Douglas Hemphill Elliott

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Douglas Elliott
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 18th district
In office
April 26, 1960 – June 19, 1960
Preceded by Richard Simpson
Succeeded by Irving Whalley
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
from the 33rd district
In office
January 1, 1957[1] – May 4, 1960[2]
Preceded by Donald McPherson, Jr.
Succeeded by Elmer Hawbaker
Personal details
Born (1921-06-03)June 3, 1921
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died June 19, 1960(1960-06-19) (aged 39)
Political party Republican
Alma mater The Haverford School
University of Virginia

Douglas Hemphill Elliott (June 3, 1921 – June 19, 1960) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Douglas H. Elliott was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended the schools of Philadelphia and graduated from The Haverford School in 1938. He attended the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, from 1938 to 1940. During the Second World War, he served in the United States Navy from 1941 until discharged as a Chief Petty Officer in 1945. He worked for insurance companies from 1945 to 1952. He served as director of public relations of the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia from 1950 to 1952. He served as vice president of Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, from 1952 to 1960. Elliott was elected to the Pennsylvania State Senate in 1956, and served until he was elected to the Eighty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Richard Simpson and served from April 26, 1960, until his suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning[3] in Horse Valley, Pennsylvania, on June 19, 1960. Interment in Falling Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.


  1. ^ Sharon Trostle, ed. (2009). The Pennsylvania Manual (PDF) 119. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Department of General Services. ISBN 0-8182-0334-X. 
  2. ^ Cox, Harold. "Pennsylvania Senate- 1959-1960" (PDF). Pennsylvania State Legislature: Members, Districts and Party Affiliations by Session, 1790 - 2004. Wiles University. Retrieved January 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Richard Simpson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district

Succeeded by
Irving Whalley
Pennsylvania State Senate
Preceded by
Donald McPherson, Jr.
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
for the 33rd District

Succeeded by
Elmer Hawbaker