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Richard M. Russell
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Member of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1937
Preceded by Robert Luce
Succeeded by Robert Luce
Mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts

In office
January 1930 – January 1936
Preceded by Edward W. Quinn
Succeeded by John D. Lynch
Personal details
Born March 3, 1891
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Died February 27, 1977(1977-02-27) (aged 85)
Essex, Massachusetts
Resting place Pine Hill Cemetery in Tewksbury.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Middlesex School;
Harvard College, 1914;
Harvard Law School, 1917.
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Rank Second Lieutenant;
First Lieutenant
Unit Three Hundred and Third Field Artillery
One Hundred and Fifty-first Field Artillery Brigade
Battles/wars World War I

Richard Manning Russell (March 3, 1891 – February 27, 1977) was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Cambridge on March 3, 1891 to Governor William Russell and Margaret Manning Swan. Russell attended Middlesex School in Concord. He graduated from Harvard University in 1914 and from Harvard Law School in 1917.

During World War I, he served 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. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Boston. He was a member of the Cambridge City Council and served as Mayor of Cambridge.

He was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth Congress (January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1937). He was an 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. He resumed the practice of law in Boston and resided in Essex, where he died February 27, 1977. His interment was in Pine Hill Cemetery in Tewksbury.


Political offices
Preceded by
Edward W. Quinn
Mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts
January 1930-January 1936
Succeeded by
John D. Lynch
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Robert Luce
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 9th congressional district

January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1937
Succeeded by
Robert Luce

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