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William Eustis Russell
Birth: Jan. 6, 1857
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jul. 16, 1896
Quebec, Canada

Massachusetts Governor. In 1891, at the age of 34, Russell became the youngest governor in the history of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Prior to that, he attended Harvard University and Boston University and practiced law. He also served as mayor of Cambridge. While governor, he pushed for labor law reforms, encouraged preservation of open spaces, eliminated the poll tax, and supported the inheritance tax. Russell, a Democrat, served three one year terms and declined to run again in 1893. Given his death at age 39, Russell is also the shortest-lived Massachusetts governor. (bio by: Thomas J Fraser) 
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  Charles Theodore Russell (1815 - 1896)
  Sarah Elizabeth Ballister Russell (1817 - 1897)
  Charles Theodore Russell (1851 - 1903)*
  Joseph Ballister Russell (1852 - 1929)*
  William Eustis Russell (1857 - 1896)
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Mount Auburn Cemetery
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Grapevine Path, Lot 5330
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Thomas J Fraser
Record added: Aug 15, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29040362
William Eustis Russell
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William Eustis Russell
Added by: Thomas J Fraser
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