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List of Dickinson College alumni

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This is a list of Dickinson College alumni. This list covers alumni from the first graduating class in July 1787[1] to the present.

  • "DNG" indicates that the alumni did not graduate.
  • A "—" indicates that the information is unknown.

Business

Alfred V. du Pont
Alfred V. du Pont
Name Class year Notability Ref(s)
John Curley
1960
Former CEO of Gannett News Corporation [2]
Alfred V. du Pont
1818
Head of the du Pont Company [3][4]
Stephen Duncan
1805
Cotton planter in the South prior to the Civil War, and second largest slave owner in the country [5][6]
Judith Faulkner
1965
Founder and CEO of Epic Systems [7]
Stephen Giannetti
1973
Vice President and publisher of National Geographic magazine [7]
Justin Gold
2000
Founder and CEO of Justin's natural and organic foods
David Hirshey
1971
Vice President and Executive Editor at HarperCollins publishers [8]
Merkel Landis
1896
Started the Christmas club savings program [9]
Andy MacPhail
1976
Major League Baseball executive [10]
Amy Nauiokas
1994
Founder and CEO of Archer Gray media production, finance, and venture capital company
Leon Rose
1983
President of the New York Knicks
Steve Smith
1992
President and CEO of L.L.Bean

Arts and journalism

Rick Smolan
Rick Smolan
Name Class year Notability Ref(s)
Spencer Bailey
2008
Editor-in-chief of Surface magazine [11]
Rick Fisher
1976
Lighting designer, winner of 2009 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design in a Musical for Billy Elliot the Musical
Kass Fleisher
1981
Author
Adam Granduciel
2003
Frontman, guitarist, and songwriter for the indie rock band The War on Drugs [12]
Jennifer Haigh
1990
The New York Times best-selling author, winner of PEN/Hemingway Award [13]
Jennifer L. Holm
1990
Historical author, wrote three Newbery Honor books [14]
Kim Min-soo
2018
Beauty Pageant Winner Miss Korea 2018
Clarence Muse
1911
Actor, director, composer, and writer
Rosie O'Donnell
DNG
Stand-up comedian, actress, singer, and media personality
Stuart Pankin
1968
Television actor [15]
Esther Popel
1919
First Black female graduate of Dickinson, African-American poet of the Harlem Renaissance, activist, and educator
Jennifer Ringley
1997
Creator of JenniCam.org [16]
James R. Shepley
1939 (DNG)
Time, Life journalist, later president of Time Inc., received honorary degree in 1959 [17][18]
Rick Smolan
1972
Former Time, Life and National Geographic photographer [19]
Charles Strum
1970
Associate Managing Editor at The New York Times [20]
Susan Stewart
1973
Poet and literary critic, MacArthur Fellow, member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award [21]

Academics and education

Henry Louis Baugher
Henry Louis Baugher
Name Class year Notability Ref(s)
Henry Louis Baugher
1826
President of Pennsylvania (Gettysburg) College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Jeremiah Chamberlain
1814
President of Centre College and the Centenary College of Louisiana [22][23]
Fred Pierce Corson
1917
Twentieth president of Dickinson College; Bishop of the Methodist Church [24]
William Durden
1971
President of Dickinson College [25]
John Goucher
1868
Founder, President, and namesake of Goucher College
Francis Harvey Green
1893
Chair of English at West Chester Normal School and Headmaster of the Pennington School [26]
Helen Schaeffer Huff
1903
Among the first women to receive a PhD in physics from a US institution.
Louis E. McComas
1866
Professor of International Law at Georgetown University Law Center
Samuel Miller
1793
Presbyterian professor at Princeton Theological Seminary
Chad Mirkin
1986
George Rathmann Professor of Chemistry and Director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology at Northwestern University, recipient of the Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine, the Wilhelm Exner Medal, the William H. Nichols Medal, the Dan David Prize, the Linus Pauling Award, and the American Institute of Chemists Gold Medal
Elijah Barrett Prettyman
1848
Second principal of the Maryland State Normal School, now Towson University [27][28]
Lisa Rossbacher
1978
President of Humboldt State University
Lawrence Shapiro
1984
Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin–Madison
Susan Stewart
1973
Avalon Foundation University Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English at Princeton University

Government and public service

Spencer Fullerton Baird
Spencer Fullerton Baird
James Buchanan
James Buchanan
Jim Gerlach
Jim Gerlach
Name Class year Notability Ref(s)
Spencer Fullerton Baird
1840
U.S. Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution [29]
Mark A. Barnett
1985
Judge of the United States Court of International Trade
Daniel Moore Bates
1839
Secretary of State of Delaware and US Attorney for the district of Delaware
Richard L. T. Beale
DNG
U.S. Representative [30]
Joseph M. Belford
1871
U.S. Representative [31]
John O. Bennett
DNG
Former State Senator of New Jersey
James Buchanan
1809
Fifteenth President of the United States [32]
William W. Caldwell
1948
Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
William Creighton Jr.
1795
United States Representative from Ohio; Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Ohio
John Creswell
1848
U.S. Representative [33]
Harmar Denny
1813
U.S. Representative [34]
Ninian Edwards
1792
Third Governor of Illinois, United States Senator from Illinois [35]
Powhatan Ellis
1810
United States Senator from Mississippi; Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Mississippi
Richard H. Ellis
1941
Former commander in chief of the Strategic Air Command
Clement Finley
1815
10th Surgeon General of the United States Army
George P. Fisher
1838
United States Representative from Delaware; Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
George Gekas
1952
U.S. Representative [36]
Jim Gerlach
1977
U.S. Representative [37]
Kermit Gosnell
1963
Former abortion doctor convicted of murder [38]
Donald E. Graves
1953
U.S. State Department Kremlinologist [39]
James C. Greenwood
1973
U.S. Representative [40]
Robert Cooper Grier
1812
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 1846-1870 [41]
Peter Ihrie, Jr.
1815
U.S. Representative [42]
John J. Jacob
1849
Fourth Governor of West Virginia [43]
John E. Jones III
1977
Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania [44]
James A. Kenney, III
1959
Former Judge of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals [45]
Horatio Collins King
1858
Judge advocate general for the New York National Guard, lawyer, and Civil War soldier, received the Medal of Honor
Charles B. Lore
1852
U.S. Representative, Attorney General of Delaware, Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court
Edward Lucas
1809
U.S. Representative [46]
Barry W. Lynn
1970
Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Lewis Linn McArthur
DNG
Oregon Supreme Court associate justice and newspaper publisher
Robert McClelland
1829
U.S. Representative, Governor of Michigan, United States Secretary of the Interior [47]
Louis E. McComas
1866
United States Senator from Maryland; United States Representative from Maryland; Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Charles O'Neill
1840
U.S. Representative [48]
Sylvia H. Rambo
1958
Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania; Chief Judge, 1992-1999
Stephen R. Reed
DNG
Mayor of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1982-2010
Jeffrey L. Schmehl
1977
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Bill Shuster
1983
U.S. Representative [49]
Abraham Herr Smith
1840
U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district from 1873 to 1885 [50]
George W. Smith
1949
U.S. Marine Major general [51]
Zatae Leola Longsdorff Straw
1887
first woman to graduate from Dickinson, physician, member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, president of the New Hampshire Department of the American Legion Auxiliary, first woman to serve as president of the American Medical Society
Richard Barclay Surrick
1960
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Roger B. Taney
1795
Fifth Chief Justice of the United States [52]
Philip Francis Thomas
1830
Governor of Maryland, United States Secretary of the Treasury [53]
Lemuel Todd
1839
US Representative from Pennsylvania [54]
Emanuel Mac Troutman
1934
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Jonathan Hoge Walker
1787
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Ross Wilkins
1816
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
William Wilkins
1802
U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator, Secretary of War, and Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania [55]
Lindsey Williams
2005
Pennsylvania State Senator [56]

Religion

George Washington Bethune
George Washington Bethune
Name Class year Notability Ref(s)
George Washington Bethune
1822
Dutch Reformed minister and author
Joseph Clemens
1894
U.S. Army chaplain, missionary and plant collector [57]
Moncure Conway
1849
Minister, author, abolitionist [58]
George R. Crooks
1840
Minister; editor of The Methodist; professor at Drew Theological Seminary
George David Cummins
1841
Founder of Reformed Episcopal Church
William Perry Eveland
1892
Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church [59]
Frederick Brown Harris
1909
Twice Chaplain of the United States Senate
John Wesley Lord
1927
Bishop of the Methodist Church; Vice President of the National Council of Churches
Robert Samuel Maclay
1845
Missionary who made pioneer contributions to the Methodist Episcopal missions in China, Japan and Korea

Sports

Chief Bender
Chief Bender
Name Class year Notability Ref(s)
Bull Behman
1923
NFL player with the Frankford Yellow Jackets and AFL player with the Philadelphia Quakers
Chief Bender
1902
Hall of Fame baseball pitcher
Bob Books
1926
NFL player with the Frankford Yellow Jackets
Steve Hoffman
1980
NFL coach with the Atlanta Falcons and Dallas Cowboys
Joe Katchik
1954
AFL player with the New York Titans
Frank Mount Pleasant
1910
US Olympic Track & Field athlete, 1904 Summer Olympics and 1908 Summer Olympics, first Native American to graduate from Dickinson
Hikaru Nakamura
DNG
Chess player, Grandmaster
Len Supulski
1943
NFL player with the Philadelphia Eagles

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