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William ELY

(1765-1817)

ELY, William, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Longmeadow, Mass., August 14, 1765; completed preparatory studies; was graduated from Yale College in 1787; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1791 and commenced practice in Springfield, Mass.; member of the State house of representatives 1801-1803; elected as a Federalist to the Ninth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1805-March 3, 1815); again a member of the State house of representatives in 1815 and 1816; died on October 9, 1817, in Springfield, Mass.

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

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