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John Spears Ellett II, American Retired taxation educator, accountant, lawyer ( fin: finance svc.law: pract. & administration, Retired)Taxation, corporateTaxation, personal incomeEstate Taxationretired taxation educator, accountant, lawyer.


II, John Spears Ellett, was born on September 17, 1923 in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Son of Henry Guerrant and Elizabeth Firmstone (Maxwell) E.


Bachelor, University of Virginia, 1948, Juris Doctor, 1957, Master of Arts, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, U. North Carolina, 1969. Certified Public Accountant, Virginia, Louisiana.

Bar: Virginia 1957. Laboratory instructor University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1953-1958. Instructor.


Laboratory instructor University Virginia, Charlottesville, 1953-1958. Instructor Washington and Lee University, 1958-1960. Assistant professor University Florida, 1967-1971.

Associate professor University New Orleans, 1971-1976, professor taxation, 1976-1994, professor emeritus, since 1994. Trainee Virginia Carolina Hardware Company, Richmond, 1948-1951. Accountant Equitable Life Assurance Society, Richmond, 1951-1952.

Staff accountant Musselman & Drysdale, Charlottesville, 1952-1954. Staff accountant R.M. Musselman, Charlottesville, 1957-1958. Member University New Orleans Oil and Gas Accounting Conference, 1973-1992.

Board directors, publicity chairman University New Orleans Energy Accounting and Tax Conference, 1993-1994, board directors publicity committee. President Maxwelton Farm and Timber Corporation, since 1994. Treasurer University New Orleans Estate Planning Seminar, 1975-1978, lecturer continuing education.

Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter instructor New Orleans Insurance Institute, 1975-1978.


  • Certified Public Accountant, Virginia, Louisiana. Bar: Virginia 1957.


Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (40 year honorary member since 2000), American Accounting Association, American Association Attorney-Certified Public Accountants (chairman partnership taxation continuing education committee 1989, partnership taxation committee 1990, organized Louisiana chapter, vice president 1991-1993), Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, Society Louisiana Certified Public Accountants, Virginia Bar Association (40 year honorary member since 2000).


Married Mary Ball Ruffin, April 15, 1950. Children: John, Mary Ball, Elizabeth, Martha, Henry.

Henry Guerrant E.

Elizabeth Firmstone (Maxwell) E.

Mary Ball Ruffin

John II

Mary Ball II

Elizabeth II

Martha II

Henry II