Education: A Good Man . . .

Russian-born Gustave Kadysh Klausner was 35 when he registered for St. Louis University's new commerce school in 1910, and he worked with fierce urgency at his studies. Gus Klausner was having to start his education all over again. Anti-Semitic pogroms had driven him and his wife Anna to the U.S. from Vilna, in White Russia only three years before. Working in St. Louis' garment industry in the daytime, Gus earned a bachelor's degree in night school, then a master's, ended by teaching night classes himself. In 1920 he quit his clothing-store job to teach at Roman Catholic St. Louis University full...

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