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Robert Lee Russell, American judge. Member American Law Institute, Georgia Bar Association (member first board of Governors), American Judicature Society, American Bar Association, American Legion (past post commander), Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

Background

Russell, Robert Lee was born on August 19, 1900 in Winder, Georgia, United States. Son of Richard Brevard and Ina (Dillard) Russell.

Education

Student, Fifth District A. and M. School, Monroe, Georgia, 1913-1916, Gordon Institute, Barnesville, Georgia, 1916-1918, University Georgia, 1918-1919, studied law in office of father (afterwards Chief Justice Supreme Court of the Georgia) and admitted to bar on examination, 1920.

Career

Private practice of law in Atlanta, Georgia., 1920-1923. Secretary, Chief Justice Supreme Court of Georgia, 1923-1929. Private practice, Winder, Georgia, 1929-1940.

United States district judge, Northern District of Georgia, 1940-1949. Judge The United States of America Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, since 1949.

Membership

Member American Law Institute, Georgia Bar Association (member first board of Governors), American Judicature Society, American Bar Association, American Legion (past post commander), Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Clubs: Kiwanis, Athletic, Capital City (Atlanta).

Connections

Married Sybil Millsaps, June 27, 1923. Children: Robert Lee, Betty (Mistress.

father:
Richard Brevard Russell

mother:
Ina (Dillard) Russell

spouse:
Sybil Millsaps

child:
Robert Lee Russell

child:
Betty (Mrs Russell