Alumnus/Alumna

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Thomas Morris Gunn, 1860

Thomas M. Gunn was born in Shelbyville in Shelby County, Kentucky on March 17, 1840. He was the youngest son of William and Francis Adams Gunn. William Gunn, a presiding elder of the Lexington District of the Presbyterian Church, died when his...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1860

Samuel Stehman Haldeman was born in Locust Grove, Pennsylvania on August 12, 1812, the eldest of what were to be the seven children of Henry and Frances Haldeman. He began his schooling at a local school on Conoy Creek. He also spent many hours...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1831

Edwin Forrest Hann was born on December 5, 1876 in Fairton, New Jersey, the son of John S. and Edith R. Hann. He prepared for college at the Pennington Seminary in New Jersey and originally entered Wesleyan University. By 1898 he was a member...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1901

Birth: May 23, 1835; Port Republic, Rockingham County, Virginia

Death: September 19, 1862 (age 27); Loudoun County, Virginia

 Military Service: CSA, 1861-62

 Unit: Comapny I, Virginia 1st Calvary Regiment

Alma Mater:...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1856

A member of the class of 1919 from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Samuel Harris pursued the Classical course, and was a member of Beta Theta Pi. Thereafter information on Harris becomes sparse. It is known that he was gone from the College by May 1917...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1919

John Hart was born in Syracuse, New York, on October 20, 1916. He entered Dickinson in 1934, but did not complete his degree. He was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity.

He enlisted in the peacetime Naval Reserve in early 1941 and...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1937

Samuel Harvey was born in Long Branch, New Jersey in 1923 and grew up in Red Bank, New Jersey, graduating from high school there with honors. He entered Dickinson with the class of 1946 and became a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.

Harvey...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1946

Alexander L. Hayes was born in Kent County, Delaware on March 7, 1793, the son of Manlove and Ziporrah Laws Hayes. He entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania with the class of 1812 and after graduation studied law with Henry Moore...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Trustee
Year: Class of 1812
John Hays II, 1862

John Hays was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania on February 2, 1837 the youngest of two sons and a daughter of John and Eleanor Blaine Hays. On both sides of his family, the young John Hays was descended from old and highly respected central...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1857
Raphael Smead Hays, 1894

Raphael Smead Hays was born on June 27, 1876 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, the son of John Hays and Jane Van Ness Smead. A sixth generation Dickinsonian, his father was a Civil War veteran and a prominent lawyer who was president of the Carlisle...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Trustee
Year: Class of 1894
Edgar Rohrer Heckman, 1897

Edgar Rohrer Heckman was born on February 11, 1875 to Isaac and Annie T. Heckman, in Ennisville, Pennsylvania. He attended the Williamsport Dickinson Seminary and then enrolled at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in the fall of 1894....

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree, Trustee
Year: Class of 1897

George Hemminger was born on his family's farm west of Carlisle, Pennsylvania on September 8, 1840, the youngest son of twelve children of John and Eliza Heagy Hemminger. He went to local schools and to the Gleason Academy in West Pennsboro...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1870

Birth: March 11, 1827; North Middleton, Pennsylvania

Death: January 26, 1906 (age 78); Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

Military Service: USA, 1861-65

Unit: Company A, 7th Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry "Carlisle...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1845

Andrew Dousa Hepburn was born the eldest son of Samuel and Rebecca Williamson Hepburn in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. His family moved soon after to Carlisle, Pennsylvania so that his father could complete his legal training under Judge John Reed...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1849

A native of the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area, David Hepford graduated from Lower Paxton High School and entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania as a member of the class of 1937 in the fall of 1933. He participated in a variety of...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1937

John Herdic graduated from high school in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He entered Dickinson with the class of 1944 but withdrew to enlist in July 1942. Before leaving he became of member of Chi Phi fraternity. Herdic trained in Texas as a...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1944

David Benjamin Herman was born in Silver Spring Township in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania on December 29, 1844. He entered Dickinson College in nearby Carlisle and graduated with the class of 1865. While at the College, Herman had been active...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1865
Martin Christian Herman, 1870

Martin Herman was born on February 14, 1841 on the farm his German immigrant great-grandfather had cleared in 1771 near New Kingston, Pennsylvania. He was one of the six children of Martin and Elizabeth Wolford Herman. He prepared for college at...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Trustee
Year: Class of 1862

Francis Herron was born on June 28, 1774 near Shippensburg in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. He enrolled at nearby Dickinson College and graduated in 1794. He was determined on a career in the Presbyterian ministry, and so studied theology...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Trustee
Year: Class of 1794
Charles Heydrick, 1860

Birth: September 20, 1832; Flourtown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Death: May 11, 1874 (age 42); Bridgeville, Delaware

Military Service: USA, 1863-65

Unit:  6th Regiment of Delaware Volunteers

Alma Mater:...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1860
Samuel Dickinson Hillman, c.1865

Samuel Dickinson Hillman was born to Samuel and Susan Dickinson Hillman of Blackwood, New Jersey, on January 18, 1825. Not much is known of his life before he entered the Dickinson College Grammar School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1845. A...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty, Honorary Degree, President
Year: Class of 1850
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

William Alexander Himes was born in New Oxford, Pennsylvania on November 27, 1851 the son of William and Magdalen Lanius Himes and the younger brother of Charles Francis Himes. He went to local schools first and then to Nazareth Hall in Nazareth...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1871

Franklin Hollinger was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on March 26, 1925. He grew up in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania where he was an outstanding student at the local high school, excelling in chemistry, the orchestra, and chess.

Hollinger...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1947

John Hopper was born in 1923 in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, and attended Camp Hill High School. In 1941, he entered nearby Dickinson College in Carlisle as a member of the class of 1945. In his second semester, he volunteered to join the Army Air...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty, Trustee
Year: Class of 1948

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