RUSSELL, Jeremiah, (1786 - 1867)


RUSSELL, Jeremiah, (father of William Fiero Russell), a Representative from New York; born in Saugerties, N.Y., January 26, 1786; received a limited schooling; engaged in mercantile pursuits, the real estate business, and banking; served several times as supervisor; member of the State assembly in 1842; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1844 to the Twenty-ninth Congress; resumed banking; died in Saugerties, Ulster County, N.Y., September 30, 1867; interment in Mountain View Cemetery.