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Richard B. Russell, Jr.
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U.S. Senator
    (November 2, 1897-January 21, 1971)
    Representative in the Georgia House of Representatives (1921-1931)
    Governor of Georgia (1931-1933)
    Democratic U.S. Senator representing Georgia (1933-1971)
    Chairman of the Senate Immigration Committee (1937-1947)
    Chairman of the Senate Manufactures Committee (1945-1947)
    Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee (1951-1953; 1955-1969)
    Served on the Warren Commission (1964)
    Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee (1969-1971)
    President Pro Tempore (1969-1971)
    He was a poor student.
    He was a racist.
    He stood against anti-lynching legislation.
    He supported the Taft-Hartley Act in 1947, which limited the power of labor unions, but five years later he called for its' repeal.
    He led the opposition to the civil rights movement in the Senate.
    He was a heavy smoker.
    Russell was one of the members of the Warren Commission who dissented on the majority opinion that one bullet killed John F. Kennedy, helping to spark conspiracy theories.
    He remained a segregationist until the day he died.
    He became the Speaker of the Georgia House at the age of 28.
    He tried to avoid race-baiting while campaigning for Senate.
    He rose quickly in the Senate hierarchy.
    He was an advocate of the New Deal and one of Franklin Roosevelt's greatest defenders against critics.
    He also stood behind Harry Truman's Fair Deal programs.
    He refused to join the Dixiecrats in the 1948 election.
    With Senator Allen Ellender, he co-sponsored a bill that would provide school lunches for children.
    He was an advocate for helping the common man, especially if the person was a farmer.
    He was an advocate for a strong military.
    He was one of the most powerful Senators and was greatly admired by other Senators.
    He was good friends with Lyndon B. Johnson, helping him rise in power.
    He opposed the Vietnam War.
    He survived lung cancer, but the damage done to his lungs ended up killing him.
    A Senate office building is named after him.

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    In 2015, Out of 9 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 19 Votes: 57.89% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 13 Votes: 69.23% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 21 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 36 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
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    In 2008, Out of 36 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 71 Votes: 64.79% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 118 Votes: 71.19% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 277 Votes: 65.70% Annoying
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