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John Alden Russell ’28

Published in Oct. 25, 1989, issue

John Russell died on Apr. 7, 1989, at Columbia HospiŽtal, in Milwaukee. He was educated at the Milwaukee Country Day School. At Princeton, he majored in poliŽtics, was active in musical clubs, was a member of Dial Lodge, and roomed all four years with his older brother and classmate, Copeland, who died in 1981. Bud attended Harvard Law School for two years prior to enterŽing the insurance business in Milwaukee. He spent his entire career with the George H. Russell Co., the John A. Russell Co., and the Thorning-Gorman Agency. He retired in 1979.

Bud was active in business and real estate, and as a resident of the suburban area of Shorewood, he sucŽceeded in preventing high-rise apartments from being built along the lakefront. He was a charter member and governor of the Wisconsin chapter of the Mayflower Society. He won the state amateur golf championship when he was 19, and he maintained his interest in golf, as well as in tennis and squash. He and his family enjoyed vacaŽtions in Canada. He was a faithful member of the Roman Catholic Church.

Bud married Agnes Clare Milne on Apr. 23, 1942. They had four children: Mary Carroll, John Jr., Baxter (who died at the age of 22 in a mountain-climbing acciŽdent), and Richard C. Bud remained a loyal PrincetonŽian throughout his life and was active in the local PrinceŽton club. We remember him as a fine gentleman and faithful friend, and our sympathy is with Agnes and the family.

The Class of 1928

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