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Glenn W. (Jack) Ellard Papers

Glenn W. (Jack) Ellard Papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Glenn W. (Jack) Ellard Papers
Creator: Ellard, Glenn W.
Inclusive Dates: 1921-2001
Bulk Dates: 1970-1991
Language(s): English
Extent: 4 box(es) (2.5 linear feet)
Collection Number: RBRL351
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: Glenn W. (Jack) Ellard (1912-2001) served as Clerk of the Georgia House of Representatives (1959-1991). His papers document his career, World War II service, and family, and includes correspondence, clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, awards, and militaria.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Glenn Wilson (Jack) Ellard was born on October 27, 1912, in Cornelia, Habersham County, Georgia, to William and Ida Ellard. He was a 1929 graduate of Cornelia High School, attended Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia (1931-1933), and received his law degree from the University of Georgia (1935). He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served as Provost Marshall in post-war Germany. Ellard married the former Edna Kemmish Reeves on November 10, 1946. That same year, he and John E. Frankum formed the law firm Frankum and Ellard, which later became Adams, Ellard & Frankum, P.C. He served as Solicitor for the Court of Habersham County (1950-1957) and as Georgia State Senator for the 31st District (1957-1958). He was appointed Clerk of the Georgia House of Representatives in 1959 and served until retiring in 1991. In 1960 and 1964, Ellard served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. He was a member and deacon of Cornelia First Baptist Church and held membership in the Kiwanis Club, Phi Delta Phi, Phi Kappa Phi, the Gridiron Society, the Mason s, and the Shriners. Ellard died on March 6, 2001 at the age of 88

Source: "Obituary: 'Jack' Ellard," Athens Daily News, 7 March 2001.

Scope and Content

The Glenn W. (Jack) Ellard Papers document, to varying degrees, Ellard's tenure as Clerk of the Georgia House of Representatives, his service in World War II, his college years, and his youth and family in Habersham County. The papers include correspondence, clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, awards, and militaria.

Organization and Arrangement

The papers are arranged by type and in chronological order.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation

Glenn W. (Jack) Ellard Papers, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Copyright Information

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Conditions Governing Use

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding Aid prepared by Mat Darby, 2015.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Ellard, Glenn W.
Georgia -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Habersham County (Ga.)
Southern Legislative Conference, Council of State Governments.

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11-4[Southern Legislative Conference Delegation: Taiwan Trip], 1977-1978
15[Southern Legislative Conference Delegation: Soviet Union Trip], 1982
16[Correspondence], 1960-1999
17-8[Clippings], 1931, 1986-2001
19[Clippings and Photographs (photocopies)], 1940s-1990s
110Ellard Family History, 2001
111[Funeral Information], 2001
112Photographs. W. B. Ellard, Sr. and Family, 1929, 1948
113Photographs: Jack Ellard, 1920s-1940s
114Photographs: Jack Ellard serving as Clerk, House of Representatives [includes Tom Murphy, George Busbee, Joe Frank Harris and members of the Georgia General Assembly], 1970s-1980s
115Photographs: Governors Vandiver, Sanders and Harris, 1960s-1980s
116Photographs: Glenn W. Ellard Appreciation Day, 1986
117Photographs: Jack and Edna Ellard, 1980s-1990s
2Photograph: Jack Ellard with Nevada Governor Paul Laxalt and group, circa 1970
2Photograph: Jack Ellard in front of Georgia State Capitol, circa 1978
3Photograph album: Ellard attending college and serving in World War II, 1930s-1940s
3Scrapbook: Georgia Legislature and China, 1978-1980
3Scrapbook: Glenn W. Ellard Appreciation Day, 1986
3U.S. Army garrison cap, medals and regalia, 1940s
3Democratic National Convention Delegate badge, 1960
3Clerk, House of Representatives identification and wallet, 1973
4Clerk, House of Representatives granite desk placard , undated
4Governor Lamartine G. Hardman Democratic Service Award presented by the Northeast Georgia Democrats, 1997 September 27
2Resolutions and awards [Georgia House of Representatives, legal career and civic involvement], 1934-1991