Benjamin Russell, jurist, author (b at Dartmouth, NS 10 Jan 1849; d at Halifax 21 Sept 1935). An accomplished and versatile jurist, Russell quickly distinguished himself after being called to the NS Bar in 1872. In addition to maintaining a successful practice at Halifax, he reported the debates in the Assembly (1869-83), acted as official reporter and unofficial legal adviser to the Legislative Council (1884-96) and was official reporter of the NS Supreme Court (1875-95).
From 1883 he was a lecturer in law at Dalhousie U and thereafter wrote or edited numerous important legal works, including an Autobiography (1932). Created KC in 1890, in 1904 he was appointed a puisne judge of the NS Supreme Court, where he served until his death.