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Jacob Gimbel

Jacob Gimbel, American humanitarian. Member Pi Gamma Museum Has assisted many young men to secure high education, donor of medals on mental attitude.

Background

  • Gimbel, Jacob was born on April 17, 1876 in Vincennes, Indiana, United States. Son of Seleman and Mary (Hyman) Gimbel.

  • Education

    • Vincennes U. to senior year, 1892. Rauscher’s Institute, Stuttgart, Germany, 1892-1893. LaChatalaine, Geneva, Switzerland, 1893-1894.

      Honorary Master of Arts, Indiana U., 1933. Unmarried. Organizer of the “dollar savings bank plan” among poor boys of Vincennes. Financed the Gimbel Expedition to S. America, 1910, headed by Doctor Max M. Ellis, of University of Colorado, to explore rivers of British Guiana, and especially to study the life habits of the Gymnotids.

      Resulted in the discovery of numerous rare forms, among them Porotergus Gimbeli.

    Career

    • Organizer of the “dollar savings bank plan” among poor boys of Vincennes.

    Membership

    Member Pi Gamma Museum Has assisted many young men to secure high education, donor of medals on mental attitude.

    Connections

    • father: Seleman Gimbel
    • mother: Mary (Hyman) Gimbel
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    Born April 17, 1876
    Died January 28, 1943
    (aged 66)
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