District 2 Commissioner 1909 to 1913 and 1921 to 1929
Born circa 1864, died 1941
Elijah L. "Eli" West was born in Kentucky. Although it is not known exactly when he came to Colorado, he purchased land in Wheat Ridge in the late 1880s. He farmed there until about 1933, when he moved to Loveland, Colorado, where he lived until his death. West was the first master of Wheat Ridge Grange Number 155 in 1907, and also served as the grange's master in 1908, 1910, 1911, 1913-1915 and 1917.