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John Russell

John Russell

English Member of Parliament (died 1405)
The basics
Gender male
The details

John Russell may refer to:


United States

  • John E. Russell (1834–1903), U.S. Representative from Massachusetts
  • John Russell (New York) (1772–1842), United States Representative from New York
  • John Russell (Missouri politician) (born 1931), Missouri state senator
  • John Russell (prohibitionist), first National Committee Chairman of the Prohibition Party
  • John Russell (Ohio politician) (1827–1869), Ohio Secretary of State, 1868–1869
  • John L. Russell (mayor) in History of Las Vegas
  • John L. Russell (New York politician) in 68th New York State Legislature

United Kingdom

  • Dukes of Bedford:
    • John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford (c. 1485–1554/5), English royal minister
    • John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford (1766–1839), Knight of the Garter
    • John Russell, 13th Duke of Bedford (1917–2002), British peer and writer
  • Earls of Bedford:
    • John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford (1710–1771), British statesman
  • Earls Russell:
    • John Russell, 1st Earl Russell (1792–1878), English Whig and Liberal politician (Prime Minister for two consecutive terms)
    • John Russell, 4th Earl Russell (1921–1987), eldest son of Bertrand Russell
  • John Russell (bishop) (died 1494), bishop of Lincoln and Lord High Chancellor of England, 1483–1485
  • John Russell (colonial administrator), administrator of the English East India Company
  • John Russell (died 1405), MP for Worcestershire (UK Parliament constituency)
  • John Russell (died 1556), MP for Worcestershire (UK Parliament constituency)
  • John Russell (died 1593), MP for Worcestershire (UK Parliament constituency), 1584–89
  • John Russell (fl.1410), MP for Wells
  • John Russell (knight) (died c. 1224), English household knight of King John
  • John Russell, Lord Russell (died 1584), MP for Bridport (UK Parliament constituency) and Chipping Wycombe
  • John Russell (MP for Coventry), MP for Coventry (UK Parliament constituency) in 1302
  • John Russell (MP for Warwick) 1388-94, MP for Warwick (UK Parliament constituency)
  • John Russell (Royalist) (died 1687), English MP and soldier
  • John Russell (speaker) (died 1437), MP for Herefordshire and Speaker of the House of Commons
  • John Russell, Viscount Amberley (1842–1876), progressive Liberal MP
  • John Russell (Westminster MP), Member of Parliament for Westminster, London, 1545–1547
  • Sir John Russell, 3rd Baronet (1632?–1669), of Chippenham


  • John Charles Watts-Russell (1825–1875), New Zealand politician sometimes referred to by his old family name Russell


  • John Russell (catcher) (born 1961), former baseball catcher and former manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates
  • John Russell (pitcher) (1895–1930), baseball pitcher for the Brooklyn Robins and Chicago White Sox
  • John Russell (basketball) (1902–1973), American basketball player and coach
  • John Russell (rower) (born 1935), British Olympic rower
  • Johnny Russell (footballer) (born 1990), Scottish footballer
  • John Russell (equestrian) (born 1920), American Olympic bronze medal-winning equestrian
  • John Russell (Irish footballer) (born 1985), Irish footballer for Sligo Rovers FC
  • John Russell (athlete) (born 1932), Australian former long-distance runner
  • John Russell (Scottish footballer) (fl. 1890), for Cambuslang and the national team
  • John Russell (footballer, born 1923), Scottish footballer (Motherwell FC, Kilmarnock FC)

Artists, musicians, and actors

  • John Russell (painter) (1745–1806), English painter
  • John Peter Russell (1858–1930), Australian painter
  • John Russell (art critic) (1919–2008), British American art critic
  • John Russell (musician) (born 1954), improvising acoustic guitarist and concert promoter
  • Johnny Russell (singer) (1940–2001), American country singer
  • Johnny Russell (saxophonist) (1909–1991), American jazz tenor saxophonist
  • John Morris Russell, American conductor
  • John Russell (actor) (1921–1991), American actor, best known for the TV series Lawman
  • John L. Russell (cinematographer), Oscar nominated cinematographer of Psycho

Military figures

  • John H. Russell, Jr. (1872–1947), major general and 16th Commandant of the Marine Corps
  • John Henry Russell (1827–1897), officer of the United States Navy
  • John M. Russell, U.S. Army sergeant, perpetrator of the Camp Liberty killings (2009)
  • John Russell, 3rd Baron Ampthill (1896–1973), British peer and Royal Navy officer
  • John Russell (VC) (1893–1917), British Army officer who was awarded the Victoria Cross
  • John Russell (Medal of Honor) (1852–?), United States Navy sailor and recipient of the Medal of Honor
  • John Russell (Royalist) (died 1687), English MP and soldier


  • John Russell (clergyman) (1626–1692), Puritan minister
  • John Joyce Russell (1897–1993), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church
  • John Lewis Russell (1808–1854), American botanist and Unitarian minister
  • John Russell (prohibitionist) (1822–1912), Methodist preacher and prohibitionist
  • John Russell (parson) (1795–1883), hunter, dog breeder and cleric
  • John Russell (bishop) (died 1494), bishop of Lincoln and Lord High Chancellor of England, 1483–1485


  • E. John Russell (1872–1965), British agriculturalist
  • John C. Russell, playwright
  • John Scott Russell (1808–1882), Scottish naval engineer
  • John Russell (screenwriter) (1885–1956), author and screenwriter
  • John Russell (aviator) (1894–1960), flying ace
  • John Russell (collier) (1788–1873), British industrialist and colliery owner
  • John Russell (developer) (1821–?), Irish-American industrialist and developer of Ashland, Kentucky
  • John Benjamin Russell (1834–1894), New Zealand lawyer, businessman and landscape gardener

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