Alumnus/Alumna

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John Frederick Mohler, 1887

John F. Mohler was born on a farm near Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania on October 30, 1864, one five children of Samuel and Elizabeth Williams Mohler. He was educated at the local common schools where he also assisted with teaching in order to help...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty
Year: Class of 1887

Johnston Moore was born on September 8, 1809 at Mooredale in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania the only survivor of two sons of James and Nancy Johnston Moore. The Moore family was one of the oldest and largest landed proprietors in the county, a...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1829
Portrait of James Henry Morgan

James Henry Morgan was born on a farm near Concord in southern Delaware on January 21, 1857. He prepared at Rugby Academy and entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in September 1874 as one of a freshman class of sixteen students. He...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty, President, Trustee
Year: Class of 1878
May Morris, c.1960

May Morris was born to William Wilkinson and Mary Lutner Collison Morris on June 29, 1886 in Greenwood, Delaware. The Morris family had been occupying an estate there, known as "Morris’ Pleasure," since before the American Revolution. Morris...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty
Year: Class of 1909
Mary E. Moser, 1984

Mary Moser was a 1972 graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, majoring in Latin. She won the Mervin Grant Filler Memorial Prize in classical languages and was named Outstanding Senior Woman.

After such diverse positions as...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty
Year: Class of 1972
Franklin P. Mount Pleasant (1884-1937)

Franklin Mount Pleasant was born on the Tuscarora reservation near Niagara Falls, New York in 1884. He entered the Carlisle Industrial (Indian) School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1904, and during his three full years there he distinguished...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1910
Paul J. Neely (c.1945-1969)

A political science graduate of the class of 1967 at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Paul Neely served as a sophomore member of the Student Senate, was the president of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, and played three years on the lacrosse...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1967
Harry Whinner Nice, c.1925

Harry W. Nice was born in Washington D.C., on December 5, 1877 the son of Methodist minister Henry Nice and his wife Drucilla Arnold Nice. The family moved to Baltimore, Maryland soon after and he was educated in the public schools there. He was...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1899
John Anthony Nicholson

John A. Nicolson was born in Laurel, Delaware on November 17, 1827. He was educated at a preparatory seminary in Nelson County, Virginia, possibly the Presbyterian school at Lynchburg, and entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania with...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1847
Charles Casper Nickel (1916-1944)

Charles Casper Nickel was born in Loysville, Pennsylvania in 1916 and was a graduate of Duncannon High School. He entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1933 but left after one year of study in the scientific course. During his...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1937
Wilbur Harrington Norcross, 1920

Wilbur Harrington Norcross was born June 28, 1882 in Ralston, Pennsylvania. He attended Dickinson Seminary in Williamsport, Pennsylvania for two years before matriculating into Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania as a student in 1905. At...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty
Year: Class of 1907

Birth: May 20, 1803; Mifflin County, Pennsylvania

Death: March 22, 1864 (age 61); Memphis, Tennessee

Military Service: USA, 1861-64

Unit: Paymaster

Alma Mater: Dickinson College, B.A. (Class of 1824)

William...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1824
Sydney Charles Novell

Sydney Novell was from Norristown, Pennsylvania, where he graduated from high school. He spent two years at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in the Ph.B. course as a member of the class of 1939. He was a member of Phi Epsilon Pi...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1939
John T. Och (1914-1944)

John Och was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in November 1914. He graduated from Harrisburg Catholic and entered Dickinson College in nearby Carlisle with the class of 1937. He pursued a scientific degree, competed on the track team, and was a...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1937
John T. Och (1914-1944)

Jurgen Von Oertzen was a German student who attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1933-1934 and earned a bachelor's degree with the class of 1934 on June 11, 1934. From Mecklenburg in northern Germany, he was a student at the...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1937
Thomas R. Orwig (c.1838-1862)

Birth: 1839; New Berlin, Union, Pennsylvania

Death: May 13, 1880 (age 38); Naval Hospital, Washington D.C.

Military Service: USA, 1862

Unit: 142nd PA Infantry

Alma Mater: Dickinson College, B.A. (Class of 1859 non-...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1859
Edward Ernest Palmer, 1893

Edward Ernest Palmer was born in Washington DC on November 3, 1868, the son of William G. and Mary Virginia (Webster) Palmer. The boy was named after his uncle Edward Palmer, plant collector and explorer. Young Edward was a diarist whose writing...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1893

Birth: June 29, 1811;  Baltimore, Maryland

Death: April 24, 1883 (age 72); Washington, D.C

Military Service: USN, 1834-73

Unit: USS Brandywine; USS Vincennes; Relief; USS Peacock; USS Princeton; H.M.S...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1829

Andrew Parker was born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania on May 21, 1805. He attended local schools and entered the local Dickinson College. He graduated with the class of 1824 and studied law. Parker was admitted to the Cumberland County bar...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1824
Donald Ellsworth Parker, Jr.  (1920-1944)

Donald Parker was born in New Haven, Connecticut on June 27, 1920. He graduated from Lyman Hall High School in Wallingford in the spring of 1938. He entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania with the class of 1943 on September 21, 1939...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1943
Marcus Junius Parrott (1828-1879)

Marcus Junius Parrott was born on October 29, 1828 in Hamburg, South Carolina, the son of a wealthy Quaker family. His parents left the South when he was a young boy and he grew up in Dayton, Ohio. He was prepared at the Dayton Academy, and went...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1849
James J. Patterson, 1859

James J. Patterson was born in Philadelphia on June 22, 1838, the son of John and Ellen Van Dyke Patterson. He grew up in rural Juniata County near Academia where his family had taken up farming and local business. He attended local schools and...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1859
William Foley Patton (1869-1911)

William F. Patton was born in Curwensville, Pennsylvania one of four sons of the wealthy John and Honora J. Patton. He prepared for his undergraduate work at the Dickinson Preparatory School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and entered the College in...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1892

John Peach was born in the family home "Ash Grove" near Mitchellville, in Prince George's County, Maryland on April 18, 1835, the son of Samuel and Caroline Hamilton Peach. He prepared at a private school nearby and entered the class of 1854 at...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1854

Birth: March 14, 1831; Prince George’s County, Maryland

Death:  July3, 1862 (age 31); Lumpkin, Georgia

Military Service: CSA, 1861-62

Unit: ---

Alma Mater: Dickinson College, B.A. (Class of 1852)

Samuel Peach...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1852

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