Leon Cushing Prince
Professor of History
Education and Career
A.B., Dickinson College, 1898; A.M., 1900; LL.B., Dickinson School of Law, 1900; studied at New York University; Litt.D., Albright College, 1917; Admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar; Admitted to New York East Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church, 1900.

Member of the American Bar Association; Member of the Kiwanis Club; Elected to Pennsylvania State Senate, 31st district, 1928; re-elected, 1932; Appointed by the Governor to represent  Pennsylvania at the National Convention of the Association of State Legislatures of 1929.

Author of "A Bird's-Eye View of American History," "The Sense and Nonsense of Christian Science," "Pharaoh's Question," Editor with Dr. Lewis H. Chrisman, "Selections from the speeches of Abraham Lincoln"; Contributor to the Dictionary of American Biography.

Involvement with Dickinson College
While a student at Dickinson College, Prince was a member of Zeta Psi and Phi Beta Kappa. Prince joined the Dickinson faculty in 1900 as an Instructor of History and three years later became an Adjunct Professor of History. Finally in 1907, Prince was appointed the position of Professor of History. In addition to teaching, Prince was a faculty advisor to Phi Beta Kappa. During the 1933-1934 school year, Prince taught three history classes1.

Full Biography


1.1933-1934 Dickinson College Course Catalog, p.39-41.


Dickinson College, Microcosm, 1934, p. 31, Dickinson College Archives.
"Prince, Leon Cushing" Dropfile, Dickinson College Archives.
1933-1934 Dickinson College Course Catalog, Dickinson College Archives.

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Dickinson 1934 is a project of Prof. Osborne's History 204 Class, Fall Semester 2000.