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WILLIAM RUSSELL ELLIS


Source: Biographical Directory of the US Congress

Ellis, William Russell (1850-1915) -- also known as William R. Ellis -- of Heppner, Morrow County, Ore. Born near Waveland, Montgomery County, Ind., April 23, 1850. Republican. U.S. Representative from Oregon 2nd District, 1893-99, 1907-11; defeated, 1898, 1910; circuit judge in Oregon, 1900-06. Died in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., January 18, 1915. Cremated.(The Political Graveyard) ELLIS, William Russell, 1850-1915 Biographical Directory of the United States Congress ELLIS, William Russell, a Representative from Oregon; born near Waveland, Montgomery County, Ind., April 23, 1850; moved with his parents to Guthrie County, Iowa, in 1855; attended the district schools and the Iowa State Agricultural College at Ames; was graduated from the law department of the University of Iowa at Iowa City in 1874; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Panora, Iowa; mayor of Panora for one term; moved to Hamburg, Iowa, where he continued the practice of law, and also engaged in newspaper work; served two years as city attorney; mayor of Hamburg in 1880 and 1881; moved to Heppner, Oreg., in 1884; superintendent of schools of Morrow County in 1885 and 1886; district attorney of the seventh judicial district of Oregon 1886-1892; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third, Fifty-fourth, and Fifty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1899); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Justice (Fifty-fourth Congress), Committee on Irrigation of Arid Lands (Fifty-fifth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1898; circuit judge of the sixth judicial district of Oregon from July 10, 1900, to July 1, 1906; moved to Pendleton in 1901 and practiced law; elected to the Sixtieth and Sixty-first Congresses (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1911); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1910; resumed the practice of law in Pendleton, Oreg.; in July 1914 moved to Portland, Oreg., where he died January 18, 1915; interment in a mausoleum in Portland Crematorium.


Note: Nice memorial on findagrave.com

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Ellis&GSfn=William&GSmn=R&GSbyrel=all&GSdy=1915&GSdyrel=in&GSst=39&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=15556823&df=all&

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