"Well, eventually my father took a job as a salesman in a company that was based out of Pittsburgh, so we moved briefly to Pennsylvania while he was in training, and then he was assigned to the New England territory. So we moved to…

"My father was about eleven when Hitler came to power, and he had been enrolled in a school in Treuchtlingen, and was studying. And when he was 13 he became a Bar Mitzvah, and then the German government shut down the school that he was attending,…

“I don’t give a damn what [Governor] Griffin or anyone else said. I refuse to see Georgia go through another period of ignorance. People have asked me why I got in this school fight and I’m not ashamed to tell you. I am the son of a father and…

“The United States Supreme Court by its decision today has reduced our Constitution to a mere scrap of paper... The people of Georgia believe in, adhere to, and will fight for their right under the United States and Georgia Constitutions to manage…

“It is not enough to just be governor without any ambition or foresight for his state or its people who elected him. I tell you now, I do not intend to be that kind of governor. On the other hand, your governor can initiate progressive and…

“I was born and raised in Georgia. Four generations of my ancestors sleep beneath Georgia’s sod. I am a graduate of the University of Georgia. My father and my grandfather also were students at the University of Georgia, and walked those paths, and…

“When the war was over, it was exciting, and it was a letdown. It was that we’re not needed anymore. We’d been needed and we’d been, you know, we’d been doing all these things. Now we’re not needed anymore. What are we going to do? And they gave, I…

“When Pearl Harbor was bombed, I was in college. It was Sunday afternoon and we were studying for final exams and one girl came running down the halls saying ‘the President has – Pearl Harbor’s been bombed and the President has declared war.’ And we…

Editor’s Note: After his time in Georgia’s House of Representatives, that began when he was twenty-three, Richard ran for Governor. He would win the election and be sworn into office by his father in June of 1931. During his time in office he…

Editor’s Note: In his biography of Russell, Gilbert. Fite, quoted above, stated that the Russell family had existed in North America since before the American Revolution. Russell’s father graduated from the University of Georgia and became the judge…