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Russell D. Cole

Russell D. Cole, American college president. Member American Legion, Phi Beta Kappa.; Mason (32°).


  • Cole, Russell D. was born on March 4, 1900 in Northwood, Iowa, United States. Son of Frank and Mollie (Caradine) Cole.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Cornell College, 1922, honorary Doctor of Divinity, 1939. A.M., Boston University, 1931, Bachelor of Sacred Theology, 1932. Doctor of Humane Letters, Coe College, 1951.


    • Assistant secretary Midland Mortgage Company, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1922-1928. Minister, New England Conference, 1928-1939, Charlton City, Danvers, Reading, Winchester, Boston University, 1937-1939. Vice-president and financial secretary, Cornell College, 1939-1943, president, 1943-1960.


    The Church must be self-critical before it presumes to be critical of others.

    Party affiliation: Republican


    The Gospel shows the manner and the necessary work to be done, by which salvation can be achieved. This is human responsibility to innovate, sponsor, and evaluate new forms of community living.

    Denomination: Methodist


    Every individual should try to be open to others and willing to be changed. Therefore, community members should meet regularly in order to open their hearts, share their knowledge, thoughts and experience.


    Member American Legion, Phi Beta Kappa. Mason (32°).


    • Married Arrola Bush, June 5, 1924. Children: Bette Allegra (Mistress.
    • father: Frank Cole
    • mother: Mollie (Caradine) Cole
    • spouse: Arrola Bush
    • child: Bette Allegra (Mrs Cole
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    Born March 4, 1900
    Died September 21, 1962
    (aged 62)