Class of 1846

    Entries drawn from the college history encyclopedia

Portrait of Robert Laurenson Dashiell

Robert Laurenson Dashiell was born June 25, 1825 in Salisbury, Maryland. He attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, graduating in July of 1846 as Salutatorian. Throughout his collegiate years at Dickinson, Dashiell was an active...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, President
Year: Class of 1846
Alexander Severus Gibbons

Alexander Severus Gibbons was born in Harrisonburg, Virginia on September 9, 1822, the sixth child of twelve and third son born to John and Jane Elizabeth Keffer Gibbons. Known to his family and friends as "Sandy," he attended the Dickinson...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1846
John Perdue Gray (1825-1886)

John Perdue Gray was born at Half Moon, in Centre County, Pennsylvania on August 6, 1825 the son of a Methodist minister. He was schooled at the Bellefonte Academy and entered Dickinson College in 1842. While at the College he was a member of the...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1846
Richard Alexander F. Penrose (1827-1908)

Richard Alexander Fullerton Penrose was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, the second son of Charles and Valeria Fullerton Biddle Penrose on March 24, 1827; his elder brother was William McFunn Penrose. He was educated at the local Dickinson Grammar...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1846
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