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People of Andover

Elizabeth Parker Powell ’56

Dedicated Volunteer, Trustee Emerita

Former Andover Development Board, Chair of Audit Committee, Chair of New England Region, and Charter Trustee.

Ming Tsai ’82

Celebrity Chef

Host of PBS’s Simply Ming, restaurateur, and author of five cookbooks.

Constance Brinckerhoff ’59

Molecular Biologist

Leading researcher in the field of arthritis and autoimmune diseases. Alumni Award of Distinction Winner in 2016.

Charles Porter Mattocks, Class of 1858

Medal of Honor Recipient

Major, 17th Maine Infantry

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Kirsten L. Riemer ’99

Sales and Analytics Manager

Secretary, Abbot Academy Fund.

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Jane Christie ’58

Dedicated Volunteer

Nominating Chair, Abbot Academy Fund. Member of Alumni Council Executive Committee and the Annual Giving Board Committee.

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Graham Johns ’14

Member Boston Ballet II

“The dance program doesn’t cater to 1 discipline. My ballet teacher explained movements and made them applicable to other types of dance.”

Caroline Lind ’02

Olympian

An American rower. Two-time Olympic gold medalist. 

Bill Belichick ’71

Football Coach

Six-time Super Bowl-winning coach of the New England Patriots.

Becky Dowling Calder ’94

Commander

The first female graduate of Top Gun, the United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor (SFTI) program. F/A-18 Hornet Navy pilot.

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Nicholas Thompson ’93

Editor

Editor in Chief of Wired Magazine, contributing editor at CBS and CNN, co-founder of the Atavist, and author.

Stephen Matloff ’91

Alumni Trustee, Alumni Council President

Los Angeles, CA

Wilmon Whilldin Blackmar, Class of 1863

Medal of Honor Recipient

Second Lieutenant, 1st West Virginia Cavalry.

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Elizabeth Humstone ’66

Urban Planner

Program Chair, Abbot Academy Fund

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Lee Webb '59

Public Administator

Governance cochair for the Abbot Academy Fund. Senior Fellow at the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine.

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Humphrey Bogart ’20

Actor

Best known for roles in "The Maltese Falcon" [1941], "Casablanca" [1943], "The Big Sleep" [1946], "The African Queen" [1951]

Marvin Minsky ’45

Cognitive Scientist, Inventor

Developer of artificial intelligence, Co-Founder of Artificial Intelligence Laboratories at MIT

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Sidney Knafel ’48

Trustee Emeriti

Gifted rare map collection for academic use in honor of the 18-year tenure leadership of Barbara Chase.

William D. Nordhaus ’59

Economist, Professor

2018 Nobel Prize winner for his work creating a quantitative model that describes the global interplay between the economy and the climate.

Laurie Coffey ’95

Lieutenant Commander

F/A-18 Hornet Navy fighter pilot. Inducted into the Andover Athletics Hall of Honor in 2012.

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Buzz Bissinger ’72

Author

Pulitzer Prize-winning author best known for Friday Night Lights, A Prayer for the City, and Three Nights in August.

Dick Phelps ’46, P’73, GP’14

Philanthropist

Phelps Park is named in his honor. Inducted in the Andover Athletics Hall of Honor in 2008.

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Chandri Navarro ’82

International Trade Lawyer

Director of the Abbot Academy Fund. Boosted enthusiasm as a Blue Key, participated in Af-Lat-Am, and played varsity soccer.

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Brian Gittens ’89

Educator

Forever changed how Andover celebrates MLK Jr. Day by peacefully protesting classes in 1989.

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Dana Delany ’74

Actress

Two-time Emmy award winning actress best known for China Beach and Desperate Housewives.

Donna Brace Ogilvie, AA ’30

Dedicated Volunteer

Established the Brace Center for Gender Studies in 1996. Fuess Award honoree in 1997.

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Seth Moulton ’97

Massachusetts Congressman

Served four tours in Iraq as a Marine, left the service in 2008 with the rank of Captain and moved on to a career in politics.

Sarah Sherman ’04

Mechatronics Engineer at NASA

Member of the Mars 2020 mission team.

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Dan Koh ’03

Political Strategist

Formerly Chief of Staff to the City of Boston's Mayor Marty Walsh. Running for Massachusetts Congressional seat in 2018.

George Bundy Smith ’55

Judge

Civil rights “Freedom Rider.” New York Supreme Court Justice. 1985 Fuess Award honoree.

Richard H. O’Kane ’30

Medal of Honor Recipient

Lieutenant Commander & Prisoner of War.

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Frank Stella ’54

Artist

Minimalism pioneer. A major figure in the art world internationally hailed as one of America’s most significant artists.

Julia Alvarez ’67

Author, Educator, Humanitarian

Award-winning writer whose prose and poetry have been greatly influenced by her experiences as a Dominican in the United States.

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Aisha Jorge Massengill ’88

Esquire

Senior Counsel, Employment for Under Armour. President of the Abbot Academy Fund.

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Arthur Murray Preston ’31

Medal of Honor Recipient

Navy Lieutenant & World War II Torpedo Boat Commander

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Abigail Seldin ’05

Entrepreneur

Rhodes Scholar. Cofounder of the non-profit College Abacus which allows students to compare which schools offer the best financial aid.

James “Galloping Jim” Parker, Class of 1870

Medal of Honor Recipient

Lieutenant Colonel, United States Cavalry.

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Kevin “KO” Olusola ’06

Musician

Beatboxer for the Grammy-winning a cappella group Pentatonix and an accomplished cellist.

Jonathan Meath ’74

Television Producer & Personality

Best known for work as a professional Santa Claus.

Chris Hughes ’02

Entrepreneur

Cochair, Economic Security Project. Cofounder, Facebook.

Chris Kreider ’10

Hockey Player

Left wing for the New York Rangers.

Vanessa Kerry ’95

Doctor

Founder of SEED Global Health, an organization that brings health services and medical training to under-served parts of the globe.

John Barres ’78

Bishop

Head of the Diocese of Rockville Centre with Long Island’s 1.5 million Roman Catholics.

David Underwood ’54

Trustee Emeriti

President of the board 1989-2004. Chaired the search that resulted in the selection of Barbara Landis Chase as head of school in 1994.

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Maro Chermayeff ’80

Filmmaker

Emmy-award–winning writer, producer, and director. Honored with the Andover Alumni Award of Distinction in 2015.

Torrance Boone ’87

Managing Director

Google, Vice President of Global Agency and Industry Development.

George H. W. Bush ’42 P’64, ’71, ’75

41st President of the United States

Veteran, Congressman, Ambassador, CIA Director, Vice-President, President.

Zak DeOssie ’03

Football Player

Pro Bowl long snapper. Two-time Super Bowl Champion. Inducted into Andover Athletics Hall of Honor in 2013.

William Marland, Class of 1854

Medal of Honor Recipient

1st Massachusetts Light Artillery

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Olivia Wilde ’02

Actress, Model, Producer, Director

Best known for her role as Dr. Remy "Thirteen" Hadley on the award winning medical-drama House.

Guy Nordenson ’73

Structural Engineer

Nordenson was one of the lead structural engineers on Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC).

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Chris Wray ’85

Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

George Church ’72

Geneticist

Geneticist, molecular engineer, and chemist.

Ming Doyle ’03

Illustrator

Comic book artist and illustrator published by Marvel, DC Comics, and Candlewick Press.

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Duncan Sheik ’88

Musician, Composer

Tony winner for musical Spring Awakening. Grammy-nominated for hit “Barely Breathing.”

Ai-jen Poo ’92

Human Rights Activist

National labor organizer and leader. 2016 Fuess Award honoree.

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Hafsat Abiola ’92

Human Rights Activist

Activist helping to promote democracy and improve the lives of the women in Nigeria.

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William Herbert Withington, Class of 1850

Medal of Honor Recipient

Captain, 1st Michigan Infantry.

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George W. Bush ’64

Governor of Texas, 43rd President of the United States

First president to complete a marathon, finishing the Houston Marathon in 3 hours and 44 minutes.

Capt. Thomas J. Hudner Jr. ’43

War Hero

First Medal of Honor recipient of the Korean War.

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Cory Schneider ’04

Hockey Player

Goalie for the New Jersey Devils. Inducted into the Andover Athletics Hall of Honor in 2015.

Oscar Tang ’56

Trustee Emeritus

President of the Board, 2004–12; Charter Trustee, 1995–2012.

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Tony Stark ’84

Ironman

According to Marvel, Stark attended Andover for seven years. He must have really liked the science department.

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