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Charles Addison RUSSELL

(1852-1902)

RUSSELL, Charles Addison, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Worcester, Mass., March 2, 1852; attended the public schools; was graduated from Yale College in 1873; city editor of the Worcester Press 1873-1879 and associate editor of the Worcester Spy in 1879 and 1880; moved to Killingly, Conn., in 1879 and engaged in the manufacture of woolen products; aide-de-camp on the staff of Gov. Hobart B. Bigelow in 1881; member of the State house of representatives in 1883; secretary of state of Connecticut in 1885 and 1886; was elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1887, until his death; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of War (Fifty-seventh Congress); had been renominated as the Republican candidate for reelection in 1902; died in Killingly, Conn., October 23, 1902; interment in the High Street Cemetery, Dayville, Killingly, Conn.

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

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