RUSSELL, Richard Manning, (1891 - 1977)


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives, Photography Collection

RUSSELL, Richard Manning, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Cambridge, Mass., March 3, 1891; attended the Middlesex School, Concord, Mass.; graduated from Harvard University, 1914 and from Harvard Law School, 1917; during the First World War served from August 15, 1917, 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, with service in France, and was discharged on February 20, 1919; was admitted to the bar in 1919 and commenced practice in Boston, Mass.; member of the Cambridge City Council in 1926 and 1927; mayor of Cambridge 1930-1935; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth Congress (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1937); 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; resumed the practice of law in Boston, Mass.; resided in Essex, Mass., where he died February 27, 1977; interment in Pine Hill Cemetery, Tewksbury, Mass.