Class of 1812

    Entries drawn from the college history encyclopedia

Claudius Berard was born in France in the port city of Bordeaux on November 21, 1786. Of a relatively wealthy family, he received a classical education and when his conscription order came to enter the Napoleonic armies his father purchased for...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty
Year: Class of 1812
Robert Cooper Grier, c.1850

Robert Cooper Grier was born on March 5, 1794 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, the eldest of the eleven children of Presbyterian minister Isaac Grier, a member of the Dickinson class of 1788 and his wife Mary Cooper Grier. Schooled by his...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1812

Alexander L. Hayes was born in Kent County, Delaware on March 7, 1793, the son of Manlove and Ziporrah Laws Hayes. He entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania with the class of 1812 and after graduation studied law with Henry Moore...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Trustee
Year: Class of 1812
William  Carr Lane (1789-1863)

William Carr Lane was born on a farm in Fayette County, Pennsylvania on December 1, 1789. He attended Jefferson College and then went on to Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania as a member of the class of 1812. He left to study medicine in...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1812

George Latimer Potter was born into a distinguished Revolutionary family at Potter's Mills in what is now Centre County, Pennsylvania on June 13, 1795. He was one of seven siblings, including his elder brother, William Potter. He entered...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1812

William Wilson Potter was born into a distinguished Revolutionary family at Potter's Mills - in what is now Centre County, Pennsylvania - on December 18, 1792. He was one of seven siblings, which includes, George Latimer Potter, his younger...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1812
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