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Adler, Cyrus

Born: 1863 AD
Died: 1940 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Educators, Religious Leaders, Scholars

1863 – Adler was born in Arkansas on September 13, 1863.

1887 – Graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.

1892 – Founded the American Jewish Historical Society. He was appointed curator at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C..

1899-1905 – Served on the editorial board of the Jewish Encyclopedia.

1905-1908 – Appointed as the Assistant Secretary at the U.S. National Museum. Married Racie Friedenwald of Baltimore at the age of 42.

1908 – Accepted the post of President of the newly formed Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning in Philadelphia.

1940 – Died in Philadelphia on April 7 at the age of 77.