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.
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.
- United States Congress. "Chesselden Ellis (id: E000131)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Chesselden Ellis at Find a Grave
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Andrew W. Doig
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from New York's 16th congressional district