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Athletic Hall of Fame

Russell E. Craytor

Russell E. Craytor


At Rochester:

  • Multiple-sport participant, competing for basketball, track and field, and tennis
  • Competed in high jump, shot put, and discus for track and field
  • High scorer in basketball as a sophomore and junior
  • Played in the All-College Tennis Tournament in his junior year
  • Broke the school's discus record that season
  • President of his freshman class
  • Chairman, Sophomore Colass Sock Hop
  • Business Manager of The Campus Times (undergraduate newspaper)
  • Earned a degree in Optometry in 1935


  • Joined Bausch & Lomb immediately after graduation
  • Manager, New York City office
  • Established Bausch & Lomb Department for War Instruments in Rochester during World War II
  • Vice President, Professional Relations for Bausch & Lomb until retirement in 1974
  • President, Optical Manufacturers Association
  • Director, Better Vision Institute
  • Board Member and President, Rochester Eye and Human Parts Bank