Charles Stevens Russell, March 1, 1982-July 1, 1991; Senior Justice, 2004-present

29 Charles Steven Russell
Oil on canvas, 39 x 23 in., by Peter Stevens, 1983
Location: courtroom, rear

Born 1926 in Richmond

Elected by the General Assembly on March 1, 1982, to a 12-year term beginning the same day, filling the vacancy created by the retirement of Albertis S. Harrison. Service terminated by retirement in 1991. Returned to service as a senior justice, 2004-present.

Other judicial service:
Judge, Seventeenth Judicial Circuit, 1967-1982

Education:
University of Virginia, B.A., 1946
University of Virginia, LL.B., 1948

Professional career:
Private practice, Arlington, Fairfax, and Alexandria, 1951-1967
Adjunct professor of law, George Mason University School of Law
Adjunct professor of law, University of Richmond (T.C. Williams School of Law)
Faculty, National Judicial College, Reno, Nevada
Faculty, Appellate Judges Seminar, New York University School of Law

Military service:
World War II and Korean War (Navy)

Oral history


Sources:
Elected, Journal of the Senate of Virginia, Regular Session 1982, 3380; birth, education, and career, Marie T. Hough, Nancy L. Woolfolk, and Bernadette Brabb, eds., The American Bench: Judges of the Nation, 1989-1990, Fifth Ed. (Sacramento, CA: 1989-1990), 2483; nominated by the Democratic caucus, Celestine Bohlen and Patricia E. Bauer, “Arlington Judge Wins Fight to Fill Va. Supreme Court Vacancy,” The Washington Post, February 10, 1982, B2; military service, transcript of portrait presentation on February 28, 2006, published in 272 Va., xiii-xv; portrait, Library of Virginia portrait files, 2014. Retired Justice Russell has served as a senior justice since 2004.