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Tazewell Ellett

Tazewell Ellett

American politician
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Intro American politician
Countries United States of America
Occupations Politician Lawyer
Gender male
Birth Richmond
Death 19 May 1914 (Summerville)
Education University of Virginia School of Law, Virginia Military Institute
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Tazewell Ellett (January 1, 1856 – May 19, 1914) was a U.S. Representative from Virginia.


Born in Richmond, Virginia, Ellett attended private schools in Richmond. He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute at Lexington in 1876. He was graduated from the University of Virginia Law School in 1878 and immediately commenced practice in Richmond. He served as member of the board of visitors of the Virginia Military Institute.

Ellett was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1897) with 63.31% of the vote, defeating Republican J.W. Southward, Independents James M. Gregory and Martin M. Lipscomb, and Progressive G.M. Smithdeal. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Richmond, and New York City. He died in Summerville, South Carolina, May 19, 1914. He was interred in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia.

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