|Lawrence Russell Ellzey|
|Member of the United States House of Representatives|
March 15, 1932 – January 3, 1935
|Preceded by||Percy Quin|
|Succeeded by||Dan R. McGehee|
|Born||March 20, 1891|
Wesson, Mississippi, U.S.
|Died||December 7, 1977 (aged 86)|
Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.
|Resting place||Wesson Cemetery, Wesson, Mississippi, U.S.|
Lawrence Russell Ellzey (March 20, 1891 – December 7, 1977) was a U.S. Representative from Mississippi.
Born on a farm near Wesson, Mississippi, Ellzey attended the rural schools and was graduated from Mississippi College at Clinton, A.B., 1912. He attended the University of Chicago in 1927. He became a teacher in the consolidated county schools of Mississippi between 1912 and 1917.
He volunteered as a private in the Quartermaster Corps on December 13, 1917, and served overseas nine months before being discharged as a first lieutenant on February 20, 1919.
Career in education
He served as superintendent of education of Lincoln County, Mississippi from 1920 to 1922. He was a teacher in the agricultural high school in Wesson from 1922 to 1928. He served as president of Copiah-Lincoln Junior College, Wesson, Mississippi from 1928 to 1932.
Career in politics
Ellzey was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second Congress by special election on March 15, 1932, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Percy Quin.
He was reelected to the Seventy-third Congress and served from March 15, 1932 until January 3, 1935. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress.
He later was employed in the life insurance industry. He worked as an executive secretary for the Mississippi Salvage Campaign from 1942-43.
Ellzey died in Jackson, Mississippi on December 7, 1977, aged 86, and was interred in Wesson Cemetery, Wesson, Mississippi.
- Lawrence R. Ellzey at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
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|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's 7th congressional district
Dan R. McGehee
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