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Burge, Russell David



  • Existence: 1892 - 1980


Russell David Burge was born April 15, 1892, in Watertown, South Dakota. He served with the U. S. Army in France during World War I. After two years as an undergraduate at Northwestern he married Sylvia Swensen on June 10, 1926, and in 1927 began working for Northwestern. He retired from the University's accounting department in 1961 and lived in Evanston until his death on June 19, 1980.

Beginning at the end of World War I, and especially after his retirement, Burge wrote a variety of novels and short stories. One novel, Life in the Ark, was published by Harrison-Hilton in 1940.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Russell D. Burge (1892-1980) Papers

Identifier: 55/11

The papers of Russell D. Burge (a member of Northwestern University's accounting department, and an writer of fiction) consist mainly of drafts of Burge's five novels and thirty-three short stories, plus biographical material and correspondence.

Dates: 1918-1982