Alfred Armstrong (1801-1884)

Alfred Armstrong was born on February 14, 1801 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, the grandson of Revolutionary War general and founding member of the Dickinson College board of trustees, John Armstrong. He attended local schools and graduated from Dickinson with the class of 1823. A classical scholar, he had a long career as a school teacher and tutor.

Armstrong was a teacher and principal at a long series of academies throughout central Pennsylvania, in Bellefonte, Wilkes-Barre, Harrisburg, Columbia, and Hollidaysburg. He was appointed as the principal of Williamsport Boys High School in 1865. In 1871, he left teaching and took a post with the United States Post Office in Washington D.C. and remained there until his death. Alfred Armstrong died on October 21, 1884. He was eighty-three years old.

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