John E. Russell

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John E. Russell
John Edwards Russell.png
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 10th district
In office
March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1889
Preceded byWilliam W. Rice
Succeeded byJoseph H. Walker
Personal details
BornJanuary 20, 1834
Greenfield, Massachusetts
DiedOctober 28, 1903(1903-10-28) (aged 69)
Leicester, Massachusetts
Resting placePine Grove Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic

John Edwards Russell (January 20, 1834 – October 28, 1903) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.

Born in Greenfield, Massachusetts, Russell was instructed by private tutors. He returned to Massachusetts and became interested in mail transportation west of the Mississippi River and in steamship lines on the Pacific coast. He engaged in agricultural pursuits.

Russell was elected secretary of the Massachusetts State Board of Agriculture in 1880. He was reelected five times.

Russell was elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth (March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1889). He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1892. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Massachusetts in 1893 and 1894. He served as member of the Deep Waterways Commission. He died in Leicester, Massachusetts, October 28, 1903. He was interred in Pine Grove Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "John E. Russell (id: R000530)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
William Russell
Democratic nominee for Governor of Massachusetts
1893, 1894
Succeeded by
George F. Williams
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William W. Rice
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 10th congressional district

March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1889
Succeeded by
Joseph H. Walker