Lord Edward Russell

Admiral Lord Edward Russell CB MP (24 April 1805 – 21 May 1887) was a British naval officer and Whig politician.

He was the son of John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford and his second wife Lady Georgina Gordon and the younger brother of future Prime Minister John Russell.

Russell gained the rank of Midshipman in 1819 in the service of the Royal Navy. He gained the rank of Lieutenant in 1826. He fought in the Battle of Navarino in 1827, the victory over the Turks. He gained the rank of Commander in 1828. He gained the rank of Captain in 1833.

He was elected unopposed as Member of Parliament (MP) for Tavistock at the 1841 general election, but did not stand again in 1847. He held the office of Naval Aide-de-Camp to HM Queen Victoria between 1846 and 1850. He was invested as a Companion, Order of the Bath in 1855. He gained the rank of Rear-Admiral in 1856. He gained the rank of Vice-Admiral in 1863. He gained the rank of Admiral in 1867.

He died in 1887, aged 82, and is buried in Brompton Cemetery, London.

He married Mary Ann Taylor on 8 February 1860. They did not have any children.