Edward Russell (Maine)

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Edward Russell (1782–1835) served as Maine's Secretary of State and was a brigadier general.

Edward Russell was born on August 31, 1782 in Portland, Maine to Dr. Edward Russell and Hannah Clark Russell. He served as a justice of the peace and quorum, represented the town of North Yarmouth, Maine in the general court and was elected as an overseer of Bowdoin College. Starting in 1815 Russell was commissioned a brigadier general in the militia. He served as director of the U.S. Branch Bank in 1829 and became secretary of state of Maine in 1830 and 1831. Russell also served as corresponding secretary of the Maine Historical Society and in 1833 delivered the centennial address on of the settlement of North Yarmouth. Russell died in North Yarmouth on November 29, 1835.

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