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Elisha Edward MEREDITH

(1848-1900)

MEREDITH, Elisha Edward, a Representative from Virginia; born in Sumter County, Ala., December 26, 1848; attended Hampden-Sidney College, Virginia; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1869 and commenced practice in Prince William County; prosecuting attorney for Prince William County 1876-1883; member of the State senate 1883-1887; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William H.F. Lee; reelected to the Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth Congresses and served from December 9, 1891, to March 3, 1897; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Manassas, Prince William County, Va., on July 29, 1900; interment in Manassas Cemetery.

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

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