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|Title:||Best wishes to Burt Bell, Drew Russell|
|Description:||Chatsworth (Murray County), 1957. U.S. Senator Richard Brevard Russell visits with this group of men while on a visit to Georgia to see the site of Carters Dam. The dam was to be built in Murray County on the Coosawattee River. Left to right: Thomas J. Brown, Sr., Col. Jervey Kelly, Brig. General H.A. Morris, Senator Russell, Burton J. Bell, 9th district U.S. Congressman Phillip M. Landrum.|
2003/06/13: According to the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, located at http://www.sas.usace.army.mil/lakes/russell/rbrbio.htm, Richard Brevard Russell, "born in Winder, Barrow County, Georgia on November 2, 1897," was "the fourth of fifteen children. He attended public schools, graduating from the Seventh District Agricultural and Mechanical School in Powder Springs, Georgia, in 1914; from Gordon Institute in Barnesville, Georgia, in 1915 and from the law department of the University of Georgia at Athens in 1918. He also served with the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1918. In 1919, Russell was admitted to the bar and took up practice in Winder, Georgia. In 1921, at the age of 22, Russell became a member of the state house of representatives and served there for 10 years, thus beginning his long and devoted service to the United States, Georgia and politics. In 1927, at the age of 29, he was elected speaker of the house, a position he held until his election as governor of Georgia in 1931. At 33, Russell became the youngest governor in the history of Georgia. Serving in this position during the depression years, Russell met the challenge of the financial crisis by adopting an austere government system, bringing with it a sweeping reorganization. During the last year of his term as governor (1933), Russell was elected to the United States Senate, and it was there that he spent the last 38 years of his life. Russell quickly became an effective and respected member of the Senate. At the time of his death, he was chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, ranking democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, (which he chaired for 16 years), senior member of the Senate Democratic Policy and Steering Committees, ranking democrat on the Senate Aeronautical and Space Science Committee, and ranking democrat on the Joint Committee on Atomic Science. During his years in the political arena, Senator Russell earned the reputation of being a fair and honest man. His calm and judicious actions in times of crisis helped earn his election as President Pro Tempore of the Senate in January 1969." Furthermore, "Russell served as President Pro Tempore until his death on January 21, 1971, in Washington, D.C. He is interred in Russell Memorial Park in Winder, Georgia."
2003/06/13: According to North Georgia Magazine, located online at http://www.georgiamagazine.com/chamber/murray/carters.htm, the construction of Carters dam began in 1962 and was completed in 1977.
|Subjects:||Georgia--Politics and government | Dams--Georgia--Murray County | Business--Georgia--Chatsworth | Municipal services--Georgia--Chatsworth | Portraits--Georgia--Chatsworth | Recreations--Georgia--Chatsworth | Landrum, Phillip Mitchell, 1907-1990 | Russell, Richard B. (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971 | Chatsworth (Ga.) | Murray County (Ga.)|
|Contributors:||Georgia. Dept. of Archives and History|
|Online Publisher:||[Athens, Ga. : Digital Library of Georgia], 2004|
|Rights and Usage:||Held by Georgia Archives, 5800 Jonesboro Road, Morrow, GA 30260.|
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|Persistent Link to Item:||http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/vang/id:gor062|
|Related Institutions:||Digital Library of Georgia|
Georgia. Dept. of Archives and History
|Collection Information:||Vanishing Georgia|
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