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Frank Eli Russell

newspaper publishing executive

Frank Eli Russell, American newspaper publishing executive. Bar: Indiana 1951; Certified Public Accountant, Indiana. Recipient Life Salvation award Salvation Army, 1989, Distinguished Alumni award Indiana U. School Law, 1989, Life Trustee award University Evansville, 1991,Ralph D. Casey award, 1997.


Russell, Frank Eli was born on December 6, 1920 in Kokomo, Indiana, United States. Son of Frank E. and Maude (Wiggins) Russell.


AB, Evansville College, 1942. Juris Doctor, Indiana University, 1951. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Evansville, 1985.

HHD (honorary), Franklin College, 1989.


Partner, George S. Olive & Company, Indianapolis, 1947-1953;executive vice president, Spickelmier Industries, Inc., Indianapolis, 1953-1959;business manager, Indianapolis Star & News, 1959-1977;vice president, general manager, Control Newspapers, Inc., Indianapolis, 1977-1979;president, Control Newspapers, Inc., Indianapolis, 1979-1995;chairman, board directors, Control Newspapers, Inc., Indianapolis, since 1996;also board directors, Control Newsprintpresident, Bradley Paper Companyalso board directors, Bradley Paper Company. Board directors Phoenix Newspapers Inc., Indianapolis, Newspapers, Inc., Muncie Newspapers, Inc., Control Newspapers Foundation, Indianapolis. Past chairman advisory board Metropolitan Indianapolis television Association, Inc.

Trustee retirement trust Control Newspapers, Inc. Chairman retirement committee Hoosier State Press.


  • Bar: Indiana 1951; Certified Public Accountant, Indiana.


Everybody can reach the love of God. Salvation is for everyone who turns to God.


There is a large range of issues where Church should interact with politics in such areas as poverty and inequality, environmental issues, nuclear and chemical weapons and the harm caused by use of drugs and drinking.


The strong feature of Methodism is the role of local people take for the fabric of church buildings and manses and for the handling of money. They share with ordained ministers the role of setting direction for the churches in a particular area or 'circuit'.


Board directors Arizona Community Foundation, 1992-1996, Eiteljorg Museum, since 1994. Trustee, chairman board Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, since 1997. Member American Bar Association, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Indiana Bar.

Association, Indianapolis Bar Association (past board directors, past treasurer), Indiana Association Certified Public Accountant (past director), Tax Executives Institute (past president), Indiana Association Credit Management (director, vice president), Institute Newspaper Controllers and Finance Officers (director, past president), Indiana Academy Indiana Association Colleges, Midwest Pension Conference (Indiana chapter), Newspaper Advertising Bureau (board directors), Salvation Army (life, award 1989), Columbia Club, Meridian Hills Country Club, Masons, Shriners, Order of Coif, Phi Delta Phi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon.


Children: Linda Carole Russell Atkins, Richard Lee, Frank E. III, Rita Jane Russell Eagle, Julie Beth Russell Smith. Married Nancy M. Shover, October 5, 1991.

Frank E. Russell

Maude (Wiggins) Russell

Nancy M. Shover

Linda Carole Russell Atkins Russell

Richard Lee Russell

Frank E. III Russell

Rita Jane Russell Eagle Russell

Julie Beth Russell Smith Russell