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John RUSS

(1767-1833)

RUSS, John, a Representative from Connecticut; was born in Ipswich, Mass., on October 29, 1767; completed preparatory studies; moved to Hartford, Conn.; engaged in mercantile pursuits; elected as a Republican to the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Congresses (March 4, 1819-March 3, 1823); was not a candidate for reelection in 1823; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1823 to the state house of representatives; elected to the state house of representatives in 1824; elected judge of the Hartford Probate Court in 1824 and served until 1830; resumed his former business pursuits; died in Hartford, Conn., June 22, 1833; interment in the Old North Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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