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Joe Russell Joe Russell
Full Name: Joe Russell

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 9 Jan 13, 1953 - Jan 11, 1955 53rd (1)   Democrat Royse City / Rockwall   Collin, Cooke, Fannin, Grayson, Hunt, Rains, Rockwall
S 10 Jan 9, 1951 - Jan 13, 1953 52nd (2)   Democrat Royse City / Rockwall   Collin, Hunt, Rains, Rockwall
(1) 53rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/14/1953, pp. 16-17. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(2) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1952 due to redistricting. Texas Constitution Art. III, ยง3, Election and term of office of Senators.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Military Service Notes
  • United States Navy, World War II, Russell's "ship earned the Presidential Citation for gallantry and bravery for her action during the crucial battle of the Philippine Sea, during which he manned a five-inch gun." Photo and candidate advertisement, State Senator Joe Russell, 7/24/1952, p. 6. McKinney Courier-Gazette.
  • United States Navy, World War II, volunteered in 1943, "after two years of South Pacific warfare Joe returned with six battle stars and a presidential unit citation." "Joe Russell In Race for Senate From District 10," 5/4/1950, p. 8. McKinney Courier-Gazette.
  • Other Resources
  • 53rd Legislature (1953) - Joe Russell, postoffice Royse City, Rockwall County, nativity Texas, age 32, farmer and real estate, member of former legislatures: 52nd Senate. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Joe Russell, 52nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Joe Russell, 53rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 52nd session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 53rd session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    53rd R.S. - 1953
    Banking (Chair) 
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Congressional Districts (Vice Chair) 
    Military and Veterans' Affairs  
    Public Debts, Claims and Accounts  
    Public Health  
    Public Lands and Land Office (Chair) 
    State Highways and Motor Traffic  
    State Penitentiaries  
    52nd R.S. - 1951
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Educational Affairs  
    Game and Fish  
    Interstate Cooperation  
    Military and Veterans' Affairs  
    Poet Laureate Selection, Special  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Public Printing (Chair) 
    Senatorial Districts  

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