Elisha E. Meredith

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Elisha E. Meredith

Elisha Edward Meredith (December 26, 1848 – July 29, 1900) was a U.S. Representative from Virginia.


Born in Sumter County, Alabama, Meredith attended Hampden–Sydney College, Virginia. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1869 and commenced practice in Prince William County. He served as prosecuting attorney for Prince William County 1876-1883. He served as member of the Senate of Virginia 1883-1887.

Meredith was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William H.F. Lee. He was reelected to the Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth Congresses and served from December 9, 1891, to March 3, 1897. He resumed the practice of his profession. He died in Manassas, Virginia, on July 29, 1900. He was interred in Manassas Cemetery.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William H.F. Lee
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 8th congressional district

1891 - 1897
Succeeded by
John F. Rixey

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