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Deutsch, Gotthard (31 January 1859–14 October 1921), Jewish scholar and college professor, was born Eliezer Deutsch in Kanitz (Province of Moravia), Austria, the son of Bernhard L. Deutsch, a merchant, and Elise Wiener. He always called himself Gotthard, an attempted translation into German of his Jewish given name. Deutsch entered Breslau Jewish Theological Seminary in October 1876. While attending seminary classes, he also enrolled in afternoon classes at the University of Breslau. At the seminary, he was influenced by the noted Jewish historian Heinrich Graetz. Matriculating in 1879 at the University of Vienna, two years later he received his Ph.D. in history. While attending the university, he enrolled in a Talmudic course taught by Isaac Hirsch Weiss at Beth Hammidrash. During his studies in Vienna, Deutsch drew inspiration and guidance from both Weiss and Adolf Jellinek, an authority in midrashic research. Shortly after his graduation, Deutsch received Semichah (ordination) from Rabbi Weiss....

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Tucker, William Jewett (13 July 1839–29 September 1926), theologian and educator, was born in Griswold, Connecticut, the son of Henry Tucker, a businessman, and Sarah White Lester. After graduating from Dartmouth College in 1861, he taught school in Columbus, Ohio. Typhoid fever kept him from active military service during the Civil War. The war caused him to abandon his plans to enter the legal profession, and in 1863 he entered Andover Theological Seminary, which at that time was a bastion of Edwardsean Calvinism and a center of the Evangelical Protestant foreign missionary endeavor. While at Andover he served briefly in the United States Christian Commission. He graduated in 1866 and then spent several months with the American Home Missionary Society surveying the religious landscape in southwestern Missouri and southeastern Kansas. In 1867 he was ordained as pastor of the Franklin Street Congregational Church in Manchester, New Hampshire. He moved to the northern Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. in 1875 when he became pastor of Madison Square Presbyterian Church in New York City. The following year he turned down informal invitations to become president of Dartmouth College. In 1870 Tucker married Charlotte Henry Rogers, with whom he would have two children. After his wife died in 1882, Tucker married Charlotte Barrell Cheever in 1887; with his second wife he had one child....