Richard Brevard Russell Edit Profile
Graduate Gordon Institute, Barnesville, Ga.
Engaged in law practice in Winder, Georgia, 1919. Formerly county attorney, Barrow County, Georgia. Member Georgia House of Representatives, 1921-1931, speaker of House, 1927-1931.
Elected governor Georgia for term, 1931-1933. Elected to the United States Senate, November 1932, to fill vacancy. Assumed duties as senator, January 1933, senator 1933-1971.
President pro tem, in 91st Congress, member and former chairman Senate Armed Services committee. Chairman Senate Appropriations committee, member committee Space Aeronautics Sciences, Joint Committee Atomic Engery.
Member; Member Presidential commission Investigate Assassination President Kennedy. Served USNRE, 1918.; Member of the American and Georgia State bar associations, American Legion, Forty and Eight, Sphinx, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Demo.; Mason, Elk,; Club: Burns (Atlanta).