Honorary Degree

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Charles Brown Lore (1831-1911)

Charles Lore was born in Odessa, Delaware on March 16, 1831 the son of Eldad and Priscilla Henderson Lore. He was prepared at Middletown Academy in Delaware and then entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1848. He was a member of...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree, Trustee
Year: Class of 1852
Robert Samuel Maclay (1824-1907)

Robert Samuel Maclay was born on February 2, 1824 in Concord, Pennsylvania, the son of Robert Maclay and Annabella Erwin Maclay, one of nine children. His parents were highly respected members of the community, running a tanning business and...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1845
Gilbert Malcom, 1947

Gilbert Malcolm was born in New York City on October 13, 1892 to Scottish immigrants, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Duff Malcolm. Growing up in the city where his father was a well-known contractor, he attended the Horace Mann School. Among his young...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree, President, Trustee
Year: Class of 1915
Howard Malcom (1799-1879)

Howard Malcom was born on January 19, 1799 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to John J. and Deborah Howard Malcom. He entered DickinsonCollege in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1813 as a part of the class of 1816 but never graduated as the College...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1816

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
Louis Emory McComas (1846-1907)

Louis Emory McComas was born October 28, 1846 near Williamsport, Maryland where his father was in the hardware business. He attended Saint James' College and entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania with the class of 1866 in 1863. His...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree, Trustee
Year: Class of 1866
Harry Whinner Nice, c.1925

Harry W. Nice was born in Washington D.C., on December 5, 1877 the son of Methodist minister Henry Nice and his wife Drucilla Arnold Nice. The family moved to Baltimore, Maryland soon after and he was educated in the public schools there. He was...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1899
Portrait of Eugene Allen Noble

Reverend Eugene Allen Noble was born in Brooklyn, New York on March 5, 1865. He prepared for college at Trinity School in New York City and went on to the Centenary Collegiate Institute in Hackettstown, New Jersey. He received a Ph.B. from...

College Relationship: Honorary Degree, President
James J. Patterson, 1859

James J. Patterson was born in Philadelphia on June 22, 1838, the son of John and Ellen Van Dyke Patterson. He grew up in rural Juniata County near Academia where his family had taken up farming and local business. He attended local schools and...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1859
George Wesley Pedlow (1874-1947)

On August 8, 1874, George Wesley Pedlow was born in Manistee, Michigan. He attended public schools in Upland, Pennsylvania and Dickinson Preparatory School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania before enrolling in the College proper. At Dickinson, he was a...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1901
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
Esther Popel Shaw

Esther Popel was born on July 16, 1896 to Joseph Gibbs and Helen King Anderson Popel of Harrisburg, PA. Esther had an older sister, Helen, and a younger brother, Samuel. The 1900 census indicates that her father was a letter carrier and the...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1919

John Reed was born in 1786 on Marsh Creek, in Adams County, the son of General William Reed. He entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania with the class of 1806 but left before graduation to study law with William Maxwell of nearby...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty, Honorary Degree, Trustee
Year: Class of 1806
Robert Fleming Rich, c.1930

Robert Fleming Rich was born in Woolrich in Clinton County, Pennsylvania on June 23, 1883. His parents were Michael Bond Rich, from the famous Pennsylvania textile family, and Ida Belle Shaw. He was schooled at Mercersburg Academy and the...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree, Trustee
Year: Class of 1907
Lewis G. Rohrbaugh, c.1930

Lewis Guy Rohrbaugh was born on February 24, 1884 in Fowblesburg, near Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from Franklin High School in Reisterstown in 1903 and entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. During his college years,...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1907
President Howard Lane Rubendall, c.1965

Howard Rubendall was born on May 14, 1910 in Williamstown, Pennsylvania to Charles W. and Lottie Row Rubendall. He grew up in the small ferry town of Millersburg near Harrisburg and attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania from which...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree, President, Trustee
Year: Class of 1931
James Fowler Rusling (1834-1918)

Birth:  April 14, 1834; Washington,Warren County, New Jersey

Death:  April 1, 1918 (age 83); Trenton, New Jersey

Military Service: USA, 1861-67

Unit: 5th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry, 2nd Division of III Corps, Volunteer...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree, Trustee
Year: Class of 1854
Sylvester Bake Sadler, c.1920

Sylvester Sadler was born in Carlisle on September 29, 1876, and attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania before transferring to Yale like his older brother, Lewis. Unlike Lewis, however, Sylvester completed his studies at Yale with a...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1895
Charles C. Sellers, c.1970

Charles Coleman Sellers was born in Overbrook, Pennsylvania on March 16, 1903. He attended Haverford College until 1925, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, and went on to earn his master of arts degree from Harvard in 1926. He then went on to a career as...

College Relationship: Faculty, Honorary Degree
Rufus Edmonds Shapley, 1860

Rufus Edmonds Shapley was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania on August 4, 1840, the son of Rufus and Susan Shapley and the older brother of William Wallace Shapley. He was educated locally and entered Dickinson College in Carlisle with the class of...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1860
Nathaniel Barratt Smithers (1818-1896)

Nathaniel Smithers was born in Dover, Delaware on October 8, 1818 the son of county prothonotary Nathaniel and Susan Fisher Barratt Smithers. He was educated at Ezra Scovell's school in Dover and then at the West Nottingham Academy under Rev....

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1840
Boyd Lee Spahr, c.1920

Boyd Lee Spahr was born on April 18, 1880, in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. There he grew up in the first block of South Market Street; his father was a local merchant. Young Spahr attended Dickinson College's preparatory school in nearby Carlisle...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree, President, Trustee
Year: Class of 1900
Harry Bixler Stock, 1908

Harry Stock was born on September 3, 1871, in Carlisle, growing up on the corner of Bedford and Pomfret Streets. Stock graduated from the Carlisle High School in 1886 and attended the local Dickinson Preparatory School for one year before...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1891
Charles William Super (1842-1939)

Charles William Super was born near Newport, Pennsylvania to Henry and Mary Diener Super on September 12, 1842. He was educated in local common schools and at the Juniata Valley normal school in Millerstown, before entering Dickinson College in...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1866

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