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Name:    Russell, William
Profession:  Business Person
Category:  Economy/Employment, Planning and Development
Description:    William Russell was a deputy surveyor for the new American territorial government. As a result, he became a wealthy southside St. Louis landowner.

In 1804, Thomas Jefferson named him deputy surveyor for the new American territorial government, replacing Antoine Soulard. He eventually bought up many of the lands whose boundaries he charted. His daughter and son-in-law, Ann Russell and Thomas Allen, inherited his properties and proceeded to make much money on their investments and subsequent sales of their properties.

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