Clyde T. Ellis

Clyde Taylor Ellis ( * December 21, 1908 in Garfield, Benton County, Arkansas; † February 9, 1980 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1939 and 1943 he represented the third electoral district of the state of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Clyde Ellis attended the public schools in Fayetteville and then studied at the University of Arkansas, among other Jura. He continued his law studies then continued at George Washington University and the American University in Washington. Meantime he worked from 1927 to 1928 as a teacher in Garfield and was 1929-1934 school overseer of this city. After his made ​​in 1933 admitted to the bar he began his new career in Bentonville exercise.

Ellis was a member of the Democratic Party. From 1933 to 1935 he was a delegate in the House of Representatives from Arkansas; 1935-1939 he was a member of the State Senate. In 1940 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, on the President Franklin D. Roosevelt was nominated for the third time as a presidential candidate. 1938 Ellis was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, where he became the successor of Claude A. Fuller on January 3, 1939. After a re-election in 1940 he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1943 two legislative sessions. In 1942 he abandoned a bid again. Instead, he applied unsuccessfully for his party's nomination as a U.S. Senator.

During the final phase of World War II, he was from 1943 to 1945 an officer in the U.S. Navy. Until 1967 he was also Director of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, the association of power producers in rural areas. Between 1968 and 1969, Ellis was Special Adviser to the Ministry of Agriculture. From 1971 to 1977 he served on the senior staff of U.S. Senator John Little McClellan. He then worked again until 1979 for the Ministry of Agriculture. In August 1979, he went into retirement. Clyde Ellis last lived in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He died on February 9, 1980 in Washington, and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.