People of Andover


Brian Gittens ’89


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

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Wilmon Whilldin Blackmar, Class of 1863

Medal of Honor Recipient

Second Lieutenant, 1st West Virginia Cavalry.

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Richard H. O’Kane ’30

Medal of Honor Recipient

Lieutenant Commander & Prisoner of War.

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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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Olivia Wilde ’02

Actress, Model, Producer, Director

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

Chris Hughes ’02


Cochair, Economic Security Project. Cofounder, Facebook.

Oscar Tang ’56

Trustee Emeritus

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

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Sindey Knafel ’48

Trustee Emeriti

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

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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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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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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Caroline Lind ’02


An American rower. Two-time Olympic gold medalist. 

George Church ’72


Geneticist, molecular engineer, and chemist.

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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Bill Belichick ’71

Football Coach

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

Chris Wray ’85

Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Gregory Kimball ’01

Dedicated Volunteer

President of the Abbot Academy Fund. Actively involved with Alumni Council and serves as an Alumni Admissions Representative.

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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.

Vanessa Kerry ’95


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

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.

Dana Delany ’74


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

Tony Stark ’84


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

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Ai-jen Poo ’92

Human Rights Activist

National labor organizer and leader. 2016 Fuess Award honoree.

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James “Galloping Jim” Parker, Class of 1870

Medal of Honor Recipient

Lieutenant Colonel, United States Cavalry.

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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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Constance Brinckerhoff ’59

Molecular Biologist

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

Misty Muscatel Davis ’01

Alumni Trustee, Alumni Council President

New York, NY

George H. W. Bush ’42 P’64, ’71, ’75

41st President of the United States

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

Jonathan Meath ’74

Television Producer & Personality

Best known for work as a professional Santa Claus.

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.”

George Bundy Smith ’55


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

Blakeman Hazzard Allen ’66

International Education Consultant

Intensively engaged in Pakistan’s complex education sector since 2003. Nominating Chair of the Abbot Academy Fund.

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Aisha Jorge Massengill ’88


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

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Ming Doyle ’03


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

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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.

Charles Porter Mattocks, Class of 1858

Medal of Honor Recipient

Major, 17th Maine Infantry

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Ming Tsai ’82

Celebrity Chef

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

Frank Stella ’54


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

Kirsten L. Riemer ’99

Sales and Analytics Manager

Director, 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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Cory Schneider ’04

Hockey Player

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

Elizabeth Parker Powell ’56

Dedicated Volunteer, Trustee Emerita

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

Peter Currie ’74

President, Board of Trustees

Palo Alto, CA

Humphrey Bogart ’20


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

Sarah Sherman ’04

Mechatronics Engineer at NASA

Member of the Mars 2020 mission team.

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Torrance Boone ’87

Managing Director

Google, Vice President of Global Agency and Industry Development.

William Herbert Withington, Class of 1850

Medal of Honor Recipient

Captain, 1st Michigan Infantry.

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José Díaz Hernández ’88

IT Professional

Treasurer, Abbot Academy Fund. Alumni Admissions Representative.

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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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Duncan Sheik ’88

Musician, Composer

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

Buzz Bissinger ’72


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

Gary Meller ’68

Health Care Technologist

Governance Co-Chair, Abbot Academy Fund.

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John Barres ’78


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

Zak DeOssie ’03

Football Player

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

Nicholas Thompson ’93


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

Becky Dowling Calder ’94


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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Maro Chermeyeff ’80


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

Chris Kreider ’10

Hockey Player

Left wing for the New York Rangers.

Abigail Seldin ’05


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

Dick Phelps ’46 P’73, GP’14


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

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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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Kevin “KO” Olusola ’06


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

Arthur Murray Preston ’31

Medal of Honor Recipient

Navy Lieutenant & World War II Torpedo Boat Commander

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Chandri Navarro ’82

International Trade Lawyer

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

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William Marland, Class of 1854

Medal of Honor Recipient

1st Massachusetts Light Artillery

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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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