Richard Russell, Jr.
Birth Name: Richard Brevard Russell, Jr.
Date of Birth: November 2, 1897
Place of Birth: Winder, Georgia, U.S.
Date of Death: January 21, 1971
Place of Death: Washington D.C., U.S.
Ethnicity: English, some Scottish and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, distant Swiss-German and French Huguenot
Richard Russell Jr. was an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he was a Member of the Georgia House of Representatives, from 1921 to 1931, Governor of Georgia, from June 27, 1931 to January 10, 1933, a U.S. Senator from Georgia, from January 12, 1933 to January 21, 1971, and President pro tempore of the U.S. Senate, from January 3, 1969 to January 21, 1971, his death.
Richard was the son of Ina/Blandina (Dillard) and Richard Brevard Russell. His father was a prominent lawyer, and chief justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia.
Richard’s paternal grandfather was William John Russell (the son of Edward William Russell and Susan Sarah Way). Richard’s grandfather William was born in Georgia. Edward was born on San Salvador Island, in the Bahamas, and was the son of John Russell and Mary Hogg. Susan was the daughter of William Way and Drusilla Hines.
Richard’s paternal grandmother was Rebecca Harriet/Harriett Brumby (the daughter of Richard Trapier Brumby and Mary Martha Isabelle/Isabella Brevard). Rebecca was born in North Carolina. Richard’s great-grandfather Richard Brumby was the son of Thomas Brumby and Susannah/Susanna Greening. Mary Martha was the daughter of Captain Alexander McWhorter Brevard and Rebecca Davidson.
Richard’s maternal grandfather was Fielding Dillard (the son of Fielding Dillard and Martha “Patsey”/”Patsy” Curtis Beadles). Richard’s grandfather Fielding was born in Georgia. Richard’s great-grandfather Fielding was the son of Thomas Dillard and Sarah “Sallie” Mason. Martha was the daughter of Joseph Beadles.
Richard’s maternal grandmother was America Frances Chaffin (the daughter of Lemuel Chaffin and Elizabeth Tharpe/Thorp Maine/Mayne). America was born in Georgia. Lemuel was the son of Isham Chaffin and Patience Atkinson.