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Phillips Exeter Academy

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded by John Phillips, the nephew of Samuel Phillips, Jr., who founded Phillips Academy Andover. Became co-educational in 1970.

Location:
Exeter, NH

Founding Date:
1781

Team:
Exeter Gryphons

Official Website:
http://www.exeter.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Herbert Baxter Adams
Historian
16-Apr-1850 30-Jul-1901 Coined term political science
James Agee
Poet
27-Nov-1909 16-May-1955 A Death in the Family
Robert W. Anderson
Playwright
28-Apr-1917 9-Feb-2009 Tea and Sympathy
Alfred L. Atherton
Diplomat
22-Nov-1921 30-Oct-2002 US Ambassador to Egypt, 1979-83
Kenneth H. Bacon
Journalist
21-Nov-1944 15-Aug-2009 President of Refugees International, 2001-09
George Bancroft
Historian
3-Oct-1800 17-Jan-1891 A History of the United States
Peter B. Bensinger
Government
24-Mar-1936   DEA Administrator, 1976-81
Richard W. Bolling
Politician
17-May-1916 21-Apr-1991 Congressman from Missouri, 1949-83
Stewart Brand
Business
14-Dec-1938   Founder, Whole Earth Catalog
Dan Brown
Novelist
22-Jun-1964   The Da Vinci Code
Thomas Bulfinch
Author
15-Jul-1796 27-May-1867 Bullfinch's Mythology
Hodding Carter III
Journalist
7-Apr-1935   Carter Administration mouthpiece
Lewis Cass
Military
9-Oct-1782 17-Jun-1866 US Secretary of State, 1857-60
Pete Coors
Relative
20-Sep-1946   Coors scion
Norris Cotton
Politician
11-May-1900 24-Feb-1989 US Senator from New Hampshire, 1954-74
Gregory B. Craig
Attorney
4-Mar-1945   White House Counsel, 2009
Samuel H. Day
Activist
5-Oct-1926 26-Jan-2001 Antinuke crusader
C. Diddy
Performance Artist
23-Dec-1971   World Air Guitar Champion, 2003
John Adams Dix
Politician
24-Jul-1798 21-Apr-1879 Governor of New York, 1873-75
Pete du Pont
Politician
22-Jan-1935   Governor of Delaware, 1977-85
David Eisenhower
Author
31-Mar-1948   Camp David namesake
Arthur Freed
Film/TV Producer
9-Sep-1894 12-Apr-1973 MGM producer, big budget musicals
George Gilder
Pundit
29-Nov-1939   Technological futurist pundit
Terry Goddard
Politician
29-Jan-1947   Attorney General of Arizona
Fred Grandy
Actor
29-Jun-1948   Congressman, Gopher on The Love Boat
Hugh Gregg
Politician
22-Nov-1917 24-Sep-2003 Governor of New Hampshire, 1953-55
Judd Gregg
Politician
14-Feb-1947   US Senator from New Hampshire, 1993-2011
John Parker Hale
Politician
31-Mar-1806 19-Dec-1873 Anti-slavery US Senator from NH
John Heinz
Politician
23-Oct-1938 4-Apr-1991 US Senator from Pennsylvania, 1977-91
John Irving
Novelist
2-Mar-1942   The World According to Garp
Nicholas Katzenbach
Government
17-Jan-1922 8-May-2012 US Attorney General, 1965-66
Paul Klebnikov
Journalist
3-Jun-1963 9-Jul-2004 Forbes journalist, killed in Moscow
John Knowles
Novelist
16-Sep-1926 29-Nov-2001 A Separate Peace
Herb Kohler
Business
20-Feb-1939   Chairman and President, Kohler Co.
Charles C. Krulak
Military
4-Mar-1942   US Marine Corps Commandant, 1995-99
Corliss Lamont
Activist
28-Mar-1902 26-Apr-1995 Millionaire socialist
Thomas W. Lamont
Business
30-Sep-1870 2-Feb-1948 Banker and diplomat
Jonathan Homer Lane
Astronomer
9-Aug-1819 3-May-1880 Gravitational equilibrium of the Sun
Robert Todd Lincoln
Politician
1-Aug-1843 26-Jul-1926 US Secretary of War, 1881-85
Dwight Macdonald
Critic
24-Mar-1906 19-Dec-1982 Against the American Grain
Alex J. Martinez
Judge
19-Apr-1951   Justice, Colorado Supreme Court
John McTiernan
Film Director
8-Jan-1951   The Hunt for Red October
Robert Mehrabian
Business
31-Jul-1941   CEO of Teledyne
Henry Morgenthau, Jr.
Government
11-May-1891 6-Feb-1967 US Secretary of the Treasury, 1934-45
John Negroponte
Diplomat
21-Jul-1939   US Ambassador to the UN, 2001-04
Alessandro Nivola
Actor
28-Jun-1972   Laurel Canyon
Peter R. Orszag
Government
16-Dec-1968   Beltway economist
Drew Pearson
Journalist
13-Dec-1897 1-Sep-1969 Washington Merry-Go-Round
Franklin Pierce
Head of State
23-Nov-1804 8-Oct-1869 14th President of the U.S.
George Plimpton
Author
18-Mar-1927 25-Sep-2003 Paper Lion
Jay Rockefeller
Politician
18-Jun-1937   US Senator from West Virginia
George Rublee
Government
7-Jul-1868 26-Apr-1957 Advisor to Woodrow Wilson
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
Historian
15-Oct-1917 28-Feb-2007 The Age of Roosevelt
Kent Smith
Actor
19-Mar-1907 23-Apr-1985 Cat People
Jared Sparks
Author
10-May-1789 14-Mar-1866 Life and Writings of George Washington
Amos Alonzo Stagg
Football
16-Aug-1862 17-Mar-1965 Mr. Football
Craig Stapleton
Diplomat
c. 1945   US Ambassador to France
William H. Stein
Chemist
25-Jun-1911 2-Feb-1980 Amino-acid analyzer
Ambrose Swasey
Business
19-Dec-1846 15-Jun-1937 Warner and Swasey Company and Observatory
John Toland
Historian
29-Jun-1912 4-Jan-2004 The Rising Sun
Harold R. Tyler, Jr.
Attorney
14-May-1922 25-May-2005 Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler
C. William Verity
Government
26-Jan-1917 3-Jan-2007 US Secretary of Commerce, 1987-89
Gore Vidal
Author
3-Oct-1925 31-Jul-2012 Visit to a Small Planet
John M. Walker, Jr.
Judge
26-Dec-1940   2nd Circuit Appeals Court, 1992-2006
Daniel Webster
Politician
18-Jan-1782 24-Oct-1852 The completest man
Suzy Welch
Journalist
1959   HBR Editor, now wife of Jack Welch
Timothy E. Wirth
Politician
22-Sep-1939   US Senator from Colorado, 1987-93
Mark Zuckerberg
Business
14-May-1984   Founder of Facebook

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Dan Brown
Novelist
22-Jun-1964   The Da Vinci Code
Michael S. Greco
Attorney
22-Nov-1942   President of the ABA, 2005-06
Maya Lin
Artist
5-Oct-1959   Designed Vietnam Veterans Memorial

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Peter B. Bensinger
Government
24-Mar-1936   DEA Administrator, 1976-81
Doris F. Fisher
Business
1932   Co-Founder of The Gap
John Phillips
Educator
27-Dec-1719 21-Apr-1795 Founder of Phillips Exeter Academy


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