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Hugh Mcmaster Russ, American lawyer.


Russ, Hugh Mcmaster was born on January 2, 1900 in Buffalo. Son of Harvey Wheeler and Daisy Madeleine (Brown) Russ.


Student Kent (Connecticut) School, 1911-1917. Bachelor of Arts, Lafayette College, 1922. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard, 1925.


; children—Hugh McMaster, Junior, Margaret Askew. Married 3d, Frances L. Barrell, March 17, 1961. Admitted to New York bar, 1925, later practiced in Buffalo, member Hodgson, Russ, Andrews, Woods & Goodyear 1946-1971.

Instructor law Millard Fillmore College, U. Buffalo, 1928-1942, lecturer fire insurance, 1935-1940. Vice-president, director Truscott-Woodward Elec. Company, Inc.; secretary, director Richard L. Wood & Company.

Director Armstrong-Roth-Cady Company, South Buffalo Railway Company, Conemaugh & Black Lick Railroad Company, Patapsco & Back Rivers Railroad Company, Philadelphia, Bethlehem & New England Railroad Company, Steelton & Highspire Railroad Company.


Member appellate div. 4th department commission on character and fitness Supreme Court Town board Town Genesee Falls, New York. Member Genesee State Park Commission.

Board of directors Boys. Served as private United States.M.C., 1918-1919. Fellow American College of Trial Lawyers, American Bar Foundation American Judicature Society.

Member International Association Arson Investigators, American, New York State and Erie Company (past president) bar associations, Buffalo Council World Affairs (Executive Committee, president), Newcomen Society, Chi Phi. Republican (committeeman). Mason.; Clubs: Lawyers (past president), Insurance Field (past president).

Rotary (director), Saturn (dean, director), Midday (Buffalo).


Married Anne L. Humphreys, March 26, 1927 (divorced 1939).; married 3d, Frances L. Barrell, March 17, 1961. Children: Hugh McMaster, Junior.

Harvey Wheeler Russ

Daisy Madeleine (Brown) Russ

Anne L. Humphreys

Frances L. Barrell

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