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William Fletcher Russell

Born: May 18, 1890

Death: Mar 26, 1956

Birthplace: Delhi

Nationality: United States

William Fletcher Russell

Date of Birth : May 18, 1890
Date of Death : Mar 26, 1956
Birth Place : Delhi

William Fletcher Russell was an U.S. educator, and dean and president of Teachers College, Columbia University, New York. Russell was born in Delhi, New York. The son of James Earl Russell graduated from Cornell University in 1910, and made PhD at Columbia University in 1914. From 1917 to 1923, he was dean of the College of Education, State University of Iowa. In 1923, he visited Bulgaria to study aspects of the local educational system. In 1927 he became dean of Teachers College, a position which his father once held. He became president of Teachers College in 1949, retired in 1954, then served as deputy director for Technical Services of the International Cooperation Administration. Russell died 1956 in Washington D.C. of a heart attack.

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