Russells Connected To Fraternal Organizations

Charles Taze Russell- Knights Templar Mason of York Rite, in Allegheny Pa. and founder of the WT Society.9

Harvey D. Russell- KT Mason leader of Pittsburgh, PA Beaver Valley Lodge No. 8410

John Russell- Pastor C.T. Russell's step-mother was executor of his will. His mother was the one chosen to dance with famous Mason and Illuminatus Lafayette when he was in Philadelphia.11

William H. Russell- Mason and part owner of the Pony Express, which ■ ■ 12 was a firm made up mainly of Masons.

George William Russell (1869-1935)- leading member of the Dublin Theosophist lodge, wrote art. for the theosophic periodical The Irish Theosophist. Initiated into the Lodge of Isis (with it sexual rites) . The keynote of his work is from the Bhagavadgita. He was a good friend of Golden Dawn leader William Butler Yeats who wrote some of the Satanic Masonic Rituals for the Golden Dawn.13

James Russell- President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh which was associated with esoteric groups like the Masons.14

Archibald D. Russell (1811-1871)- A Presbyterian Mason who graduated from the Univ. of Edinburgh, Scot. He studied at the

Univ. of Bonn, Ger. and was active in setting up various i i i i 15 organizations in the United States.

Benjamin Russell (1761-1845)- Mason and early American Journalist.16 Charles H. Russell- Governor of Nevada, 1950-58, and 32 degree

Mason, also in the York Rite, and a Shriner.

J. Stuart Russell- Mason and newspaper editor and deputy chairman of the Fed. Reserve Bank in Chicago. 8

Lee M. Russell (1875-1943)- Mason and Lt. Gov. of Miss. 1916-20.19

Louis A. Russell (1854-1925)- Mason, organist for South Park ■ 20 Presbyterian Church, Newark, N.J.20

Richard B. Russell (1861-1938)- Mason, judge, editor & business exec.21

Richard B. Russell, Jr.- Mason and Gov. of Georgia, 1931-33 and Sen. from Georgia since 1933.22

Before going to our next section would be worthwhile to cover the family that Bertrand Russell came from. They hold the title of Dukes of Bedford. Ordo W. Russell served in Lord Palmerston's office from 1850-52. He served as unofficial ambassador for Great Britian to the Vatican from 1857-70. His son Baron Ampthill was Grand Master of the English Masons 1908-1935. He joined the English equivalent of the Knights of Malta--that is the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, and served as the Grand Master of the lodge formed at the Bank of England! He was appointed head of the Indian Masons of Madras, India (home of the Theosophical Society). Ordo Russell's son also served in some high political positions.


Charles Edward Russell, Jewish Socialist who worked for N.Y. Life

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