Entries drawn from the college history encyclopedia

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 Wesleyan University in 1891. In 1892, he married Lillian...

College Relationship: Honorary Degree, President
Portrait of Jesse Truesdell Peck

Jesse Truesdell Peck, the youngest of ten children of Luther Peck, was born on April 4, 1811 on a farm in Middlefield, Otsego County, New York. He was educated at Cazenovia Seminary and became a minister in the Methodist Church. He married Persis Wing on October 13, 1831, and in the following...

College Relationship: Faculty, President, Trustee
Portrait of Cornelius William Prettyman

Cornelius Prettyman was born on July 21, 1872 in Leipsic, Delaware, the son of the Reverend Cornelius Witbank Prettyman of the Dickinson class of 1872 and his wife Emma Elizabeth. He prepared at the Newark Academy in his home state and then entered Delaware College in 1886. That same year he...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty, President
Year: Class of 1891
Portrait of George Edward Reed

George Reed was born in Brownsville, Maine on March 28, 1846 as the tenth of eleven children of the Reverend George and Ann Hellyer Reed. His father died when George was 10 and after living with relatives he was reunited with his mother in Lowell, Massachusetts at the age of 10. He went to...

College Relationship: Faculty, President
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 he graduated in 1931. While at Dickinson he was a...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree, President, Trustee
Year: Class of 1931
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, and then matriculated in the College proper with...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree, President, Trustee
Year: Class of 1900
Ernest A. Vuilleumier, c.1945

Ernest Vuilleumier was born on March 1, 1894 in New York City, New York. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1914 and obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Berne, Switzerland through a 1916 Rosengarten traveling fellowship. While he was there, the United States entered the...

College Relationship: Faculty, President
Portrait of Karl Tinsley Waugh

Karl Waugh was born on November 30, 1879 in Cawnpore, India. He was the youngest of the seven children born to Reverend J. W. and Jennie M. Tinsley Waugh, both missionaries. Waugh received his early education in India and high schooling in Massachusetts. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan...

College Relationship: President


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