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Mortimer Fitzland ELLIOTT

(1839-1920)

ELLIOTT, Mortimer Fitzland, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Cherry Flats, near Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pa., September 24, 1839; attended the common schools, Wellsboro Academy, and Alfred University, Allegheny County, Pa.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1860 and commenced practice in Wellsboro; member of the convention to revise the constitution of Pennsylvania in 1873; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1884 to the Forty-ninth Congress; resumed the practice of law; general solicitor for the Standard Oil Co. in New York City; died in Mansfield, Tioga County, Pa., August 5, 1920; interment in Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro, Pa.

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

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