Honorary Degree

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Rolland Leroy Adams, 1956

Rolland Adams was born on December 27, 1904 in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania to Lemuel B. and Carrie Adams. He attended Dickinson College as a member of the class of 1927, during which time he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Adams then completed...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree, Trustee
Year: Class of 1927
George J. Allan, c.1975

Born in 1935, George Allan was educated at Grinnell College, where he received his bachelor's degree in 1957. He went on to earn his master's degree in systematic theology at the Union Theological Seminary and was then awarded a Ph.D. in...

College Relationship: Faculty, Honorary Degree, President
C. Scott Althouse (1880-1970)

Born on September 23, 1880, C. Scott Althouse was the only child of Nathan S. and Miranda Althouse. In 1900, he graduated from the Philadelphia Textile Institute. Returning home to Reading, Pennsylvania, Althouse joined his father in the business...

College Relationship: Honorary Degree, Trustee
Milton Baron Asbell

Milton Baron Asbell was born on August 23, 1913 in Camden, New Jersey and attended his local city schools, graduating from Camden High School in 1931. He enrolled at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in September 1933 in the class of...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1937
Robert N. Baer, 1858

Robert N. Baer was born on April 12, 1834 in Baltimore, Maryland. He entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania with the class of 1858, was elected to the Union Philosophical Society, and graduated with his class. Following this he...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1858
Spencer Fullerton Baird, c.1880

Spencer Fullerton Baird was born in Reading, Pennsylvania on February 3, 1823 to Samuel Baird and Lydia McFunn Biddle, the third of seven children. The family relocated to Carlisle, Pennsylvania following the death of Baird's father from cholera...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1840
Daniel Moore Bates

Daniel Moore Bates was born in Laurel, Delaware on January 28, 1821 as Daniel Elzey Moore, the son of Methodist minister Jacob Moore. He had lost his mother very early in life and as a young boy traveled with his father on his circuit. When his...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree, Trustee
Year: Class of 1839
Henry Lewis Baugher

Henry Lewis Baugher was born in Abbottstown, Adams County, Pennsylvania on July 19, 1804 to tanner Christian Frederick and his wife Ann Catharine Matter Baugher. He was educated in Reverend David McConaughty's school in Gettysburg and entered...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1826
George Washington Bethune

George Washington Bethune was born into the devout and wealthy family of Divie and Joanna Graham Bethune of New York City on March 18, 1805. His father was a highly successful merchant of Huguenot extraction and both his parents had been born in...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1823
Roscoe Osmond Bonisteel, 1959

Roscoe Bonisteel was born in Canada on December 23, 1888 to Milton Fremont and Francis Whyte Bonisteel in Sidney Crossing, Ontario. He entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1908 as a member of the class of 1912. Before graduating...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree, Trustee
Year: Class of 1912
James I. Boswell, 1858

James Iverson Boswell was born in Philadelphia on November 3, 1837. He attended the central high school in that city and enrolled at Genesee College in New York in 1856. A year later, Boswell enrolled at Dickinson College in Carlisle,...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1858
Thomas Bowman

Thomas Bowman was born in Briarcreek Township near Berwick, Pennsylvania on July 15, 1817. His father was a successful businessman and the family had been Methodists since Francis Asbury had converted, and later ordained, Bowman's grandfather,...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1837
Josephine Brunyate Meredith, c.1940

Josephine Brunyate was born on April 14, 1879, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, the daughter of a prominent clergyman, Edwin Richard Brunyate and his wife Eliza. Home tutored first, she attended the State Model School in Trenton, New Jersey and...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1901
Engraving of James Buchanan

James Buchanan, fifteenth president of the United States, was born near Mercersburg, Pennsylvania on April 23, 1791 to parents of Scotch-Irish descent. Buchanan attended the Mercersburg Academy until the fall of 1807, when he entered the junior...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1809
Samuel C. Caldwell, c.1860

Samuel Cushman Caldwell was born on April 10, 1836 in the west end of Old West at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. His father, science professor Merritt Caldwell, and his mother had their home on the first and second floors of the...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1858
Charles Dexter Cleveland

Charles Cleveland was born on December 3, 1802 in Salem, Massachusetts. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1827. Three years later, he came to Dickinson College as professor of Greek and Latin. On his own initiative he added history and...

College Relationship: Faculty, Honorary Degree
Portrait of Charles Collins

Charles Collins was born on April 17, 1813 in North Yarmouth, Maine to Joseph Warren and Hannah Sturdivant Collins. At the age of fourteen he became a member of the Church of Christ and went on to prepare for college at the Maine Wesleyan...

College Relationship: Honorary Degree, President
James Wesley Colona (1872-1946)

James Wesley Colona, son of Robert W. and Anna Ellen Colona was born on January 13, 1872 in Stockton, Maryland. Before entering Dickinson College in 1896, James attended Wilmington Conference Academy, a Methodist preparatory school in Wilmington...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree, Trustee
Year: Class of 1899
Moncure Daniel Conway, 1853

Moncure Daniel Conway, the second son of a distinguished family from Stafford County, Virginia, was born on March 17, 1832. His father, Walker Peyton Conway, was a prominent slaveholding landowner, a magistrate, and a representative to the...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1849
Portrait of Fred Pierce Corson

Fred Pierce Corson was born to Mary Payne and Jeremiah Corson, a glass manufacturer, on April 11, 1896 in Millville, New Jersey. He graduated from Millville High School in 1913 and enrolled in Dickinson College. While at Dickinson he was a member...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree, President
Year: Class of 1917
Forrest Eugene Craver, c.1945

Forrest Craver was born September 24, 1875 one of the four children of Frank and Mary Craver, in Scanlin, Pennsylvania He attended Berwick High School, Wyoming Seminary and Dickinson Preparatory School before entering Dickinson College in...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1899
John Andrew Jackson Creswell (1828-1891)

John A. J. Creswell was born on November 18, 1828 at Port Deposit, Maryland, then called Creswell's Ferry. He attended a local academy and then went on to enroll at Dickinson with the class of 1848. He was an excellent student, was elected to the...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree, Trustee
Year: Class of 1848

George Crooks was born on February 3, 1822, the son of George Richard Crooks, Sr. of Philadelphia. He was a member of the class of 1840, and graduated with the highest honors. Crooks served as an itinerant preacher first on the Canton circuit of...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1840
Charles Force Deems

Charles Force Deems was born in Baltimore, Maryland on December 4, 1820, the son of George and Mary Roberts Deems. The family was very pious - his mother was the daughter of a Methodist minister - and from a young age Deems exhibited signs of his...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1839
Portrait of WIlliam Wilcox Edel

William Wilcox Edel was born on March 16, 1894 in Baltimore, Maryland. His mother was Annie Wilcox, and his father was John Wesley Edel, a prosperous dairy retailer. Edel attended high school at Baltimore City College and then entered Dickinson...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree, President, Trustee
Year: Class of 1915

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