Frederick D. Ely
Frederick David Ely
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Massachusetts's 9th district
March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1887
|Preceded by||Theodore Lyman|
|Succeeded by||Edward Burnett|
|Member of the Massachusetts Senate|
|Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives|
September 24, 1838
August 6, 1921 (aged 82)
|Resting place||Old Village Cemetery|
|Alma mater||Brown University|
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Ely attended Day’s Academy and graduated from Brown University in 1859. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice at Dedham. He was a trial justice, was elected a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and served in the Massachusetts State Senate. He was also a member of the Dedham school committee.
Ely was elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1887). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1886 to the Fiftieth Congress and resumed the practice of law, and did serve as justice of the Municipal Court of Boston 1888-1914.
He died in Dedham on August 6, 1921 and was buried in Old Village Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "Frederick D. Ely (id: E000165)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 9th congressional district