Lewis Guy Rohrbaugh

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    Lewis Guy Rohrbaugh was born on February 24, 1884 in Fowblesburg, Maryland. He graduated from Dickinson College in 1907. During his college years, Rohrbaugh was a brother of Alpha Chi Rho,a member of Omicron Delta Kappa and Pi Gamma Mu. He studied at Drew Theological Seminary and earned his Ph.D., at the State University of Iowa in 1922.
    He came as an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Education to Dickinson College in 1922. In 1930, Rohrbaugh became Professor of Philosophy and Religion. The college appointed Rohrbaugh as the Dean of the Freshman Class in 1933. He later became the Chairman of the Religion and Philosophy Department. He published "Religious Philosophy," "The Science of Religion," and "A Natural Approach to Philosophy."
    Outside of Dickinson College, Rohrbaugh married Lillian Mae Heffelbower in 1907 and had a son Lewis G.Rohrbaugh, Dickinson Class of 1930. He was also a member of Allison Methodist church, American Association for Advancement of Science and the American Association of University Professors. Rohrbaugh was also an ordained Methodist minister and preached in many mid-west churches.
    Rohrbaugh became Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Religion in 1953. He later died on June 30, 1972.


    Dickinson College, Microcosm, 1934, p. 34, Dickinson College Archives.
    "Rohrbaugh, Lewis Guy" Dropfile, Dickinson College Archives.

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