James Russell (Scottish politician)

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The grave of Sir James Russell, Dean Cemetery

Sir James Alexander Russell FRSE FRCPE (6 April 1846 in Glassellan House, Skye – 22 January 1918 in Edinburgh) was a Scottish physician who served as Lord Provost of Edinburgh (1891–94). He was a pioneer in the development of public health services.[1]

He is buried in Dean Cemetery in Edinburgh in the central southern section with his wife Mary Ruth Price MacKenzie (1859–1938).


  1. Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Former Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1783-2002: Biographical Index (PDF). II. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. Retrieved 23 December 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

  • "Obituary". British Medical Journal. I (2979): 163–164. 2 February 1918. PMC 2339805.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>