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Jonathan Russell

Jonathan Russell, American congressman, diplomat. member Massachusetts, Constitutional Convention, 1820; member United States House of Representatives (Democrat) from Massachusetts, 17th Congress, 1821-1823.

Background

  • Russell, Jonathan was born on February 27, 1771 in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Son of Jonathan and Abigail (Russell) Russell.

  • Education

    • Graduate with highest honors, Rhode Island College (now Brown U.), 1791.

    Career

    • Engaged in merc. business, 1791-1810. Appointed by Madison as charge d’affaires Paris (France), 1810, charge d’affaires England, 1811. A peace commissioner to negotiate and conclude treaty of peace with Great Britain.

      United States minister to Sweden and Norway, Stockholm, 1814-1818, elected to Massachusetts General Court, 1820. Member Massachusetts, Constitutional Convention, 1820. Member United States House of Representatives (Democrat) from Massachusetts, 17th Congress, 1821-1823.

    Membership

    Member Massachusetts, Constitutional Convention, 1820. Member United States House of Representatives (Democrat) from Massachusetts, 17th Congress, 1821-1823.

    Connections

    • Married Sylvia Ammidon, April.; married second, Lydia Smith, April.
    • father: Jonathan Russell
    • mother: Abigail (Russell) Russell
    • spouses: Sylvia Ammidon
    • Lydia Smith
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    Died February 17, 1832
    (aged 60)
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