James George Russell
Russell entered the public service of South Australia in March 1878, becoming Master of the Supreme Court. In August 1889 was appointed Commissioner of Insolvency and stipendiary magistrate at Adelaide in succession to Mr. Stuart. He was also Commissioner of Taxes and Commissioner of Stamps without salary.
Russell sat on several royal commissions, including that into Pastoral Valuations in 1892 and the Land Titles Office in 1908. Russell also led the controversial 1903 inquiry into charges of misuse of human remains by Doctor William Ramsay Smith. Russell was a president of the Public Service Association of South Australia, and in 1903 he was awarded the Imperial Service Order.