William A. Russell (New York)
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William A. Russell was an American politician from New York.
He was the son of Congressman David Abel Russell and Alida (Lansing) Russell.
He was Sheriff of Washington County from 1850 to 1852.
Union General David Allen Russell was his brother.
- DEATH LIST OF A DAY in NYT on May 25, 1897, his son's (also named William A. Russell) obit
- Harper's Magazine telling an anecdote of Russell's trip south to take up his duties at the State Prison
- The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (pages 46 and 409; Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858)
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