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Chesselden ELLIS

(1808-1854)

ELLIS, Chesselden, a Representative from New York; born in New Windsor, Vt., in 1808; completed preparatory studies and was graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1823; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1829 and commenced practice in Waterford, N.Y.; elected prosecuting attorney of Saratoga County, N.Y., and served from April 25, 1837, until September 11, 1843; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1844 to the Twenty-ninth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Waterford; moved to New York City in 1845 and continued the practice of his profession until his death there on May 10, 1854; interment in Albany Cemetery, Albany, N.Y.

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

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