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Russell W. Keeney
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Illinois's 14th district
January 3, 1957 – January 11, 1958
|Preceded by||Chauncey W. Reed|
|Succeeded by||Elmer J. Hoffman|
Russell Watson Keeney
December 29, 1897
Pittsfield, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||January 11, 1958 (aged 60)|
Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Jane Perrier Perkins|
Marge LaSchiavo Sansone
|Alma mater||DePaul University (LL.B., LL.M.)|
Born in Pittsfield, Illinois, Keeney attended grade and high schools in Naperville, Illinois. He graduated from De Paul University, Chicago, Illinois, in 1919 and in 1921. He was admitted to the bar in 1919 and commenced the practice of law in Naperville, Illinois. In 1920 became Justice of the Peace of Lisle Township and in 1924 town clerk. He served as assistant State's attorney until 1935. State's attorney of Du Page County 1936-1939. County judge of Du Page County 1940-1952. Circuit judge of the sixteenth judicial district of Illinois 1953-1956.
Keeney was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fifth Congress and served from January 3, 1957, until his death in Bethesda, Maryland, January 11, 1958. Keeney voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1957. He was interred in Naperville (Illinois) Protestant Cemetery.
- "HR 6127. CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1957". GovTrack.us.
- United States Congress. "Russell W. Keeney (id: K000042)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Chauncey W. Reed
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 14th congressional district
January 3, 1957 - January 11, 1958
Elmer J. Hoffman