Justin Rolph Loomis

J. R. Loomis, Ph.D L.L.D
Loomis engraved by A. H. Ritchie
Bucknell University
Term 1858 – 1879
Predecessor George Ripley Bliss
Successor David Jayne Hill
Born (1810-08-21)August 21, 1810
Bennington, New York
Died June 22, 1898(1898-06-22) (aged 87)
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Justin Rolph Loomis (August 21, 1810 – June 22, 1898) was the second president of Bucknell University from 1858–79.[1]

Loomis was married three times.[2] He constructed and lived in a three-story home on South Third Street in Lewisburg, still standing today. He was also instrumental in the construction of the President's Home on the Bucknell campus, and the Baptist Church on South Third Street in Lewisburg. Loomis Field at the university is named in his honor.[3] He is buried in the Lewisburg Cemetery on South Seventh Street in Lewisburg.


External links

  • , Justin Rolph Loomis, 1852, Gould and Lincoln (Boston)

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