Class of 1855

    Entries drawn from the college history encyclopedia

Shadrach Bowman was born on May 2, 1829 in Berwick, Pennsylvania. He attended the Dickinson Seminary in Williamsport, Pennsylvania before entering Dickinson College in 1853. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Union Philosophical Society....

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty, Trustee
Year: Class of 1855
Charles Francis Himes, c.1880

Charles Francis Himes was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania on June 2, 1838 to William D. and Magdalen Lanius Himes. He attended the New Oxford Collegiate and Medical Institute in Adams County, Pennsylvania, before entering Dickinson College...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty, Honorary Degree, President
Year: Class of 1855

Nathaniel Garland Keirle was born in Baltimore, Maryland on October 10, 1833. He was the eldest child of three born to Matthew M. Keirle and Sarah Jacobs Garland Keirle. He was raised by his grandmother, as his father died of typhoid and his...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1855

John Saxton was born on July 3, 1833 in Silver Spring Township near New Kingston, Pennsylvania. He was the only son of John and Nancy Saxton. Although his farmer father died when John was ten years old, he attended the New Kingston Academy and...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1855

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
John Southgate Tucker, c.1855

John Southgate Tucker was born on May 31, 1838 in Norfolk, Virginia, where his family on both sides had been prominent since before the American Revolution. He attended the Episcopal School in Alexandria, Virginia and entered Dickinson College in...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1855
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