James T. Elliott

James Thomas Elliott ( born April 22, 1823 in Columbus, Georgia, † July 28, 1875 in Camden, Arkansas ) was an American politician. Between January and March 1869, he took the second electoral district of the state of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Elliott attended the public schools in his homeland. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1854 admitted to the bar he began in Camden (Arkansas ) to work in his new profession. In 1858 he became president of the Mississippi, Quachita & Red River Railroad Railway Company.

After the Civil War was Elliott judges in the sixth judicial district of Arkansas. This office he held between 2 October 1865 and 15 September 1866. In 1867 he founded the newspaper "South Arkansas Journal ," which he also edited himself. At that time he also became a member of the Republican Party. After the assassination of Congressman James M. Hinds by a member of the Ku Klux Klan Elliott was elected at the by-election became necessary in the U.S. House of Representatives. In Washington, he finished between 13 January and 3 March 1869, the legislature of Hinds. But since he 1868 the Democrats Anthony Rogers defeated in the regular elections of the year, he had his seat in Congress after these two months already back up.

After his short time in Congress, Elliott was in the year 1870, in the Senate of Arkansas; 1872 to 1874 he served as a judge for the ninth judicial district of his home state. He died in July 1875 in Camden.