Alumnus/Alumna

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John Campbell was born on the fourth of July, 1917, in Hightstown, New Jersey. The son of a carpet weaver who never finished high school, he attended the Peddie School in his home town and entered Dickinson on September 16, 1937 as a member of...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1941
William Laws Cannon, 1860

Birth: April 6, 1839; Bridgeville, Delaware

Death: August 18, 1863 (age 24); Bel Air, Maryland

Military Service: USA, 1861-62

Unit: 1st Delaware Calvary 

Alma Mater: Dickinson College, B.A. (Class of 1860)

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College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1860

John Care was born in Linglestown, Pennsylvania on June 22, 1915. He attended high school in Lower Paxton and entered Dickinson College with the class of 1936. His ambition was to become a teacher; he had practiced teaching at Boiling Springs...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1936

Thomas Care was born at St. Mary's in Chester County, Pennsylvania on July 10, 1832. He was prepared at the Williamsport Seminary and entered Dickinson College in Carlisle with the class of 1858. He was elected to the Union Philosophical...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1858

Richard Bennett Carmichael was born the only son of William and Sarah Downes Carmichael to an old and wealthy Maryland family in Centreville, Queen Anne County on December 25, 1807. His father had shared rooms in Annapolis with future chief...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1827

Andrew Carothers was born in 1778 to John and Mary Carothers of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. He attended the McHose schoolhouse until he was about 14 years old. As a younger son, Andrew would not inherit the family’s large farm; to provide...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Trustee
Year: Class of 1800
Clarence J. Carver, c.1935

Clarence Johnson Carver was born in Buckingham, Pennsylvania on May 13, 1884. He attended the Hughesian Free School and later Colorado College for one semester. He later came to Dickinson College where he graduated in 1909. Continuing his...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty
Year: Class of 1909

Birth: December 31, 1836

 Death: June 22, 1864 (age 28); Richmond, Virginia; Hollywood Cemetery

 Military Service: CSA, 1861-64

 Unit: Company K, Second Division

Alma Mater: Dickinson College, B.A. (Class of 1858 non-...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1858

Jeremiah Chamberlain was born on January 5, 1794, the son of a Revolutionary War colonel named James Chamberlain. Young Jeremiah grew up at "Swift Run," the family farm near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He prepared at a classical school in York...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1814

Asbury Jones Clarke was born in Highland County, Virginia on September 14, 1841, the son of James M. and Mary K. Clarke. After preparing at the Baltimore City College and the Light Street Institute, he entered Dickinson in 1862. While at the...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Trustee
Year: Class of 1863
Joseph Clemens, 1894

Joseph Clemens was born on December 9, 1862, in the rugged county of Cornwall in England. His family of Cornish iron miners migrated to Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and then to Eichelberger, Pennsylvania. He was the only one of five brothers who...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1894

Born in April, 1929 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, this U.S. Navy Air cadet was killed on December 4, 1951 at Cabaniss Field near Corpus Christi, Texas, when his Bearcat fighter aircraft went into a spin and crashed beside a runway. He was twenty-...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1950

Birth: June 29, 1837; Warren County, Virginia

Death: May 31, 1871 (age 34); Vicksburg, Mississippi

 Military Service: CSA, 1861-65

 Unit: 7th Virginia Cavalry; Secret Service

Alma Mater: Dickinson College, B.A. (Class...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1858

John Cockey was from Glyndon, Maryland and was the 1936 class president of Franklin High School in Reisterstown, Maryland. He entered Dickinson College that autumn. While at the College he was a varsity soccer player and a member of Phi Kappa...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1940

James Wesley Colona, son of Robert W. and Anna Ellen Colona was born on January 13, 1872 in Stockton, Maryland. Before entering Dickinson College in 1896, James attended Wilmington Conference Academy, a Methodist preparatory school in Wilmington...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Trustee, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1899

Birth: August 1, 1837; Fairfax Court House, Virginia

Death: January 5, 1905 (age 68); Washington, D. C

Military Service: CSA, 1861-65

Unit: 3rd Virginia Cavalry; Secret Service

Alma Mater: Dickinson College, B.A. (...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1857

Moncure Daniel Conway was born the second son of an old and distinguished family on March 17, 1832 in Stafford County, Virginia. His father, Walker Peyton Conway, was a prominent slaveholding landowner, a magistrate, and a representative to the...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1849
Portrait of Fred Pierce Corson

Fred Pierce Corson was born to Mary Payne and Jeremiah Corson, a glass manufacturer, on April 11, 1896 in Millville, New Jersey. He graduated from Millville High School in 1913 and enrolled in Dickinson College. While at Dickinson he was a member...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree, President
Year: Class of 1917

George Cottrell was born in Wilmington, Delaware in August, 1923 but grew up at the home of his grandmother in Ambler, Pennsylvania. Here he graduated from high school in 1942. He entered Dickinson on the accelerated degree plan with the class of...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1946
Forrest Eugene Craver, c.1945

Forrest Craver was born September 24, 1875 one of the four children of Frank and Mary Craver, in Scanlin, Pennsylvania He attended Berwick High School, Wyoming Seminary and Dickinson Preparatory School before entering Dickinson College in...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1899

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...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1795

John A. J. Creswell was born on November 18, 1828 at Port Deposit, Maryland, then called Creswell's Ferry. He attended a local academy and then went on to enroll at Dickinson with the class of 1848. He was an excellent student, was elected to the...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree, Trustee
Year: Class of 1848

Andrew M. Criswell was born near Scotland, Pennsylvania on November 29, 1824 to Robert and Sarah McElwain Criswell. He had some early schooling at the nearby Chambersburg Academy and then entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1847

George Crooks was born on February 3, 1822, the son of George Richard Crooks, Sr. of Philadelphia. He was a member of the class of 1840, and graduated with the highest honors. Crooks served as an itinerant preacher first on the Canton circuit of...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1840

David Crosby was born in Phillipsburg, New Jersey on January 18, 1918. He prepared for college at the Mercersburg Academy and entered Dickinson with the class of 1940. Two years into his time at the College, during which he had become a member of...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1940

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