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Joseph M. Buswell, 1910-1994



Joseph Buswell was a long-time member of the American Alpine Club and the Seattle Mountaineers. He was president of the Mountaineers from 1948 to 1950 and was given their annual Service Plaque Award in 1958. At one time he led a three-week, 100-mile trek completely around Mount Rainier.

Joe was born on July 2, 1910 in Methuen, Massachusetts and died on May 27, 1994 in Sun City, Arizona. He graduated from the Masachusetts Institute of Technology in 1931 with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. However, most of his career was with the U.S. Corps of Engineers and he was stationed in Denver, Seattle and Honolulu. He retired in 1965 and spent the rest of his life enjoying traveling world-wide. We had a very happy marriage that lasted the last four years of his life.

Evelyn F. Buswell