Biography of Everett E. Ellinwood
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EVERETT E. ELLINWOOD, senior member of the law firm of Ellinwood & Ross, and general counsel for Phelps, Dodge & Co. interests in Arizona, was born in Rock Creek, Ashtabula Co., Ohio, July 22, 1862. He is the son of John P. and Cornelia Sperry Ellinwood. Having completed the common school course, he attended Knox College for three years, after which he took the law course at the University of Michigan. Among his classmates there were numbered several men prominent in national affairs. He was admitted to the bar of Illinois in 1889. The following year he came to Arizona, where he has since been prominently identified with his profession and is generally recognized as one of the legal authorities of the State. He was U. S. District Attorney from 1893 to 1898; he was a member of the Constitutional Convention and aided in drafting a large portion of that document, but refused to sign it owing to the provision relating to the recall of the judiciary. He is a Democrat of the conservative type, was a delegate to the National Convention in 1892, and Chairman of the Democratic Territorial Committee for two terms. He is a member of the American Bar Association, of which he was Vice President for several years. He was also delegate to the Universal Congress of Lawyers which met in St. Louis in 1904. Mr. Ellinwood has been General Attorney for the El Paso & Southwestern System and Phelps, Dodge & Co. interests in Arizona since 1906. From 1897 to 1911 he was Commissioner for Promotion of Uniform Laws in the United States. He was married November 17, 1886, to Miss Minnie L. Walkley and to the union have been born two children - Cornelia, a student at Smith College, and Ralph E., who is taking a preparatory course in an Eastern school.

From:
Who's Who in Arizona
Vol 1
Compiled and Published by Jo Conners
Press of The Arizona Daily Star
Tucson, Arizona 1913


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