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February 11, 2016

David Gelzer, Presbyterian missionary, theological educator, and friend of the Presbyterian Historical Society, died on January 23, 2016.

David Georg Gelzer was born in Vevey, Switzerland, the third of eight children of a Swiss Reformed minister, and grew up in Basel, in an extended family of bankers, scholars, and clergymen. He emigrated alone to the United States, with no grasp of English, as a seventeen year old, sponsored by a...

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