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 Albert Russel Erskine

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Albert Russel Erskine Famous memorial

Birth
Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, USA
Death
1 Jul 1933 (aged 62)
South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
Burial
Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, USA
Plot
Block ERSK, Lot Mausoleum
Memorial ID
8795633 View Source

Industrialist. As president of the Studebaker Corporation from 1915 to 1933, he literally guided the Studebaker company from the "horse and buggy" days into the position of a major player in modern auto production. The 1927 Studebaker Erskine Roadster Model 50J with rumble seat was named for him. Only six are known to exist worldwide today. In 1925, the Hotel Russel Erskine in Huntsville, Alabama, was built and named for him. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. He also served on the Board of Trustees at Notre Dame University where he initiated the Albert Russel Erskine Award which designated a panel to choose the best college football team of the year. The award was the forerunner of the method used today in deciding the collegiate champion. The 1929 stock market crash and the ensuing depression caused Erskine to lose almost everything in a matter of just four years. To start over seemed an overwhelming task. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his heart.

Industrialist. As president of the Studebaker Corporation from 1915 to 1933, he literally guided the Studebaker company from the "horse and buggy" days into the position of a major player in modern auto production. The 1927 Studebaker Erskine Roadster Model 50J with rumble seat was named for him. Only six are known to exist worldwide today. In 1925, the Hotel Russel Erskine in Huntsville, Alabama, was built and named for him. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. He also served on the Board of Trustees at Notre Dame University where he initiated the Albert Russel Erskine Award which designated a panel to choose the best college football team of the year. The award was the forerunner of the method used today in deciding the collegiate champion. The 1929 stock market crash and the ensuing depression caused Erskine to lose almost everything in a matter of just four years. To start over seemed an overwhelming task. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his heart.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Graveaddiction
  • Added: 18 May 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 8795633
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8795633/albert-russel-erskine: accessed ), memorial page for Albert Russel Erskine (24 Jan 1871–1 Jul 1933), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8795633, citing Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.