Mortimer Fitzland Elliott

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Mortimer F. Elliott
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's at-large district
In office
March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
Preceded byDistrict created
Succeeded byEdwin Sylvanus Osborne
Personal details
Born(1839-09-24)September 24, 1839
Cherry Flats, Pennsylvania
DiedAugust 5, 1920(1920-08-05) (aged 80)
Mansfield, Pennsylvania
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materAlfred University

Mortimer Fitzland Elliott (September 24, 1839 – August 5, 1920) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Biography[edit]

Mortimer F. Elliott was born in Cherry Flats, near Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. He attended the common schools, Wellsboro Academy, and Alfred University. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1860 and commenced practice in Wellsboro. He was a member of the convention to revise the constitution of Pennsylvania in 1873.

Elliott was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1884. He resumed the practice of law, and served as general solicitor for the Standard Oil Company in New York City. He died in Mansfield, Pennsylvania, 1920. Interment in Wellsboro Cemetery in Wellsboro.

Sources[edit]

  • United States Congress. "Mortimer Fitzland Elliott (id: E000126)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
District created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's at-large congressional district

1883–1885
Succeeded by
Edwin S. Osborne