MCELROY, Joseph

1831–1907

Biography

MCELROY, Joseph, a Postmaster from Ohio; born in Oak Grove, Meigs County, Ohio, April 13, 1831; United States Army, 1861–1864; sheriff, Meigs County, Ohio; member of the Ohio state house of representatives, 1890–1893; business owner; elected Postmaster of the United States House of Representatives for the Fifty-fourth Congress and for the five succeeding Congresses, and served until his death on August 21, 1907 (December 2, 1895–August 21, 1907); died on August 21, 1907, in Delaware, Ohio; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Racine, Ohio.

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