1798–1873

Introduction

Born: Ap­ril 28, 1798, An­ders­ton, Glas­gow, Scot­land.

Died: Au­gust 16, 1873, Lan­cas­ter, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Biography

William was the son of Alex­an­der Rus­sell and Ja­net Ja­mie­son.

He em­i­grated from Scot­land, and was in Sa­van­nah, Geor­gia, by 1817, and sub­se­quent­ly at oth­er lo­ca­tions.

He was an ac­tive pro­mo­ter of teach­ers’ as­so­ci­ations and sim­i­lar pro­jects, and did much to fur­ther the cause of Am­er­i­can ed­u­ca­tion.

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