Ellsworth Bishop FOOTE, Congress, CT (1898-1977)

FOOTE Ellsworth Bishop , a Representative from Connecticut; born in North Branford, New Haven County, Conn., January 12, 1898; attended the public schools; was graduated from Yale Business College in 1916 and from Georgetown University Law School, Washington, D.C., in 1923; was admitted to the bar in 1924 and commenced practice in New Haven, Conn.; corporation counsel of North Branford 1924-1946; special assistant to the attorney general, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., February 1925 to July 1926; chairman of the board of finance of North Branford 1934-1946; judge of probate, North Branford District, 1938-1946; acting judge of probate, New Haven Probate Court, November 1944 to July 1945; attorney for the county of New Haven 1942-1946; again from 1949 to 1960; elected as a Republican to the Eightieth Congress (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1949); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress; corporation counsel for town of North Branford; resumed the practice of law; died in Guilford, Conn., January 18, 1977; interment in Bare Plain Cemetery, North Branford, Conn.

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

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