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Elisha British & World English

(9th century bc), a Hebrew prophet, disciple and successor of Elijah

Gray, Elisha British & World English

(1835–1901), US inventor. A rival of Alexander Graham Bell for the telephone patent, he founded a small business that eventually became the Western Electric Company

Otis, Elisha Graves British & World English

(1811–61), American inventor and manufacturer. He produced the first efficient elevator with a safety device in 1852