Honorary Degree

    Entries drawn from the college history encyclopedia

William Henry Sutton (1835-1913)

William H. Sutton was born in Haddonfield, New Jersey on September 11, 1835 to Methodist minister Henry Sutton and his wife, Ann Craig Sutton. He went to local schools, then spent a year at the Dickinson Grammar School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania....

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1855
Carte de visite of Roger Brooke Taney

Roger Brooke Taney was born March 17, 1777 on the Taney Plantation along the Patuxent River, in Maryland's Calvert County. The Taney family had come to the colony as indentured servants in the mid-seventeenth century but, after serving out their...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1795
William Trickett (1840-1928)

William Trickett was born on June 9, 1840 in the English Midlands town of Leicester. When he was very young his family moved from England to Philadelphia where he lived until he entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1866. Two...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1868
Edwin Eliott Willoughby (1899-1959)

Edwin Willoughby was born in Philadelphia on November 5, 1899, the eldest of the three children of printer Frank Faul Willoughby and his wife Annie. While Edwin was still a child, the family moved to New Jersey. In 1918, Willoughby entered...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1922
Professor Herbert Wing with students, c.1960

Herbert Wing, Jr. was born on December 8, 1889 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but grew up in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University in 1909 and went on to the University of Wisconsin, where he received his Ph...

College Relationship: Faculty, Honorary Degree
Albert Metzger Witwer, 1900

Albert Witwer, or "Wit", was born in Lancaster County on March 3, 1876. He attended the Dickinson Preparatory School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and then the College proper. He received his B.A. in 1900 and his M.A. in 1905 from Dickinson. While at...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1900
Theodore George Wormley (1826-1897)

Theodore George Wormley was born in Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania on April 1, 1826. Shortly thereafter he and his family moved to Carlisle, Pennsylvania where he spent his childhood. Theodore Wormley became a pupil at the Grammar School of the local...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1848
Jesse Bowman Young (1844-1914)

Birth: July 5, 1844; Berwick, Pennsylvania

Death: July 30, 1914 (age 70);

Military Service: USA, 1861-64

Unit:  4th Illinois Cavalry, 84th Pennsylvania Volunteers

Alma Mater: Dickinson College, B.A. (Class of 1868);...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree, Trustee
Year: Class of 1868

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