Philip Alden Russell (1914) East Gallery


The Philip Alden Russell (1914) East Gallery at the Koch Institute was made possible by the generosity of Charles B. and Ann L. Johnson, in recognition and memory of Philip Alden Russell (1914).


After earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from MIT in 1914, Philip Alden Russell served in the US Navy during World War I and went on to launch a successful career in finance.

Mr. Russell married Ruth Jackson in Providence, RI in 1920. Together they had four children: Philip Jr., Charles, Elizabeth, and Eleanor. He was an avid golfer, sailor, bridge player, antique collector, and fine furniture maker.

While serving as a Director and President of several mutual funds in the Franklin Templeton group, Mr. Russell became a beloved friend and mentor to Charles B. Johnson, who worked closely with him for 20 years. Charles and Ann Johnson's generous support of MIT and the Koch Institute are a tribute to this abiding friendship and the inspiration of a remarkable man.

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