Lyman A. Ellis

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State Senator
Republican
Lawyer
Clinton
26
01/13/1896 - 01/09/1898
22

Senator from Clinton county, is a native of Vermont. In 1855, having completed his law course and attained his majority, he was admitted to the bar, and came west, stopping temporarily at different places in Wisconsin and Kansas, and finally settling permanently in Clinton county, Iowa, in 1861. In 1863 he was elected district attorney of the seventh judicial district, comprising the counties of Muscatine, Scott, Clinton and Jackson, and continued in that office until 1880. Mr. Ellis is well known in central eastern Iowa as a successful advocate and trial lawyer. His practice in the federal courts has been considerable and in the supreme court of Iowa as extensive as any lawyer of his locality, if not equal to any practitioner before that tribunal. In view of his recent successful campaign in a county with a Democratic majority of 3,000 at the last preceding election it is unnecessary to state that he enjoys the love and respect of the people of his county. His political baptism was in the Republican party and ever since he has abided in the faith, though always conservative, and liberal toward those of different party affiliations. Since he left the judicial office which he filled so long and satisfactorily for all, he has declined all nominations until last fall, when he was urged to accept the candidacy for State Senator. This he did and by making speeches in nearly every township in the county he contributed largely to the success of the entire Republican county ticket. Mr. Ellis is a tall, spare gentleman without striking or commanding personal presence, but is kindly, conciliating bearing and uprightness of conduct and character, and clear views of all varied affairs of life, gradually attract toward him warm personal friends and the universal respect of his fellow citizens. He was raised a Methodist, but his wife being of the Episcopolian faith, he has maintained a decided allegiance without excessive loyalty to any denominational shrine. He has no special objects of legislation except the rational wants of his constituents. Generally he is for the cardinal principles of the Republican party as manifested in recent platform utterances.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
No Photo
State Senator
Republican
Lawyer
Clinton
25
01/08/1894 - 01/12/1896
22

Senator from Clinton County, is a native of Vermont. In 1855, having completed his law course and attained his majority, he was admitted to the bar, and came west, stopping temporarily at different places in Wisconsin and Kansas, and finally settling permanently in Clinton county, Iowa, in 1861. In 1863 he was elected district attorney of the seventh judicial district, comprising the counties of Muscatine, Scott, Clinton and Jackson, and continued in that office until 1880. Mr. Ellis is well known in central eastern Iowa as a successful advocate and trial lawyer. His practice in the federal courts has been considerable and in the supreme court of Iowa as extensive as any lawyer of his locality, if not equal to any practitioner before that tribunal. In view of his recent successful campaign in a county with a Democratic majority of 3,000 at the last preceding election it is unnecessary to state that he enjoys the love and respect of the people of his county. His political baptism was in the Republican party and ever since he has abided in the faith, though always conservative, and liberal toward those of different party affiliations. Since he left the judicial office which he filled so long and satisfactorily for all, he has declined all nominations until last fall, when he was urged to accept the candidacy for State Senator. This he did and by making speeches in nearly every township in the county he contributed largely to the success of the entire Republican county ticket. Mr. Ellis is a tall, spare gentleman without striking or commanding personal presence, but is kindly, conciliating bearing and uprightness of conduct and character, and clear views of all varied affairs of life, gradually attract toward him warm personal friends and the universal respect of his fellow citizens. He was raised a Methodist, but his wife being of the Episcopolian faith, he has maintained a decided allegiance without excessive loyalty to any denominational shrine. He has no special objects of legislation except the rational wants of his constituents. Generally he is for the cardinal principles of the Republican party as manifested in recent platform utterances.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources