Wade H. Ellis
|Wade Hampton Ellis|
|23rd Ohio Attorney General|
January 11, 1904 – November 6, 1908
|Preceded by||John M. Sheets|
|Succeeded by||Ulysses G. Denman|
December 31, 1866|
|Died||July 5, 1948
|Spouse(s)||Dessie Corwin Chase|
|Alma mater||Washington and Lee University|
Wade H. Ellis was born at Covington, Kentucky. He attended the public schools of Covington, Hughes High School and Chickering Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio, and graduated from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, where he studied law. In 1894, he became managing editor of the Cincinnati Tribune, which became the Commercial Tribune in 1896. He returned to practice of law in 1897.
In 1897, Ellis was appointed First Assistant Corporation Council of the city of Cincinnati, until January 1, 1903, when he resumed private practice. In the summer of 1903, the Republican State Convention nominated Ellis for Attorney General, and he won election that autumn. He won re-election in 1905. Elections were moved to even numbered years, with the next one scheduled for 1908. Ellis did not run, and resigned in November, 1908. Ulysses G. Denman was appointed to the office until his normal term would begin January, 1909.
November 6, 1908, Ellis was appointed Assistant Attorney General of the United States, and he held that office until resigning February 1910. He was a lawyer in Washington D.C. for a number of years after that, until at least 1930, when he argued before the United States Supreme Court.
Rippon Lodge - historic house Ellis owned and renovated in suburban Washington.
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