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Jeremiah RUSSELL

(1786-1867)

RUSSELL, Jeremiah, a Representative from New York; born in Saugerties, N.Y., January 26, 1786; received a limited schooling; engaged in mercantile pursuits, the real estate business, and banking; served several times as supervisor; member of the State assembly in 1842; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1844 to the Twenty-ninth Congress; resumed banking; died in Saugerties, Ulster County, N.Y., September 30, 1867; interment in Mountain View Cemetery.

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

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