Ronald Russell

On August 21, 2021, Ronald Glover Russell (age 87), a retired Foreign Service officer, died at his home in Washington DC, his wife by his side. Cardiac failure was the cause of death.

Mr. Russell was a 1954 graduate of Stanford University, which he attended on a Navy ROTC scholarship. He served with the Marine Corps as a jet fighter pilot with the rank of Captain. He received a law degree from the Harvard Law School in 1961. He was then awarded a Ford Foundation Fellowship in public administration which took him to Beaufort, North Borneo where he lived with his wife, Susan (Collins) Russell whom he had met in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

He later worked for the World Bank and then joined the Agency for International Development where he was posted to positions in Argentina, Bolivia and Panama. After retiring from the Foreign Service, he practiced law in Washington, DC. Subsequently he founded and ran McPherson Square Associates, a Washington, DC attorney placement firm.  He was an active member of the Washington, DC Army Navy Club for 65 years.  Over the years he travelled extensively with his wife who cherished him.

He lived a full long life and is greatly missed by his family and lifelong friends. He leaves behind his wife of 58 years Susan, three sons, Tom, Andrew and Michael, his brother, Bill, and four grandchildren, Aaron, Sarah, Michael and Melanie.

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