David John Russell

David John Russell (born July 29, 1931) is a retired politician from Alberta, Canada.[1]

David J. Russell
2nd Deputy Premier of Alberta
In office
November 1, 1985 – March 1989
Preceded byHugh Horner
Succeeded byJim Horsman
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
ConstituencyCalgary Victoria Park
In office
Succeeded byRalph Klein
ConstituencyCalgary Elbow
Personal details
Born (1931-07-29) July 29, 1931 (age 88)
Calgary, Alberta
Political partyProgressive Conservative Association of Alberta
Alma materUniversity of Manitoba
Cornell University

Born in Calgary in 1931, Russell was elected to Calgary City Council and served as Alderman on two different occasions, the first time from 1960–1961 and then again from 1963 to 1967.

Russell was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta as a Progressive Conservative member in the 1967 Alberta general election for Calgary Victoria Park. Russell served one term as the member for that riding as a member for the Progressive Conservative opposition under Peter Lougheed. In the 1971 Alberta general election Russell was re-elected as the member for the new district of Calgary Elbow. The Progressive Conservative party formed government in that election. Russell served 5 terms as the member for the riding and retired in 1989.

Russell served as Deputy Premier from 1986-1989.


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Preceded by
New District
MLA Calgary Victoria Park
Succeeded by
District Abolished
Preceded by
New District
MLA Calgary Elbow
Succeeded by
Ralph Klein