Ellis Henry Roberts was a journalist, financier and a Republican politician from New York. He served as the U.S. Representative from New York (1871-75). President Benjamin Harrison appointed Roberts as assistant treasurer of the United States for the subtreasury in New York (1889-93). He then became president of the Franklin National Bank of New York City (1893-97). President William McKinley appointed Roberts treasurer of the United States in 1897, and he continued to serve in that position during Theodore Roosevelt's presidency until 1905


Ellis Henry Roberts

ALS, 2pp. Mar 11, 1874, to H.L. Lamb, Printed House of Representative, Washington, D. C. Letterhead ref to political election or appointments My Dear Lamb: A movement is on foot in the House to get the delegation to sustain R. Holland Drell for Hall’s place. How many are committed, I do not know. Several are not. If Troy should he …between Townsend and Forsyth, would not the depart of both be inevitable! H. Boardman Smith would not be a bad selection. I would not take the place. C M. D… of Utica would not refuse it. A host of names will be presented. May the best man win. Yours Very Truly, Elllis H. Roberts H.L Lamb, Esq. Do you go with the Watertown lines?
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