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Washington College (Maryland)

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  • Josiah Harmar Penniman (1868 - 1941)
    Josiah Harmar Penniman, fourteenth Provost of the University of Pennsylvania, was born in Concord, Massachusetts, on July 20, 1868. He was the son of James Lanman and Maria Davis Hosmer Penniman. His...
  • Reverend William Smith (1727 - 1803)
    William Smith (September 7, 1727 – May 14, 1803) was an Episcopal priest who served as the first provost of the College of Philadelphia, which became the University of Pennsylvania. He was also the fo...
  • Lt. William Morton Brown (CSA) (1838 - 1902)
    William M. Brown, politician, was born in Wilmington, North Carolina, in 1838. While he was still an infant the family moved to Augusta County, Virginia. He graduated from Washington College in the lat...
  • Judge James B. Ricaud (deceased)
    The Ricaud family, of which Judge James B. Ricaud was a member, has been identified with St. Paul's Parish since the year 1699. The present (1876) Register of the Parish, Charles Gordon Ricaud, is the ...
  • Lucy Gwynne Branham (1892 - 1966)
    Gwynne Branham (1892 in Kempsville, Virginia - 1966) was an American suffragist associated with the National Women's Party.[1][2] She earned degrees in history from Washington College in Maryland, John...


Washington College is a private liberal arts college in Chestertown, Maryland. Maryland granted Washington College its charter in 1782. George Washington supported the founding of the college by consenting to have the "College at Chester" named in his honor, through generous financial support, and through service on the college's Board of Visitors and Governors. Washington College is the 10th-oldest college in the United States and was the first college chartered after American independence. The school became coeducational in 1891.