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Ellis Henry ROBERTS

(1827-1918)

ROBERTS, Ellis Henry, a Representative from New York; born in Utica, Oneida County, N.Y., September 30, 1827; attended the common schools and the Whitestown (N.Y.) Seminary; was graduated from Yale College in 1850; principal of Utica Free Academy in 1850 and 1851; editor and proprietor of the Utica Morning Herald 1851-1889; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1864, 1868, and 1876; member of the State assembly in 1866; elected as a Republican to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1875); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress; resumed his former newspaper activities in Utica, N.Y.; Assistant Treasurer of the United States 1889-1893; president of the Franklin National Bank of New York City 1893-1897; appointed Treasurer of the United States on July 1, 1897, and served until June 30, 1905, when he resigned; again engaged in banking; died in Utica, N.Y., January 8, 1918; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery.

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

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