Early life and education
Following this, Ely commenced practice in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Ely served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1801–1803.
Ely married Abigail Bliss about November 1, 1803.
Ely was again a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1814 and 1816.
Ely died on October 9, 1817, in Springfield, Massachusetts; his wife survived him but died in 1827. They are buried in Springfield Cemetery.
This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.
- Dexter, Franklin Bowditch (1907), Biographical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College With Annals of the College History Vol. IV, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, p. 541.
- United States Congress. "William Ely (id: E000168)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- William Ely entry at The Political Graveyard
- William Ely at Find a Grave and also here
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 5th congressional district
March 4, 1805 – March 4, 1815
Elijah H. Mills