Alumnus/Alumna

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Birth: June 14, 1834; De Kalb County, Georgia

Death:  August 31, 1862 (age 28);  Second Battle of Bull Run

Military Service: CSA, 1861-62

Unit: Company F, 8th Georgia Infantry, Second Division

Alma Mater: Dickinson...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1858
Richard Watson Humphriss

Richard Watson Humphriss was born to Joshua and Ann Humphriss in Sudlersville, Maryland on May 27, 1836. He prepared for college at the Hyatt Academy and entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in the fall of 1854 with the class of...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1857

Christian P. Humrich was born on March 9, 1831 as the eldest son of John Adams, a provisions merchant and farmer, and Mary Ann Zeigler Humrich in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He was educated first by a Miss Rebecca Wrightman in one of the new primary...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1852
John Fletcher Hurst, c.1885

John Fletcher Hurst was born near Salem, Maryland on August 17, 1834, the only son and second child of Elijah and Ann Catherine Colston Hurst. His father was a relatively prosperous slave holding farmer and local magistrate who was active in the...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty, Honorary Degree, Trustee
Year: Class of 1854

Charles Huston was born on January 16, 1771, in Plumstead Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, the eldest son of Thomas and Jane Walker Huston. After a local education, he entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania with the class of...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1789

Oscar Hykes was born in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania on March 13, 1894. He had entered the Conway Hall at nearby Dickinson College in 1914 and later studied the Philosophical course at Dickinson as a member of the class of 1918. While at the...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1918

Known during his time at Dickinson as Abe L. Hymowitz*, Hymes was born in New York City in February 1914 and graduated from James Madison High School in Brooklyn. He entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1932 and graduated Phi...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1935

Born on August 14, 1945, Carl Hynek was from Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. He graduated from La Salle College High School in Philadelphia and entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in the fall of 1963 with the class of 1967. He became...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1967
John Auchincloss Inglis, c.1860

John A. Inglis was born in Baltimore, Maryland on August 26, 1813, the son of well known Presbyterian minister James Inglis, then pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in the city. He entered Dickinson College and graduated with the class of...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1829

Hobart Irelan was from Atlantic City, New Jersey and enrolled at Dickinson College, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania as a member of the class of 1919. He studied the Philosophical course and participated in an array of campus activities, including the Y...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1919

Birth: 1818; Mifflin County, Pennsylvania

Death: January 17, 1886 (age 65); Anchorage, Kentucky

Military Service: Mexican War, 1847-48; USA, 1861-65

Unit: 11th U.S. Infantry"Juniata Guards", "Logan Guards", 7th Pennsylvania...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1840
Clarence Gearhart Jackson, 1860

Birth: March 25, 1842; Berwick, Pennsylvania

Death: May 13, 1880 (age 38); Berwick, Pennsylvania

Military Service: USA, 1861-65

Unit: Company H, 84th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry

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

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

John Jeremiah Jacob was born on December 9, 1829 in Hampshire County, Virginia (presently West Virginia) to Captain John J. Jacob and Susan (McDavitt) Jacob. From his early childhood, John Jeremiah Jacob was well-educated. In his youth, he...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1849

James Henry Jarrett was born in Jarrettsville, Maryland on February 23, 1832 to Luther and Julia A. Jarrett. The town was known as Carman at the time of his birth. His father was a substantial landowner there and the first postmaster, however,...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1852

Harry Jones was born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania in December 1919 and after high school graduation he entered Dickinson in 1937. While at the College, he served on the Student Senate, and was a member of Skull and Key and president of Theta Chi...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1941
Thomas Jefferson Jordan

Birth: December 3, 1821; Walnut Hill, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Death:  April 3, 1895 (age 73);  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Military Service: USA, 1861-65

Unit: 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry "Lochiel Cavalry," 92nd U.S....

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1842

Frank Royer Keefer was born in Venango County, Pennsylvania on October 10, 1865 to a Presbyterian and military family. His father was Major John D. Keefer and his mother Caroline Royer Keefer; he could also boast a great-grandfather who fought...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1885

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

James Kelly was born in Blanchard on the northeastern edge of Centre County, Pennsylvania on February 16, 1819. He was educated at the Milton and Lewisburg Academies and took his undergraduate degree at Princeton University in 1839. He enrolled...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1842

Robert Kennedy was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania on July 4, 1778, the ninth of the twelve children of James and Jane Maxwell Kennedy. He was educated in local and classical schools and entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1797

Caleb Burwell Rowan Kennerly was born to Reverend Thomas Kennerly and Ann Susan Carnegy in 1829. Kennerly grew up on his family’s Greenway Court estate in White Post, Virginia. He entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania with the class...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1849
Andrew Kerr, 1900

Andrew Kerr IV was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming on October 7, 1878 the son of Andrew and Mary Elizabeth Kerr. His family moved east to Carlisle, Pennsylvania and the young Kerr attended most of his secondary schooling there. He entered the local...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1900
George Henry Ketterer, 1937

Born on February 21, 1880 in Somerton, Pennsylvania, George Henry Ketterer attended Dickinson Preparatory School before enrolling in the College in 1904. After graduating from Dickinson with a B.A. degree in 1908, he attended Drew Theological...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree, Trustee
Year: Class of 1908

Jacob A. Kiester was born in Mount Pleasant in south western Pennsylvania on April 29, 1832. Having prepared for college in the local common schools and at the nearby Mount Pleasant Academy, he entered Dickinson College with the class of 1857 in...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1857
Horatio Collins King, 1897

Birth: December 22, 1837; Portland, Maine

Death: November 15, 1918 (age 81);Brooklyn, New York

Military Service: USA, 1861-65

Unit: Army of the Potomac, First Cavalry Division of the Army of the Shenandoah

Alma Mater:...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree, Trustee
Year: Class of 1858

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