Russell, Steve, and Mobley, Donna, 1941-1994

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Born in Bristow, Oklahoma, Steve Russell, a member of the Cherokee Nation, completed both his undergraduate and law degrees at the University of Texas at Austin in 1972 and 1975, respectively. In addition to serving in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, Russell was a trial court judge in Austin, Texas, from 1978 to 1994. Having taught as a professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio and Indiana University-Bloomington, Russell has researched legal and social issues of Native American communities and transnational corporate crime.

Russell’s wife Donna Mobley (1941-1994) also received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin. A civil rights activist and union organizer in New York City, Mobley worked for the AFL-CIO (1974-1975) and also taught Trade Union Women’s Studies courses at Cornell University’s New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations (1975-1977). In addition, she worked as the Assistant Education Director for the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union. During her time in Texas, Mobley served as the Executive Director of Common Cause, the Public Servant Standards of Conduct Advisory Committee, and the Central Texas Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. She also was the Election Administrator for the Travis County Democratic Party (1983-1984).

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Steve Russell. Department of Criminal Justice Faculty, Indiana University-Bloomington. Accessed January 31, 2011. http://www.indiana.edu/~crimjust/faculty_russell.php?nav=people .

From the guide to the Russell, Steve, and Mobley, Donna, Papers 94-040; 94-211; 94-259; 95-001; 95-020., 1959-1992, (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin)

Born in Bristow, Oklahoma, Steve Russell, a member of the Cherokee Nation, completed both his undergraduate and law degrees at the University of Texas at Austin in 1972 and 1975, respectively.

In addition to serving in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, Russell was a trial court judge in Austin, Texas, from 1978 to 1994. Having taught as a professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio and Indiana University-Bloomington, Russell has researched legal and social issues of Native American communities and transnational corporate crime.

Russell's wife Donna Mobley (1941-1994) also received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

A civil rights activist and union organizer in New York City, Mobley worked for the AFL-CIO (1974-1975) and also taught Trade Union Women's Studies courses at Cornell University's New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations (1975-1977). In addition, she worked as the Assistant Education Director for the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union. During her time in Texas, Mobley served as the Executive Director of Common Cause, the Public Servant Standards of Conduct Advisory Committee, and the Central Texas Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. She also was the Election Administrator for the Travis County Democratic Party (1983-1984).

From the description of Russell, Steve, and Mobley, Donna, Papers, 1959-1992 (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 747040940

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Labor unions--United States
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Birth 1941

Death 1994

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