Adler, Cyrus

   US scholar and public figure. Adler was the son of an Arkansas cotton planter. When the family moved to Philadelphia, he was sent to a German-language Hebrew school. He taught semitics at Johns Hopkins University, and for twenty-five years was the curator of Oriental antiquities at the National Museum, Washington, DC, and librarian and assistant secretary of the Smithsonian Institute.
   He initiated and raised funds for a great number of Jewish scholarly enterprises. He was president both of the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, and Dropsie College, Philadelphia; and editor of the Jewish Quarterly Review and the American Jewish Year Book. In 1929, he became president of the American Jewish Committee, which he had represented in 1919 at the Paris Peace Conference. For all his contributions on the American scene, Adler remained aloof from the Zionist movement.
   His writings include his autobiography, I Have Considered the Days (1941).

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