Indian statesman; born in London Jan. 24, 1823; died at Savoy June 20, 1887; son of S. H. Ellis, for some time treasurer of the Great Synagogue, London. After matriculating at the University of London in 1839, he had a distinguished career at Haileybury College, and then entered the civil service of the Bombay presidency, in which he remained for thirty-three years, being employed mainly in the revenue branch of the administration.

His various appointments culminated in his being nominated in 1862 an additional member, and in 1865 an ordinary member, of the Bombay council, Five years later he was promoted to the viceroy's council. In 1875 Ellis returned to England and was made K.C.S.I. and a member of the Indian council in London, from which he retired in 1885. On his return he was likewise elected a vice-president of the Anglo-Jewish Association, chairman and later vice-president of the council of Jews' College, and vice-president of the United Synagogue.

  • Voice of Jacob, July, 1843;
  • Times (London), June 24, 1887;
  • Times of India, June 27, 1887.
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