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Donald Stuart Russell

judge , Lawyer , politician

Donald Stuart Russell, American federal judge. Bar: South Carolina 1928. Active Wriston Committee on Reorganization Foreign Service, 1954; trustee emeritus Emory University, Atlanta, Converse College, Spartanburg, South Carolina, Benedict College, Columbia; Member of American Bar Association, Spartanburg County Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Association, American Law Institute, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

RUSSELL, Donald was born in February 1906 in Lafayette Springs, Mississippi, United States. Son of Jesse and Lula (nbe Russell) Russell.

Education

AB, United States.C., 1925. Bachelor of Laws, United States.C., 1928. Postgraduate, University Michigan, 1929.

Doctor of Laws(honorary), Wofford College. Doctor of Laws(honorary), Lander College. Doctor of Laws(honorary), The Citadel.

Doctor of Laws(honorary), United States.C. Doctor of Laws(honorary), Emory University. Doctor of Laws(honorary), Clemson University.

Doctor of Laws(honorary), Commonwealth Post College.

Career

Private practice, Spartanburg, 1930—1942, 1947—1951, 1957—1963. With Nicholls, Wyche & Byrnes, Nicholls, Wyche & Russell, and Nicholls & Russell, 1930—1942. Assistant to director economic stabilization Price Adjustment Board, War Department, Washington, 1942, assistant to director war mobilization, 1943.

Deputy director Office War Mobilization Reconversion, 1945. Assistant secretary state, 1945—1947. President University South Carolina, 1951—1957.

Governor State of South Carolina, 1963—1965. Member United States Senate from South Carolina, 1965—1966. Judge The United States of America District Court, 1967-1971, United States Court Appeals, Spartanburg, South Carolina, from 1971.

Major United States Army, 1944.

Religion

Since a human being is the central factor in the plan of salvation, the Gospel must be taught, understood and accepted by him.

Politics

When the Church as a body engages with political issues, it should follow the principles of Christian faith.

Views

The family is the most basic of human institutions through which people are nurtured and sustained in love, responsibility, and respect.

Membership

Active Wriston Committee on Reorganization Foreign Service, 1954. Trustee emeritus Emory University, Atlanta, Converse College, Spartanburg, South Carolina, Benedict College, Columbia. Member of American Bar Association, Spartanburg County Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Association, American Law Institute, Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Virginia Utsey, June 15, 1929. Children: Donald, Mildred, Scott, John.

father:
Jesse Russell

mother:
Lula Russell

spouse:
Virginia Utsey

children:
Donald Russell

Mildred Russell

Scott Russell

John Russell