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Richard Brevard Russell

Richard Brevard Russell, American judge, orator, publicist. Member Board of Education, Athens, 1885-1895, Winder, Georgia, 1897, Russell, Georgia, 1903-1917; Mason, Odd.

Background

  • Russell, Richard Brevard was born on April 27, 1861 in near Marietta, Georgia, United States. Son of William John and Rebecca Harriette (Brumby) Russell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts and B.Ph., University of Georgia, 1879, Bachelor of Laws, 1880, Doctor of Laws, 1924. Doctor of Laws, Oglethorpe U., 1929. Doctor of Laws from Atlanta Law School, 1936.

    Career

    • Of Georgia), Walter Brown, William John, Fielding Dillard, Henry Edward, Alexander Brevard, Carolyn Lewis. Five children died in infancy—(3 by 1st marriage and 2 by 2d). Admitted to Georgia bar, 1880, and practiced at Athens.

      Member Georgia House of Representatives, three terms, 1882-1888, author of bill for Georgia State College for Women, 1887. Solicitor general, Western Circuit of Georgia, 1888-1897. Judge Superior Court Justices, same circuit, 1898-1906 (resigned).

      One of 5 Democratic candidates for government of Georgia, 1906, running 2d in field. Elected judge Court of Appeals, State of Georgia, 1906, reëlected, 1908 and 1914 for term ending 1921. Chief judge of same, 1913-1916.

      Resigned to return to practice of law and care of personal interests. Elected chief justice Supreme Court of Georgia, 1922, by largest majority ever given a Georgian. President Hoschton Telephone Сompany, Russell Manufacturing Company.

      Large cotton planter. Associate editor Athens Daily Banner, 1884-1885. Editor of Athens Daily Ledger, 1890-1893.

      Organizer Athens St. Railway Company, 1886, Athens Savings Bank, 1887, N. Georgia Telephone Сompany, 1894.

    Works

    • Associate editor Athens Daily Banner, 1884-1885. Editor of Athens Daily Ledger, 1890-1893. Organizer Athens St. Railway Company, 1886, Athens Savings Bank, 1887, N. Georgia Telephone Сompany, 1894.

    Membership

    Member Board of Education, Athens, 1885-1895, Winder, Georgia, 1897, Russell, Georgia, 1903-1917. Mason, Odd.

    Connections

    • Married Minnie L. Tyler, May 13, 1883 (died 1886). Married second, Ina Dillard, June 24, 1891. Children: Mary Willie (Mistress.
    • father: William John Russell
    • mother: Rebecca Harriette (Brumby) Russell
    • spouses: Minnie L. Tyler
    • Ina Dillard
    • child: Mary Willie (Mrs Russell
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    Born April 27, 1861
    Died December 3, 1938
    (aged 77)
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