Patricia Collins Andretta Dwinwell Butler on Richard Russell
From Russell Library on August 23rd, 2018
RBROH-012. The fact that Russell remained a bachelor is a recurring topic in this series, and many interviewees attribute at least part of his dedication as a Senator to the absence of a spouse in his life. Beyond speculation, few knew the true story of his once engagement to Pat Collins Andretta. In this fragment she relates an anecdote in which Russell projects a future for her as "a Senator's wife".