Edgar C. Ellis

Edgar Clarence Ellis ( born October 2, 1854 in Vermontville, Eaton County, Michigan, † March 15, 1947 in Saint Petersburg, Florida ) was an American politician. Between 1905 and 1931 he represented four times the state of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Edgar Ellis attended Olivet College and then studied at Carleton College in Northfield (Minnesota). He then taught at this college in the years 1881 and 1882 Latin. Between 1882 and 1885, Ellis was school board in Fergus Falls. After a simultaneous study of law and its 1885 was admitted to a lawyer, he began in Beloit (Kansas) to work in this profession. In 1888 he moved his residence and his law firm to Kansas City in Missouri.

Politically, Ellis member of the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1904 he was first in the fifth electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William S. Cowherd on March 4, 1905. After a re-election he was able to initially complete two terms in Congress until March 3, 1909. In 1908, he defeated Democrat William Patterson Borland.

In the following years, Ellis again practiced as a lawyer. Between 1911 and 1912 he was a member of the Missouri Waterway Commission, which dealt with the waterways. In 1920, Ellis was re-elected to Congress, where he replaced William Thomas Bland on March 4, 1921. Since he was already two years later lost to Henry L. Jost, he was able to spend this time until March 3, 1923 only one term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Two years later, in 1924, he made the re- entry into the Congress, where he Jost replaced again on March 4, 1925. Until March 3, 1927, he graduated from another term. In the 1926 elections, he defeated George H. Combs. Two years later, Ellis was elected one last time in the Congress. There he entered on March 4, 1929, the successor of Combs. Since he was again not confirmed in 1930 and lost to Democrat Joe Shannon, he had to resign from the U.S. House of Representatives on March 4, 1931 final. In the times during which he was not in Congress, he worked respectively as a lawyer.

In 1931, Ellis withdrew from both the policy and from his legal practice in retirement. He died on 15 March 1947 in Saint Petersburg.