Gibbons, Alexander Severus

Alexander Severus Gibbons, detail

Dickinson class of 1846 and a University of Maryland trained doctor, Gibbons entered a life of service as a Methodist minister soon after graduation. A Virginian, he was a missionary in the California goldfields, a college professor, and secretary of the Methodist Missionary Society. He was elected president of the University of the Pacific soon after its opening in 1857 and served again from 1873 to 1878.

Life span
09/09/1822—03/28/1912
Dickinson Connection:
Class of 1846

Life Summary

Full name
  Alexander Severus Gibbons
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
  Exact
Death Date Certainty
  Exact
Gender
  Male
Race
  White
Origins
  Slave State
No. of Siblings
  11
No. of Spouses
  1
No. of Children
  7
Family
 
Sarah E. Cloud (wife)
Education
  Dickinson (Carlisle College)
  Other
Other Education
  University of Maryland Medical School
Occupation
  Clergy
  Educator
  Doctor, Dentist or Nurse
Church or Religious Denomination
  Methodist