Tazewell Ellett

Tazewell Ellett ( born January 1, 1856 in Richmond, Virginia; † May 19, 1914 in Summerville, South Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1895 and 1897 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Tazewell Ellett visited until 1876, the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and his 1878 was admitted as a lawyer, he started working in Richmond in this profession. He was also a member of the governing body of the Virginia Military Institute. Politically, he joined the Democratic Party.

In the congressional elections of 1894 Ellett in the third electoral district of Virginia was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of George D. Wise on March 4, 1895. Since he has not been confirmed in 1896, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1897. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Ellett practiced in Richmond and in New York City again as a lawyer. He died on 19 May 1914 in Summerville and was buried in Richmond.