Lawrence R. Ellzey
Lawrence Russell Ellzey
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Mississippi's 7th district
March 15, 1932 – January 3, 1935
|Preceded by||Percy Quin|
|Succeeded by||Dan R. McGehee|
|Born||March 20, 1891|
Wesson, Mississippi, U.S.
|Died||December 7, 1977 (aged 86)|
Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.
|Resting place||Wesson Cemetery, Wesson, Mississippi, U.S.|
Born on a farm near Wesson, Mississippi, Ellzey attended the rural schools and was graduated from Mississippi College at Clinton, A.B., 1912. He attended the University of Chicago in 1927. He became a teacher in the consolidated county schools of Mississippi between 1912 and 1917.
He volunteered as a private in the Quartermaster Corps on December 13, 1917, and served overseas nine months before being discharged as a first lieutenant on February 20, 1919.
Career in educationEdit
He served as superintendent of education of Lincoln County, Mississippi from 1920 to 1922. He was a teacher in the agricultural high school in Wesson from 1922 to 1928. He served as president of Copiah-Lincoln Junior College, Wesson, Mississippi from 1928 to 1932.
Career in politicsEdit
He later was employed in the life insurance industry. He worked as an executive secretary for the Mississippi Salvage Campaign from 1942-43.
- United States Congress. "Lawrence R. Ellzey (id: E000152)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's 7th congressional district
Dan R. McGehee