Class of 1981
Willow Bay — CNN News anchor

Class of 1971
John "Jeb" Bush — Governor of Florida

Class of 1967
Julia Alvarez — Critically acclaimed poet, novelist; professor of English, Middlebury College

Class of 1964
George W. Bush — President of the United States

Class of 1960
John Darnton — Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent, New York Times

Class of 1957
Ted Forstmann — Founding general partner, N.Y. investment firm Forstmann Little & Co.; co-founder, Children's Scholarship Fund

Class of 1956
A. Bartlet Giamatti (d.) — Former president, Yale University; commissioner of baseball
Charles F.C. Ruff (d.) — White House Counsel during Clinton impeachment trial; constitutional lawyer; member of Watergate Special Prosecution Force

Class of 1954
Leslie H. Blank Jr. — Award-winning independent documentary film maker
Hollis W. Frampton Jr. (d.) — Internationally-known film maker
Lucy Lippard — Cultural critic; feminist; theorist; political activist; author, On the Beaten Track: Tourism, Art and Place
Robert B. Semple Jr. — Associate editor, editorial page, New York Times; Pulitzer Prize winner for environmental editorial writing
Frank Stella —Leading American abstract artist in painting and metal reliefs

Class of 1953
Carl Andre — Internationally-known sculptor

Class of 1945
Marvin Minsky — Authority on artificial intelligence, computers, robotics

Class of 1943
Jack Lemmon — Academy Award-winning actor

Class of 1942
George Bush — Former President of the United States
William Sloane Coffin Jr. — Minister, Riverside Church, New York; former chaplain, Yale; anti-war activist

Class of 1935
Robert W. Sarnoff (d.) — Former president, RCA and NBC

Class of 1926
Beaumont Newhall (d.) — Photo historian; founder, Department of Photography, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Class of 1922
Walker Evans (d.) — Photographer; won fame for Depression photos in Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

Class of 1921
Joseph Cornell (d.) — Internationally-known artist; best know for his "box" art
Benjamin Spock, M.D. (d.) — Author; authority on child-rearing; anti-war activist

Class of 1920
Humphrey Bogart (d.) — Film actor

Frederick Law Olmsted 1838 — Landscape architect; designed New York’s Central Park

Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes 1825 — Poet, literary leader and doctor

Samuel F.B. Morse 1805 — Inventor of telegraph, Morse code; painter and president of National Academy of Design

Josiah Quincy 1786 — Mayor of Boston, 1823-1828; president of Harvard College, 1828-1845

John T. Kirkland 1786 — President of Harvard, 1810-1828

When Samuel Phillips Jr. founded Phillips Academy in 1778, he also was running a gunpowder mill to provide General George Washington’s troops with ammunition for the Revolutionary War. Washington visited the school in 1789, and later his great-nephews attended the school.

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