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Russell, Hugh McDiarmid

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Birth Date: 11 February 1873 (Beenleigh, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 6 May 1948 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: George Dick Russell and Mary (nee McDiarmid)

Family: Violet Bailey on 1 December 1904

Education: Brisbane normal and grammar schools

Religion: Presbyterian


Commercial agent for grain, farm and dairy produce, 1901; General importer and exporter, own business, 1901; Hower Bros. and Queensland Agricultural Company; Business training

Local Government Service: Alderman, Brisbane City Council, 1925 to 1926; Alderman, Hamilton Town Council, 1910 to 1925; Mayor from 1914 to 1915

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly CPNP Toombul 8 May 1926 11 Jun 1932
Assembly CPNP Hamilton 11 Jun 1932 2 Apr 1938
Assembly UAP Hamilton 2 Apr 1938 29 Mar 1941 Did not contest

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Leader, United Australia Party, Queensland 1936 1941

Additional Information

Notes: President, Brisbane Chamber of Commerce, 1931 to 1933; Member: State Stores Board, Brisbane Tramways Trust, Hamilton Red Cross Society and Hamilton Patriotic Association

Sources: Imaged sourced from 'Three Decades of Queensland Political History, 1929-1960' by Clem Lack, 1962; Lack, Clem, Three Decades of Queensland Political History, 1929-1960 (Brisbane: Government Printer, 1962); Queensland Parliamentary Debates, Motion of Condolence, Second session of the 31st Parliament, Vol. CXCIII, 17 Aug 1948, pp. 7-8 (Brisbane, Qld: Government Printers); Bernays, Charles Arrowsmith, Queensland: Our Seventh Political Decade (Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1931); Bernays, Charles Arrowsmith, Queensland Politics During Sixty (1859-1919) Years (Brisbane: A.J. Cummings, Government Printer, 1920); Waterson, DB and John Arnold, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1930-1980, (Canberra: ANU Press, 1982); Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)

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