Charles Theodore Russell

Charles Theodore Russell (November 20, 1815 – January 16, 1896) was a Massachusetts politician who served in both branches of the Massachusetts legislature and as the Mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Russell was the father of Cambridge Mayor and Massachusetts Governor William E. Russell.[2]

Charles Theodore Russell
Mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts
In office
July 31, 1861  January 1863
Preceded byJames D. Green
Succeeded byGeorge C. Richardson
Personal details
BornNovember 20, 1815[1]
Princeton, Massachusetts[1]
DiedJanuary 16, 1896[2]
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Spouse(s)Sarah Elizabeth Ballister[2]
ChildrenCharles Theodore Russell, Jr.
William E. Russell[1][2]
Alma materHarvard College[3]


  1. Hurd, Duane Hamilton (1890), History of Middlesex County, Massachusetts: With Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men Vol. 1, Philadelphia, PA: J. W. Lewis & CO., p. 5.
  2. James T. White & Company (1901), The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: being the history of The United States Volume XI, New York, NY: James T. White & Company, p. 182.
Political offices
Preceded by
James D. Green
Mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts
July 31, 1861 - January 1863
Succeeded by
George C. Richardson

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