J. Edward Russell

Joshua Edward Russell ( * August 9, 1867 in Sidney, Ohio; † June 21, 1953 ) was an American politician. Between 1915 and 1917 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Edward Russell attended the common schools and the Sidney High School. After a subsequent law degree in 1893 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started in Sidney to work in this profession. In the years 1894 and 1895 he was a member of the local Board of Education; 1895 to 1899 he was a legal representative of his hometown. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. Between 1905 and 1908 he sat in the Senate of Ohio.

In the congressional elections of 1914, Russell was in the fourth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrats J. Henry Goeke on March 4, 1915. Since he has not been confirmed in 1916, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1917. After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he practiced as a lawyer again. Edward Russell died on 21 June 1953 in his hometown of Sidney. He was married to Jennie Laughlin, with whom he had a child.