Definition of Ellsworth, Oliver in US English:

Ellsworth, Oliver

proper noun

  • (1745–1807), US chief justice 1796–1800. As members of the Continental Congress, he and Roger Sherman authored the Connecticut Compromise of 1787, which established the system of two US senators per state, regardless of state population. Prior to his appointment to the Court by President Washington, he was a US senator from Connecticut 1789–96.

Pronunciation

Ellsworth, Oliver

/ˈelzwərTH/