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Richard Schell (May 15, 1810 – November 10, 1879) was an American politician who represented New York in the United States House of Representatives from 1874 to 1875.

Schell was born in Rhinebeck, New York. He completed preparatory studies and engaged in mercantile pursuits before he moved to New York City in 1830 and became a wholesale dry-goods merchant. He served as a member of the New York Senate in 1857.

Schell was 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. After leaving Congress, he resumed mercantile pursuits. He died in New York City in 1879 and was buried in the Old Dutch Cemetery, Rhinebeck, New York.

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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York

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