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Leslie W. RUSSELL

(1840-1903)

RUSSELL, Leslie W., a Representative from New York; born in Canton, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., April 15, 1840; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1861 and commenced practice in Canton; delegate to the state constitutional convention of 1867; district attorney of St. Lawrence County in 1869; member of the board of regents of the University of the state of New York 1878-1891; county judge of St. Lawrence County 1877-1881; attorney general of New York 1881-1883; practiced law in New York City 1883-1891; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-second Congress and served until September 11, 1891, when he resigned, having been elected justice of the supreme court of the state of New York; resigned as justice on October 1, 1902; died in New York City on February 3, 1903; interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Canton, N.Y.

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

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