William Elliott, (R6) Philadelphia County 1878-1880
William Elliott, born Ireland, March 2, 1816; graduated, Goodfellow’s Private School, 1832; marble-cutter; tax collector, city of Philadelphia; prison inspector, Philadelphia (1852-1854); elected, delegate, National Republican Convention, Chicago (1860); member, Philadelphia Gas Trust; elected, common council, city of Philadelphia (1866); elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1870 term; reelected, 1871, 1872 and 1873 terms; elected, Speaker (1872-1873); not a candidate for reelection, (1873); elected, sheriff, Philadelphia County (1873-1876); elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1878-1880); wife, four daughters and one son, died while in office of the Senate, Bright's disease; residence; October 29, 1880 city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:
Member, Philadelphia Gas Trust.
Elected, delegate, National Republican Convention, Chicago, 1860.
Elected, common council, city of Philadelphia, 1866.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1870 term; reelected, 1871, 1872 and 1873 terms; elected, Speaker (1872-1873); not a candidate for reelection, 1873.
Elected, sheriff, Philadelphia County, 1873-1876.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate 6th district, Philadelphia County, 1878-1880, member, Banks, Corporations and New Counties and County Seats Committees.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:
Smull’s Legislative Hand Book, (1879) Smull, J.A., Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 662, 704 and 710-712.