William Trickett

A Short Biography

As a young man

As a Law School Dean
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 Evening Intrigue, copy in the Dickinson College Archives and Special Collection