Leven H. Ellis

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Leven Handy Ellis
15th Lieutenant Governor of Alabama
In office
January 19, 1943 – January 20, 1947
GovernorChauncey Sparks
Preceded byAlbert A. Carmichael
Succeeded byJames C. Inzer
Member of the Alabama Legislature
In office
Member of the Alabama Senate
In office
Personal details
Born(1881-04-06)April 6, 1881
Nixburg, Alabama
DiedJanuary 4, 1968(1968-01-04) (aged 86)
Political partyDemocratic

Leven Handy Ellis (April 6, 1881 – January 4, 1968) was an American politician who served as the 15th lieutenant governor of Alabama from 1943 to 1947.

Ellis was born in Nixburg, in Coosa County, Alabama. He obtained a B.Ped. degree from Troy Normal School in 1907, and a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1909. Ellis practiced law in Columbiana, Alabama. He served as a state senator from 1927 to 1931, a representative in the Alabama Legislature from 1936 to 1943, and a mayor of Columbiana for two terms.[1] In 1948, Ellis served as an Alabama delegate at the Democratic National Convention. After Hubert Humphrey's address, Ellis led 13 members of the Alabama delegation (that was also joined by the entire Mississippi delegation) in a walkout, leading to the creation of the short-lived Dixiecrat political party.[2]


  1. ^ "Alabama Department of Archives and History: Ala. Lieutenant Governor Levan H. Ellis". Archived from the original on 2007-08-07. Retrieved 2007-07-18.
  2. ^ Pietrusza, David (2011). 1948: Harry Truman's Improbable Victory and the Year That Transformed America. New York, New York: Union Square Press. p. 237. ISBN 978-1-4027-6748-7.

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Political offices
Preceded by Lieutenant Governor of Alabama
Succeeded by