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  Harper, Erastus R.
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NameErastus R. Harper
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Gunnison, Colorado , United States
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Born July 14, 1857
DiedMay 12, 1927 (69 years)
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Jul 27, 2019 02:08pm
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InfoBusinessman with mining interests. In 1900, moved from Akron, Ohio, to Gunnison; became superintendent of one of leading mining properties on Western Slope. Experienced in Indian affairs, with four years as commissioner in Washington; travelled extensively throughout West on Indian matters. Recognized authority on metals; sent to South Africa during World War I to test gold quartz. Active in Colorado public life, as State Insurance Commissioner, 1915; Private Secretary to Governor Shoup, 1919; served as Director and Secretary of State Historical Society, 1925-1927; President, Colorado Prison Association, 1909-1920; State Budget and Efficiency Commissioner, 1919-1921.

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