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|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Virginia's 3rd district
March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1897
|Preceded by||George D. Wise|
|Succeeded by||John Lamb|
|Born||January 1, 1856|
|Died||May 19, 1914 (aged 58)|
Summerville, South Carolina
|Resting place||Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia|
|Alma mater||Virginia Military Institute|
University of Virginia
Born in Richmond, Virginia in 1856, 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 later served as member of the board of visitors of the Virginia Military Institute.
In 1894, 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.
After Congress, he resumed the practice of law in Richmond, and New York City.
- United States Congress. "Tazewell Ellett (id: E000117)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
George D. Wise
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 3rd congressional district