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Lora Effie Hotchkiss Ellyson
Former Virginia State Senator
March 18, 1919, Richmond, Virginia, United States
Virginia State Senator (1885–1888)
Benjamin Franklin Buchanan
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University of Virginia
James Taylor Ellyson Wikipedia
James Taylor Ellyson (May 20, 1847 – March 18, 1919) was a U.S. political figure from the Commonwealth of Virginia who served in a number of state political positions.
Born in Richmond, Virginia, Ellyson enlisted to fight for the Confederacy in 1863. He attended Columbian College and Richmond College for one term each before attending and graduating from the University of Virginia with a degree in law.
Ellyson began his political career as a member of the Richmond City Council. In his long political career, he went on to serve in the Senate of Virginia, as mayor of Richmond (1888–1894), and for twelve years (1906–1918) as the 20th Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. To date, he is the only Lieutenant Governor of the commonwealth who served for three terms.
Ellyson was also a trustee of Richmond College from 1891–1919, and president of the Board from 1908 through 1919.
Ellyson left office in 1918 and died just over a year later. He is buried in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond.