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Joseph J. Russell

Joseph J. Russell

Joseph James Russell (August 23, 1854 – October 22, 1922) was a U.S. Representative from Missouri.

Born in Mississippi County near Charleston, Missouri, Russell attended the public schools and Charleston Academy. He was admitted to the bar in 1876 and commenced practice in Charleston, Missouri. He graduated from the law department of the University of Missouri in 1880. He served as School commissioner for Mississippi County in 1878 and 1879. He served as prosecuting attorney in 1880–1884. He served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1884. He served as a member of the State house of representatives in 1886–1890 and served as speaker pro tempore of the house in 1886 and as speaker in 1888.

Russell was elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth Congress (March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1909). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1908 to the Sixty-first Congress.

Russell was elected to the Sixty-second and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1919). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress.[1][2] He died in Charleston, Missouri, October 22, 1922. He was interred in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns – MO District 14 Race - Nov 05, 1918". www.ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  2. ^ Sullivan, John L., ed. (1919–1920). Official Manual of the State of Missouri. p. 419.CS1 maint: date format (link)
Political offices
Preceded by
J. W. Alexander
Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives
1889– 1890
Succeeded by
Wilbur F. Tuttle
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William T. Tyndall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 14th congressional district

1907–1909
Succeeded by
Charles A. Crow
Preceded by
Charles A. Crow
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 14th congressional district

1911–1919
Succeeded by
Edward D. Hays