Ellis H. Roberts

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Ellis H. Roberts
Ellis Henry Roberts.jpg
20th Treasurer of the United States
In office
July 1, 1897 – June 30, 1905
President William McKinley
Theodore Roosevelt
Preceded by D.N. Morgan
Succeeded by Charles H. Treat
Member of the U.S. House of
from New York's 21st & 22nd district
In office
March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1875
Preceded by Alexander H. Bailey, William E. Lansing
Succeeded by Clinton L. Merriam, George A. Bagley
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the Oneida County, 2nd district
In office
January 1, 1867 – December 31, 1867
Preceded by Alva Penny
Succeeded by Alanson B. Cady
Personal details
Born (1827-09-30)September 30, 1827
Utica, New York, U.S.
Died January 8, 1918(1918-01-08) (aged 90)
Utica, New York, U.S.
Resting place Forest Hill Cemetery
Political party Republican

Ellis Henry Roberts (September 30, 1827 – January 8, 1918) was a United States Representative from New York and 20th Treasurer of the United States.

Roberts was born in Utica, Oneida County, New York on September 30, 1827. He attended the common schools and the Whitestown Seminary and graduated from Yale College in 1850, where he was a member of the Alpha Delta Phi[1] and Skull and Bones.[2]:270 He served as principal of Utica Free Academy in 1850 and 1851 and became editor and proprietor of the Utica Morning Herald 1851 - 1889. He was a delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1864, 1868, and 1876; and a member of the New York State Assembly (Oneida Co., 2nd D.) in 1867.

Ellis H. Roberts, circa 1913

Roberts was elected as a Republican to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1875); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress; resumed his former newspaper activities in Utica, N.Y.; Assistant Treasurer of the United States 1889 - 1893; president of the Franklin National Bank of New York City 1893 - 1897; appointed Treasurer of the United States on July 1, 1897, and served until June 30, 1905, when he resigned; again engaged in banking; died in Utica, New York, January 8, 1918; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery in Utica.


  1. ^ New York Times (1890). The Alpha Delta Phi Club. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ Gates, Merrill Edwards (1906). Men of mark in America: ideals of American life told in biographies of eminent living Americans. Men of Mark Publishing Company. Retrieved March 26, 2011. 

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
Alva Penny
New York State Assembly
Oneida County, 2nd District

Succeeded by
Alanson B. Cady
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Alexander H. Bailey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 21st congressional district

Succeeded by
Clinton L. Merriam
Preceded by
William E. Lansing
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 22nd congressional district

Succeeded by
George A. Bagley
Political offices
Preceded by
Daniel N. Morgan
Treasurer of the United States
Succeeded by
Charles H. Treat