William Eustis Russell

William Eustis Russell

Birth
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 16 Jul 1896 (aged 39)
Pabos, Gaspesie-Iles-de-la-Madeleine Region, Quebec, Canada
Burial Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Grapevine Path, Lot 5330
Memorial ID 29040362 · View Source
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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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  • Find a Grave Memorial 29040362
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Eustis Russell (6 Jan 1857–16 Jul 1896), Find a Grave Memorial no. 29040362, citing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .