Ernest Albert Vuilleumier
Professor of Chemistry and Acting Dean of the College
Education and Career
B.S. in Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, 1914; Ph.D., University of Berne, Switzerland, on Rosengarten Traveling Scholarship; Industrial Chemist, 1914-15.

Member of the American Chemical Society, American Electrochemical Society; Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Science; Institute of Chemists; Verein fuer der Universitaet, Berne, member of Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa.

 Inventor of the Dickinson Alcohometer and the Dickinson Solids Hydrometer.

 Involvement with Dickinson College
 Vuilleumier joined Dickinson College in 1920 as an Associate Professor of Chemistry. He became Professor of Chemistry in 1924. He was the Dean of the Junior Class in 1927 and the Freshman Class in 1928. Vuilleumier became the acting Dean of the College in 1933 when Montgomery Porter Sellers took a leave of absence. Vuilleumier's office was located in the Tome Scientific Building1 .  He taught eight chemistry classes during the 1933-1934 school year2 . In addition to teaching, Vuilleumier was the faculty advisor to the Mohler Scientific Club, Commons Club and Phi Beta Kappa.

Full Biography


1.1933-1934 Dickinson College Student's Handbook, p.20.
2.1933-1934 Dickinson College Course Catalogue Book, p. 32-33.


Dickinson College Microcosm, 1934, p. 33, Dickinson College Archives.
"Vuilleumier, Ernest Albert" Dropfile, Dickinson College Archives.
1933-1934 Dickinson College Student's Handbook, Dickinson College Archives.
1933-1934 Dickinson College Course Catalogue Book, Dickinson College Archives.

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