Frederick D. Ely

Frederick David Ely
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1885  March 3, 1887
Preceded by Theodore Lyman
Succeeded by Edward Burnett
Member of the Massachusetts Senate
In office
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born Wrentham, Massachusetts
September 24, 1838
Died Dedham, Massachusetts
August 6, 1921 (aged 82)
Resting place Old Parish Cemetery
Political party Republican
Alma mater Brown University

Frederick David Ely (September 24, 1838 – August 6, 1921) was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Wrentham, Massachusetts.

Ely attended Day’s Academy and graduated from Brown University in 1859. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice at Dedham. He was a trial justice, was elected a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and served in the Massachusetts State Senate. He was also a member of the Dedham school committee.

Ely was elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1887). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1886 to the Fiftieth Congress and resumed the practice of law,and did serve as justice of the Municipal Court of Boston 1888-1914.

He died in Dedham on August 6, 1921 and was buried in Old Parish Cemetery.


    United States House of Representatives
    Preceded by
    Theodore Lyman
    Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
    from Massachusetts's 9th congressional district

    Succeeded by
    Edward Burnett
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