ELLIOTT, Alfred James

1895–1973

Biography

ELLIOTT, Alfred James, a Representative from California; born in Guinda, Yolo County, Calif., June 1, 1895; moved with his parents to Winters, Calif., in 1901 and to Tulare, Calif., in 1910; attended the public schools; engaged in farming and livestock raising; owned and published a newspaper; chairman of the board of supervisors of Tulare County 1933-1937; served on the California State Safety Council in 1936; member of the California Supervisor Association of the State welfare board in 1935 and 1936; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth Congress, by special election May 4, 1937, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Henry E. Stubbs; reelected to the five succeeding Congresses and served from May 4, 1937, to January 3, 1949; was not a candidate for renomination in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress; was president of Tulare Daily News; farmer and livestock breeder; retired in 1965 and resided in Tulare, Calif., until his death there January 17, 1973; interment in Tulare Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Wisconsin Historical Society
Archives Division

Madison, WI
Papers: In the Raymond Robins Papers, 1878-1954, 19.8 cubic feet. The papers include documentation regarding work in the Young Men's Christian Association with A. J. Elliott.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Huddleston, Eugene L. "Indians and Literature of the Federalist Era: The Case of James Elliot." New England Quarterly 44 (June 1971): 221-37.

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