Thomas Russell (Glasgow MP)

Thomas Russell (1836 – 15 August 1911) was a Scottish businessman and politician.[2][3] He was a partner in the Saracen Foundry, established by his brother-in-law Walter Macfarlane, and bought the Ascog House estate in Bute.[4] He also built a Glasgow city house at 5 Cleveden Road, completed in 1887,[5] and developed housing in Ascog.[6]

Russell was Member of Parliament for Buteshire in 1880.[2] He was also Liberal MP for Glasgow for a few months in 1885. He was returned unopposed at a by-election.[7]

The seat was abolished at the next general election.[8]

Notes

  1. "Landmark Trust history sheet for Ascog House and Michel Ascog" (PDF).
  2. "The county families of the United Kingdom; or, Royal manual of the titled and untitled aristocracy of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland". Internet Archive. p. 899. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  3. "Bute county directory for 1912–13". Internet Archive. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  4. "Mackintosh Architecture: Biography". Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  5. "That's rich, Herald Scotland". Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  6. "Item Details for RCAHMS". Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  7. Thomas Martin Devine (January 1996). Glasgow: 1830 to 1912. Manchester University Press. p. 205. ISBN 978-0-7190-3692-7.
  8. Thomas Martin Devine (January 1996). Glasgow: 1830 to 1912. Manchester University Press. p. 212. ISBN 978-0-7190-3692-7.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Dalrymple
Member of Parliament for Buteshire
April 1880 – June 1880
Succeeded by
Charles Dalrymple
Preceded by
Robert Tweedie Middleton
Sir Charles Cameron
George Anderson
Member of Parliament for Glasgow
March 1885November 1885
With: Robert Tweedie Middleton
Sir Charles Cameron
Constituency abolished


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