Cornelius William Prettyman
Professor of German Language and Literature and Dean of the Senior Class
Education and Career
A.B. Dickinson  College, 1891; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1899; Instructor, Mt. Holly Academy, 1891; Instructor, Davis Military Academy, 1892-95; Summer of 1895 in Leipzig; Graduate Student and Fellow in Germanics, Johns Hopkins University, 1895-97; Student Assistant in German, University of Pennsylvania, 1897-99; Student of Germanics, University of Berlin, Spring Semester, 1898; Senior Fellow in Germanics, University of Pennsylvania, 1899; in charge of the German Department of New York University Summer School, 1901, Director of Camp Mossilauke, Pike, New Hampshire, 1920-30.

Literary Work
Edited Fulda's "Der Talisman," Schiller's "Geschicte des Dreissjaeharigen Krieges Drittes Buch," Wildenbruch's "Neid".

Involvement with Dickinson College
 Prettyman joined the faculty of Dickinson College eight years after he graduated from Dickinson in 1899 as an Adjunct Professor of German. Two years later he became Professor of German in 1900. Prettyman was an advisor to the Beta Theta Pi fraternity and the Phi Beta Kappa honorary fraternity. While a student at Dickinson he was selected into Omicron Delta Kappa. His office was located in room 114 in Denny Hall during the 1933-1934 school year1.

                               Full Biography of Cornelius Prettyman
                                       Courtesy of Lynne Remillard


1. 1933-1934 Dickinson College Student Handbook, p. 19.


Dickinson College, Microcosm, 1934, p. 31, Dickinson College Archives.
"Prettyman, Cornelius William" Dropfile, Dickinson College Archives.
1933-1934 Dickinson College Student Handbook, Dickinson College Archives.

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