Elisha E. Meredith

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Elisha E. Meredith
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 8th district
In office
December 9, 1891 – March 3, 1897
Preceded by William H. F. Lee
Succeeded by John F. Rixey
Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 14th district
In office
December 5, 1883 – December 7, 1887
Preceded by Francis L. Smith
Succeeded by R. Walton Moore
Personal details
Born Elisha Edward Meredith
(1848-12-26)December 26, 1848
Sumter, Alabama, U.S.
Died July 29, 1900(1900-07-29) (aged 51)
Manassas, Virginia, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Hampden–Sydney College
Profession lawyer

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 in 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

Succeeded by
John F. Rixey

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