Richard Russell

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Person.png Richard Russell   SpartacusRdf-icon.png
(Lawyer)
BornRichard Brevard Russell Jr.
1897-11-02
Winder, Georgia, U.S.
Died1971-01-21 (Age 73)
Washington D.C., U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Georgia School of Law
SpouseNever married
Member ofThe Warren Commission
PartyDemocratic

Employment.png President pro tempore of the United States Senate Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
January 3, 1969 - January 21, 1971

Employment.png Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations

In office
January 3, 1969 - January 21, 1971

Employment.png Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services

In office
January 3, 1955 - January 3, 1969

Employment.png Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services

In office
January 3, 1951 - January 3, 1953

Employment.png United States Senator from Georgia

In office
January 12, 1933 - January 21, 1971

Employment.png Governor of Georgia

In office
June 27, 1931 - January 10, 1933

Not to be confused with JFK Assassination researcher Dick Russell
Describing the JFK Assassination, Mark Gorton notes that Richard Russell was "a man of great integrity and despite his being LBJ’s mentor in the Senate, he insisted on issuing a dissenting report. However, Senator Russell’s report was suppressed and only surfaced decades later in his private papers".[1]

2 November 1897|21 January 1971| 

Related Quotation

PageQuoteAuthorDate
Hale Boggs“This is somewhat like the position the Warren Commission took when Richard Russell, Hale Boggs and John Sherman Cooper refused to sign the draft of the Warren Report until a qualifying statement was inserted. The statement read, ‘Because of the difficulty of proving negatives to a certainty the possibility of others being involved with either Oswald or Ruby cannot be established categorically but if there is any such evidence it has been beyond the reach of all the investigative agencies and resources of the United States and has not come to the attention of this Commission.’”Hale Boggs
Richard E. Sprague
1985


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