Professor of Physics (Deceased)
In the spring of 1987, one of Dr. Russell's last classes surprised him with the retirement gift of a tree.
Budd Roswell Russell, the emeritus William F. Harn Professor of Physics at
The College of Wooster, died Sunday 4 March 2007 in Columbus Ohio at the age
of 87. He was born 11 August 1919 in Ridgeville Corners Ohio to the late
Floyd O. and Bertha M. Russell. He was a graduate of University of Kansas
and the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Ph.D. in physics. He taught
physics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia from 1947-1955
and at The College of Wooster from 1955-1987.
In 1945, Dr. Russell was one of 70 Manhattan Project employees who signed
the Szilard Petition
to the President of the United States.
Dr. Russell was survived by his loving wife, Wilma, whom he married 14 July
1951; his four children and their spouses, Neil (Sue) Russell of Wakefield
MA, Susan (Bob) Doersam of Columbus, Nancy Russell (Carl Miller) of
Columbus, and Ned (Shu San) Russell of Tucson, AZ; and five grandchildren,
Neil Swinger, Nicole Russell, Robert Doersam, Eileen Russell and Paul
Swinger. Donations were suggested to either the Carter Center or the American
Friends Service Committee.