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William Congreve Russell

William Congreve Russell (15 April 1778 – 1850)[1] was a Whig politician in England.

Russell was the son of Thomas Russell, of Moor Green, Moseley, Worcestershire (now Birmingham) by his second wife, Mary Garner. He was commissioned a captain when the North Worcestershire Volunteers were formed in September 1803. On 19 July 1820, he married Elizabeth Mary Hopper (d. 27 June 1821), by whom he had one daughter:[2]

He was elected at the 1832 general election as one of the two Members of Parliament (MP) for East Worcestershire,[3] and held the seat until he stood down at the 1835 general election.[3]

He was also High Sheriff of Worcestershire in 1839.[2] Kings Heath Park was made for him.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 5)
  2. ^ a b "The Gentleman's Magazine". The Gentleman's Magazine. 189: 204. 1851.
  3. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 484. ISBN 978-0-900178-26-9.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for East Worcestershire
With: Thomas Cookes
Succeeded by
Thomas Cookes
Edward Holland
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Robert Berkeley
High Sheriff of Worcestershire
Succeeded by
James Foster