Gaylord Hawkins Patterson
Professor of Sociology
Education and Career
A.B., Ohio Wesleyan University, 1888; A.M., Harvard University, 1893; Ph.D., Yale University,1890; Fellow i Harvard University and University of Wisconsin; studied at Allegheny College and Boston University; Professor of History and Economics, Williamette University, Salem, Oregon, 1907-1910; Professor of Social Science, Williamette University, 1910-1914.

Member of American Sociological Society

Author of "The Social Significance of the Heaven and Hell of Islam," " The Chief Aim of High School Education and the High School Course of Study in Relation to the Elementary Course from the Social Point of View."

Involvement with Dickinson College
Patterson joined the Dickinson faculty in 1915 with the rank of Professor of Economics and Sociology. He held this position until 1930 when he became Professor of Sociology. He was appointed to the position of Dean of the Junior class from 1928 to 1931. In addition to teaching he was a faculty advisor to Phi Beta Kappa. During the 1933-1934 school year he taught nine classes in Sociology and various courses in Social Sciences1.

 Full Biography


1.1933-1934 Dickinson College Course Catalogue Book, p.50.


Dickinson College Microcosm, 1934, p. 32, Dickinson College Archives
"Patterson, Gaylord Hawkins" Dropfile, Dickinson College Archives.
1933-1934 Dickinson College Course Catalogue Book, Dickinson College Archives.

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-Cynthia L. Mackey '03
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Dickinson 1934 is a project of Prof. Osborne's History 204 Class, Fall Semester 2000.