Elias Deemer

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Elias Deemer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 15th district
In office
March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1907
Preceded by Charles F. Wright
Succeeded by William B. Wilson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's Pennsylvania's 16th congressional district district
In office
March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1903
Preceded by Horace B. Packer
Succeeded by Charles H. Dickerman
Personal details
Born (1838-01-03)January 3, 1838
Durham, Pennsylvania
Died February 29, 1918(1918-02-29) (aged 0)
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican

Elias Deemer (January 3, 1838 – March 29, 1918) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


Elias Deemer was born near Durham, Pennsylvania. He was engaged in the mercantile business in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania and in Philadelphia in 1860. During the Civil War, he enlisted in July 1861 as a private in Company E, One Hundred and Fourth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, and served until the middle of May 1862, when he was discharged because of disabilities. He moved to Milford, New Jersey, in 1862 and engaged in business. In 1868 moved to Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and engaged in the manufacture of lumber. He served as president of the common council from 1888 to 1890. He was president of the Williamsport National Bank from 1893 to 1918, and also interested in the publication of several newspapers at Williamsport. He was a delegate to the 1896 Republican National Convention.

Deemer was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh, Fifty-eighth, and Fifty-ninth Congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1906, for election in 1908. He resumed lumber operations in Pennsylvania, and at Deemer, Mississippi, an unincorporated town he founded, and which was named for him. Demeer is just south of Philadelphia, Mississippi in Neshoba County.

He died in Williamsport in 1918. Interment in Wildwood Cemetery.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Horace B. Packer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 16th congressional district

Succeeded by
Charles H. Dickerman
Preceded by
Charles F. Wright
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district

Succeeded by
William B. Wilson