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Daniel Lindsay RUSSELL

(1845-1908)

RUSSELL, Daniel Lindsay, a Representative from North Carolina; born on Winnabow plantation, Brunswick County, near Wilmington, N.C., on August 7, 1845; received his early education from private teachers and attended the Bingham School in Orange County, N.C.; entered the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, but left upon the outbreak of the Civil War; served as a captain in the Confederate Army; member of the State house of commons 1864-1866; studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1866 and commenced practice in Wilmington, N.C.; judge of the superior courts for the fourth judicial circuit 1868-1874; elected as a delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1871; member of the State house of representatives in 1876; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1876; elected as a Greenbacker to the Forty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1881); was not a candidate for renomination in 1880; Governor of North Carolina 1896-1900; resumed the practice of law and also engaged in agricultural pursuits; died on Belville plantation, near Wilmington, N.C., May 14, 1908; interment in the family burying ground, Hickory Hill, Onslow County, N.C.

Bibliography

Crow, Jeffrey J., and Robert F. Durden. Maverick Republican in the Old North State: A Political Biography of Daniel L. Russell. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1977.

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

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