Of the thousands of students who have graduated from the school since
1851, many have excelled in their professional careers, locally and nationally.
were no diplomas until 1854, and school records do not show who completed the
courses of study. The lists for
years previous to 1854 have the names of students who probably received a
certificate of completion of the course. Students who attended the
the field of education, many returned to teach at HPHS and city schools.
Others became teachers and college professors in
the field of law, an impressive number became well-known attorneys and judges of
the lower and superior courts in
have been numerous local and state politicians who graduated from HPHS: state
senators and representatives, city and town officials, and members of boards of
are the graduates who served in every war since the Civil War, matched by many
others who have performed peaceful missionary work around the globe.
In medicine and science, many have left their mark.
Business and industrial leadership by HPHS graduates is significant in
the first half of the Twentieth Century. These businessmen often were active in
their communities and were trustees on college boards and other institutions.
who served in the Civil War are listed in Civil
War Alumni (History SeriesVIII). Graduates
who excelled in athletics are enrolled in the HPHS Athletic Hall of Fame.
on graduates from the 1930s forward is incomplete because their careers and
successes were not listed in the 1955 Catalog, whereas this had been the case in
the 1941 Catalog. The occasion of the Tercentenary Celebration in 1938 involved
an impressive research effort that produced the 1941 Catalog.
Credit must be given to the many people who must have had some
Alumni is to be taken as a work in progress, and information will be added as
the school receives news about its more recent alumni.
Dr. Edward Minor Gallaudet, Trinity 56, President of
William G. Sumner, Yale 63, organized Department of Social Sciences at
Yale, 1872-1910, influential professor and author.
Edgar Thaddeus Welles, Yale 64, Chief Clerk of U.S. Navy Department,
director of several railroad companies, son of Gideon Welles.
Sarah M. Glazier, Vassar 68, first female HPHS graduate to attend
college and also first to become a college professor (Buchtel, Vassar), member
of first class to graduate from Vassar.
Charles E. Gross, Yale 69, director of many corporations in
Bernadotte Perrin, Yale 69, professor at Yale, 1893-1920, translated Plutarchs Lives.
M. Holcombe, Yale 69, President of
T. Terry, Yale, Professor of Law,
Charles Hopkins Clark, Yale 71, Editor of The
Hartford Courant for 21 years.
Edward C. Terry, Yale 71, inventor, manufacturer in
Dr. William F. Henney, Yale 74, Mayor of
William Waldo Hyde, Yale 76, Mayor of
Henry Roberts, Yale 77, Governor of
William Gillette, actor, famous for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes,
Admiral Harry S. Knapp, U.S. Naval Academy 78, Commander of U.S. Naval
Forces, Spanish American War, Commander of all U.S. Naval forces abroad, 1919.
Frank E. Hyde, Yale 79, CT State representative, U.S. Consul at Lyons,
Charles E. Chase, President of
Arthur W. Cowles, President of
George P. McLean, CT state representative and senator, U.S. Senator,
Governor of Connecticut, 1901-1903.
George Dudley Seymour, George Washington 80, author of works on
American History and Architecture. Restored the Nathan Hale
Tun Yen Liang, Yale 82, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China
Archibald A. Welch, Yale 82, Lecturer at Yale, President of Phoenix
Mutual Life Ins. Co.
Kai Kah Wong, Yale 83, held government positions in Republic of China.
Albert Carr, Yale, 83, prominent engineer in public transportation, first subway system
railway system in
Shon Kie Tsai, established
George E. Bowman, Yale 83, author of works on American Colonial
History, compiled extensive Mayflower genealogy.
Louis R. Cheney, CT state representative, Mayor of Hartford, 1912-1914.
Mun Yew Chung, Yale 83, Secretary and Charge dAffairs of the
Charles McLean Andrews, Trinity 84, author of works on American
Colonial History, received Pulitzer
Caroline F. Hamilton, Smith, '85, New York Women's
Rev. Frank R. Shipman, Yale 85, President of
Dr. Thompson C. Elliott,
O. Lewis, Founder of the
1882 Arthur L. Shipman, Yale 86, author of works on early Connecticut History.
Henry C. White. He began his
painting career by taking private lessons with the landscape artist Dwight Tryon
and wrote Tryons
biography, the Art Students League,
with the Old Lyme artists, but spent most of his time in
seascapes, and his career extended over sixty years.
1883 William Lyon Phelps, Yale 87, Professor of English at Yale for 41 years.
Arthur Perkins, Yale, 87, Associate Judge,
Benton Mackays vision of the
carve out miles of trails and donated his own money to the project. Responsible for the
original metal AT symbol which remains the official design.
Rev. Clarence A. Barbour, Brown 88, President of
Gertrude H. Rogers, Head of Rogers Paper Mfg. Co., Manchester, CT, 1912-1928.
Robert W. Huntington, Yale 89, President of Connecticut General
Ethelbert A. Moore, President of
Joseph R. Ensign, Yale 89, President of Ensign-Bickford Company.
Charles W. Stiles,
Ruel C. Tuttle, Trinity 89, notable artist.
Edward W. Hooker, Mayor of
Horace H. Ensworth, M.I.T. 91, industrialist.
Amasa Day Chafee, Yale 90, Pictorialist art photographer.
William R. Corson, Yale 91, President, Hartford Steam Boiler Insurance
Robert C. Glazier, President, Society for Savings.
Eliza L. McCook, teacher and missionary in
Howell Cheney, Yale 92, silk manufacturer,
Knight D.Cheney, Jr., Yale 92, silk manufacturer,
L.P. Waldo Marvin, Yale 92, Judge of
Louis F. Butler, President, Travelers Insurance.
Fred F. Bennett,
Francis Parsons, Yale 93, author of works on early
Gen. Sherwood A. Cheney,
Dr. Jonathan M. Wainwright, Trinity 95, President of American
Society for Control
Dr. Matilda S. Calder, Mt. Holyoke 96, President of
Samuel Ferguson, Trinity 96, President of Hartford Electric Light Co.
Henry A. Perkins, Yale 96, professor at Trinity College, President,
American School for the Deaf, Hartford, 1913, Acting President of Trinity
College, 1915 and 1919.
Charles W. Gross, Harvard 98, President, Board of Trustees,
Rev. Edward T. Ware, Yale 97, President,
Edward L. Smith, Yale 97, Mayor of
Francis P. Garvan, Yale 97, Dean of
Rev. Maurice F. McAuliffe,
Mt. St. Mary
s 08, Roman Catholic Bishop of
L. Edmund Zacher, President, Travelers Insurance.
Allison V. Pattison, first female HPHS graduate in CT State Legislature, 1925-1929.
Morrison Brown Yung,Yale
1912-1914, Head of Coal Bureau, Canton, China, under Sun Yat Sen, 1920-1922.
Morgan B. Brainard, Yale 00, President,
William M. Maltbie, Yale 01,
L. Goodwin, Yale 02, industrialist.
Edwin C. Dickinson, Yale 02, Justice of
W. Brian Hooker, Yale 02, author, instructor at Yale, dramatist,
translated Cyrano de Bergerac.
Russell Cheney, Yale 04, notable architect.
Edward H. Lorenz, Trinity 02, notable inventor.
Elisha E. Hilliard, textile manufacturer.
Annie Fisher, Wesleyan 04, notable educator in
Dr. Maude Taylor Griswold, Tufts 05, notable in field of medicine.
Philip E. Curtiss, Trinity 06, novelist.
Joseph H. Lawler,
Dr. Donald B. Welles, Yale 07, noted for success in treatment of
Montague Flagg, M.I.T. 09, artist and architect.
Thomas J. Molloy, Yale 08, Justice of
Donald B. Prentice, Yale 10, President, Rose Polytechnic Institute.
Thomas Hewes, Yale 10, Assistant Secretary of the
Arthur S. Hildebrand, Yale 10, author of works on geology, lost at
sea while attempting to sail the Viking trail from
Laura Wheeler Waring, educator and painter known for her portraits of
prominent African Americans of her era.
Harold C. Jaquith, Trinity 12, President,
Walter E. Batterson, Mayor of
Malcolm Davis, Yale 11, Director, Geneva Research Center, 1925-1927.
Chun Wing Sen Afong, Yale 12, Commissioner of the Chinese Navy.
Edward J. Daly, Cornell 14, Attorney General of the State of
Nicholas F. Rago, Yale 15, Deputy Attorney General of the State of
John E. Griffith, Trinity 17, Vice President,
Samuel Berkman, Trinity 16, Director,
Ethel Donaghue, Vassar 17, first female HPHS graduate to receive LL.B
degree (University of Pennsylvania, 1920).
Frazer B. Wilde, President, Connecticut General Insurance.
Admiral W. Irving Leahy,
Herbert Stoeckel, historian, reporter.
Edward A. Suisman, Yale 25, industrialist in
C. Suisman, industrialist in
S. Richard Rapport, Middlebury, 25, Vice-President, Hartford National
Howard L. Warring, Howard 25, first African American HPHS graduate to
earn the M.D., practiced in
Kappel, Pratt Institute 24, well-known artist.
John M. Bailey, The Catholic University of America, 26, influential
Nelson R. Burr,
Kennedy, Yale 28, well-known, progressive professor of Sociology at Yale.
Barnaby C. Keeney,
Gwendolyn B. Clarke, aka Gwen Reed. Actress, storyteller and
teacher. In 1937, she had a small role in Trilogy
in Black, a production of the Connecticut Federal Theatre Projects Negro
Unit. Later she was in productions of The
Emperor Jones, The World We Live In,
Elsie Kornbrath, aka, Elyse Knox Harmon. Performed in over forty
Robert Killian, Lieutenant Governor of the State of
Mary C.Fitzgerald Aspell,
William E. Budds, Fordham 43, President, Charter Oak Bank.
Herbert E. Abrams. Norwich Art School, Pratt Institute.
Internationally famous portrait
painter whose portraits of
governors Meskill, Grasso,
and Weicker are on display in the CT State
Jimmy Carter and George Bush, Barbara Bush, Arthur Miller, members of Congress and heads of corporations are among the varied
subject Abrams is known for. He re-designed the U.S. Air Force insignia, now one of the best known designs in the world.
Charles S. Stone III, White House Correspondent, Editor of
George A. Athanson,
Lindy J. Remigino,
Carrie Saxon Perry, Mayor of
Carmen R. Arace,
Emilio Radocchia, aka Emil Richards, a graduate of Julius Hartt
School of Music,
Symphony Orchestra while in tenth grade,
working under Arthur Fiedler and Fritz Mahler. In 1959 he moved to
Angeles where he recorded for Frank Sinatra, Nelson Riddle, Judy Garland, Sarah Vaughan, and Doris Day. In 1962, in response to
a request from President John F. Kennedy, Emil and a small jazz combo joined Frank Sinatra on a tour around the world
for the benefit of underprivileged
children. This group helped to found the first hospital
recorded on over 1350 film scores and counts over 650 artists that he has recorded and performed with. He has won the
National Academy of Arts and Sciences Most Valuable Player Award for six
Robert J. Giard, Jr., Yale 61, professional photographer and teacher
Richard Don Tulisano,
Newsday magazine, a founder of
the National Association of Black
William M. Brown, aka Lew Brown, broadcast journalist in radio and television in
on Your Mind program which highlighted African American issues for twenty years. Active in many civic affairs and committed to the
James A. Ratches, Trinity, 64, Worcester Polytechnic Institute,
PhD., 69, Chief Scientist Night Vision
Developed the U.S. Armys night
vision optics system for the
Maurice A. Finocchiaro, MIT and UC Berkeley. Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas;
recipient of fellowships, grants, and awards from the National Science Foundation, Guggenheim Foundation, American
Council of Learned Societies, National Endowment for the Humanities, and International Society for the Study of Argumentation. He
has published eleven books and hundreds of articles and book reviews on logic and argumentation theory, the
history and philosophy of natural science, and the history and philosophy of the social sciences. A recurring theme in his research and
publications is the relationship between science and religion. Two of his well-known books are The Essential Galileo
(2008), and Defending Copernicus and Galileo ( 2010).
Donald C. Johanson, Univ. of Illinois 66, anthropologist, discoverer
of Lucy, Director, Institute
of Human Origins, Tempe, AZ.
Mary-Ann Tirone Smith,
Ad Astra Advanced Space Propulsion Lab.,
Tony Todd (Anthony T. Todd), African American actor and producer,
appeared in more than 100 screen and television films.
Eddie A. Perez, Trinity 96, Mayor of
Maria Perez-Brown, Yale 83, creator and executive producer of
series programs for adults and children.
R.J. Luke Williams, 2013