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Ellis Henry Roberts (September 30, 1827 - January 8, 1918) was a United States Representative from New Yorkmarker and 20th Treasurer of the United States.

Roberts was born in Uticamarker, Oneida Countymarker, New Yorkmarker on September 30, 1827. He attended the common schools and the Whitestown Seminary and graduated from Yale College in 1850. He served as principal of Utica Free Academy in 1850 and 1851 and became editor and proprietor of the Utica Morning Herald 1851 - 1889. A delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1864, 1868, and 1876; member of the New York State Assembly in 1866; elected as a Republican to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1871 - March 3, 1875); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress; resumed his former newspaper activities in Utica, N.Y.; Assistant Treasurer of the United States 1889 - 1893; president of the Franklin National Bank of New York Citymarker 1893 - 1897; appointed Treasurer of the United States on July 1, 1897, and served until June 30, 1905, when he resigned; again engaged in banking; died in Utica, N.Y., January 8, 1918; interment in Forest Hill Cemeterymarker in Utica.

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