Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Oregon Republican League: Elder Photos
Oregon Republican League:Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 48.
ELLIS, HON. WILLIAM R., of Heppner, and Member of Congress for the second district, was born in Montgomery County, Indiana, April 23, 1850. He graduated at the Iowa State University in 1874. He held several municipal offices if Hamburg, Iowa, including that of Mayor. In 1883 he located in the practice of law at Heppner, Oregon. In 1885 he was appointed by Governor Moody Prosecuting Attorney of the Seventh Judicial District, and in 1886 was elected to the same office. In 1888 he was again elected. In 1892 he received the Republican nomination as the first Representative of the Second Congressional District, and was elected. He was again nominated and elected in 1894, and this year has received the nomination for the third time. He is a firm protectionist and an earnest worker for the interest of Oregon.