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Letters to the Editor

Piece of history

January 24, 2008

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To the editor:

With all due respect to Sara Paretsky and to one of my favorite Kansas University professors, her father, David Paretsky, former head of KU's microbiology department, I believe that Solomon Lefschetz was most likely KU's first Jewish professor. Lefschetz was a renowned mathematician, who left KU in 1924 to go to Princeton, where he has been recognized as Princeton's first Jewish professor.

Joel Green,

Seattle

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