George W. E. Russell
|Under-Secretary of State for India|
19 August 1892 –21 June 1894
|Prime Minister||William Ewart Gladstone|
|Preceded by||George Curzon|
|Succeeded by||The Lord Reay|
|Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department|
12 March 1894 –21 June 1895
|Prime Minister||The Earl of Rosebery|
|Preceded by||Herbert Gladstone|
|Succeeded by||Jesse Collings|
|Born||3 February 1853|
|Died||17 March 1919 66) (aged|
|Alma mater||University College, Oxford|
George William Erskine Russell PC (3 February 1853 – 17 March 1919), known as George W. E. Russell, was a British biographer, memoirist and Liberal politician.
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Russell died, unmarried, at 18 Wilton Street, London, on 17 March 1919, aged 66.
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