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William Wallace ELLSBERRY

(1833-1894)

ELLSBERRY, William Wallace, a Representative from Ohio; born in New Hope, Brown County, Ohio, December 18, 1833; attended the public schools of Brown County and a private academy in Clermont County; taught school two years; began the study of medicine with his father; attended medical lectures and was graduated from the Cincinnati College of Medicine and Surgery, and later from the Ohio Medical College; engaged in the practice of his profession at Georgetown, Ohio, until his election to Congress; county auditor; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1880; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1887); was not a candidate for renomination in 1886; resumed the practice of medicine until his death in Georgetown, Brown County, Ohio, September 7, 1894; interment in Confidence Cemetery.

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

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