Research: William Fletcher Russell

| June 23, 2011

William Fletcher Russell (1890 – 1956) was the son of Dean James Earl Russell. William F. Russell followed his father’s footsteps and graduated from Cornell University. He went on to receive a PhD from Columbia University in education. He was associate director of the International Institute at Teachers College and in 1927 he succeeded his father as Dean of Teachers College. In 1949 William F. Russell became president of Teachers College. ┬áHe wrote Economy in Secondary Education (1916), Education in the United States (1917), and The Meaning of Democracy (with T. H. Briggs, 1941). Russell organized a national conference about student transportation which brought about the use of the yellow school bus. Click here to see William Fletcher Russell cutting the 50th anniversary cake.