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  • Caleb Goldsmith Forshey (1812 - 1881)
    Caleb Goldsmith Forshey, engineer, scientist, and founder of the Texas Military Institute, was born on July 18, 1812, in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. He attended Kenyon College in Ohio (1831–33) and ...
  • Robert Byington Mitchell (1823 - 1882)
    Robert Byington Mitchell (April 4, 1823 – January 26, 1882) was a brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War and the Governor of the New Mexico Territory from 1866 to 1869.
  • Forbes N. Britton, Jr. (1812 - 1861)
    , FORBES (1812–1861). Forbes Britton, soldier, businessman, and legislator, was born in 1812 in Clarksburg, Virginia, and is thought to have attended Kenyon College in Ohio. He was appointed from Virgi...
  • Maj./Rep. Guy Morrison Bryan, CSA (1821 - 1901)
    US Congressman. At ten years old he left Missouri and came to Texas with his family in 1831. He was fifteen when he enlisted in the Texas Army and after the Battle of San Jacinto, he was an orderly for...


Kenyon College is a private liberal arts college in Gambier, Ohio, United States, founded in 1824 by Philander Chase. It is the oldest private college in Ohio and is affiliated with the Episcopal Church. The campus is noted for its Collegiate Gothic architecture and rural setting. Kenyon College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Newsweek selected Kenyon College as one of twenty-five "New Ivies" on the basis of admissions statistics as well as interviews with administrators, students, faculty and alumni. The acceptance rate for the Class of 2019 was 23.8%, the most selective year to date.

Notable Alumni