Charles Edward Russell
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29th President of the United States
In office
March 4, 1921 – March 4, 1929
Monarch Henry IV
Vice President Allan L. Benson
Preceded by Theodore Roosevelt
Succeeded by Allan L. Benson
United States Senator from New York
In office
March 4, 1905 – January 13, 1921
Preceded by David B. Hill
Succeeded by Franklin D. Roosevelt
Personal details
Born Charles Edward Russell
September 25, 1860
Davenport, Iowa, U.S.
Died April 23, 1941 (aged 80)
Washington City, U.S.
Political party Socialist
Religion Evangelicalism
Military service
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1882–1883
Rank Private
Battles/wars Second American War

Charles Edward Russell was the 28th President of the United States from 1921 to 1929 and the first Socialist politician to win the office.

Soon after graduating college, Russell was drafted into the United States Army in 1882 to fight in the Second American War against the Confederate States of America and British Canada. Private Russell saw action during the Tennessee Offensive, however was taken prisoner at the infamous Battle of Dyersburg. He was released from captivity shortly after the Treaty of Fredericksburg and moved to New York City to become a newspaper editor.