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Tazewell ELLETT

(1856-1914)

ELLETT, Tazewell, a Representative from Virginia; born in Richmond, Va., January 1, 1856; attended private schools in Richmond; graduated from the Virginia Military Institute at Lexington in 1876; studied law; was graduated from the University of Virginia at Charlottsville in 1878 and immediately commenced practice in Richmond; member of the board of visitors of the Virginia Military Institute; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Richmond, Va., and New York City; died in Summerville, S.C., May 19, 1914; interment in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Va.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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