February 15, 1843, Worthington, Massachusetts.
December 6 1925, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Temple University, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania.
Russell was the son of Martin Conwell and Maranda Conwell. He married twice, to Jennie P. Hayden and Sarah Frances Sanborn.
A Baptist minister, orator, philanthropist, lawyer, and writer, he is best remembered as the founder and president of Temple University in Pennsylvania, and for his lecture, Acres of Diamonds. His works include: