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Dr. Nelson Gleuck, Famed Archaeologist, Named President of Hebrew Union College

May 9, 1947
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Dr. Nelson Gleuck, well-known educator, author and archaeologist, has been elected president of the Hebrew Union College to succeed Dr. Julian Morgenstern, who is retiring after 26 years of service in that post, the College’s board of governors announced. Dr. Gleuck’s appointment will become effective July 1.

Dr. Gleuck, who was ordained a rabbi at the College in 1923, has served on its faculty since 1928. During periods totalling ten years in the last two decades he served as the director of the American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem and from 1942 to the present he was field director of the American School of Oriental Research at Baghdad.

He won international recognition for his excavations particularly in Transjordan where he completed the unearthing of 1,000 Biblical cities. His work, which is described as having revolutionized the knowledge of Eastern Palestine in antiquity, marks the first time an entire country has been studied archaeologically mile by mile, using modern techniques of pottery identification. Dr. Gleuck is also the author of books dealing with his explorations in the Palestine area and numerous magazine articles. He is 47 years old.

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