David John Russell
David J. Russell
|2nd Deputy Premier of Alberta|
November 1, 1985 – March 1989
|Preceded by||Hugh Horner|
|Succeeded by||Jim Horsman|
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta|
|Constituency||Calgary Victoria Park|
|Succeeded by||Ralph Klein|
|Born||July 29, 1931|
|Political party||Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta|
|Alma mater||University of Manitoba|
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.
| MLA Calgary Victoria Park
| MLA Calgary Elbow