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William RUSSELL

(1782-1845)

RUSSELL, William, a Representative from Ohio; born in Ireland in 1782; immigrated to the United States and settled in West Union, Ohio; received a limited schooling; held several local offices; member of the State house of representatives in 1809, 1810, and 1811-1813; served in the State senate 1819-1821; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twentieth, Twenty-first, and Twenty-second Congresses (March 4, 1827-March 3, 1833); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1832 to the Twenty-third Congress; moved to Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio; was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843); was not a candidate for renomination in 1842; retired to his farm on Scioto Brush Creek, where he died September 28, 1845; interment in the old section of Rushtown Cemetery, Rushtown, Scioto County, Ohio.

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

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