Henry Norris Russell, 1877-1957

  title={Henry Norris Russell, 1877-1957},
  author={Frederick John Marrian Stratton},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  pages={173 - 191}
  • F. Stratton
  • Published 1 November 1957
  • Medicine
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
Henry Norris Russell was born on 25 October 1877 at Oyster Bay, New York. Like so many starred American scientists he was a son of the manse, his father being the Rev. Alexander G. Russell, born in Nova Scotia of Scottish stock. His mother was Eliza Norris, who came of a line of New England sea captains; she was born at Para in Brazil where her father was temporarily United States consul. Russell came to Princeton, the home of his mother’s family, at the age of twelve. He graduated A.B. at… 


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