Russell Calvert

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Russell John Calvert (1 February 1909 – 20 August 2011) was a New Zealand local-body politician. He served as Mayor of Dunedin between 1965 and 1968.


Calvert was born in Masterton[1] in 1909. He was educated at Nelson College in 1923 and in Wellington.[1][2]

He moved to Dunedin and established a dental technician's laboratory there. He became involved in local-body politics in the 1940s and was first elected to the Dunedin City Council in 1958. He served one term as mayor from 1965 to 1968.[1]

Following his retirement, Calvert resided in Arrowtown, Christchurch and then Nelson.[1] He died in 2011 aged 102.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d "Former city mayor turns 100". Otago Daily Times. 31 January 2009. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Nelson College Old Boys' Register, 1856–2006, 6th edition
  3. ^ "Former Dunedin mayor dies". Otago Daily Times. 23 August 2009. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Stuart Sidey
Mayor of Dunedin
Succeeded by
Jim Barnes