John Russell (September 7, 1772 - August 2, 1842) was a United States Representative
from New York. Born in Branford, Connecticut, he attended the public school,
moved to New York State, studied medicine, and practiced a short time in
Cooperstown, New York. He was county clerk of Otsego County from 1801 to 1804,
and was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Ninth and Tenth Congresses,
holding office from March 4, 1805 to March 3, 1809. He was a presidential
elector on the DeWitt Clinton ticket in 1812. He engaged in mercantile pursuits
and died in Cooperstown in 1842; interment was in Christ Churchyard.