John Russell

Lord John Russell

Rush ID: 7180

Details

Born:
8 August 1792
Died:
28 May 1878
Birth place:
London, U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
Unknown
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
true
Formative occupation:
Unknown
Election occupation:
Unknown
Parentage:
6th Duke of Bedford and his first wife, Georgiana Elizabeth Byng
Notes:
Held ministerial office (including Prime Minister) after elevation to Peerage.
Knighthood/Dame:
False
HighestOffice:
Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
1

References

Rush ID:
7180
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q157259
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. RUSSELL, Lord John (1792-1878)

Peerages

  1. 1st Earl Russell of Kingston Russell

    New hereditary

    1861

Constituencies

  1. City of London

    Party: Liberal
    Year of election: 1841
    Date of election: 29 June 1841
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1861*
    Date of exit: 27 July 1861
    Party: Liberal
    Nature of exit: Elevation to peerage
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Notes: None
  2. Stroud

    Party: Liberal
    Year of election: 1835*
    Date of election: 19 May 1835
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1841
    Date of exit: 29 June 1841
    Party: Liberal
    Nature of exit: Relocation
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None
  3. Devon Southern

    Party: Liberal
    Year of election: 1832
    Date of election: 10 December 1832
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1835
    Date of exit: 6 January 1835
    Party: Liberal
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Notes: Also MP for Tavistock, 1813-1817 and 1818-1819; Huntingdonshire 1820-1826; Bandon Bridge 1826-1830; Devon 1831-1832.

Ministerial offices

  1. Paymaster-General of the Forces 1832-1834

    First appointed in 1830.

  2. Home Secretary 1835-1839

  3. Secretary of State for the Colonies 1839-1841

  4. Prime Minister 1846-1852

  5. Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1852-1853

  6. Minister without Portfolio 1853-1854

  7. Lord President of the Council 1854-1855

  8. Secretary of State for the Colonies 1855

    March-November 1855

  9. Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1859-1865

  10. Prime Minister 1865-1866

Higher education

  1. University of Edinburgh

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Westminster

Marriages

  1. Lister, Adelaide

    Year: 1835

  2. Elliott, Lady Frances Anna Maria

    Year: 1841

Relationships

  1. Brother of Charles Russell

  2. Brother of Edward Russell

  3. Uncle of William Russell

  4. Uncle of Francis Russell

  5. Uncle of Arthur Russell

  6. Uncle of George Russell

  7. Indirect relative of Tavistock

  8. Father of Amberley

Parties

  1. Liberal Party member

Clubs

  1. Reform Club

  2. Brooks's Club