Class of 1795

    Entries drawn from the college history encyclopedia

William Creighton was born in western Virginia on October 29, 1778. He entered Dickinson College with the class of 1795 and studied under Charles Nisbet. (The College Archives holds two notebooks in his hand from Nisbet's lectures in moral philosophy and logic and metaphysics) He was elected...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1795
David McConaughy (1775-1852)

David McConaughy was born on September 29, 1775 in Menallen, Pennsylvania, six miles from Gettysburg in what was then York County. He was tutored locally and attended the Rev. Alexander Dobbin's classical School in Gettysburg. He attended Dickinson College in nearby Carlisle. He was elected to...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Trustee
Year: Class of 1795
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 term of servitude, they later established...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1795
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