J. Edward Russell

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Joshua Edward Russell
J. Edward Russell 1906.jpg
circa 1906
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1917
Preceded by J. Henry Goeke
Succeeded by Benjamin F. Welty
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 12th district
In office
January 4, 1906 – January 3, 1909
Preceded by Orla E. Harrison
Succeeded by H. L. Yount
Personal details
Born (1867-08-09)August 9, 1867
Sidney, Ohio
Died June 21, 1953(1953-06-21) (aged 85)
Sidney, Ohio
Resting place Graceland Cemetery
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Jennie C. Laughlin
Children one

Joshua Edward Russell (August 9, 1867 – June 21, 1953) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born near Sidney, Ohio, Russell attended the common schools and Sidney High School. He studied law with George A. Marshall.[1] He was admitted to the bar in 1893 and commenced practice in Sidney. He served as member of the city board of education in 1894 and 1895. City solicitor 1895-1899. He served as member of the State senate 1905-1908.

Russell was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1917). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1916 to the Sixty-fifth Congress. He resumed the practice of law. He died in Sidney, Ohio, June 21, 1953. He was interred in Graceland Cemetery.

In 1894 Russell married Jennie C. Laughlin. They had one child.[1] He was a member of the Masons, Knights of Pythias, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and Improved Order of Red Men.[1]



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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
J. Henry Goeke
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 5th congressional district

Succeeded by
Benjamin F. Welty