Frederick D. Ely

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Frederick David Ely
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1887
Preceded byTheodore Lyman
Succeeded byEdward Burnett
Member of the Massachusetts Senate
In office
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
BornWrentham, Massachusetts
September 24, 1838
DiedDedham, Massachusetts
August 6, 1921 (aged 82)
Resting placeOld Village Cemetery
Political partyRepublican
Alma materBrown University

Frederick David Ely (September 24, 1838 – August 6, 1921) was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Wrentham, Massachusetts.

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
Preceded by
Theodore Lyman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 9th congressional district

Succeeded by
Edward Burnett