Professor of Ethics
Born 13 August 1851 in Alzey, Hessen, Germany
Died 24 April 1933 in New York (Manhattan), New York
Buried Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Hawthorne, New York
Elected 1 April 1905 at age fifty-three
No one could talk even casually with Felix Adler without the feeling of somehow having been in touch with a benignant spirit. Dr. Adler was a learned man, with an aptitude for acute observation and quiet humor. But his conversation, even on every-day topics, never failed to bring the mind unconsciously in contact with the higher things of life. There was no effort to turn the talk in such directions; it was the absence of moralizing, the freedom from any atmosphere of doctrine, which made the impression of personality more real. Even a brief exchange of views on the commonplaces left the mind of a companion in a kindlier disposition towards his fellow-men.
Alexander Dana Noyes
1934 Century Association Yearbook