Russell G. Dunmore

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Russell Goodier Dunmore (November 28, 1884 – December 14, 1935) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.


He was born on November 28, 1884,[1] in Utica, Oneida County, New York, the son of County Judge Watson T. Dunmore (1845–1929) and Mary Elizabeth "Minnie" (Goodier) Dunmore (1854–1904).[2] He attended Utica Academy, and graduated from Wesleyan University in 1908.[3] He practiced law in Utica. On November 26, 1912, he married Emma Jessie Roberts (1886–1970), and they had two children.[4]

Dunmore was a member of the New York State Assembly (Oneida Co., 2nd D.) in 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934 and 1935. He was Chairman of the Committee on Claims in 1924, and Majority Leader from 1927 to 1934.

He was found dead on December 14, 1935, at his home in New Hartford, New York, having died from a bullet wound in his head.[5] The death was ruled an accident;[6] and he was buried at the Green Lawn Cemetery in New Hartford.


  1. ^ New York Red Book (1932; pg. 79)
  2. ^ "Watson Thomas Dunmore" transcribed from History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925 edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago, The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925; Vol. III, pg. 84–87)
  3. ^ Alumni Record of Wesleyan University at Mocavo
  4. ^ Who's Who in New York City and State (1929; Vol. 9, pg. 497)
  5. ^ Russell G. Dunmore Killed by Bullet in the New York Times on December 15, 1935 (subscription required)
  6. ^ DUNMORE'S DEATH SEEMS ACCIDENTAL; Evidence to This Effect Found by Coroner in the New York Times on December 16, 1935 (subscription required)

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
Louis M. Martin
New York State Assembly
Oneida County, 2nd District

Succeeded by
William R. Williams
Political offices
Preceded by
Simon L. Adler
Majority Leader in the New York State Assembly
Succeeded by
John F. Killgrew