Joseph J. Russell

Joseph James Russell ( * August 23, 1854 in Charleston, Mississippi County, Missouri, † October 22, 1922 ) was an American politician. Between 1907 and 1909, and again from 1911 to 1919, he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Joseph Russell attended the common schools and the Charleston Academy. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Missouri in Columbia and his 1880 was admitted to the bar he began in Charleston to work in this profession. Even before he was in the years 1878 and 1879 school commissioner in Mississippi County. Between 1880 and 1884 Russell worked as a prosecutor. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In 1884 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in part, was nominated to the Grover Cleveland as a presidential candidate. Between 1886 and 1890, Russell sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Missouri, which he was president from time to time.

In the congressional elections of 1906 he was in the 14th electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William T. Tyndall on March 4, 1907. Since he Republican Charles A. Crow was defeated in 1908, he was initially able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1909. In the elections of 1910, Russell was re-elected in the 14th district of his state in Congress, where he replaced Crow again on March 4, 1911. After three re- elections he could remain until March 3, 1919 at the U.S. House of Representatives. This period was, among other things, the First World War. In 1913 were the 16th and the 17th Amendment to the Constitution ratified.

1918 renounced Joseph Russell on another Congress candidate. He died on October 22, 1922 in his hometown of Charleston, where he was also buried.