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John Russell, 1st Earl Russell


Statesman. Home secretary, 1835–41. Liberal prime minister, 1846–52 and 1865–6. Foreign secretary under Lord Palmerston, 1859–65. Created Earl Russell of Kingston Russell, 1861. In later life, occupied with literary work. FRS 1847.



Record of the Royal Society of London.


ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.

Record of the Royal Society of London: The record of the Royal Society of London for the promotion of natural knowledge. 4th edition. London: Royal Society. 1940.