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John A. Russell
Full Name: John A. Russell
Date of birth: April 26, 1888
Date of death: June 11, 1941

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 28 Jan 11, 1921 - May 5, 1921 37th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Eastland / Eastland   Andrews, Borden, Callahan, Crane, Dawson, Eastland, Ector, Fisher, Gaines, Garza, Glasscock, Haskell, Howard, Jones, Kent, Loving, Lynn, Martin, Midland, Mitchell, Nolan, Palo Pinto, Scurry, Shackelford, Stephens, Stonewall, Taylor, Terry, Upton, Ward, Winkler, Yoakum

(1) "Russell's Resignation Accepted by Neff," 5/13/1921, p. 4, dateline May 5. Senator John A. Russell. "The resignation has been in the Governor's hands since the regular session of the Legislature, but he accepted it only today." Hamlin Herald (Hamlin, Texas).
(2) In Senate, Joe Burkett, in special election 6/4/1921, sworn 7/18/1921, succeeded John A. Russell, resigned 2/28/1921. In House, Ben Russell, in special election 7/16/1921, sworn 7/20/1921, succeeded Joe Burkett, resigned after Regular Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) 37th Legislature - List of State Senators Elected at the General Election Held November 2nd, 1920, oath of office administered, 1/11/1921, pp. 2-3. Senate Journal.
(4) 37th Legislature - Message from Governor Pat M. Neff 2/28/1921, p. 611, including resignation letter of Senator J.A. Russell dated 2/22/1921; resignation accepted by Senate 2/28/1921, p. 614; vote rescinded 3/11/1921, pp. 1148-1149. Senate Journal.
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Other Resources
  • Obituary, "Former Teacher to Be Buried Today," 6/12/1941, p. 17. John A. Russell, former school teacher in Taylor County, mother was Mrs. W.O. Russell of Gorman; "Russell's widow is a sister of Ethel and Mae White." Abilene Reporter-News.
  • Census of 1920 - John A. Russell, Eastland, Eastland County, age 31, born circa 1889 in Georgia, Clerk of District Court, wife Mamie Russell, daughter Francis. FamilySearch.
  • John A. Russell, birth date 4/26/1888 in Carroll, Georgia, death date 6/11/1941 in Cross Plains, Calahan County, Texas, occupation: Gov. Employee, father W.O. Russell, buried in Gorman, Eastland County. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • John A. Russell (1888-1941), spouse Maudie White Russell, burial in Gorman Cemetery, Gorman, Eastland County. Find a Grave.
  • Senator J.A. Russell, "appointed to the office of district clerk of Eastland county in April, 1917 . . . holding the office until 1920, when he was elected to the state senate from the Twenty-eighth District." 2/27/1921, p. 6. Galveston Daily News.
  • 37th Legislature (1921) - J.A. Russell, Eastland, Eastland County, age 32, lawyer, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 37th session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, west wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    37th R.S. - 1921
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Counties and County Boundaries (Chair) 
    Educational Affairs  
    Mining, Irrigation and Drainage  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Representative Districts  
    Senatorial Districts  
    Town and City Corporations (Vice Chair) 

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