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Reuben ELLWOOD

(1821-1885)

ELLWOOD, Reuben, a Representative from Illinois; born in Minden, Montgomery County, N.Y., February 21, 1821; attended the public schools and Cherry Valley Seminary, New York; manufacturer of agricultural implements; member of the New York State assembly in 1851; moved to Sycamore, Ill., about 1854; resumed manufacturing interests and engaged in the hardware business; elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses and served from March 4, 1883, until his death, before the assembling of the Forty-ninth Congress, in Sycamore, Ill., July 1, 1885; interment in Elmwood Cemetery.

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

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