Frederick Russell

For other people named Frederick Russell, see Frederick Russell (disambiguation).
The Honourable
Frederick William Russell
9th Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland
In office
November 5, 1991  February 5, 1997
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor General Ray Hnatyshyn
Roméo LeBlanc
Premier Clyde Wells
Brian Tobin
Preceded by James McGrath
Succeeded by Arthur Maxwell House
Personal details
Born (1923-09-10)September 10, 1923
St. John's, Newfoundland
Died June 20, 2001(2001-06-20) (aged 77)
St. John's
Nationality Canadian
Spouse(s) Margret Miriam (Cross)
Children Doug,Jan,Jim,Peter

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.

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 and Labrador.

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



  1. Canadian Heraldic Authority (Volume II), Ottawa, 1992

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