SCHELL, RICHARD, a Representative from New York; born in Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck County,
N.Y., May 15, 1810; completed preparatory studies; engaged in mercantile
pursuits; moved to New York City in 1830 and became a wholesale dry-goods
merchant; member of the State senate in 1857; elected as a Democrat to the
Forty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of David B.
Mellish and served from December 7, 1874, to March 3, 1875; resumed mercantile
pursuits; died in New York City, November 10, 1879; interment in the Old Dutch
Cemetery, Rhinebeck, N.Y.