Alumnus/Alumna

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Richard Russell Galt (1924-1953)

Richard Galt was born in February 1924 in Egypt, where his father was dean of the American University in Cairo. His father later moved on to Susquehanna College and it was from Selinsgrove that Galt entered Dickinson with the class of 1945. After...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1945

Birth: March, 1841; Moorefield, West Virginia

Death: October 29, 1864 (age 23); Beverly, West Virginia

Military Service: CSA, 1861-64

Unit: 62nd Mounted Infantry Regiment Virginia

Alma Mater: Dickinson College, B.A. (...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1861
Francis Dunlap Gamewell, 1881

Francis Dunlap Gamewell was born in Camden, South Carolina on August 31, 1857 to John and Sarah Gamewell. The family moved to New Jersey during the Civil War, and young Gamewell was prepared for college at the academy in Hackensack. He then...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1881

George Tankard Garrison was born the son of James R. Garrison and Susan P. Tankard Garrison in Accomac County on Virginia's "eastern shore" on January 14, 1835. He enrolled at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania with the class of 1854. A...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1854
Charles Henry Gere

Charles H. Gere was born near Gainesville in Wyoming County, New York on February 18, 1838. He was the son of Horatio Nelson and Julia Delay Grant Gere. Charles Gere was educated at public schools and at the Oxford Academy, in Oxford, New York....

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1861
William Wood Gerhard

William Wood Gerhard was born on July 23, 1809 to a Moravian Brethren hatter and his wife in Philadelphia. William, the eldest child, was educated at home and in local schools; as a voracious reader he was able to enter Dickinson College with the...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1826

Elbridge H. Gerry was born in York County, Pennsylvania in the borough of Shrewsbury on October 18, 1836 to James and Salome Hoffman Gerry. His father was prominent Methodist and Democrat in the area and three years after his son was born served...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1861
William H. Getzendaner, 1858

Birth: May 13, 1834; Frederick County, Maryland

Death: May 12, 1909 (age 74); Waxahachie, Texas

Military Service: CSA, 1861-65

Unit: Company E, 12th Texas Cavalry

Alma Mater: Dickinson College, B.A. (Class of 1858); M....

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1858
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 Bannister Gibson (1780-1853)

John Gibson was born on November 8, 1780 at what is now Gibson’s Mill, in the Shearman’s Valley of Perry County, Pennsylvania. His father, Colonel George Gibson, was one of the 637 killed at the defeat of Major General Arthur St. Clair on the...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Trustee
Year: Class of 1798

Otis Gibson was born in Moira, New York in 1825. In September 1850, he entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania with the class of 1854. A big man, while at the College he was elected to the Belles Lettres Society and fell under the...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1854
Hyman Goldstein, c.1965

Hyman Goldstein was born on April 14, 1891 to Russian immigrant merchant Abraham B. Goldstein and Rebecca Berge in the coal mining town of Portage, Pennsylvania. He prepared at Conway Hall and entered Dickinson College with the class of 1915. He...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1915
James Wolcott Gooding (c.1898-1918)

James Gooding entered Dickinson in 1911 as a member of the class of 1915, but he withdrew in 1913. In the First World War, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and died at Cape May, New Jersey.

More information about other Dickinson war...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1915
Lydia Marian Gooding (1890-1982)

Lydia Gooding was born on December 27, 1890, the second daughter of William Lambert Gooding, Dickinson class of 1874, and Kathleen Moore Gooding, a native of Wyoming, Delaware. Lydia graduated from Dickinson College in 1910, her father having...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty
Year: Class of 1910
William Lambert Gooding, 1898

On December 22, 1851, William Lambert Gooding was born to William and Lydia A. Gooding on the family farm in Galena, Maryland. When he was nineteen years old William Lambert’s father died, and it was discovered the elder Gooding had purchased a...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1874
Marcus L. Gordon, 1858

Birth: June 16, 1837;  Gwinette County, Georgia

Death: April 28, 1874 (age 37); Lawrenceville, Georgia

Military Service: CSA, 1861-65

Unit: Company A, "Prairie Rovers," of the Eighth Texas Cavalry Regiment "Terry's Texas...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1858
Ferdinand James Samuel Gorgas (1835-1914)

Ferdinand Gorgas was born in Winchester, Virginia to John DeLancy and Mary Ann Gorgas on July 27, 1835. He prepared for his undergraduate years at the Dickinson College Grammar School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and then entered the college proper...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1854
John Franklin Goucher, 1901

John Goucher was born on June 7, 1845 in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania to Dr. John and Eleanor Townsend Goucher. He was raised in Pittsburgh, and attended local schools before entering Dickinson College. While at Dickinson, Goucher was a member of the...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1868
John Henry Grabill, 1860

Birth: March 8, 1839; Mount Jackson, Virginia

Death: May 31, 1871 (age 83); February 28, 1922 in Woodstock, Virginia

Military Service: CSA, 1861-65

Unit: Company G of the 33rd Virginia Volunteer Infantry "Grabill's Company";...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1860

James H. Graham was born in West Pennsborough Township in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania on September 10, 1807. His father was Isaiah Graham, who served two terms in the state senate and became an associate judge, serving from 1817 to 1835, when...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1827
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

Isaac Grier was born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania in 1763 to Thomas and Martha Grier. For his preparatory education, Grier attended the classical school in Chambersburg and was taught by James Ross. From there, Grier went to Dickinson College...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1788
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
Robert S. Grissinger (1925-1945)

Robert Grissinger was born one of twin boys on October 25, 1925 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania but grew up in York Springs. He attended Dillsburg High School and graduated with honors. He entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania as a...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1947
Victor Mahlon Gross (1946-1967)

Victor Gross was born in New Jersey on August 30, 1946 and was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, New Jersey. He entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania as a member of the class of 1968.

Second Lieutenant Gross...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1968

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