Charles H. Russell
|Charles H. Russell|
|20th Governor of Nevada|
January 1, 1951 – January 5, 1959
|Lieutenant||Clifford A. Jones
|Preceded by||Vail M. Pittman|
|Succeeded by||Grant Sawyer|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Nevada's At-Large district|
January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949
|Preceded by||Berkeley L. Bunker|
|Succeeded by||Walter S. Baring, Jr.|
December 27, 1903|
Lovelock, Nevada, U.S.
|Died||September 13, 1989
Carson City, Nevada, U.S.
|Resting place||Dayton Cemetery
Dayton, Nevada, U.S.
Russell was born on December 27, 1903 in Lovelock, Nevada. He graduated from the University of Nevada in 1926. He taught school in Ruby Valley for one term and then went to Ruth to work for the copper company. He was the editor of the Ely Record for seventeen years, beginning in 1929.
Russell was a member of the Nevada state Senate from 1941 to 1946. After that, he was elected as a Republican to the Eightieth Congress, succeeding Democrat Berkeley L. Bunker, who ran unsuccessfully for the U. S. Senate. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress, narrowly losing to Reno City Councilman Walter S. Baring. He became the Governor in 1951 and served until 1959.
Vail M. Pittman
|Governor of Nevada
|United States House of Representatives|
Berkeley L. Bunker
|United States House of Representatives, Nevada At-Large
Walter S. Baring, Jr.
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