Ernest Gottlieb Sihler

Ernest Gottlieb Sihler (18531942) was a Professor of Classics at New York University. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, he was the son of Lutheran missionary Wilhelm Sihler and great-uncle to Andrew Sihler.

Sihler's professional name was Ernest G. Sihler, but within the Sihler family he was always known as Gottlieb. Not long after leaving Concordia College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for the post at New York University, he endowed a library fund there for the purchase of "books of standard value" (i.e., presumably excluding rare books, incunabula, and so on).

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