Born in Saybrook, Connecticut, Ely completed preparatory studies. He studied medicine, and practiced in Coxsackie, New York. He served as member of the State assembly in 1806 and 1812. He was one of the organizers of the New York State and Greene County Medical Societies in 1807 and also of the Albany Female Academy.
He resumed the practice of medicine. He died in Coxsackie, New York, August 20, 1849. He was interred in Old Coxsackie Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "John Ely (id: E000166)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
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| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from New York's 8th congressional district
Jacob Houck, Jr.
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