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Joe Russell

Joe Russell
Full Name: Joe Russell

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 53rd (1) Legislature
    1/13/1953 - 1/11/1955
  • Senate, 52nd (2) Legislature
    1/9/1951 - 1/13/1953
(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


Other Resources

  • "New Royse City Senator Already Knows Capitol," 8/29/1950. "Russell used to be a Senate page. Next January, he will become the second youngest member of the Senate. He is twenty-eight." Dallas Morning News .
  • 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 .
  • 53rd Legislature (1953) - Joe Russell, postoffice Royse City, Rockwall County, nativity Texas, age 32 (born circa 1921), farmer and real estate, member of former legislatures: 52nd Senate. Texas Legislative Manual . 53rd Legislature
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