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Senate Years of Service:
Democratic Republican; Crawford Republican

ELLIOTT, John, a Senator from Georgia; born in St. Johns Parish, now Liberty County, Ga., October 24, 1773; completed preparatory studies; graduated from Yale College in 1794; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Sunbury, Liberty County, Ga., in 1797; held several local offices; elected as a Democratic Republican (later Crawford Republican) to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1819, to March 3, 1825; died in Sunbury, Ga., August 9, 1827; interment in Old Midway Cemetery in Liberty County.


Mellichamp, Josephine. “John Elliott.” InSenators From Georgia. pp. 91-92. Huntsville, Ala.: Strode Publishers, 1976.

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