Eli Slifer elected to his second term as Pennsylvania State Treasurer
A self-made Pennsylvania German who had only learned English in his teens, Eli Slifer was elected at meeting of the Pennsylvania house and senate to a second term as State Treasurer. New governor Andrew Curtin tapped him as Secretary of the Commonwealth in 1861 and he made invaluable contributions to the running of the Pennsylvania war effort, gaining for Curtin much of the reputation he enjoyed as a war governor. (By John Osborne)
Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 45.