Baron Russell of Liverpool

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Baron Russell of Liverpool, of Liverpool in the County Palatine of Lancaster, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1919 for Sir Edward Russell. He served as editor of the Liverpool Daily Post for almost fifty years and also briefly represented Glasgow Bridgeton in the House of Commons as a Liberal. His grandson, the second Baron, was a prominent lawyer. As Deputy Judge Advocate General to the British Army of the Rhine he was one of the chief legal advisers during the war crimes trials held in Nuremberg and Tokyo at the end of the Second World War. As of 2010 the title is held by his grandson, the third Baron, who succeeded in 1981. He serves as an elected hereditary peer in the House of Lords having been elected at a by election in December 2014.[1] He sits as a Crossbencher.

Barons Russell of Liverpool (1919)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present holder's son the Hon. Edward Charles Stanley Russell (b. 1985)

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