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Robert Brown Elliott
Birth: Aug. 11, 1842
Liverpool
Merseyside, England
Death: Aug. 9, 1884
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA

U.S. Congressman. Immigrating to America, he was working as a journalist and served in the US Navy during the Civil War. After the war, he studied law, was as admitted to the bar and proceeded to practice law in Columbia, South Carolina, in 1867. He was a member of the South Carolina State House of Representatives, (1868-1870) and was the first African American Commanding General of South Carolina National Guard, (1869-71). In 1871, he was elected as a Republican to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses, serving until his resignation in 1874. He was a member of the South Carolina State House of Representatives, (1874-76), then relocated to Louisiana, in 1881 and practiced law until his death at age 41. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 

Cause of death: Malaria
 
Burial:
Saint Louis Cemetery Number 2
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: K
Record added: Nov 07, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8068395
Robert Brown Elliott
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A brave man and a gifted public speaker. Rest in Peace.
- jeff
 Added: Oct. 10, 2016

- Kay Love
 Added: Aug. 11, 2015

- Kay Love
 Added: Aug. 10, 2015
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