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Hubert Summers ELLIS

(1887-1959)

ELLIS, Hubert Summers, a Representative from West Virginia; born in Hurricane, Putnam County, W.Va., July 6, 1887; attended the public schools and Marshall College, Huntington, W.Va.; engaged in banking and as a salesman 1910-1917 and in the general insurance business in 1920; served overseas as a first lieutenant in the One Hundred and Fiftieth Field Artillery, Forty-second Division, 1917-1919; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth, Seventy-ninth, and Eightieth Congresses (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1949); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress, and for election in 1950 to the Eighty-second Congress; appointed West Virginia director for the Federal Housing Administration February 2, 1954, and resigned February 10, 1958; died in Huntington, W.Va., December 3, 1959; interment in Woodmere Cemetery.

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

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