Russell (Ontario electoral district)

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Location of Russell in Ontario in 1867

Russell was a federal electoral district in eastern Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada 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[edit]

  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)

Pre-confederation[edit]

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)

Federal electoral history[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative James Alexander Grant 1,293
  Unknown Robert Bell 695


Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative James Alexander Grant 1,217
  Liberal Malcolm Cameron 952


Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Robert Blackburn 1,078
  Conservative James Alexander Grant 1,014
  Unknown W. R. Bell 95


Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative Hon. John O'Connor 1,612
  Unknown Ira Morgan 1,097


By-election: On Mr. O'Connor being appointed
President of the Privy Council, 4 November 1878
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative Hon. John O'Connor acclaimed


Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative Moss Kent Dickinson 1,644
  Liberal William C. Edwards 1,335


Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal William C. Edwards 2,301
  Conservative Charles H. Mackintosh 2,146


By-election: On Mr. Edwards being unseated for bribery, 7 May 1888
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal William C. Edwards 2,166
  Unknown Charles H. Mackintosh 1,963


Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal William C. Edwards 2,308
  Conservative Moss Kent Dickinson 1,895


Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal William C. Edwards 2,983
  Conservative E.N. Hurtibise 1,380
  Independent G.J. Wilson 1,093


Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal William C. Edwards 3,089
  Conservative George H. Perley 2,523


By-election: On Mr. Edwards being called to the Senate, 20 April 1903
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal David Wardrope Wallace acclaimed


Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Norman F. Wilson 3,305
  Conservative John E. Askwith 2,357
  Independent Morris Shaver 66


Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Hon. Charles Murphy 3,616
  Conservative John A. Gamble 2,470


Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Hon. Charles Murphy 3,812
  Conservative Joseph Ulric Vincent 2,836


Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes
  Opposition Hon. Charles Murphy 5,895
  Government Duncan Cameron Merkley 3,768


Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Hon. Charles Murphy 9,069
Progressive Marshall Rathwell 6,836


By-election: On Mr. Murphy being appointed Postmaster General,
19 January 1921
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Hon. Charles Murphy acclaimed


Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Alfred Goulet 8,419
  Conservative Duncan Cameron Merkley 6,328


Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Alfred Goulet 9,062
  Conservative Wilfrid Thivierge 4,876


Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Alfred Goulet 9,551
  Conservative Alexandre Marion 7,964


Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Alfred Goulet 5,041
  Independent John Rudolphus Booth 2,897
Reconstruction Marshall Rathwell 1,423
  Conservative Mathias Landry 1,368
  Independent Joseph Alvary Brisson 862


Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Alfred Goulet 6,045
     National Government Frederic-A. Caillier 2,961


Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Joseph-Omer Gour 5,519
  Progressive Conservative Frederic-A. Caillier 3,271
  Independent Antonin Lalonde 2,708
  Co-operative Commonwealth Thomas Keenan 600
Social Credit Harvey Turner 340


Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Joseph-Omer Gour 12,635
  Progressive Conservative Moïse Gendron 5,767
  Co-operative Commonwealth Ernest Cousineau 1,112
Social Credit Adrien-Joseph Papineau 538


Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Joseph-Omer Gour 15,969
  Progressive Conservative Joseph E. Charron 6,470
  Co-operative Commonwealth Ernest Cousineau 1,157
Social Credit Alexandre Denommée 519


Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Joseph-Omer Gour 20,673
  Progressive Conservative Wilbur Nixon 12,271
  Co-operative Commonwealth Harry Jacks 1,420
Social Credit Eddie Parisien 1,161


Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Joseph-Omer Gour 21,575
  Progressive Conservative Wilbur Nixon 19,464
  Co-operative Commonwealth Harry Jacks 1,224
Social Credit Eddie Parisien 594


By-election: On Mr. Gour's death, 5 October 1959
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Paul Tardif 21,070
  Progressive Conservative Wilbur Nixon 14,152
  Co-operative Commonwealth Denis Kalman 1,077


Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Paul Tardif 29,322
  Progressive Conservative Leo Kelly 15,492
  New Democratic Party Harold B. Wilson 3,385
Social Credit Adrien Papineau 1,427


Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Paul Tardif 31,182
  Progressive Conservative Joe Poirier 14,892
  New Democratic Party Harold B. Wilson 3,191
Social Credit Léo Cote 2,938


Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Paul Tardif 28,997
  Progressive Conservative Kenneth C. Binks 15,718
  New Democratic Party Harold B. Wilson 7,186

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