Andrew Russell (Australian politician)

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Andrew Russell (c.1808 – 10 December 1867) was a politician in colonial Victoria (Australia) and a Mayor of Melbourne.

Russell was born in Glasgow, Scotland,[1] and arrived in the Port Phillip District around 1841 and established a wholesale wine and spirit business in Melbourne.[1]

On 31 August 1851[2] Russell was appointed a nominated member (and sworn-in in November 1851) of the Victorian Legislative Council,[1] a position he held until the original Council was abolished in 1856.[1]

Russell died in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France on 10 December 1867.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Russell, Andrew". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. 
  2. ^ Labilliere, Francis Peter. Early History of the Colony of Victoria II. 
Preceded by
Henry Moor
Mayor of Melbourne
1847–1848
Succeeded by
William Montgomerie Bell
Victorian Legislative Council
New creation Nominated Member
1851–1856
Original Council abolished