Alumnus/Alumna

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George Lyon was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania on April 11, 1784, the son of William and Margaret Lyon. His father had been one of the patentees of the 1773 school and was a prominent Carlisle Presbyterian. Lyon attended the local Dickinson...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Trustee
Year: Class of 1800
Robert Samuel Maclay (1824-1907)

Robert Samuel Maclay was born on February 2, 1824 in Concord, Pennsylvania, the son of Robert Maclay and Annabella Erwin Maclay, one of nine children. His parents were highly respected members of the community, running a tanning business and...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1845
Gilbert Malcom, 1947

Gilbert Malcolm was born in New York City on October 13, 1892 to Scottish immigrants, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Duff Malcolm. Growing up in the city where his father was a well-known contractor, he attended the Horace Mann School. Among his young...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree, President, Trustee
Year: Class of 1915
Howard Malcom (1799-1879)

Howard Malcom was born on January 19, 1799 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to John J. and Deborah Howard Malcom. He entered DickinsonCollege in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1813 as a part of the class of 1816 but never graduated as the College...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1816
Peter Marco (1910-1944)

Peter Marco was born in 1910 in Berks County, Pennsylvania, the son of Italian immigrants. He graduated from Birdsboro High School in 1929 and entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania soon after. He graduated with the class of 1932 and...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1932
Walter H. Marshall (1921-1944)

Walter Marshall was born in Philadelphia in 1921 and entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in September 1939 after his graduation from Collingswood High School in Collingswood, New Jersey. As a member of the class of 1943, "Red" was...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1943

Ernest Dudley Martin was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 1, 1843 the second son of William and Sarah Ann Smith Martin. He matriculated at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania with the class of 1864 but did not complete his...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1864
John E. Martin III (1920-1945)

Jack Martin was born in Philadelphia in 1920 and grew up in nearby Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Camp Hill High School in 1938 after three years of varsity football and editing the first yearbook in the high school's history. He...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1943

Wilbur F. Massey was born to James A. and Anne Parker Massey on September 30, 1839 in Onancock, Virginia. He began his studies at Washington College in Maryland and in 1857 entered the Dickinson College class of 1859. Massey was elected to the...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1859

Lewis L. McArthur was born in Portsmouth, Virginia on March 18, 1843. He was the third son of famous naval hydrographer and surveyor Lieutenant Commander William Pope McArthur, USN, and his wife Mary Stone Young McArthur. While commanding the...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1861
Alfred Brunson McCalmont

Birth: April 28, 1825; Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania

Death:  May 7, 1874 (age 49); Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Military Service: USA, 1861-65

Unit: 142nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry; 208th Pennsylvania Infantry...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1844

Birth: 1831; Allegany County, Maryland

Death: 1862 (age 31); Battle at Island No. 10 in 1862

Military Service: USA, 1861-62

Unit: ---

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

John McCarty was born...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1852
Portrait of James Andrew McCauley

James Andrew McCauley was born on October 7, 1822 in Cecil County, Maryland to Daniel and Elizabeth McCauley. He prepared for college at the Baltimore Classical Institute in Maryland before entering Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania as...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty, President, Trustee
Year: Class of 1847
Robert McClelland

Robert McClelland was born in Greencastle, Pennsylvania on August 1, 1807, the son of a prominent Franklin County doctor, John McClelland, and his wife, Eleanor Bell McCulloh. The father had studied medicine under Benjamin Rush and perhaps not...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1829
John Emory McClintock

John Emory McClintock was born on September 19, 1840 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, the son of John McClintock and Caroline Augusta Wakeman. His father, a devoted clergyman of the Methodist Episcopal Church, taught mathematics, Greek, and Latin at...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1858

Charles McClure was born on his father's farm at Willow Grove near Carlisle, Pennsylvania. His father, Colonel Charles McClure, was currently serving as a member of the board of trustees at the local Dickinson College and his son entered the...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Trustee
Year: Class of 1824
Louis Emory McComas (1846-1907)

Louis Emory McComas was born October 28, 1846 near Williamsport, Maryland where his father was in the hardware business. He attended Saint James' College and entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania with the class of 1866 in 1863. His...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree, Trustee
Year: Class of 1866
David McConaughy (1775-1852)

David McConaughy was born on September 29, 1775 in Menallen, Pennsylvania, six miles from Gettysburg in what was then York County. He was tutored locally and attended the Rev. Alexander Dobbin's classical School in Gettysburg. He attended...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Trustee
Year: Class of 1795
Richard Scott McFarland (?-1970)

Richard McFarland was born into a military family in Washington, D.C. In September 1967 he entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania as a member of the class of 1970 while his father was stationed at the Carlisle Barracks. He did not...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1970
James Miller McKim (1810-1874)

James Miller McKim was born November 10, 1810 on a farm near Carlisle, Pennsylvania, the second of eight children. Known as Miller McKim, he entered the local Dickinson College at the age of 13 in September 1824. While at Dickinson College, he...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1828

Mordecai McKinney was born in Middletown in central Pennsylvania in 1796. His parents, Mordecai and Mary (Molly) Chambers McKinney, who owned a store in the town, sent him to Dickinson College in Carlisle where he graduated with the class of 1814...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1814

James Xavier McLanahan was born near Greencastle, Pennsylvania in 1809. He was the grandson of renowned Pennsylvania political figure Andrew Gregg (1755-1835) and second cousin to Andrew Gregg Curtin, Class of 1837. He graduated from Dickinson...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1827
Samuel M. McPherson, 1858

Birth: October 11, 1837; Lewisburg, Virginia (now West Virginia)

Death: June 14, 1863 (age 25); Richmond, Virginia

Military Service: USA, 1861-63

Unit: 59thVirginia Infantry

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

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1858
George Metzger (1782-1879)

George Metzger was born on November 19, 1782, the youngest of six children. His parents, Paul and Susanna Maria Bower Metzger, were well-to-do residents of Hanover in York County, Pennsylvania. George was sent to study at Dickinson College in...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Trustee
Year: Class of 1798

George W. Mitchell was born in Perry Valley, Perry County, Pennsylvania to William and Alice McBlair Mitchell. He grew up in Juniata Township, attending school there and at the Bloomfield Academy. He entered Dickinson College in Carlisle,...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1859

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