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Ernest William Roberts (November 22, 1858February 27, 1924) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusettsmarker.

Born in East Madison, Maine, Roberts attended the public schools in Chelsea, Massachusettsmarker.He was graduated from Highland Military Academy, Worcester, Massachusettsmarker, in 1877, and from the law school of Boston Universitymarker.He was admitted to the bar in 1881 and commenced practice in Boston.He served as member of the city council of Chelsea in 1887 and 1888.He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1894 and 1896.He served in the State senate in 1897 and 1898.

Roberts was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1917).He served as chairman of the Committee on Private Land Claims (Sixty-first Congress).He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1916.After retiring from public life practiced law in Washington, D.C.marker, until his death on February 27, 1924.He was interred in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, Massachusettsmarker.



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