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Russell S. Hawkins

Hall of Fame


Inducted 1959


New York University

Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1904, Hawkins attended Boys High School in Brooklyn, where he was captain of the lacrosse team and was selected as center on the New York All-Scholastic Team in 1922. He attended Brown University from 1922-24 and New York University from 1924-1927.

At NYU, he played varsity basketball for three years and varsity lacrosse for two years. In 1925, he was interim lacrosse coach at NYU and in 1927 he was captain of the lacrosse team.

From 1927-1936 he played for the Crescent Athletic Club, was captain of the team of 1932 and was coach of the 1935 team. He served on a New York Metropolitan Committee to develop lacrosse teams in New York Colleges.

A bond specialist, Hawkins was a securities bond salesman and was past vice-president of Wm. E. Pollock & Co., Inc. of New York. He was on the board of directors of the Dr. Marcus Nadler Scholarship fund and a member of the Bankers Club of America, the Society of Colonial Wars, the U.S. Navy League, the American Finance Association, the N.Y.U. Men's Finance Club (President), and of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. He was one of the best midfielders of his day, in college or club. He possessed blazing speed, great endurance and an accurate shot, as well as being an inspirational leader.