Caleb Ellis (April 16, 1767 – May 6, 1816) was an American politician and a United States Representative from New Hampshire.

Caleb Ellis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's At-large district
In office
March 4, 1805 – March 3, 1807
Preceded byJacob Hart Ela
Succeeded byEvarts Worcester Farr
Justice of the Superior Court of New Hampshire
In office
1813 – May 6, 1816 (death)
Personal details
Born(1767-04-16)April 16, 1767
Walpole, Massachusetts
Massachusetts, USA
DiedMay 6, 1816(1816-05-06) (aged 49)
Claremont, Sullivan County
New Hampshire, USA
Resting placeBroad Street Cemetery
Claremont, Sullivan County
New Hampshire, USA
Political partyFederalist
Alma materHarvard University

Early lifeEdit

Born in Walpole, Massachusetts, Norfolk County, Massachusetts,[1] Ellis graduated from Harvard University in 1793 and was a school teacher in Dedham, Massachusetts. He studied law and was admitted to the bar. He moved to Newport, New Hampshire and then to Claremont, New Hampshire.


Ellis was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 1803.

Elected as a Federalist to the Ninth Congress, Ellis was United States Representative for the state of New Hampshire from March 4, 1805 to March 3, 1807.[2] After service in Congress, he was member of the New Hampshire Governor’s council in 1809 and 1810. In addition, he served in the New Hampshire Senate in 1811. He was a presidential elector on the Clinton and Ingersoll ticket in 1812.

Appointed Justice of the Superior Court of New Hampshire in 1813, Ellis held the office until his death.[3]

Ellis was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1815.[4]


Ellis died in Claremont, New Hampshire on May 6, 1816 (age 49 years and 23 days). He is interred at Broad Street Cemetery, Claremont, Sullivan County, New Hampshire.


  1. ^ Herringshaw, Thomas William. Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century: Accurate and Succinct Biographies of Famous Men and Women in All Walks of Life who are Or Have Been the Acknowledged Leaders of Life and Thought of the United States Since Its Formation. American Publishers' Association, 1904 - Biography. p. 337. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  2. ^ Congressional Quarterly, inc. American Political Leaders 1789-2009. CQ Press, Oct 6, 2009 - BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  3. ^ The New Hampshire Register and Farmer's Almanac. Claremont Manufacturing Company, 1826 - Almanacs, American. p. 36. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  4. ^ American Antiquarian Society Members Directory

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Clifton Clagett
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's At-large congressional district

Succeeded by
Clement Storer