Elisha E. Meredith

Intro U.S. Representative
A.K.A. Elisha Meredith, Elisha Edward Meredith
Was Politician Lawyer
From United States of America
Type Law Politics
Gender male
Birth 26 December 1848, Sumter County, United States of America
Death 29 July 1900, Manassas, United States of America (aged 51 years)
Star sign Capricorn
Politics Democratic Party

Elisha Edward Meredith (December 26, 1848 – July 29, 1900) was a U.S. Representative from Virginia.

Biography

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.

Sources

United States Congress. "Elisha E. Meredith (id: M000647)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded byWilliam H. F. Lee Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia's 8th congressional district1891–1897 Succeeded byJohn F. Rixey

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

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