Albert Gallatin Ellis

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Albert Gallatin Ellis (August 24, 1800 – December 23, 1885) was a politician and newspaper publisher and editor in Wisconsin.

Biography[edit]

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 in 1834,[2] 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, became mayor of Green Bay.[3]

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.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ellis, Albert Gallatin 1800 - 1885". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  2. ^ "Wisconsin's Early Days: The First Newspaper". The Weekly Wisconsin. September 26, 1885. p. 6. Retrieved March 21, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  3. ^ "Frederick S. Ellis (1830 - 1880)". City of Green Bay. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  4. ^ '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