Ralph W. Ellis

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Ralph Waterbury Ellis
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29th Mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts
In office
Preceded by William P. Hayes
Succeeded by Everett E. Stone
Member of the
Board of Aldermen
of Springfield, Massachusetts
Ward Four
In office
Preceded by Henry S. Dickinson
Succeeded by Edwin A. Blodgett
Member of the
Common Council
of Springfield, Massachusetts[1]
Ward Four
In office
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives[1]
In office
1893[1] – 1893[1]
Personal details
Born November 25th, 1856[2]
South Hadley Falls, Massachusetts[2]
Died September 28, 1945[3]
Political party Republican[4]
Spouse(s) Katherine Alice Rice, m. April 13, 1882[1]
Children Theodore W. Ellis; Ralph W. Ellis[1]
Alma mater Harvard, 1879; Harvard Law School[1]
Profession Attorney, Banker[2]

Ralph Waterbury Ellis (November 25, 1856-September 28, 1945) was an American lawyer, banker and politician who served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, as a member of the Springfield, Massachusetts Board of Aldermen and Common Council, and as the Mayor of Springfield in 1902.[1]

Early life[edit]

Ellis, was born to Theodore Waterbury and Maria Louise (Van Boskerck) in South Hadley Falls, Massachusetts, November 25, 1856.[5]

Political offices
Preceded by
William P. Hayes
Mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts
1902 – 1902
Succeeded by
Everett E. Stone


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Marquis, Albert Nelson (1916), Who's Who in New England, 2nd Ed., Chicago, Il.: Marquis, p. 372. 
  2. ^ a b c The Boston Press Club (1903), Men of Massachusetts: a Collection of Portraits of Representative Men in Business and Professional Life in The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, Ma.: The Boston Press Club, p. 212. 
  3. ^ Special to The New York Times (September 30, 1945), RALPH ELLIS DEAD; HARVARD-YALE FAN; Springfield, Mass., Ex-Mayor Saw College Football Teams in 66 Games--Was Lawyer, New York, N.Y.: The New York Times, p. 46. 
  4. ^ Municipal Journal and Engineer (January 1902), Personalities, New York, N.Y.: C. M. Palmer, p. 25. 
  5. ^ Cutter, William Richard (1910), Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of the State of Massachusetts, Volume III, New York, N.Y.: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, p. 1983.