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Frederick David ELY

(1838-1921)

ELY, Frederick David, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Wrentham, Norfolk County, Mass., September 24, 1838; attended Day’s Academy, Wrentham, and was graduated from Brown University, Providence, R.I., in 1859; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice at Dedham, Mass., in 1862; trial justice 1867-1885; member of the State house of representatives in 1873; served in the State senate in 1878 and 1879; member of the school committee of Dedham 1882-1894; elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1887); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1886 to the Fiftieth Congress; resumed the practice of law; justice of the municipal court of Boston 1888-1914; died in Dedham, Mass., August 6, 1921; interment in Old Parish Cemetery.

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

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