Walter Russell

Walter Russell

Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 19 May 1963 (aged 92)
Afton, Nelson County, Virginia, USA
Burial Afton, Nelson County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 44377947 · View Source
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Walter Russell was an American Polymath, known for his achievements in Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, and for his unified theory in Physics and Cosmogony.

He was the husband of Lao Russell.

Together, the Russells devoted themselves to spreading universal truths of love and light to students around the globe.

The couple founded The University of Science and Philosophy at Swannanoa, an Italianate palace atop the Blue Ridge overlooking the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

In 1963, Walter Cronkite during the national television evening news, commented on Dr. Walter Russell's passing, referring to him as "the Leonardo DaVinci of our time."

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  • Created by: A. L. Parrish
  • Added: 15 Nov 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 44377947
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Walter Russell (19 May 1871–19 May 1963), Find a Grave Memorial no. 44377947, citing Swannanoa Cemetery, Afton, Nelson County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by A. L. Parrish (contributor 46498466) .