James Edwin Ellerbe
J. Edwin Ellerbe photographed by C. M. Bell Studio
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from South Carolina's 6th district
March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1913
|Preceded by||Robert B. Scarborough|
|Succeeded by||J. Willard Ragsdale|
|Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives|
|Born||January 12, 1867|
Sellers, South Carolina
|Died||October 24, 1916 (aged 49)|
Asheville, North Carolina
|Resting place||Sellers, South Carolina|
|Alma mater||Wofford College|
University of South Carolina
Born in Sellers, South Carolina, Ellerbe attended Pine Hill Academy and the University of South Carolina at Columbia. He graduated from Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina, in 1887, where he was a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity. He engaged in agricultural pursuits. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1894-1896. He served as delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1895.
Ellerbe was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-ninth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1913). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1912. He resumed his agricultural pursuits. He died in Asheville, North Carolina, October 24, 1916. He was interred in the family burial ground near Sellers, South Carolina.
- United States Congress. "J. Edwin Ellerbe (id: E000113)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Robert B. Scarborough
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 6th congressional district
J. Willard Ragsdale