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John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

1792–1878

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.

Sources

ODNB

Record of the Royal Society of London.

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