Born in Russia, Ellison was brought to the United States by his parents as an infant. He attended the public schools of Baltimore, Maryland, and graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1907 and from the University of Maryland School of Law of Baltimore in 1909. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Baltimore. He was also a longtime member of the Baltimore city council, serving from 1923 to 1942.
Ellison was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth Congress (January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1945), but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Baltimore, and also served as member of the Maryland Senate from 1946 to 1950. He died in Baltimore, and is interred in Hebrew Friendship Cemetery.
|United States House of Representatives|
John Ambrose Meyer
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 4th congressional district
George Hyde Fallon
|Maryland's delegation(s) to the 78th United States Congresses (ordered by seniority)|
|78th||Senate: M. Tydings | G. Radcliffe||House: T. D'Alesandro | L. Sasscer | D. Ward | H. Baldwin | J. Beall | D. Ellison|
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