Jack T. Sanders

Jack T. Sanders earned his Ph.D. degree in Religious Studies at the Claremont Graduate University in southern California in 1963 and joined the faculty of the University of Oregon in 1969. During his career he published six books and numerous articles on aspects of early Christianity and ancient Judaism. After his retirement from UO in 2002 he moved to Pendleton, where he discovered an important Jewish presence in the early days of settlement. He is the author of Samuel Rothchild. A Jewish Pioneer in the Days of the Old West published in 2011. Dr. Sanders died on January 21, 2016.

Author's Entries

  • Samuel Rothchild (1843-1930)

    Samuel Rothchild, a pioneer merchant in the development of eastern Oregon, was typical of the many pioneer Jewish merchants who played a major role in the settlement of the West. Born in Germany in 1843, he came with his family to America in 1852 and grew up in Kentucky. In …

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