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F. Wilbur Gingrich - Scholar

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F. Wilbur Gingrich (September 27, 1901 - October 19, 1993) was born in Annville, PA. He received his A. B. degree from Lafayette College in 1923 and his A. M. and Ph. D. from the University of Chicago in 1927 and 1932, respectively. In 1983 he received an honorary doctor of letters from Albright College.


Noted for his dedication to teaching, his career spanned 49 years. At Schuylkill College he was Professor of Greek, Latin, German, and the Bible, 1923-1929. At Albright College he was Professor of Greek, 1929-1972. A noted scholar, he transcribed from German into English, Walter Bauer's A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature. He also won international recognition for authoring the Shorter Lexicon of the Greek New Testament. He and Eugene H. Barth wrote A History of Albright College covering the years 1856-1956.

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In 1980, Albright College named its library, the F. Wilbur Gingrich Library, in honor of the man and in recognition of his many contributions to the college.

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