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  Russell, Jr., Richard B.
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NameRichard B. Russell, Jr.
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Winder, Georgia , United States
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Born November 02, 1897
DiedJanuary 21, 1971 (73 years)
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Jan 12, 2015 03:22pm
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Infoborn in Winder, Barrow County, Ga., November 2, 1897; attended the public schools; graduated from the Seventh District Agricultural and Mechanical School, Powder Springs, Ga., in 1914, from Gordon Institute, Barnesville, Ga., in 1915, and from the law department of the University of Georgia at Athens in 1918; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice at Winder, Ga., in 1919; served with the United States Naval Reserve in 1918; member, State house of representatives 1921-1931, serving as speaker 1927-1931; Governor of Georgia 1931-1933; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate January 12, 1933, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William J. Harris; reelected in 1936, 1942, 1948, 1954, 1960, and 1966 and served from January 12, 1933, until his death, January 21, 1971; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Ninety-first and Ninety-second Congresses; chairman, Committee on Immigration (Seventy-fifth through Seventy-ninth Congresses), Committee on Manufactures (Seventy-ninth Congress), Committee on Armed Services (Eighty-second and Eighty-fourth through Ninetieth Congresses), Committee on Appropriations (Ninety-first Congress); died January 21, 1971, in Washington, D.C.; interment in Russell Memorial Park, Winder, Ga.


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FAMILY
Father Richard B. Russell, Sr. 1861-1938
Sister Patience Elizabeth Peterson 0000-
Brother Robert Lee Russell 1900-1955
Niece Betty Vandiver 1927-2018

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RACES
  01/03/1971 President Pro Tempore Won 55.00% (+10.00%)
  01/03/1969 President Pro Tempore Won 57.00% (+14.00%)
  11/08/1966 GA US Senate Won 99.95% (+99.90%)
  09/14/1966 GA US Senate - D Primary Won 90.59% (+81.18%)
  11/08/1960 GA US Senate Won 99.94% (+99.88%)
  07/01/1956 US President - D Primaries Lost 0.00% (-50.70%)
  11/02/1954 GA US Senate Won 99.99% (+99.99%)
  07/26/1952 US President - D Convention Lost 17.79% (-19.60%)
  07/01/1952 US President - D Primaries Lost 7.56% (-56.99%)
  11/02/1948 GA US Senate Won 99.89% (+99.79%)
  07/14/1948 US President - D Convention Lost 21.97% (-54.50%)
  07/14/1948 US Vice President - D Convention Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  11/03/1942 GA US Senate Won 96.94% (+93.87%)
  09/09/1942 GA US Senate - D Primary Won 80.60% (+61.21%)
  11/03/1936 GA US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  09/09/1936 GA US Senate - D Primary Won 65.54% (+31.08%)
  11/08/1932 GA US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  09/14/1932 GA US Senate - D Primary Won 57.72% (+15.45%)
  11/04/1930 GA Governor Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  10/01/1930 GA Governor - D Runoff Won 67.85% (+35.69%)
  09/10/1930 GA Governor - D Primary Won 27.26% (+2.10%)
ENDORSEMENTS
US Senate Majority Whip - Jan 21, 1971 D Robert C. Byrd
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Apr 08, 1970 R G. Harrold Carswell
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Nov 21, 1969 R Clement Furman Haynsworth, Jr.
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Jun 23, 1969 R Warren E. Burger
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Mar 17, 1955 NPA Reject