and a member of the Massachusetts Senate in 1855-56, of which he became president in 1856.
He was distinguished by his brilliancy as a presiding officer.
His ability in this capacity is one of the foremost and distinguished facts which those who remember him relate.
He was of the firm of Baker and Sullivan, and later of Baker, Sullivan & Hayes.
He removed to Darlington, South Carolina, where he became Judge of Probate of Darlington County, and died in that place December 6, 1887.
Charles Russell was born in Plymouth in July, 1835, admitted to the bar in 1858, and practiced in Medford a number of years.
He occupied many of the town offices.
He was a lawyer of military tastes, who believed in making rain with repeated discharges of cannons, and raising dead bodies out of ponds in which there were none by the same process.
He was the first captain of the Magoun Battery, and enlisted with the 5th Massachusetts in ‘61.
As a lawyer he did not attain much prominence.
He died Apri