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1770s
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John Abbot

1778 First professor hired by Bowdoin College [1802]; Bowdoin trustee, treasurer, land agent & librarian [1802-29]; namesake of Abbot, Maine [1827]

William Coleman

1778 Born in the Boston poorhouse, Coleman came to Andover on full scholarship; he went on to become an attorney in New York, a political ally of Alexander Hamilton; first editor, New York Evening Post [1801-29], the leading Federalist, and later the leading Jacksonian newspaper in the nation; mentor to his successor at the Evening Post, William Cullen Bryant

Levi Hutchins

1778 At age 14, a fifer in his father's militia regiment at the outset of the Revolution [1775]; privateer in the ill-fated pursuit of British prizes of war; New Hampshire clockmaker & inventor of the alarm clock [1787]

John Lowell Jr.

1778 Federalist leader & pamphleteer [c1795-1815] known as "the Boston Rebel" & "the Roxbury Farmer"; promoter of the Hartford Convention [1814]; founder of Harvard Law School; advocate for Unitarianism; agricultural reformer; president, Massachusetts Agricultural Society; benefactor, Massachusetts General Hospital

John Phillips

1778 President, Massachusetts Senate [1813-23]; 1st mayor of Boston [1822-23]

Josiah Quincy III

1778 Congressman [1805-13]; 2nd mayor of Boston [1823-28]; president, Harvard University [1828-45]; namesake, Boston's Quincy Market [1826]

Benjamin Green

1779 Chief Justice, Massachusetts Court of Common Pleas; Speaker, Maine House of Representatives

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1780s
Name Class Areas of Note

John Gardner

1780 Leading Salem merchant; his McIntire-designed Salem home [1804] now part of the Peabody-Essex Museum

Stephen Higginson

1780 Boston benefactor of the poor; called "The Man of Ross" after John Kyle, English Good Samaritan eulogized as "The Man of Ross" by Alexander Pope [1732]

John Brown Cutting

1781 Apothecary General, Continental Army [1777-80]; Jefferson confidant [1788-89]; US London agent seeking release of impressed American sailors [1790]

William King

1781 Militia commander, War of 1812; leader, Maine statehood [1817-20]; 1st governor of Maine [1820-21]; 1 of 2 Maine leaders represented in the US Capitol's Statuary Hall

Benjamin Abbot

1782 Second principal, Phillips Exeter Academy [1788-1838]

Richard Cutts

1782 Congressman [1801-13]; superintendent general of military supplies [1813-17]; comptroller, US Treasury [1817-29]

Samuel Holyoke

1783 Composer, compiler & teacher of sacred music; cofounder & 1st headmaster, Groton Academy, now Lawrence Academy [1793]

Jonathan Steele

1783 Attorney; clerk, New Hampshire Federal District Court [1789-1805]; judge, New Hampshire Superior Court [1810-12]

George Sullivan

1783 Lawyer, politician & orator; New Hampshire attorney general [1805-06, 1816-35]; Federalist member, US House of Representatives [1814-15]; author "An Oration Pronounced on the Fourth of July 1816 Before the Inhabitants of Boston"

James Wilson

1783 Attorney & New Hampshire politician; member, State House of Representatives [1803-08, 1812-14]; Federalist member, US House of Representatives [1809-11]

Charles Cutts

1784 Speaker, New Hampshire House of Representatives [1807, -08, -10]; US senator from New Hampshire [1810-13]; secretary, US Senate [1814-25]; supervised restoration of the US Capitol [1814-19] following its destruction by British forces

John T. Kirkland

1784 President, Harvard University [1810-28]

Joseph Leland

1784 Minuteman from Grafton, Massachusetts; served in the Continental Army throughout the Revolution, beginning at Lexington [1775-1783]; Leland was 27 when he entered Phillips Academy

L.C.F. Cougnacq

1785 From Hispaniola [Haiti]; 1 of 1st 2 international students attending Andover

William Lee

1785 US consul, Bordeaux [1801-15]; auditor general, US Treasury [1817-29]; diarist noted for his account of Washington in the era of Madison & Adams; mastermind of US reception for Lafayette [1824]

Howell Lewis

1785 Private secretary to his uncle, George Washington [1792-]

Charles March

1785 From Jamaica; 1 of 1st 2 international students at Andover

Francis Cabot Lowell

1786 Pioneering industrialist, developer of corporate finance for industry; founder, New England cotton textile industry; Lowell, Massachusetts named in his honor [1826]

William Tudor

1786 Cofounder & editor, North American Review [1815]; coiner of the phrase "the Athens of America" as a Boston epithet; US consul, Lima [1824-27], US chargé d'affaires, Rio de Janeiro [1827-30]

Cyrus King

1787 Federalist congressman [1813-17] from what was then the Maine District of Massachusetts

Samuel Love Jr.

1787 Officer in the Revolution [1776-]; Virginia planter; early breeder of Thoroughbred racehorses [1787-]

Jonathan Phillips

1787 Boston philanthropist, supporting libraries & public art

Charles Pinckney Sumner

1787 Boston social activist involved in temperance, anti-Masonic & anti-slavery movements

François Boscarien

1788 From Bayonne, France, the earliest European student at Andover, coming at the outset of the French Revolution

Joshua Wingate

1789 Assistant Secretary of War, Jefferson Administration; general, War of 1812
1790s
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Timothy Alden

1790 Founder & 1st president, Allegheny College [1815]

Joseph Tuckerman

1791 Unitarian minister; "The Father of American social work"; leading Boston provider of social welfare, advocate for reforms benefiting the poor [1825-38]

William Heath Davis

1792 Sea captain & sandalwood trader in the Pacific, based in the Honolulu [1814-22]

Stephen Longfellow

1792 Attorney & Massachusetts/Maine Federalist politician; delegate, Hartford Convention [1814-15]; member, US House of Representatives [1823-25]; father of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Joseph Dane

1793 Congressman from Massachusetts & Maine [1820-23]

James Trecothick Austin

1794 Massachusetts Attorney General [1832-43]

Timothy Flint

1795 Missionary & explorer, Valley of the Mississippi [1815-30]; first of many missionaries educated at PA; author "Recollections of the Last Ten Years Passed in the Valley of the Mississippi" [1826], "Geography and History of the Western States" [1828]

Benjamin Ames

1796 Proponent of Maine statehood; 1st speaker, Maine House of Representatives [1820-23]; president, Maine Senate [1824-27]

Conrade Coakley

1797 From Nassau in the Bahamas, Coakley was in a doubly fatal dual with a British naval officer, fought in Nassau in 1806

John Ball Brown

1798 Pioneer in orthopedic surgery; founder, Boston Orthopedic Institution [1838-51], the first orthopedic surgery clinic in the US

John Farrar

1798 Hollis Professor of Mathematics, Harvard [1806-36]; modernized teaching of mathematics & astronomy; developed the concept of hurricanes [1815]; author, "An Elementary Treatise of Astronomy" [1827]; fellow & vice chair, American Academy

Samuel Prescott Hildreth

1798 Physician; naturalist, historian of Eastern Ohio; author, "History of the Diseases and Climate of Southeastern Ohio," [1837], "Pioneer History" [1848], "Lives of the Early Settlers of Ohio " [1852]

Israel Forster

1799 Manchester, Massachusetts mill-owner; major in the local militia, War of 1812

Samuel Lorenzo Knapp

1799 Literary scholar; author, "Lectures on American Literature" [1827]

Levi Konkapot

1799 Member of the Stockbridge Tribe [Stockbridge Munsee Tribe, Mohican Indians], 1st Native American student at Andover; member, Stockbridge Indian Company, War of 1812; tribal school teacher

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