Russell Newton Stokes was an Australian politician.
Born in Ivanhoe to manufacturer Henry Richmond Stokes and Emma Rowdon Wippell, he attended Melbourne Grammar School and became a manufacturer with the family firm Stokes & Sons, based in Brunswick.
He was the managing director and chairman of the company from 1932 to 1974. Stokes also owned a 600-acre dairy and Angus property at Yarra Glen and further property at Yea. He sat on the member qualifications committee from 1954 to 1956 and in 1958 was elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly as the member for Evelyn.
He served until his retirement in 1973 and died in 1974 at Cairns.