Alexander Pell: Russian terrorist or USD math professor?

Alexander Pell, USD’s first mathematics professor, also had a dangerous secret identity. Before he came to USD in 1897, he was Sergei Degaev, a member of the Russian political terrorist organization, The People’s Will, in which he assassinated the inspector of the Russian secret police by bludgeoning him to death with a shovel. Degaev was hunted […]

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