William E. Tou Velle

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William Ellsworth Tou Velle
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1911
Preceded byHarvey C. Garber
Succeeded byJ. Henry Goeke
Personal details
Born(1862-11-23)November 23, 1862
Celina, Ohio
DiedAugust 14, 1951(1951-08-14) (aged 88)
Celina, Ohio
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Elizabeth S. Day
Alma materCincinnati Law School

William Ellsworth Tou Velle (November 23, 1862 – August 14, 1951) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Celina, Ohio, November 23, 1862, attended the public schools and was graduated from Celina High School in 1879, Tou Velle was appointed postmaster of Celina, Ohio, on May 27, 1885, and served until June 14, 1888, when a successor was appointed. He was graduated from Cincinnati Law School in 1889. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Celina.

Tou Velle was elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth and Sixty-first Congresses (March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1911). He did not seek renomination in 1910. He resumed the practice of law. He served as president of the First National Bank of Celina. He died in Celina, Ohio, August 14, 1951. He was interred in North Grove Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "William E. Tou Velle (id: T000318)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Harvey C. Garber
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
J. Henry Goeke