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William D. Ellis, American judge.

Background

Ellis, William D. was born on August 17, 1844 in Beaufort district, South Carolina, United States. Son of Doctor William and Susan E. (Hay) Ellis.

Education

Entered C.S.A. at 16. Became Lieutenant Company B, 11th South Carolina. Vols.; engaged in some of the principal battles fought in Virginia in 1864.

Prisoner in Fort Delaware when the war closed.

Career

Admitted to bar, 1870. Moved to Atlanta, Georgia., 1869. Member City Council, 1875-1877.

Solicitor for Criminal Court, 1879-1883. Member Georgia House of Representatives, 1884-1885. Member of law firms, successively, Newman & Ellis, Ellis & Gray, Ellis, Wimbish & Ellis.

Judge Superior Court Justices, Atlanta Circuit, since July 27, 1907.

Membership

Clubs: Capital City, Piedmont Driving Athletic (honorary).

Connections

Married Phoebe P. Prioleau, of Charleston, South Carolina., June 18, 1868.

father:
Doctor William Ellis

mother:
Susan E. (Hay) Ellis

spouse:
Phoebe P. Prioleau