Albert Gallatin Ellis

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Albert Gallatin Ellis was a politician and newspaper publisher and editor in Wisconsin.


Ellis was born in Verona, New York on August 24, 1800.[1] An Episcopalian missionary, Ellis moved to Green Bay, Wisconsin Territory with member of the Oneida people to establish a colony and a school. He later became involved in the Public Land Survey System before becoming a publisher of the Green Bay Intelligencer, the first newspaper west of Lake Michigan. In 1852, Ellis moved to Stevens Point, Wisconsin, where he worked with the General Land Office and became a Surveyor General, as well as once again became a newspaper publisher, eventually becoming an editor. Ellis died on December 23, 1885. His son, F. S. Ellis, would become Mayor of Green Bay.[2]

Political career[edit]

Ellis served in the seventh Michigan Territorial Council for the western area of Michigan Territory. In 1836 and again from 1841 to 1844, Ellis was a member of the Wisconsin Territorial House of Representatives of the Wisconsin Territorial Legislature. After Wisconsin's admission to the Union, Ellis served as Mayor of Stevens Point. He was a Democrat.[3]


  1. ^ "Ellis, Albert Gallatin 1800 - 1885". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  2. ^ "Frederick S. Ellis (1830 - 1880)". City of Green Bay. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  3. ^ 'Proceedings of the Wisconsin Historical Society at its Sixth-eight Annual Meeting,' Vol. 68, October 21, 1920, The Rump Council, Biographical Sketch of Albert Gallatin Ellis, pg. 150-151