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Richard B. Russell

Richard B. RussellAKA Richard Brevard Russell, Jr.

Born: 2-Nov-1897
Birthplace: Winder, GA
Died: 21-Jan-1971
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Russell Memorial Park, Winder, GA

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from Georgia, 1933-71

Military service: US Navy Reserve (1918)

"As one who was born and reared in the atmosphere of the Old South, with six generations of my forebears now resting beneath Southern soil, I am willing to go as far and make as great a sacrifice to preserve and insure white supremacy in the social, economic, and political life of our state as any man who lives within her borders."

Father: Richard Brevard Russell, Sr. (Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice)
Mother: Ina Dillard
Sister: Ina Dillard Russell Stacy

    High School: Gordon Military Institute, Barnesville, GA (1915)
    University: Gordon Institute, Barnesville, GA (1915)
    Law School: University of Georgia (1918)

    Warren Commission
    US Senator, Georgia (12-Jan-1933 to 21-Jan-1971, his death)
    Governor of Georgia (27-Jun-1931 to 10-Jan-1933)
    Georgia State House of Representatives (1921-31, as Speaker, 1927-31)
    American Legion
    Freemasonry
    Kiwanis Club
    Oddfellows
    Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity
    Risk Factors: Smoking, Emphysema, Lung Cancer

Appears on postage stamps:
USA, Scott #1853 (10 cents, issued 31-May-1984)


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