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Name: RUSSELL, William Alison KCMG, KC, Sir

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Nee: youngest son of George Russell, civil engineer of Milan, Italy

Birth Date: 1875 Dunoon, Scotland

Death Date: 19 Sep 1948 Dover

First Date: 1905

Profession: Appointed Attorney General Uganda, and in 1912 transferred as King's Advocate to Cyprus. Served there until 1924 when he was appointed Chief Justice of Tanganyika, a position he held for some years

Area: Uganda, Tanganyika

Married: 1916 Helen Cameron Gordon

Book Reference: Gillett, Red 25, Colonial, Drumkey, UJ, EAHB 1907, Web

School: Rugby and Trinity College, Cambridge; BA, LLB; Called to bar Inner Temple 1900

General Information:

Colonial - Atty.-Gen. Uganda 1906; Ag. Ch. Sec. 1910; Atty.-Gen. Cyprus 1912; Ch. Justice Tanganyika 1924; Ret. 1929 Drumkey 1909 - Crown Advocate, Registrar-General and Principal Registrar of Documents, UP, May 1906
Uganda Journal - Vol 22, p. 186 - Group photograph of Uganda officials November 1907.
Web - Cambridge Alumni - Legal Adviser to the Government of Malta 1934; Knighted 1928; KCMG 1943
This man is in Who's Who as Alison Russell
Cambridge Univ. Alumni: pens. at TRINITY, June 25, 1894. [Youngest s. of George, civil-engineer], of 18, Corso V. Emmanuele, Milan, Italy. B. [Nov. 17], 1875, at Dunoon, Argyll. School, Rugby. Matric. Michs. 1894; B.A. and LL.B. 1897. Called to the Bar, Inner Temple, June 27, 1900. K.C. Practised at the Chancery Bar, 1900-6. Attorney-General, Uganda, 1906-12; Acting Chief Secretary, Uganda, 1910-11. Attorney-General, Cyprus, 1912-24. Chief Justice, Tanganyika Territory, 1924-9. Legal Adviser to the Government of Malta, 1934. Knighted, 1928; K.C.M.G., 1943. Latterly of 9, King's Bench Walk, Temple. Married, Oct. 11, 1916, Helen Cameron, dau. of James Gordon. Author, A Handbook for Magistrates, etc. Died Sept. 19, 1948. (Rugby Sch. Reg.; Burke, P. and B.; Law Lists; Who's Who (Alison Russell); The Times, Sept. 22, 1948.)

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