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Frederick William Russell, OC, K.St.J, CD, LL.D (September 10, 1923 - June 20, 2001) was a Canadian businessman and the ninth Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland.

The Honourable

Frederick William Russell
9th Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland
In office
November 5, 1991 – February 5, 1997
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor GeneralRay Hnatyshyn
Roméo LeBlanc
PremierClyde Wells
Brian Tobin
Preceded byJames McGrath
Succeeded byArthur Maxwell House
Personal details
Born(1923-09-10)September 10, 1923
St. John's, Newfoundland
DiedJune 20, 2001(2001-06-20) (aged 77)
St. John's
Spouse(s)Margret Miriam (Cross)

Born in St. John's, he studied at Dalhousie University and the Atlantic School for Advanced Business Administration. He was a fighter pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II in which he flew the de Havilland Mosquito. He was president of Blue Peter Steamships.

He was a member of the Newfoundland Labour Relations Board for over 35 years.

He was a founding member of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets in St. John's.

From 1991 to 1997, he was the lieutenant-governor of Newfoundland.

In 1979, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Officer in 1999.


Coat of arms of Frederick Russell
The arms of Frederick Russell consist of:[1]
Above a helmet mantled Gules doubled Argent on a wreath of these colours a goat statant Argent armed and unguled Gules its dexter foreleg resting on a closed book bound Gules clasped and charged with a cross moline Or between two bars gemel wavy Argent.
Argent a lion rampant Gules armed and langued Argent on a chief wavy Gules two wings conjoined expanded fesswise Argent.
Two lions Gules armed and winged Argent gorged with collars Argent charged with maple leaves Gules.
On a rock growing therefrom pitcher plant flowers and tufts of grass proper rising above barry wavy Argent and Azure.
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  1. ^ Canadian Heraldic Authority (Volume II), Ottawa, 1992