John Russell (New York)

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John Russell (September 7, 1772 – August 2, 1842) was a United States Representative from New York. Born in Branford, Connecticut, he attended the public school, moved to New York State, studied medicine, and practiced a short time in Cooperstown, New York. He was county clerk of Otsego County from 1801 to 1804, and was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Ninth and Tenth Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1805 to March 3, 1809. He was a presidential elector on the DeWitt Clinton ticket in 1812. He engaged in mercantile pursuits and died in Cooperstown in 1842. His interment was located at its Christ Episcopal Churchyard.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Erastus Root
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 14th congressional district

Succeeded by
Vincent Mathews