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Salomon, Richard Georg

(Apr. 20, 1884-Feb. 3, 1966). Church historian. He was born in Berlin, Germany. Salomon received his doctoral degree in history from the University of Berlin in 1907, and then served as research assistant for the Monumenta Germaniae Historica. From 1919 until 1934, he was professor of history at the University of Hamburg, but he was dismissed from that position by the Nazis. He was a foe of Adolf Hitler, and left Hamburg for the United States in 1937. He lectured at the University of Pennsylvania, Swarthmore College, and Bryn Mawr College, before he joined the faculty of Bexley Hall in 1939 as the Cooke Professor of Ecclesiastical History. He remained in this position until he retired in 1961. He was also professor of history at Kenyon College. He served as the official historiographer of the Diocese of Ohio and as unofficial historiographer of Kenyon College. One of his major publications was his editing of William White's The Case of the Episcopal Churches in the United States Considered (1953). This book included an introduction and the criticisms of The Case which had been previously published. He died in Gambier, Ohio.

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