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Elias Bellows Holmes (May 22, 1807 - July 31, 1866) was a U.S. Representative from New Yorkmarker.

Born in Fletcher, Vermontmarker, Holmes attended the district schools and St. Albans Academymarker.He taught school.He studied law at Pittsford, New York.He was admitted to the bar in 1830.He moved to Brockport, New Yorkmarker, in 1831 and commenced the practice of law.He engaged in agricultural pursuits and transportation.He engaged in running canal packets between Rochester and Buffalo 1840-1855.He was one of the promoters and constructors of the Rochester &amp.Niagara Falls Railroad and a director until it merged with the New York Central Railroad.

Holmes was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Congresses (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1849).He was not a candidate for renomination.He resumed agricultural pursuits.He died in Brockport, New Yorkmarker, July 31, 1866.He was interred in City Cemetery.


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