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Waesche, Russell R. (Russell Randolph), 1886-1946



  • Existence: January 6, 1886 - October 17, 1946

Biographical Information

Admiral Russell R. Waesche briefly attended Purdue University with the class of 1907. He later became the commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, leading the Coast Guard through World War II.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Lieutenant Dorothy C. Stratton photograph

 Unprocessed — Box: Communal Accessions 51
Identifier: 2022-116
Dates: November 6, 1942

Russell R. Waesche collection

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 47, Placement: 15
Identifier: MSA 338
Scope and Contents Four photographs of Admiral Russell Randolph Waesche and three photocopies of U.S. Coast Guard press releases related to three of the photographs: one announcing the "world's largest fireboat fleet" (undated); one announcing Waesche receiving a Distinguished Service Medal (January 15, 1946); and one announcing Waesche's death (October 17, 1946).
Dates: 1946