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John RUSSELL

(1772-1842)

RUSSELL, John, a Representative from New York; born in Branford, Conn., September 7, 1772; attended the public school; moved to New York State; studied medicine and practiced a short time in Cooperstown, N.Y.; county clerk of Otsego County 1801-1804; elected as a Republican to the Ninth and Tenth Congresses (March 4, 1805-March 3, 1809); presidential elector on the Clinton ticket in 1812; engaged in mercantile pursuits; died in Cooperstown, Otsego County, N.Y., August 2, 1842; interment in Christ Churchyard.

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

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