Representatives of Connecticut and one term in the Senate of Connecticut. He is generous in dispostion, courteous in manner and commanding in person."


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Hon. Eliab A. Converse's Timeline

March 24, 1806
Stafford, Tolland, Connecticut, United States
September 19, 1871
Age 65
Stafford, Tolland, Connecticut, United States
Age 64
Stafford, Tolland, Connecticut, United States