People of Andover

Chris Hughes ’02

Entrepreneur

Cochair, Economic Security Project. Cofounder, Facebook.

William Herbert Withington, Class of 1850

Medal of Honor Recipient

Captain, 1st Michigan Infantry.

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George Church ’72

Geneticist

Geneticist, molecular engineer, and chemist.

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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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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Annie Spader Byerly ’73

Teacher

Nominating Chair, Abbot Academy Fund

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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]

Dana Delany ’74

Actress

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

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.

Wilmon Whilldin Blackmar, Class of 1863

Medal of Honor Recipient

Second Lieutenant, 1st West Virginia Cavalry.

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Zak DeOssie ’03

Football Player

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

Buzz Bissinger ’72

Author

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

George H. W. Bush ’42 P’64, ’71, ’75

41st President of the United States

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

Caroline Lind ’02

Olympian

An American rower. Two-time Olympic gold medalist. 

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.”

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.

Maro Chermayeff ’80

Filmmaker

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

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.

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.

Sarah Sherman ’04

Mechatronics Engineer at NASA

Member of the Mars 2020 mission team.

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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.

Bill Belichick ’71

Football Coach

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

José Díaz Hernández ’88

IT Professional

Program Chair, Abbot Academy Fund. Alumni Admissions Representative.

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Stephen Matloff ’91

Alumni Trustee, Alumni Council President

Los Angeles, CA

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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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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Ming Doyle ’03

Illustrator

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

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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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Nicholas Thompson ’93

Editor

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

Constance Brinckerhoff ’59

Molecular Biologist

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

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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Marvin Minsky ’45

Cognitive Scientist, Inventor

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

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Robert Barber ’68

Lawyer

Former United States Ambassador to Iceland. Director, Abbot Academy Fund.

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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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Torrance Boone ’87

Managing Director

Google, Vice President of Global Agency and Industry Development.

Frank Stella ’54

Artist

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

Arthur Murray Preston ’31

Medal of Honor Recipient

Navy Lieutenant & World War II Torpedo Boat Commander

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Richard H. O’Kane ’30

Medal of Honor Recipient

Lieutenant Commander & Prisoner of War.

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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.

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.

Ming Tsai ’82

Celebrity Chef

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

Brian Gittens ’89

Educator

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

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Elizabeth Humstone ’66

Urban Planner

Director, Abbot Academy Fund

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Kirsten L. Riemer ’99

Sales and Analytics Manager

Secretary, Abbot Academy Fund.

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Duncan Sheik ’88

Musician, Composer

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

George Bundy Smith ’55

Judge

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

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.

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 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.

Chris Kreider ’10

Hockey Player

Left wing for the New York Rangers.

Elizabeth Parker Powell ’56

Dedicated Volunteer, Trustee Emerita

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

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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Capt. Thomas J. Hudner Jr. ’43

War Hero

First Medal of Honor recipient of the Korean War.

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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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James “Galloping Jim” Parker, Class of 1870

Medal of Honor Recipient

Lieutenant Colonel, United States Cavalry.

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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.

John Barres ’78

Bishop

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

William Marland, Class of 1854

Medal of Honor Recipient

1st Massachusetts Light Artillery

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Ai-jen Poo ’92

Human Rights Activist

National labor organizer and leader. 2016 Fuess Award honoree.

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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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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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Oscar Tang ’56

Trustee Emeritus

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

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Chris Wray ’85

Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Jesse Bardo ’03

Venture Capital

Director, Abbot Academy Fund.

Charles Porter Mattocks, Class of 1858

Medal of Honor Recipient

Major, 17th Maine Infantry

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Jane Christie ’58

Dedicated Volunteer

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

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Gary Meller ’68

Health Care Technologist

Governance Co-Chair, Abbot Academy Fund.

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