Tazewell Ellett

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Tazewell Ellett
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1897
Preceded by George D. Wise
Succeeded by John Lamb
Personal details
Born January 1, 1856
Richmond, Virginia
Died May 19, 1914(1914-05-19) (aged 58)
Summerville, South Carolina
Resting place Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Virginia Military Institute
University of Virginia
Profession lawyer

Tazewell Ellett (January 1, 1856 – May 19, 1914) was a U.S. Representative from Virginia.


Born in Richmond, Virginia, Ellett attended private schools in Richmond. He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute at Lexington in 1876. He was graduated from the University of Virginia Law School in 1878 and immediately commenced practice in Richmond. He served as member of the board of visitors of the Virginia Military Institute.

Ellett was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1897) with 63.31% of the vote, defeating Republican J.W. Southward, Independents James M. Gregory and Martin M. Lipscomb, and Progressive G.M. Smithdeal. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Richmond, and New York City. He died in Summerville, South Carolina, May 19, 1914. He was interred in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
George D. Wise
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
John Lamb