Wednesday, December 26, 2007
ELLIOTT, ROBERT B.
ELLIOTT, ROBERT B. Born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1842, Robert B. Elliott was educated in England, first at High Holborn Academy in London and subsequently at Eton, from which he graduated with honors. Upon his return to the United States, he settled in South Carolina, becoming editor of the Charleston Leader. In 1868, Elliott was elected to the lower house of the South Carolina state legislature. Subsequently, he won election to the United States House of Representatives, a position he held between 1871-75. Elliott died in New Orleans on August 9, 1884.