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  • 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 and Ina (Dillard) Russell; 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 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; married, June 24, 1891, to Ina Dillard; father of Richard Brevard Russell Jr. and Robert Lee Russell; grandfather of Robert Lee Russell Jr..
      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.
      Political family: Russell family of Winder, Georgia.

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