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Ellis H. Roberts


Treasurer of the United States
In office
July 1, 1897 – June 30, 1905
Preceded by D.N. Morgan
Succeeded by Charles H. Treat

Member of the U.S. House of
Representatives
from New York's 21st & 22nd district
In office
March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1875
Preceded by Alexander H. Bailey, William E. Lansing
Succeeded by Clinton L. Merriam, George A. Bagley

Born September 30, 1827
Utica, New York
Died January 8, 1918
Utica, New York
Political party Republican

Ellis Henry Roberts (September 30, 1827 - January 8, 1918) was a United States Representative from New York and 20th Treasurer of the United States.

Roberts was born in Utica, Oneida County, New York on September 30, 1827. He attended the common schools and the Whitestown Seminary and graduated from Yale College in 1850. He served as principal of Utica Free Academy in 1850 and 1851 and became editor and proprietor of the Utica Morning Herald 1851 - 1889. A delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1864, 1868, and 1876; member of the New York State Assembly in 1866; elected as a Republican to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1871 - March 3, 1875); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress; resumed his former newspaper activities in Utica, N.Y.; Assistant Treasurer of the United States 1889 - 1893; president of the Franklin National Bank of New York City 1893 - 1897; appointed Treasurer of the United States on July 1, 1897, and served until June 30, 1905, when he resigned; again engaged in banking; died in Utica, N.Y., January 8, 1918; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery in Utica.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Alexander H. Bailey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 21st congressional district

1871 - 1873
Succeeded by
Clinton L. Merriam
Preceded by
William E. Lansing
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 22nd congressional district

1873 - 1875
Succeeded by
George A. Bagley
Political offices
Preceded by
D.N. Morgan
Treasurer of the United States
1897 - 1905
Succeeded by
Charles H. Treat
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