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Ernest William ROBERTS

(1858-1924)

ROBERTS, Ernest William, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in East Madison, Maine, November 22, 1858; attended the public schools in Chelsea, Mass.; was graduated from Highland Military Academy, Worcester, Mass., in 1877, and from the law school of Boston University; was admitted to the bar in 1881 and commenced practice in Boston; member of the city council of Chelsea in 1887 and 1888; member of the State house of representatives in 1894 and 1896; served in the State senate in 1897 and 1898; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1917); chairman, Committee on Private Land Claims (Sixty-first Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1916; after retiring from public life practiced law in Washington, D.C., until his death on February 27, 1924; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, Middlesex County, Mass.

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

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