William A. Russell

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William Augustus Russell (April 22, 1831 – January 10, 1899) was a United States Representative from Massachusetts.

Russell was born in Wells River, Vermont. He pursued an academic course in Franklin, New Hampshire, Russell engaged in the manufacture of paper in Exeter, New Hampshire in 1852. He moved to Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1852, where he continued in that business. He served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1869.

He was a delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1868 and 1876, and was elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth, Forty-seventh, and Forty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1885). After finishing his time in office, he redevoted his time to the manufacture of paper. Russell died in Boston.

His interment was in Bellevue Cemetery in Lawrence.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Benjamin Butler
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 7th congressional district

March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1883
Succeeded by
Eben F. Stone
Preceded by
John W. Candler
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 8th congressional district

March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
Succeeded by
Charles Herbert Allen