Russell Orlando Huggins is an Attorney-at-Law by profession. He was born in Toco. Huggins attended Queens Royal College and then the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus where he studied for his Law degree. He later attended the Hugh Wooding Law School in 1978 where he completed his legal training. By 1982, Huggins has become a Partner.

Russell Huggins served as the Minister of National Security for three (3) years from 1992 - 1995 in the first Cabinet of Prime Minister Patrick Manning.