Frederick Russell

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The Honourable
Frederick William Russell
9th Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland
In office
November 5, 1991 – February 5, 1997
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor General Ray Hnatyshyn
Roméo LeBlanc
Premier Clyde Wells
Brian Tobin
Preceded by James McGrath
Succeeded by Arthur Maxwell House
Personal details
Born (1923-09-10)September 10, 1923
St. John's, Newfoundland
Died June 20, 2001(2001-06-20) (aged 77)
St. John's
Nationality Canadian
Spouse(s) Margret Miriam (Cross)
Children Doug,Jan,Jim,Peter

Frederick William Russell, OC, K.St.J, CD, LL.D (September 10, 1923 - June 20, 2001) was a Canadian businessman and the ninth Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland.

Born in St. John's, he studied at Dalhousie University and the Atlantic School for Advanced Business Administration. He was a fighter pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II in which he flew the de Havilland Mosquito. He was president of Blue Peter Steamships.

He was a member of the Newfoundland Labour Relations Board for over 35 years.

He was a founding member of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets in St. John's.

From 1991 to 1997, he was the lieutenant-governor of Newfoundland.

In 1979, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Officer in 1999.



  1. ^ Canadian Heraldic Authority (Volume II), Ottawa, 1992