Charles Hinton RUSSELL, Congress, NV (1903-1989)


RUSSELL, Charles Hinton, a Representative from Nevada; born in Lovelock, Pershing County, Nev., December 27, 1903; attended the public schools; was graduated from Elko County High School in 1922 and the University of Nevada at Reno in 1926; taught school in 1926 and 1927; employed in a mine office in Ruth, Nev., in 1928 and 1929; editor of a newspaper since 1929; served in the State assembly 1935-1940; member of the State senate 1941-1946, resigning in 1946 to become a candidate for Congress; served as president pro tempore of the State senate in 1943; elected as a Republican to the Eightieth Congress (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1949); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress; member of the staff of the Joint Congressional Committee on Foreign Economic Cooperation in Washington, D.C., in 1949 and 1950; Governor of Nevada from January 1, 1951, to January 5, 1959; director of International Cooperation Administration mission to Paraguay December 15, 1959, serving until July 1, 1963; assistant to president of University of Nevada, August 1963 to January 1, 1968; was a resident of Carson City, Nev., until his death there on September 13, 1989.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present