Eli Sampson Warner (June 6, 1856 – June 23, 1943) was an American businessman and politician. Born in Minnesota, Warner was a lifelong political figure in the state. In 1897, he, along with his brother Ellsworth C. Warner (1884 – January 5, 1942) and Charles H. McGill (March 21, 1866 - April 7, 1941), owned and operated the McGill-Warner Company. Eli served as secretary-treasurer for decades until the death of his brother, when he became president until he retired later that year. He served two separate terms in the Minnesota State Legislature from two different districts. Warner moved to St. Paul in 1895 to become secretary of the state railroad and warehouse commission and served as United States Surveyor General from 1901 until 1909. For years he acted as a Republican Party boss in Minnesota, even serving as chairman of the state Republican Party, and directed many political campaigns. He worked as the Minnesota State Fair Commissioner in the 1910s and organized several early automobile races. Warner married Anna F. Walker in 1878 with whom he was married until she passed away in 1920. He later remarried with Emily May Warner, which was also her second marriage.

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