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Richard Nash ELLIOTT

(1873-1948)

ELLIOTT, Richard Nash, a Representative from Indiana; born near Connersville, Fayette County, Ind., April 25, 1873; attended the common schools; taught school three years; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1896; lawyer, private practice; county attorney of Fayette County, Ind., 1897-1906; member of the Indiana state house of representatives, 1905-1909; city attorney of Connersville,1905-1909; delegate to the Republican National Convention, 1916; chair of the Republican State convention in 1930; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Daniel W. Comstock; reelected to the Sixty-sixth and to the five succeeding Congresses (June 29, 1917-March 3, 1931); chair, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of State (Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses), Committee on Elections No. 3 (Sixty-eighth Congress), Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Sixty-ninth through Seventy-first Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Seventy-second Congress in 1930; assistant comptroller general of the United States,1931-1943; died on March 21, 1948, in Washington, D.C.; interment in Dale Cemetery, Connersville, Ind.

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

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