Gibbons, Alexander Severus

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
to
Dickinson Connection
Class of 1846
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
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