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William Russell Ellis

William Russell Ellis, American congressman. member 53d to 55th Congresses (1893-1899); member 60th and 61st Congresses (1907-1911), 2d Ore.

Background

  • Ellis, William Russell was born on April 23, 1850 in near Waveland, Indiana, United States. Son of James and Susan (Stone) Ellis.

  • Education

    • Removed to Guthrie Company, Iowa, 1855. Worked on farm and attended school. Later farmed, taught school and attended Iowa State Agricultural College.

      Bachelor of Laws, State University of Iowa, 1874.

    Career

    • 2d, Mistress Ida J. Scott, June 16, 1885. Practiced law and did newspaper work at Hamburg, Iowa. 2 years city atty, and 1 term mayor there.

      Removed to Oregon, 1883. Superintendent schools, Morrow Company, 1884-1885. District attorney 7th Judicial District, 3 terms, 1885-1890.

      Member 53d to 55th Congresses (1893-1899). Judge 6th Judicial District, 1900-1906. Member 60th and 61st Congresses (1907-1911), 2d Oregon District.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member 53d to 55th Congresses (1893-1899). Member 60th and 61st Congresses (1907-1911), 2d Ore.

    Connections

    • Married Jennie B. Edwards, March 31, 1880 (died 1882).
    • father: James Ellis
    • mother: Susan (Stone) Ellis
    • spouse: Jennie B. Edwards
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    Born April 23, 1850
    Died January 18, 1915
    (aged 64)
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