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Richard Russell, Jr.
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President pro tempore of the United States Senate
In office
January 3, 1969 – January 21, 1971
Preceded by Carl Hayden
Succeeded by Allen J. Ellender
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations
In office
January 3, 1969 – January 21, 1971
Leader Mike Mansfield
Preceded by Carl Hayden
Succeeded by Allen Ellender
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services
In office
January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1969
Leader Lyndon B. Johnson
Mike Mansfield
Preceded by Leverett Saltonstall
Succeeded by John C. Stennis
In office
January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1953
Leader Ernest McFarland
Preceded by Millard Tydings
Succeeded by Leverett Saltonstall
United States Senator
from Georgia
In office
January 12, 1933 – January 21, 1971
Preceded by John S. Cohen
Succeeded by David H. Gambrell
66th Governor of Georgia
In office
June 27, 1931 – January 10, 1933
Preceded by Lamartine Griffin Hardman
Succeeded by Eugene Talmadge
Member of the
Georgia House of Representatives
In office
1921–1931
Personal details
Born
Richard Brevard Russell Jr.

(1897-11-02)November 2, 1897
Winder, Georgia, U.S.
Died January 21, 1971(1971-01-21) (aged 73)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Gordon State College
University of Georgia School of Law
Profession Attorney
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Navy
Unit Reserves
Battles/wars World War I

Richard Brevard Russell, Jr. (November 2, 1897 – January 21, 1971) was an American politician. He was a member of the Democratic Party.

Russell was born in Winder, Georgia. He studied at University of Georgia School of Law.

Russell was the 66th Governor of Georgia. He served as governor from 1931 to 1933. He then served as the United States senator of Georgia. He served as senator from 1933 to 1971.

Russell was the President pro tempore of the United States Senate. He served as president pro tempore from 1969 to 1971. Russell ran for President of the United States in 1948. He lost the primary to Harry S. Truman.

Russell was never married and had no children. Russell died in Washington, D.C. from emphysema, aged 73.

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