Chesselden Ellis

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Chesselden Ellis (1808 – May 10, 1854) was a United States Representative from New York.


Born in New Windsor, Vermont, he completed preparatory studies and was graduated from Union College in Schenectady in 1823. He studied law with John Cramer, was admitted to the bar in 1829 and commenced practice in Waterford, New York.

He was elected District Attorney of Saratoga County and served from April 25, 1837, until September 11, 1843.

Ellis was elected as a Democrat to the 28th Congress, holding office from March 4, 1843, to March 4, 1845. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1844 and resumed the practice of law in Waterford.

He moved to New York City in 1845 and continued the practice of his profession until his death there on May 10, 1854.[1][2] Interment was in Waterford Rural Cemetery.[3]


  1. ^ New York, Death Newspaper Extracts, 1801-1890 (Barber Collection), entry for Chesselden Ellis, retrieved July 21, 2014
  2. ^ Schenectady Cabinet, Death notice, Chesselden Ellis, May 16, 1854
  3. ^ Saratoga NYGENWEB, Saratoga County, New York, Waterford Rural Cemetery, retrieved July 21, 2014

External links[edit]

  • United States Congress. "Chesselden Ellis (id: E000131)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Chesselden Ellis at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Andrew W. Doig
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 16th congressional district

Succeeded by
Hugh White