My Contribution: I invested in my community and sought office to represent the Seventh Ward. I was chairman for the Booker T. Washington memorial service at Bethel A.M.E. Church.
My Legacy: After serving in World War I, I came back to Harrisburg and studied at Dickinson Law School while working as a patrolman. I composed the alma mater song for Lincoln University in 1911.
In My Words: “And for thee with our might / We will ever toil / That thou mightiest be supreme. We’ll raise thy standard to the sky, Midst glory and honor to fly.”
– A. Dennee Bibb, Lincoln University Alma Mater Song, 1911
Full Name: Alexander Dennee Bibb
Birth Date: April 12, 1887
Death Date: May 3, 1934
Place of Birth: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Race: Black (1920 Federal Census), “Negro” (1930 Federal Census)
Places of Residence: 631 Boas Street, Harrisburg (1920 Federal Census); 606 Forster Street, Harrisburg (1930 Federal Census).
Connection to the Old Eighth Ward: I lived and worked in the Eighth Ward.
Family Members: Mother: Josephine L. Dennee Bibb Davidson. Step-father: Jerry Davidson. Cousins: A.L Marshall, W.E. Marshall.
Education: Harrisburg High School, class of 1904; Lincoln University, class of 1909. I studied law under W. Justin Carter and attended Dickinson Law School.
Occupations: Police Officer. Served in World War I with the 351st Field Artillery.
Church Membership: My mother was an active member of Wesley Union A.M.E. Zion Church.
Activism: I was a candidate for Republican nomination for the Seventh Ward; local NAACP executive committee member; and commander of Buffalo Post.
Connections: Son of Josephine L. Dennee Bibb Davidson. A cousin of A.L. Marshall and W.E. Marshall. Studied under W. Justin Carter. Served with J. Steward Davis in WWI.