Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Errett, Russell

Errett, Russell, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in New York City, November 10, 1817; self instructed; moved to Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1829; engaged in newspaper work; elected comptroller of Pittsburgh in 1860; served as clerk of the Pennsylvania Senate in 1860, 1861, and 1872-1876; during the Civil War was appointed additional paymaster in the United States Army in 1861 and served until mustered out in 1866; member of the State senate in 1867; appointed assessor of internal revenue in 1869, and served until 1873; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth, Forty-sixth, and Forty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1883); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress; appointed by President Arthur as United States pension agent at Pittsburgh in 1883 and served in this capacity until May 1887; died in Carnegie, Pa., April 7, 1891; interment in Chartiers Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Errett, Russell," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1135 Original Sources, accessed September 25, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DADM9LJHX6ZKIP5.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Errett, Russell." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1135, Original Sources. 25 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DADM9LJHX6ZKIP5.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Errett, Russell' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1135. Original Sources, retrieved 25 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DADM9LJHX6ZKIP5.