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Martin Anthony Russo

Martin Anthony Russo, lobbyist, former United States Representative from Illinois. Bar: Illinois 1967, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1974, District of Columbia 1977.

Background

  • Russo, Martin Anthony was born on January 23, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Anthony and Lucille Russo.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, DePaul University, 1965. Juris Doctor, DePaul University, 1967.

    Career

    • Law clerk to presiding justice Illinois Appellate Court, 1967-1968. Assistant state's attorney Cook County, Illinois, 1971-1973. Sole practice law Chicago, since 1973.

      Member United States Congress from 3rd Illinois District, 1975—1993, United States House Ways & Means Committee, 1979—1992. Senior vice chairman, Chief Executive Officer Cassidy & Associates, Washington, 1993—2010.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Illinois 1967, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1974, District of Columbia 1977.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Member Joint Civic Committee of Italian-Americans, citizens board Illinois Masonic Medical Center, president Washington Golf Charities. Member American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, South Suburban Bar Association, Justinian Society Lawyers (Man of Year 1976), Alpha Phi Delta Alumni Association Lodges: Knights of Columbus, Elks, Order Sons of Italy.

    Connections

    • Married Karen Jorgensen. Children: Tony, Dan.
    • father: Anthony Russo
    • mother: Lucille Russo
    • spouse: Karen Jorgensen
    • children: Tony Russo
    • Dan Russo
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    Born January 23, 1944
    (age 73)
    Nationality
    • 1965
      DePaul University
    • 1967
      DePaul University
    • 1967 - 1968
      Law clerk, to presiding justice Illinois Appellate Court
    • 1971 - 1973
      assistant, state's attorney Cook County
      Illinois, United States
    • 1973
      sole practice, law Chicago
    • 1975 - 1993
      member, United States Congress from 3rd Illinois District
    • 1979 - 1992
      member, United States Congress from 3rd Illinois District
    • 1993 - 2010
      senior, Cassidy & Associates
      Washington, United States
    • 1993 - 2010
      Chief Executive Officer, Cassidy & Associates
      Washington, United States
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