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William Augustus RUSSELL

(1831-1899)

RUSSELL, William Augustus, a Representative from Massachusetts; born at Wells River, Orange County, Vt., April 22, 1831; pursued an academic course in Franklin, N.H.; engaged in the manufacture of paper in Exeter, N.H., in 1852; moved to Lawrence, Mass., in 1852, where he continued in that business; member of the State house of representatives in 1869; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1868 and 1876; elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth, Forty-seventh, and Forty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1885); after leaving Congress devoted his time to the manufacture of paper; died in Boston, Mass., January 10, 1899; interment in Bellevue Cemetery, Lawrence, Essex County, Mass.

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

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