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Lawrence Russell Ellzey
Birth: Mar. 20, 1891
Copiah County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Dec. 7, 1977
Jackson
Hinds County
Mississippi, USA

U.S. Congressman. He graduated from Mississippi College, in 1912, attended the University of Chicago in 1927 and was a teacher in the consolidated county schools of Mississippi, (1912-17). During World War I, he served overseas as a First Lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps, US Army. After the war, he served as superintendent of education of Lincoln County, Mississippi, (1920-22), teacher of agricultural at Mississippi High School, (1922-28) and was president of Copiah-Lincoln Junior College, (1928-32). In 1932, he was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second Congress, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Percy E. Quin and reelected to the Seventy-third Congress, serving until 1935. An unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination, he engaged in the life insurance business and was executive secretary for the Mississippi Salvage Campaign, (1942-43). (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Ruth Ratcliff Ellzey (1898 - 1980)*
 
 Children:
  Clyde Ellzey (1928 - 1984)*
 
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Burial:
Wesson Cemetery
Wesson
Copiah County
Mississippi, USA
 
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Record added: Nov 14, 2002
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