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George T. Ettinger, Ph. D.   

GEORGE T. ETTINGER, Ph. D., dean of Muhlenberg College, and professor of Latin language and literature, and pedagogy in that institution, has deservedly achieved wider fame at once as a scholar, educator, writer and lecturer than any other native born Allentonian. He is an indefatigable student and a past master in his profession, as well as a public-spirited citizen of the highest ideals. Doctor Ettinger was born in Allentown, Pa., November 8, 1860, the son of Major Amos and Lydia H. (Laüdenschlager) Ettinger. The main features of his active career may be summed up as follows: Prepared in private school and the academic department of Muhlenberg College; A. B. (valedictorian), Muhlenberg College, 1880; winner of junior oratorical prize; A. M., Muhlenberg College, 1883; Ph. D., New York University, 1891; instructor in academic department, 1881-84, and principal, 1884-92; professor of Latin in college since 1892; member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity; alumni editor of Muhlenberg, 1886-1911; fifteen years director of public schools, and number of years president and later secretary of board of control; secretary of Pennsylvania German Society; member of Pennsylvania Historical Society, American Philological Society, American Historical Society, National Geographic Society, Pennsylvania Society of New York; president of Lehigh County Historical Society; joint editor of “Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Lehigh Valley”; president Muhlenberg Alumni Association; secretary Lehigh Prison Board; literary editor of Allentown Morning Call; president of board of directors of Free Library. August 17, 1899, Doctor Ettinger married Emma C. daughter of Gustav A. and Emilie C. Aschbach.

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