Allegheny College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college in northwestern Pennsylvania in the town of Meadville, approximately 35 miles (56 km) south of Erie. Founded in 1815, Allegheny is the oldest college in continuous existence under the same name west of the Allegheny Mountains. Allegheny is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association and the North Coast Athletic Conference and it is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
|Type||Private liberal arts college|
|Endowment||$220.8 million (2018)|
|President||James H. Mullen, Jr.|
|Campus||Small town, 542 acres (219 ha) total|
|Colors||Blue and Gold|
|Athletics||NCAA Division III – NCAC|
MSA – MCHE
|Designated||November 19, 1946|
Allegheny was founded in April 1815 by the Reverend Timothy Alden, a graduate of Harvard's School of Divinity. The college is historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church beginning in 1833, but does not integrate religion into the classroom or pedagogy.
The first class, consisting of four male students, began their studies on July 4, 1816, without any formal academic buildings. Within six years, Alden accumulated sufficient funds to begin building a campus. The first building erected, the library, was designed by Alden himself, and is a notable example of early American architecture. Bentley Hall is named in honor of Dr. William Bentley, who donated his private library to the College, a collection of considerable value and significance. In 1824, Thomas Jefferson wrote to Alden, expressing the hope that his University of Virginia could someday possess the richness of Allegheny's library. Alden served as president of the college until 1831, when financial and enrollment difficulties forced his resignation. Ruter Hall was built in 1853.
Allegheny began admitting women in 1870, early for a US college; a woman was valedictorian of the Allegheny class of 1875. By the time Ida Tarbell, future journalist, arrived in 1876, nineteen women had attended Allegheny and only two had graduated. Tarbell described Ruter Hall in her writing, "...looking out on the town in the valley, its roofs and towers half hidden by a wealth of trees, and beyond it to a circle of round-breasted hills. Before I left Allegheny I had found a very precious thing in that severe room--the companionship there is in the silent presence of books."
In 1905, Allegheny built Alden Hall as a new and improved preparatory school. Over the decades, the college has grown in size and significance while still maintaining ties to the community.
While the word "Allegheny" is a brand for the college, it is also the name of a county, a river, and a mountain range, and the school has tried to prevent other entities from using this word. For example, Allegheny objected in 2006 when Penn State tried to rename one of its campuses "Allegheny". Allegheny president Richard Cook said 'Allegheny' was "our brand." It sued the Philadelphia's Allegheny Health and Research Foundation in 1997 to change its name.
Under president Richard J. Cook, Allegheny was reported to have had a "stronger endowment, optimal enrollment, record retention rates, innovative new programs and many physical campus improvements." These years were marked by tremendous growth in the endowment, marked by a $115-million fund-raising drive, bringing the endowment to $150 million. In February 2008, James H. Mullen Jr. was named the 21st president of Allegheny. He took office Aug. 1, 2008.
The college and the town cooperate in many ways. One study suggested the Allegheny College generates approximately $93 million annually into Meadville and the local economy. Since 2002, Allegheny hosts classical music festivals during the summer. In October 2006, the college attracted negative publicity after local enforcement cited over 100 people for underage drinking at a college party. In July 2007, a 1,500-pound wrecking ball demolishing part of Allegheny's Pelletier Library broke its chain, rumbled down the hill, careened "back and forth across the street," hit nine parked cars, wrecked curbs, and crashed into the trunk of an Allegheny student's car, pushing his car into two cars in front of him. Eight soccer balls in his car "likely lessened the impact of the wrecking ball," and possibly spared his life, according to a police officer on the scene. The student body voted to name the library's coffee shop "The Wrecking Ball" after the event.
The college has sponsored panels on unusual topics such as face transplants (2009). Allegheny professors have joined highly visible initiatives; for example, Allegheny professor Michael Maniates, described as the "nation's leading authority on the politics of consumption," joined the board of a project about the twenty-minute film The Story of Stuff by filmmaker Annie Leonard, and generated headlines. Dr. Maniates said "We really need to think of ways of making it possible for people to think about working less and getting by on less." At present, environmental concerns are important at Allegheny, which in 2008 worked with Siemens to devise a "total energy use reduction plan" for the college.
The campus has 40 principal buildings on a 79-acre (32 ha) central campus located just north of Downtown Meadville, a 203-acre (0.82 km2) outdoor recreational complex north of campus, called the Roberston Athletic Complex, and the 283-acre (115 ha) Bousson nature reserve, protected forest, and experimental forest.
There were 4,324 applications for admission to the class of 2019 (enrolling fall 2015): 2,955 were admitted (68.3%) and 492 enrolled (an admissions yield of 16.6%). The average high school GPA of enrolled freshmen was 3.69, and 47% had a high school GPA of 3.75 or higher. The middle 50% range of enrolled freshmen on SAT scores was 503–630 for reading, 510-620 for math, and 480-618 for writing, while the ACT Composite middle 50% range was 22–29.
|Liberal arts colleges|
|U.S. News & World Report||72|
Washington Monthly, which rates schools based on the degree to which they "contribute to the public good" by improving social mobility, producing research and promoting service, ranked Allegheny 25th among liberal arts colleges in 2018.
The Princeton Review ranked Allegheny among the top 353 green colleges in the United States and Canada in its 2015 Guide to Green Colleges. Similarly, the Sierra Club rated Allegheny as 66th among "America's Coolest Schools,"  recognizing it for its green initiatives.
Tuition and fees for the 2017–2018 year total $45,470; room and board is $12,150. In 2017-2018, 90 percent of applicants for financial aid received aid; the average financial aid award was $31,716. US News reported that as of 2012–13, 70.8 percent of all full-time Allegheny undergraduates receive some form of need-based financial aid, and the average award is $22,848.
Parents of incoming first-year students are advised by the college to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA; Allegheny's school code is 003230. Different scholarships are available as well as loan options. It is possible for parents to pay in ten equal installments.
Allegheny uses inducements such as scholarships and discounts to attract students. Many "merit aid" discounts are offered regardless of ability to pay. Extensive merit aid is available up to $80,000 for four years of study.
A report in 2006 suggested that 78% of Allegheny graduates would carry debt averaging at $24,825.
Allegheny College's majors and minors fall into three spheres, under which each major is coded. There are some majors, such as Environmental Studies or International Studies, which fall into the interdisciplinary category.
Humanities include Art, Communication Arts, Dance and Movement Studies, English, Modern and Classical Languages (includes Chinese, French, German, Latin, and Spanish), Music, Philosophy and Religious Studies.
Natural Sciences include Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Geology, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics.
Social Sciences include Economics, Environmental Studies, History, International Studies, Political Science, Psychology.
Minor courses of study are offered in the above disciplines, and also include: American Studies, Arts and the Environment, Asian Studies, Black Studies, Classical Studies, Chinese Language, Chinese Studies, Dance and Movement Studies, French Studies, German Studies, Lesbian and Gay Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Media Studies, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Science, Health and Society, Russia and Eastern Europe, and Values, Ethics and Social Action. Allegheny also offers opportunities for students to design their own majors and minors. Students may also choose to double-major or double-minor if they have sufficient credits.
Allegheny is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
About 30% of the school's 2,100 students graduate in one of the "STEM" disciplines—science, technology, engineering, and math. Allegheny does not have any Reserve Officer Training Programs or ROTC, for Air Force, Army or Navy. The student to faculty ratio was 13 to 1.
There were approximately 162 active faculty members (not counting adjunct faculty or faculty emeriti) in 2008.
Allegheny's academic calendar is divided into two 15-week semesters. The school year typically runs from the last week of August to mid-May, with a short fall break in mid-October, a Wednesday-to-Sunday Thanksgiving break, a month-long winter break from mid-December to mid-January, and a week-long spring break in the third week of March.
Allegheny requires students to choose a minor as well as a major and encourages "unusual combinations" of majors and minors. A student's major can be in the humanities, social sciences or natural sciences, but that student's minor must be in a different division than their major. A reporter explained: "a student enrolled in a humanities major such as English, art, or religious studies, would still take 20 to 24 credits – five to six courses – of science-related study if they decided to pick their minor within the natural sciences division ... Even if they don't, they still are required to pick two courses from within the natural science areas. One of those science courses must be a lab class." The interdisciplinary approach is reflected in how graduates have fared with their careers. For example, Kathleen Harrill earned degrees in music and psychology at Allegheny, and used them to become a music therapist to help children diagnosed with autism; her 300-page thesis on music and healing won recognition. Another graduate studied both English and bioethics at Allegheny, and became a lawyer at Bayer corporation helping to work on ethics and compliance issues. One student who wanted to become a special education teacher found a new love of documentary filmmaking after majoring in communication arts; her senior film "Finding Matty's Voice" won the Best Documentary and Grand Jury prizes at the Ivy Film Festival at Brown University in 2008. There is some debate at Allegheny about requiring scientific-related coursework and whether there should be an emphasis on "scientific literacy".
Allegheny students must complete a minimum of 36 semester credit hours of coursework in their major with an average grade of 2.0. Satisfactory completion of a minor requires completion of 20 credits of coursework with a minimum grade average of 2.0. In addition, students must take at least two courses (8 semester credit hours) in a discipline other than their major or minor. Total credits for graduation are 128 semester credit hours, and no more than 64 credit hours can be from any one department. Almost all courses carry four semester hours of credit.
All students are required to take a three-seminar series which "encourages careful listening and reading, thoughtful speaking and writing, and reflective academic planning and self-exploration," to be completed in their first two years. Sophomores typically meet with faculty advisers eight times a year.
Allegheny seniors are required to complete a senior project in their major. Some senior projects can be quite ambitious; in 2007, one senior project involved comprehensive instructions for installing solar panels on the roof of a campus building.
Allegheny offers direct enrollment programs at Lancaster University, England; James Cook University, Australia; University of Natal, South Africa; Capital Normal University, China; and Karls-Eberhard University, Germany. It offers language and area studies programs in Seville, Spain; Angers, France; Karls-Eberhard University, Germany; and Querétaro, Mexico. It offers internship programs in London, England; Paris, France; and Washington D.C. Programs geared to specific majors are also available, including environmental studies at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, Israel; and the Center for Sustainable Development, Costa Rica; marine biology at the Duke University Marine Lab in North Carolina; and political science at American University. Allegheny faculty members have led domestic summer-study tours to New York, Yellowstone, Austria, Costa Rica, and South Africa. Individually arranged study abroad has taken students to Argentina, Canada (Nova Scotia), China, Cuba, Greece, Italy, Mexico, and Scotland.
Allegheny has medical school cooperative programs available with three institutions: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Drexel University and Jefferson Medical College. Allegheny offers pre-professional programs in law and health. It has an arrangement with Drexel University College of Medicine to admit two Allegheny students who meet specific criteria (grades, MCAT scores). It has an arrangement with the William E. Simon School of Business Administration at the University of Rochester to have preferred admission to selected students by the end of their junior year. Allegheny offers cooperative 3–2 liberal arts/professional programs in engineering with Case Western Reserve University, Columbia University, the University of Pittsburgh, and Washington University. There is also a 3–2 Master of Information Systems Management (MISM) program reciprocal agreement with Carnegie Mellon University.
Four faculty won Fulbright Awards in March 2001. Faculty sometimes focus on the local area; for example, economics professor Stephen Onyeiwu conducted a study of manufacturing in the northwestern Pennsylvania region. Ninety percent of faculty have terminal degrees in their respective fields. Books by faculty include Congressional Women and Comedy from Shakespeare to Sheridan. A literary prize was won by Allegheny writing instructor Kirk Nesset for his collection "Paradise Road" in 2007. Faculty actively publish on a wide range of subjects from the biology of woodpeckers, to structural features of ribosomal RNA, to freshwater invertebrates. In 2018, Professor Shannan Mattiace won a Fulbright Award to teach and conduct research in Chile.
Students generally are required to live on campus for all four years, and may reside in traditional dormitories, apartment-style housing, or college-owned houses.
The demographics of students as of fall 2015 were: White (non-Hispanic) 75.9%,; Hispanic/Latino 7.0%, Black (non-Hispanic) 5.9%; Two or more races 4.7%, Non-resident alien 2.8%, Asian & Pacific Islander 2.4%; American Indian or Alaskan native 0.1%; Unknown 1.2% .
Students participate in volunteer activities: in the fall semester of 2011, the student body contributed 25,000 hours of volunteer service to the community. Some Allegheny students volunteered to help restore businesses in hurricane-ravished New Orleans. Residence halls and classrooms are closed during summers. An Allegheny Student Government has an active role in formulating college policy, curriculum choices, personal conduct, promoting cultural programs, and making decisions about the school's calendar.
Campus security includes 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night escort service, lighted pathways and sidewalks, controlled residence hall access, and 24-hour emergency telephones. Health service is offered. Despite proximity to the snowbelt, snow rarely shuts down the town of Meadville or the college.
Official college policy is to discourage underage (less than 21 years) drinking, although there have been incidents of violations at off-campus parties. Incoming students are required to take an online course about the dangers of alcohol abuse. The school punishes transgressions with disciplinary action.
Students run a campus radio station WARC 90.3 FM and a publication called "The Allegheny Review" of undergraduate literature. The college hosts outside speakers. Allegheny has numerous student groups and organizations such as an astronomy club, a College Choir, an Outing Club, and a Peace Coalition. There are over 100 clubs and organizations offered at Allegheny. The Allegheny newspaper is called The Campus. It is distributed weekly at locations all over the college. It covers campus news, features, opinion and a wrap-up of the college sports. The Campus is entirely student-run, with an editorial board of students in charge of making all executive decisions for the publication. The Allegheny alternative magazine is called Overkill. It is tri-semester student publication distributed in unconventional locations around campus, such as in vending machines, fireplaces, and chandeliers. It features student editorials, poetry, non-fiction and fiction pieces, art, and photography with a highly distinctive design and attitude.
Allegheny has welcomed a variety of entertainers and guest speakers over the last several years including John Updike, Dave Matthews, Dick Cheney, Bill Clinton, W.D. Snodgrass, Adam Sandler, George Carlin, The Vienna Choir Boys, Rusted Root, Ben Folds, The Roots, Stephen Lynch, The Fray, Jimmy Fallon, and comedian Wayne Brady. There have been "live" art shows in which invited artists, over an eight-hour period, created 10-by-10-foot "drawings" on gallery walls while spectators watched.
Allegheny, known athletically as the Gators, belongs to the North Coast Athletic Conference and has NCAA Division III teams. Men's sports are baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, and track & field. Women's sports are basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field, and volleyball. Sports facilities include the Wise Center and the Robertson Complex. 75 percent of students play intramural sports. The 1990 Allegheny football team, led by first-year head coach (and current Quarterbacks Coach at the University of Iowa) Ken O'Keefe, won the Division III football national championship 21–14 over Lycoming College.
One tradition is that a female student is not a "real co-ed" until she's been kissed on the thirteenth plank of the Rustic bridge over the stream. Legend states that there is a competition among residence halls during Orientation Week to steal the thirteenth plank and display it, though this rarely happens today; random students take the plank instead, with maintenance keeping a supply of replacement planks on hand.
Allegheny College also has a number of fraternities and sororities on campus. These include Kappa Kappa Gamma, Kappa Alpha Theta, Delta Delta Delta, Alpha Delta Pi, and Alpha Chi Omega for the sororities. In 2009, 34% of Allegheny women belonged to a sorority. The fraternities on campus include Theta Chi, Phi Kappa Psi, Delta Tau Delta, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Gamma Delta and Phi Beta Sigma. In the Fall of 2016, the Nu Mu Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma was reactivated at Allegheny College.
Allegheny is located in northwestern Pennsylvania 90 miles (140 km) north of Pittsburgh, 90 miles (140 km) east of Cleveland, and 35 miles (56 km) south of Erie, in the town of Meadville, Pennsylvania. The school's main address is 520 North Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335. The phone number is (814) 332–3100. Allegheny is located near Interstate 79
In fiscal year 2007, Allegheny had revenues from tuition and fees of $33,149,074, government grants and contracts of $1,091,068, private gifts grants and contracts of $8,925,845 and an investment return of $31,748,504, and other core revenues of $1,040,120. Expenses included instruction $19,442,708, research $966,394, academic support $6,040,548, student service $2,029,686, and institution support $9,766,374.
There are approximately 150 administration and staff personnel in 2008. The president since August 2008 is James H. Mullen Jr. The staff breakdown is as follows: 157 full-time employees doing instruction, research, and public service; 43 executive, administrative, and managerial personnel; 103 other professionals (support/service); 9 technical and paraprofessionals; 68 clerical and secretarial employees; 12 skilled craftspersons; and 27 service & maintenance staff. In addition, part-time staff included 36 instructors, 23 other professionals, 10 secretaries, and 4 service and maintenance staff. Of the 157 full-time faculty, 87 have tenure, and 41 are on a tenure track. The average salaries of professors (in 2007) was $83K, associate professors was $63K, assistant professors was $51K, instructors was $38K. Allegheny is a member of the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium, or HEDS, in which member institutions share information relating to improvement of higher education.
Aylett Rains Cotton (November 29, 1826 – October 30, 1912) was a nineteenth-century politician, lawyer, judge, teacher and miner from Iowa and California.
Born in Austintown, Ohio, Cotton attended local public schools as a child and later Cottage Hill Academy in Ellsworth, Ohio in 1842 and 1843. He taught school and moved to DeWitt, Iowa with his father in 1844. He attended Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania in 1845 and taught school at Union Academy in Fayette County, Tennessee from 1845 to 1847.
He returned to Iowa in 1847, studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1848, commencing practice in Iowa. Cotton moved to California in 1849 and engaged in mining on the Feather River. He moved to Lyons, Iowa in 1851 and became county judge of Clinton County, Iowa the same year, serving until 1853. He was prosecuting attorney of Clinton County in 1854, mayor of Lyons from 1855 to 1857 and was a member of the Iowa constitutional convention in 1857.
Cotton was a member of the Iowa House of Representatives from 1868 to 1870, serving as Speaker of the House in his final term.
In 1870 he was elected a Republican to represent Iowa's 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. While serving in the Forty-second Congress, he narrowly defeated Democrat William E. Leffingwell to win a second term, becoming a member of the Forty-third Congress. Although his official Congressional biography states that he declined to run for a third term in 1874, newspaper reports indicate that he was an active but unsuccessful candidate for renomination at the Republican district convention in DeWitt, Iowa, on September 1, 1874, losing to John Q. Tufts on the 30th ballot. In all, he served from March 4, 1871 to March 3, 1875.
He returned to California in 1883 and commenced practicing law in San Francisco, California until his death there on October 30, 1912. He was interred in Woodlawn Cemetery in Colma, California.Barbara Iglewski
Barbara Hotham Iglewski (born 1938) is an American microbiologist. She is director of international programs at the University of Rochester Medical Center where she is a professor of microbiology and immunology.Ben Burtt
Benjamin "Ben" Burtt, Jr. (born July 12, 1948) is an American sound designer, film editor, director, screenwriter, and voice actor. He has worked as sound designer on various films, including the Star Wars and Indiana Jones film series, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), WALL-E (2008) and Star Trek (2009).
He is most notable for popularizing the Wilhelm scream in-joke and creating many of the iconic sound effects heard in the Star Wars film franchise, including the "voice" of R2-D2, the lightsaber hum, the sound of the blaster guns, and the heavy-breathing sound of Darth Vader, made from himself breathing into a scuba regulator. Burtt is also known for "voicing" the title character, Wall-E, in the 2008 Pixar movie WALL-E. He also created the robotic sound of Wall-E's voice, along with all the other characters in WALL-E, and was the sound editor of the movie.
The winner of four Academy Awards (two of which are Special Achievement Academy Awards), he is the director of various documentary films. He is also the editor of the Star Wars prequel trilogy.Benjamin F. Martin
Benjamin Franklin Martin (October 2, 1828 – January 20, 1895) was a nineteenth-century politician, lawyer and teacher from Virginia and West Virginia.
Born near Farmington, Virginia (now West Virginia), Martin graduated from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania in 1854 and taught school in Fairmont, Virginia (now West Virginia). He studied law and was admitted to the bar, commencing practice in March, 1856. He moved to Pruntytown, Virginia (now West Virginia) in 1856 and was a member of the West Virginia Constitutional Convention in 1872 and a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1872 and 1888. Martin was elected a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives in 1876, serving from 1877 to 1881, unsuccessful for renomination in 1880. He resumed practicing law in Grafton, West Virginia until his death there on January 20, 1895. He was interred in Woodlawn Cemetery in Fairmont, West Virginia.Carl A. Gilbert
Carl Arlington Gilbert (February 20, 1892 – June 21, 1972) was an American football coach. Gilbert was the head football coach at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania. He held that position for the 1918 season. His coaching record at Allegheny was 2–1. He was an alumnus of Allegheny College. He died at a hospital in 1972.Edward G. Rohrbough
Edward Gay Rohrbough was a Republican United States Representative from West Virginia. He was born in 1874, near Buckhannon, West Virginia in Upshur County, West Virginia. He served in the Seventy-eighth and Eightieth Congress. He died December 12, 1956.
He attended the public schools and West Virginia Wesleyan College at Buckhannon. He graduated from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania in 1900 and from Harvard University in 1906. He later studied at the University of Chicago, instructed at West Virginia Wesleyan College and instructed at West Virginia University at Morgantown, West Virginia. In 1900 and 1901 he taught school in Brookville, Pennsylvania and at Glenville State Normal School from 1901 to 1907. He served as vice president of Fairmont State Teachers College in 1907 and 1908 and president of Glenville State Teachers College from 1908 to 1942. In 1908, he dually served as Glenville's first head football coach, compiling a 1–1–0 record.
He was elected to Congress in 1942. He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 1944 but was again elected in 1946. His candidacy for re-election in 1948 was not successful. He died in Washington, D.C. on December 12, 1956 and was buried in Stalnaker Cemetery in Glenville, West Virginia.Erastus Wentworth
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Jeremy Scott (born May 1, 1981) is an American pole vaulter from Norfolk, Nebraska.
Jeremy finished second at the 2012 US Olympic Trials, earning him a spot on the 2012 Olympic Team to compete in London. He did not qualify for the pole vault final.
He finished sixth at the 2009 World Athletics Final. He also competed at the 2003 World Indoor Championships and the 2009 World Championships without reaching the final.His personal best is 5.75 meters, achieved in June 2009 in Eugene. He has 5.82 meters on the indoor track, achieved in June 2009 in Jonesboro.Scott graduated with honors from Allegheny College in 2003 with a degree in neuroscience. He earned a master's degree in exercise science from the University of Arkansas.John F. Murtaugh
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Milton Barnes (April 26, 1830 - June 2, 1895) was a Republican politician who was Ohio Secretary of State from 1877-1881.
Milton Barnes was born April 26, 1830 in Barnesville Belmont County, Ohio. He attended country schools and at eighteen became a teacher, and at nineteen attended Allegheny College at Meadville, Pennsylvania, but went home due to failing health. He studied law and higher mathematics at an academy at Salem, Ohio, then at a law office in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and was admitted to the bar in January, 1859. He moved to Cambridge, Ohio and opened a law office.At the start of the American Civil War, Barnes raised a company and enlisted as captain in the Sixty-second Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He returned home on sick leave, resigned his command and re-enlisted in the Ninety-seventh Regiment as lieutenant colonel. He was twice wounded severely, and mustered out June, 1865.In 1867 and 1869 Barnes was elected prosecuting attorney of Guernsey County. In 1876 the Republican Party nominated him for Ohio Secretary of State, and he defeated William Bell Jr. in the general election. He won re-election with a plurality over David R. Paige and two others in 1878, and did not run again.Peter Moore Speer
Peter Moore Speer (December 29, 1862 – August 3, 1933) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.
Peter M. Speer was born near Oil City, Pennsylvania. He attended Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, and the Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania, in 1887. He studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1889 and commenced practice in Oil City. He was district attorney of Venango County from 1891 to 1893. He worked as city solicitor of Oil City from 1895 to 1906. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 1897 and 1898.
Speer was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-second Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1912. He resumed the practice of law in Oil City. He moved to New York City in 1918 and continued the practice of law. He was the assistant general counsel for the Standard Oil Company from 1918 to 1922, as general counsel and member of the board of directors from 1922 to 1928, and as vice president from 1928 to 1932. He retired from active business pursuits in 1932 and died in New York City in 1933. Interment in Kensico Cemetery, near White Plains, New York.Raymond P. Shafer
Raymond Philip "Ray" Shafer (March 5, 1917 – December 12, 2006) was an American attorney and politician who served as the 39th Governor of Pennsylvania from 1967 to 1971. Previously, he served as the 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania from 1963 to 1967 and a Pennsylvania State Senator from 1959 to 1962. He was a national leader of the moderate wing of the Republican Party in the late 1960s.Robert J. Corbett
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Walter Siverly Borland (sometimes spelled Boreland) (February 1, 1878 – November 22, 1959) was an American football and baseball coach. He served as the head football coach at Louisiana State University from 1901 to 1903, compiling a record of 15–7. Borland was also the head coach of the LSU baseball team from 1902 to 1903, tallying a mark of 10–11–1. Borland was a graduate of Allegheny College in 1900. While at Allegheny College, he was captain of the baseball team and sophomore class president in 1898. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at Allegheny College. He died in 1959 and was buried in Oil City, Pennsylvania.WARC (FM)
WARC (90.3 FM) is a student-run, non-commercial, Federal Communications Commission-registered college radio station owned and operated by Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, United States.
The WARC studio is located on the main floor of the Henderson Campus Center, located on the campus of Allegheny College. On October 3, 2014, WARC began broadcasting streaming online.William B. Allison
William Boyd Allison (March 2, 1829 – August 4, 1908) was an early leader of the Iowa Republican Party, who represented northeastern Iowa in the United States House of Representatives before representing his state in the United States Senate. By the 1890s, Allison had become one of the "big four" key Republicans who largely controlled the Senate, along with Orville H. Platt of Connecticut, John Coit Spooner of Wisconsin and Nelson W. Aldrich of Rhode Island.
Born in Perry, Ohio, Allison established a legal practice in Dubuque, Iowa and became a prominent member of the nascent Iowa Republican Party. He was a delegate to the 1860 Republican National Convention and won election to the House of Representatives in 1862. He served four terms in the House and won election to the Senate in 1872. He became chairman of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, serving for all but two years between 1881 and 1908. Three different Republican presidents asked Allison to join their Cabinet, but Allison declined each offer. A significant number of delegates supported his presidential nomination at the 1888 and 1896 Republican National Conventions.
Allison emerged as a centrist and pragmatic leader in the Senate, and he helped pass several important bills. The Bland–Allison Act of 1878 restored bimetallism, but in a less inflationary manner than had been sought by Congressman Richard P. Bland. A prominent advocate of higher tariffs, Allison played a major role in the passage of the McKinley Tariff and the Dingley Act. He also helped pass the Hepburn Act by offering the Allison amendment, which granted courts the power to review the Interstate Commerce Commission's railroad rate-setting. Allison sought a record seventh term in the 1908, but died shortly after winning the Republican primary against progressive leader Albert B. Cummins.