Photographs courtesy of Dickinson College Archives
and Special Collections
William Trickett was born on June
9, 1840 in the English Midlands town of Leicester. When he was very young
his family moved from England to Philadelphia where he stayed until he
entered Dickinson College in 1866. Just two years later he was awarded
his B.A. . Upon graduation, Trickett assumed the role of Principal
of Dickinson Grammar School for one year. The then became the adjunt Professor
of Modern Languages from 1869-70. In 1871 he was awarded his M.A.
and began to tour Europe until 1872. He arrived back at Dickinson and taught
until 1874. In 1876, he was admitted to the Cumberland County Bar
Association. In 1890 he became Dean of the Dickinson Law School. He remained
governing Dean until 1928, when he died on August 1.
Wednesday, August 1, 1928, the
Intrigue, copy in the Dickinson College Archives and Special Collection