David Abel Russell

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David Abel Russell (1780 – November 24, 1861) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

He was born in Petersburg, New York and trained as a lawyer and practiced in Salem, New York. He was appointed Justice of the Peace in 1807. He was District Attorney of the Fourth District from 1813 to 1815. He was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1816, 1830 and 1833.

He was elected to Congress as an anti-Jacksonian and later became a Whig. He served three terms in Congress from March 4, 1835 to March 3, 1841.

He died in Salem and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery.

His sons were David Allen Russell, a Union general killed in action, and William A. Russell.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry C. Martindale
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 12th congressional district

March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1841
Succeeded by
Bernard Blair