Richard M. Russell

Richard M. Russell

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Richard Manning Russell (March 3, 1891 – February 27, 1977) was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Cambridge on March 3, 1891. He attended the Middlesex School in Concord. He graduated from Harvard University in 1914 and from Harvard Law School in 1917.

During the World War I, he served as a second lieutenant in the Three Hundred and Third Field Artillery, and as a first lieutenant and communications officer of the One Hundred and Fifty-first Field Artillery Brigade. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Boston. He was a member of the Cambridge City Council and served as Mayor of Cambridge.

He was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth Congress (January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1937). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1936 to the Seventy-fifth Congress, for election in 1950 to fill a vacancy in the Eighty-first Congress, and for election in 1950 to the Eighty-second Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Boston and resided in Essex, where he died February 27, 1977. His interment was in Pine Hill Cemetery in Tewksbury.


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