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RUSSELL, John [1792-1878] -- British statesman, orator, author, 1st Earl Russell of Kingston Russell

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1st Earl Russell of Kingston Russell
Viscount Amberley
Prime Minister
a/k/a
Finality John

A strenuous advocate of parliamentary reform, he was very much involved with a number of important and historic events. He quieted Ireland with a combination of coercive and relief measures; founded the national board of public health (1848); and was influential in maintaining British neutrality during the U.S. Civil War.  -30-
 

Chronology

1813
Entered Parliament
1819
Advocacy of Parliamentary reform
1826
Advocacy of Roman Catholic emancipation
1828
Advocacy of repeal of the Test Acts
1830
Paymaster of the forces
1831
Introduced the Reform Bill
1832
Reform Bill passed
1834
Leader of Whig party
1835-1839
Home secretary
1839-1841
Secretary for war and the colonies
1846-1852
Prime minister and 1st lord of the treasury
1852-1855
Foreign secretary and president of the council
1855
Colonial secretary
1859-1865
Foreign secretary in the Palmerston-Russell administration
1861
Created Earl Russell
1865-1866
Prime minister and 1st lord of the treasury

Selected Works

  • Durham Letter (1850, an anti-Roman Catholic piece)
  • Life and Times of Fox (1859-1867)
  • Recollections and Suggestions (1875)
  • Bookmarks (off-site links)

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