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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

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 C. M. Grimm, c.1960

John C. M. Grimm was born in 1891 in Columbus, Ohio. He attended Ohio State University and received both a B.A. in 1911 and a M.A. in 1912. He received a Ph. D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1916. He was a student at the Sorbonne in...

College Relationship: Faculty
Gerald Stanley Hawkins, 1969

Gerald Hawkins was born on April 28, 1928 in eastern England in the Norfolk fishing town of Great Yarmouth. He attended the University of London, gaining a degree in Physics in 1949, before going on to Manchester University's famous Jodrell Bank...

College Relationship: Faculty
Elmer C. Herber, c.1965

Elmer Charles Herber was born on January 26, 1900 in New Tripoli, Pennsylvania to Alfred and Amanda Sigler Herber. He graduated from Kutztown State College in 1920 and Ursinus College in 1925. In 1929, Herber received his M.S. in zoology from...

College Relationship: Faculty
Samuel Dickinson Hillman, c.1865

Samuel Dickinson Hillman was born to Samuel and Susan Dickinson Hillman of Blackwood, New Jersey, on January 18, 1825. Not much is known of his life before he entered the Dickinson College Grammar School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1845. A...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty, Honorary Degree, President
Year: Class of 1850
Charles Francis Himes, c.1880

Charles Francis Himes was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania on June 2, 1838 to William D. and Magdalen Lanius Himes. He attended the New Oxford Collegiate and Medical Institute in Adams County, Pennsylvania, before entering Dickinson College...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty, Honorary Degree, President
Year: Class of 1855
John D. Hopper (1923-1996)

John Hopper was born in 1923 in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, and attended Camp Hill High School. In 1941, he entered nearby Dickinson College in Carlisle as a member of the class of 1945. In his second semester, he volunteered to join the Army Air...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty, Trustee
Year: Class of 1948
Amos B. Horlacher, c.1950

Amos Benjamin Horlacher was born in 1902 in Hazelton, Pennsylvania. He attended local school until the sixth grade, when he dropped out to earn a living making wooden patterns. After the First World War, he enrolled in Dickinson Seminary (now...

College Relationship: Faculty
John Fletcher Hurst, c.1885

John Fletcher Hurst was born near Salem, Maryland on August 17, 1834, the only son and second child of Elijah and Ann Catherine Colston Hurst. His father was a relatively prosperous slave holding farmer and local magistrate who was active in the...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty, Honorary Degree, Trustee
Year: Class of 1854
Portrait of Herman Merrills Johnson

Herman Merrills Johnson was born on November 25, 1815 in Butternut Township, New York, near Albany. He attended Casenovia Seminary and then went to Wesleyan University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and graduated with an A.B. degree in...

College Relationship: Faculty, President
Roy Raymond Kuebler, Jr. (1911-1990)

Roy Kuebler was born in Shamokin, Pennsylvania on October 10, 1911 to Roy R. Kuebler and Tillye Cleaver Traub. He entered Dickinson College with the class of 1933 and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. While at the College he was the president of Omicron...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty
Year: Class of 1933
Willard Geoffrey Lake, 1887

Willard Geoffrey Lake was born to Alvin and Amelia Haight Lake in Moravia, New York on November 26, 1863. He prepared for college at the Pennington Seminary in New Jersey and entered Dickinson with the class of 1887 in the fall of 1883. Known as...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty
Year: Class of 1887
William Weidman Landis, c.1920

William Weidman Landis was born in Coatesville, Pennsylvania on February 15, 1869, and graduated from the local high school. In 1887, Landis entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania as a freshman. While a student, he was a member of...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty
Year: Class of 1891
Joshua A. Lippincott, 1858

Joshua A. Lippincott was born in Burlington County, New Jersey on January 31, 1835 to Crispin and Elizabeth Garwood Lippincott. He prepared for college at the Pennington Seminary and enrolled at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1855...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty, Trustee
Year: Class of 1858
Portrait of James Andrew McCauley

James Andrew McCauley was born on October 7, 1822 in Cecil County, Maryland to Daniel and Elizabeth McCauley. He prepared for college at the Baltimore Classical Institute in Maryland before entering Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania as...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty, President, Trustee
Year: Class of 1847

Alexander McClelland was born in Schenectady, New York in 1794; not much else is known about his early life. He studied at Union College, graduating at the age of 15. McClelland then began to study theology under Rev. John Anderson of the...

College Relationship: Faculty, President, Honorary Degree
John McClintock (1814-1870)

John McClintock was born October 27, 1814 in Philadelphia to Irish immigrants, John and Martha McClintock. He began as a clerk in his father's store, and then became a bookkeeper in the Methodist Book Concern in New York. Here he converted to...

College Relationship: Faculty, Honorary Degree, Trustee
Bradford O. McIntire, c.1930

Bradford Oliver McIntire was born April 23, 1856 in York, Maine. He graduated from Wesleyan University with a B.A. and received his M.A. three years later from the same university. Following graduation he became a professor of English literature...

College Relationship: Faculty
Montagu F. Modder, c.1955

Montagu Frank Modder, Visiting Professor of English at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania for the 1957-1958 academic year, was born on November 24, 1891 in Colombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) where his father served as a Chief Justice for the...

College Relationship: Faculty
John Frederick Mohler, 1887

John F. Mohler was born on a farm near Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania on October 30, 1864, one five children of Samuel and Elizabeth Williams Mohler. He was educated at the local common schools where he also assisted with teaching in order to help...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty
Year: Class of 1887
Portrait of James Henry Morgan

James Henry Morgan was born on a farm near Concord in southern Delaware on January 21, 1857. He prepared at Rugby Academy and entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in September 1874 as one of a freshman class of sixteen students. He...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty, President, Trustee
Year: Class of 1878
May Morris, c.1960

May Morris was born to William Wilkinson and Mary Lutner Collison Morris on June 29, 1886 in Greenwood, Delaware. The Morris family had been occupying an estate there, known as "Morris’ Pleasure," since before the American Revolution. Morris...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty
Year: Class of 1909
Mary E. Moser, 1984

Mary Moser was a 1972 graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, majoring in Latin. She won the Mervin Grant Filler Memorial Prize in classical languages and was named Outstanding Senior Woman.

After such diverse positions as...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty
Year: Class of 1972
Portrait of Charles Nisbet

Charles Nisbet was born on January 21, 1736 to William and Alison Nisbet; William was a schoolteacher at Long Yester near Haddington, East Lothian County, Scotland. By 1754, Nisbet had completed studies at both the high school of the university...

College Relationship: Faculty, President

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