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Drake, Elias Franklin, railroad president, capitalist, state senator, was born Dec. 21, 1813, in Urbana, Ohio. He was president of the Dayton and Xenia railroad, and of the Dayton and Western railroad. He served in the state legislature; in 1838 became the president of the Columbus Insurance company: in 1864 he built the St. Paul and Sioux City railroad; and in 1873 he was elected to the state senate of Minnesota. He died Feb. 14, 1892, in San Diego, Cal.