PoliticalGraveyard.com
The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Barrow County
Georgia

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Barrow County

Index to Locations

  • Winder Russell Memorial Park


    Russell Memorial Park
    Winder, Barrow County, Georgia
    Politicians buried here:
      Richard Brevard Russell Jr. (1897-1971) — also known as Richard B. Russell, Jr. — of Winder, Barrow County, Ga. Born in Winder, Barrow County, Ga., November 2, 1897. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives from Barrow County, 1921-31; Speaker of the Georgia State House of Representatives, 1927-31; Governor of Georgia, 1931-33; U.S. Senator from Georgia, 1933-71; died in office 1971; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1952; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1952; member, President's Commission on the Assassination of President KNDY, 1963-64. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Kiwanis; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; American Legion; Forty and Eight; American Bar Association. Died in Washington, D.C., January 21, 1971 (age 73 years, 80 days). Interment at Russell Memorial Park; statue at State Capitol Grounds, Atlanta, Ga.
      Relatives: Son of Richard Brevard Russell (1861-1938) and Ina (Dillard) Russell (1868-1953); brother of Robert Lee Russell; uncle of Robert Lee Russell Jr..
      Political family: Russell family of Winder, Georgia.
      The Russell Senate Office Building (built 1903-08; named 1972), in Washington, D.C., is named for him.  — The Richard B. Russell Federal Building and Courthouse (built 1978-79), in Atlanta, Georgia, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Books about Richard B. Russell, Jr.: Gilbert C. Fite, Richard B. Russell, Jr., Senator from Georgia — Sally Russell, Richard Brevard Russell, Jr.: A Life of Consequence
      Richard Brevard Russell (1861-1938) — also known as Richard B. Russell — of Athens, Clarke County, Ga.; Russell, Bartow County, Ga. Born near Marietta, Cobb County, Ga., April 27, 1861. Democrat. Lawyer; cotton planter; newspaper editor; president, Hoschton Telephone Co.; organizer, Athens Street Railway Co.; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1882-88; circuit judge in Georgia, 1898-1906; candidate in primary for Governor of Georgia, 1906; Judge, Georgia Court of Appeals, 1907-16; chief justice of Georgia Supreme Court, 1923-38; died in office 1938. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Royal Arcanum. Died December 3, 1938 (age 77 years, 220 days). Interment at Russell Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of William John Russell and Rebecca Harriette (Brumby) Russell; married, May 13, 1883, to Marie Louise Tyler (died 1886); married, June 24, 1891, to Ina Dillard (1868-1953); father of Richard Brevard Russell Jr. and Robert Lee Russell; grandfather of Robert Lee Russell Jr. (1925-1965).
      Political family: Russell family of Winder, Georgia.
      See also Wikipedia article
      Robert Lee Russell Jr. (1925-1965) — of Barrow County, Ga. Born February 21, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; member of Georgia state house of representatives from Barrow County, 1951-58; member of Democratic National Committee from Georgia, 1960-62; Judge, Georgia Court of Appeals, 1962-65. Died June 14, 1965 (age 40 years, 113 days). Interment at Russell Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Lee Russell; nephew of Richard Brevard Russell Jr.; grandson of Richard Brevard Russell (1861-1938).
      Political family: Russell family of Winder, Georgia.

  • "Enjoy the hospitable entertainment of a political graveyard."
    Henry L. Clinton, Apollo Hall, New York City, February 3, 1872
    The Political Graveyard

    The Political Graveyard is a web site about U.S. political history and cemeteries. Founded in 1996, it is the Internet's most comprehensive free source for American political biography, listing 315,917 politicians, living and dead.
     
      The coverage of this site includes (1) the President, Vice President, members of Congress, elected state and territorial officeholders in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories; and the chief elected official, typically the mayor, of qualifying municipalities; (2) candidates at election, including primaries, for any of the above; (3) all federal judges and all state appellate judges; (4) certain federal officials, including the federal cabinet, diplomatic chiefs of mission, consuls, U.S. district attorneys, collectors of customs and internal revenue, members of major federal commissions; and political appointee (pre-1971) postmasters of qualifying communities; (5) state and national political party officials, including delegates, alternate delegates, and other participants in national party nominating conventions. Note: municipalities or communities "qualify", for TPG purposes, if they have at least half a million person-years of history, inclusive of predecessor, successor, and merged entities.  
      The listings are incomplete; development of the database is a continually ongoing project.  
      Information on this page — and on all other pages of this site — is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. Users are advised to check with other sources before relying on any information here.  
      The official URL for this page is: https://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/GA/BR-buried.html.  
      Links to this or any other Political Graveyard page are welcome, but specific page addresses may sometimes change as the site develops.  
      If you are searching for a specific named individual, try the alphabetical index of politicians.  
      More information: FAQ; privacy policy; cemetery links.  
      If you find any error or omission in The Political Graveyard, or if you have information to share, please see the biographical checklist and submission guidelines.  
    Copyright notices: (1) Facts are not subject to copyright; see Feist v. Rural Telephone. (2) Politician portraits displayed on this site are 70-pixel-wide monochrome thumbnail images, which I believe to constitute fair use under applicable copyright law. Where possible, each image is linked to its online source. However, requests from owners of copyrighted images to delete them from this site are honored. (3) Original material, programming, selection and arrangement are © 1996-2019 Lawrence Kestenbaum. (4) This work is also licensed for free non-commercial re-use, with attribution, under a Creative Commons License.
    Site information: The Political Graveyard is created and maintained by Lawrence Kestenbaum, who is solely responsible for its structure and content. — The mailing address is The Political Graveyard, P.O. Box 2563, Ann Arbor MI 48106. — This site is hosted by HDL. — The Political Graveyard opened on July 1, 1996; the last full revision was done on May 10, 2022.

    Creative 
Commons License Follow polgraveyard on Twitter [Amazon.com]