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

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) 
 
Burial:
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Cambridge
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Grapevine P.
 
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Record added: Aug 15, 2008
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William Eustis Russell
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William Eustis Russell
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