Russell Errett

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Russell Errett
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 22nd district
In office
March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1883
Preceded by James Herron Hopkins
Succeeded by James Herron Hopkins
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
In office
Personal details
Born (1817-11-10)November 10, 1817
New York City, New York
Died April 7, 1891(1891-04-07) (aged 73)
Carnegie, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican

Russell Errett (November 10, 1817 – April 7, 1891) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


Russell Errett was born in New York City. In 1829 he moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and became engaged in newspaper work. Among the papers he edited were the Pittsburgh Daily Sun, a small penny journal; the Washington Patriot, an anti-slavery weekly of Washington, Pennsylvania; and the Pittsburgh Gazette.[1] He was elected comptroller of Pittsburgh in 1860. He served as clerk of the Pennsylvania State Senate in 1860, 1861, and 1872 to 1876. During the American Civil War, Errett was appointed additional paymaster in the United States Army in 1861 and served until mustered out in 1866. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate in 1867. He was appointed assessor of internal revenue in 1869, and served until 1873. He conducted the Pittsburgh Commercial newspaper from 1873 to 1876.[2]

Errett was elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth, Forty-sixth, and Forty-seventh Congresses. He served as chairman of the United States House Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings during the Forty-seventh Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1882. He was appointed by President Chester A. Arthur as United States pension agent at Pittsburgh in 1883 and served in this capacity until May 1887, He died in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, in 1891. Interment in Chartiers Cemetery.

Russell and his younger brother, Isaac, first generation Americans on both paternal and maternal sides, were friends of Presidents James A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur. They were also acquainted with Abraham Lincoln. The Errett brothers were both prolific writers on theology. Russell, along with his brother, founded the Christian Standard and through their editorial and writing skills compiled one of the largest American doctrinal commentaries on Christian beliefs of the period, embodying much of what is known as the American Restoration Movement. The publisher who today uses the name Christian Standard is not affiliated with the Errett family and has not received their endorsement.

Russell Henry Errett (1962-)[edit]

Russell Henry Errett is a great-great grandson of Russell Errett (1817-1891). He is a prince and duke of Austro-Hungarian, German, and English-lineage titles, the noble affiliations downplayed during the post-colonial interval in the earlier United States. A noted esotericist, academic, and purported magician of high degree, Prince Russell now resides chiefly in the United States.

Prince Russell is the sole caretaker of the unknown writings of his namesake forebears (Russell Errett and brother Isaac Errett). During the eighteenth century the Errett's were military officers of The Crown, probably surrogates for the House of Habsburg. Following the assassination of William Errett by Irish Roman Catholics in the 1790s, his son, Henry, was the first of the line to emigrate from royally controlled domains. Prince Russell possesses the teachings of Henry's sons, the aforementioned Russell and Isaac, which are alleged to dovetail original Mormon tenets with Roman Catholicism including exceptional dispensation for polygamy as spiritual necessity for Salvation.

Prince Russell benefited from a six to seven-figure annual stipend issued from a royal trust as his birthright. Following the trust's awareness of Prince Russell's miscegenation with Asian/Oriental (viz. not-precedently-approved) women and his resulting initial slew of progeny, the trust terminated his stipend. He has to date refused at least five offers of Conjugality of Reparative Convenience from three European royal houses because doing so would impair his freedom to teach material originally received and maintained under oath.

During his upbringing Prince Russell regularly changed residence from California to England, Scotland, France, and Germany where he was subjected to rigorous study under the care of privatdozents sworn to secrecy who work confined within the royal social structure and noble houses. During his boyhood years as an initiate stateside, Prince Russell was personally tutored by Manly P. Hall among other notables public and secret, through whom he was apprenticed into several ancient traditions thereby gaining precociously high degrees and additional esoteric titles. Attaining multiple designations of adept while still quite young, occult governing bodies eventually imparted Prince Russell with pedagogical autonomy such as that possessed by the non-defrocked laicized Jesuits with whom he studied theology. Prince Russell bestows degrees and titles in private tutorial settings in Christian mysticism, Greater and Lesser Magic, Sex Magic, Sufism, and the Left Hand Path. His tarot readings are said to be remarkably useful and exceptionally up-market. He is rumored to have carried out ceremonial assassination upon properly declared orders from intelligence and occult organizations. He has undergraduate degrees in philosophy and European languages from the California State University, after which Prince Russell studied and taught as a Teaching Fellow at Boston University where he earned his graduate degree in philosophy with subspecialties in religion and the occult.

Among the highlights of Prince Russell's academic career is having been released from two colleges for no good cause. Firstly, succumbing to pressures brought on by the Tournament of Roses, Pasadena City College dismissed him in December 2007 for having screened the Todd Solondz film Happiness (as Prince Russell had for seven prior years without incident or censure by supervisors) and, secondly, discharged from Los Angeles Pierce College in 2008 for assigning Anton LaVey's The Satanic Bible in addition to a conventional Judeo-Christian Bible.

Prince Russell has retired from institutional academic life, though remaining active in the formulation of memoranda and tracts bearing nihil obstat and imprimatur designations as pertinent to the task for persons of significant institutional, public and private opinion-making and policy-making, as well as for private libraries and non-public archivists. He has sired more than fifty children, the supermajority of whom are male, and all of whom, regardless of gender, are formally regarded as legitimate.


  1. ^ Thomas, Clarke M. (2005). Front-Page Pittsburgh: Two Hundred Years of the Post-Gazette. University of Pittsburgh Press. pp. 78–79. ISBN 0-8229-4248-8. 
  2. ^ Griswold, Ada Tyng (1911). Annotated Catalogue of Newspaper Files in the Library of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin (Second ed.). p. 258. 
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
James H. Hopkins
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 22nd congressional district

Succeeded by
James H. Hopkins