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Howard Laurence Adelson


Born in Brooklyn. Served in the Army 1947 to 1948 and the Air Force 1952 to 1954. Received B.A. from New York University in 1945, M.A. from Columbia University in 1948, M.A. from Princeton in 1950 and Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1952. Married Helen Ruth Gottesman August 17, 1958. They had two children and were divorced in 1970.

Employed as instructor at Princeton and at the University of Alabama in 1952. Professor at the College of New York after 1954, chairman of the history department 1969 to 1972.

Author of books on ancient coinage. He wrote a weekly column in The Jewish Press for more than 30 years.

Assistant Editor for ANS October 16, 1953, to January 14, 1956. Associate Editor for ANS after January 14, 1956. Author of the centennial history American Numismatic Society 1858-1958.

bio: DAS 82H; WWA 90-91

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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