ELLIOTT, Douglas Hemphill, (1921 - 1960)


Campaign card (detail), 1960, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

ELLIOTT, Douglas Hemphill, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., June 3, 1921; attended the schools of Philadelphia, Pa., and graduated from Haverford School in 1938; attended the University of Virginia at Charlottesville 1938-1940; served in the United States Navy from 1941 until discharged as a chief petty officer in 1945; worked for insurance companies, 1945-1952; director of public relations of the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, Pa., 1950-1952; vice president of Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pa., 1952-1960; elected in November 1956 to the State senate and served until elected to Congress; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Richard M. Simpson and served from April 26, 1960, until his death in Horse Valley, Franklin County, Pa., June 19, 1960; interment in Falling Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Chambersburg, Pa.