Russell Willson

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Vice Admiral Russell Willson (27 December, 1883 – 6 June, 1948) served in the United States Navy. He invented an enciphering box which was issued in 1917.

Life & Career

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Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of U.S.S. Southard
24 Sep, 1919[1]
Succeeded by
George W. Kenyon
Preceded by
Wilson Brown, Jr.
Superintendent of the Naval Academy
1 Feb, 1941 – 31 Jan, 1942
Succeeded by
John R. Beardall


  1. Register of Officers, 1920. pp. 22-23.