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Russell (Ontario electoral district)

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Russell (Ontario electoral district)

Russell was a federal electoral district in eastern Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1968.


The federal riding was created by the British North America Act of 1867, and consisted initially of the County of Russell the townships of Gloucester and Osgoode in the county of Carleton. In 1903, the Rideau Ward of the city of Ottawa was added to the riding. In 1933, it was redefined to consist of the county of Russell and the part of the county of Carleton included in the township of Gloucester, excepting that part of the township of Gloucester included in the town of Eastview and the village of Rockcliffe Park. In 1947, it was expanded to include the town of Eastview in the township of Gloucester in the county of Carleton.

The federal electoral district was abolished in 1966 when it was redistributed between Glengarry—Prescott, Ottawa East and Ottawa—Carleton ridings.

Members of Parliament

  1. James Alexander Grant, Conservative (1867–1874)
  2. Robert Blackburn, Liberal (1874–1878)
  3. John O'Connor, Conservative (1878–1882)
  4. Moss Kent Dickinson, Conservative (1882–1887)
  5. William Cameron Edwards, Liberal (1887–1903)
  6. David Wardrope Wallace, Liberal (1903–1904)
  7. Norman Frank Wilson, Liberal (1904–1908)
  8. Charles Murphy, Liberal (1908–1925)
  9. Alfred Goulet, Liberal (1925–1945)
  10. Joseph-Omer Gour, Liberal (1945–1959)
  11. Paul Tardif, Liberal (1959–1968)


District created in 1834 from Prescott & Russell.

Members of the Parliament of Upper Canada

  1. Thomas McKay (1834–1840)

Members of the Parliament of the Province of Canada

  1. William Henry Draper, Conservative (1841–1843)
  2. William Stewart, Conservative (1843–1844)
  3. Archibald Petrie, Conservative (1844–1847)
  4. G. B. Lyon-Fellowes, Conservative (1847–1857)
  5. John W. Loux (1857–1861)
  6. Robert Bell, Conservative (1861–1866)


Russell (Ontario electoral district) Wikipedia

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