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    Entries drawn from the college history encyclopedia

Benjamin Rush was born to John and Susanna Harvey Rush on December 24, 1745. The family, which included seven children, lived on a plantation in Byberry, near Philadelphia. When Benjamin was five his father died, leaving his mother to care for...

College Relationship: Trustee

Birth:  April 14, 1834; Washington,Warren County, New Jersey

Death:  April 1, 1918 (age 83); Trenton, New Jersey

Military Service: USA, 1861-67

Unit: 5th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry, 2nd Division of III Corps, Volunteer...

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

Samuel Simon Schmucker was born in Hagerstown, Maryland on February 28, 1799, the son of a Lutheran minister John George Schmucker, an immigrant from Germany, and Catherine Gross. His father transferred to York, Pennsylvania in 1809 and Samuel...

College Relationship: Trustee
Levi Scott, c.1860

Levi Scott was born on October 11, 1802 in Newcastle County, Delaware near Odessa. Little is known of his early life and education except that he was converted to the Methodist faith on October 16, 1822 at Fieldboro, Delaware and began to study...

College Relationship: Trustee

Abraham Herr Smith was born in Manor Township near Millersville, Pennsylvania on March 7, 1815 the son of Jacob Smith, a millwright, and Elizabeth Herr. His parents died when he was eight years old and he and his sister spent the remainder of...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Trustee
Year: Class of 1840
Boyd Lee Spahr, c.1920

Boyd Lee Spahr was born on April 18, 1880, in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. There he grew up in the first block of South Market Street; his father was a local merchant. Young Spahr attended Dickinson College's preparatory school in nearby Carlisle...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree, President, Trustee
Year: Class of 1900

(Simon) Walter Stauffer was born in Walkersville, Maryland on August 1888 the son of John Hanson and Ellen Nelson Stauffer. He attended area public schools, then Conway Hall Preparatory School in 1906 and 1907, and entered Dickinson College in...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Trustee
Year: Class of 1912

Glenn E. Todd was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania on January 12, 1890 to Robert R. and Phoebe Routzahn Todd. A life-long resident of Carlisle, he attended Carlisle High School, graduating in 1908, and then enrolled at the local Dickinson College...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Trustee
Year: Class of 1912

Jacob Tome was born August 13, 1810 in Hanover, York County, Pennsylvania. After the early death of his father, Tome was forced to quit his education and make his own way in the world. He worked at various jobs throughout the country, even...

College Relationship: Trustee
Ruby R. Vale, 1896

Ruby Vale was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania on October 19, 1874 the son of of Joseph and Sarah Eyster Vale. His father had been a Civil War cavalry officer. Vale attended the Dickinson Preparatory School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and entered the...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Trustee
Year: Class of 1896

Frederick Watts was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, on May 9, 1801. His father was David Watts, a prominent lawyer and member of the first class to graduate from the local Dickinson College. Frederick himself entered Dickinson with the class of...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Trustee
Year: Class of 1819
James Wilson

James Wilson was born in Scotland, near St. Andrews on September 14, 1742. Between November 1757 and June 1765 he studied at St. Andrews, Glasgow, and Edinburgh before he emigrated to Philadelphia. He was engaged as a Latin tutor at the College...

College Relationship: Trustee

John Armstrong Wright was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Archibald and Jane Berks Wright, on October 7, 1820. He prepared for college at Wibraham Academy in Massachusetts and entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Trustee
Year: Class of 1838

Birth: July 5, 1844; Berwick, Pennsylvania

Death: July 30, 1914 (age 70);

Military Service: USA, 1861-64

Unit:  4th Illinois Cavalry, 84th Pennsylvania Volunteers

Alma Mater: Dickinson College, B.A. (Class of 1868);...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree, Trustee
Year: Class of 1868
President Charles Nisbet's Commencement Address in 1787, Transcribed by John Young

John Young was born on September 4, 1763 in York County, Pennsylvania. Little is known of his early life prior to his enrollment in Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. As a member of the Class of 1788, Young studied under President...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Trustee
Year: Class of 1788

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