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Notable Hotchkiss Alumni

Edward H. Ahrens Jr.

Class of 1933
Titles: Medicine
Biography:

Physician; Professor Emeritus, Rockefeller University; pioneer whose study of fatty substances known as lipids unraveled the diet-heart disease puzzle

John W. Anderson

John W. Anderson

Class of 1975
Titles: Media
Biography:

Principal, international media relations, Podesta Group; former editor, reporter, politico.com; former Senior Correspondent, Washington Post Foreign Service Department

Andrew L. Anker

Class of 1983
Titles: Technology
Biography:

Executive Chairman, PandoMedia; former Executive Vice President, SixApart; co-founder, former CEO of Wired Digital

Bruce Arneill

Class of 1953
Titles: Architecture
Biography:

Architect; Chairman, The S/L/A/M Collaborative, a 130-member firm that designs educational, healthcare, corporate, criminal justice facilities

Peter Arno

Class of 1922
Titles: Art
Biography:

Cartoonist, 43-year career at The New Yorker, perfected the single-speaker captioned cartoon

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Archibald Vincent Arnold III

Archibald Vincent Arnold III

Class of 1967
Titles: Military
Biography:

Colonel, United States Army (30 years); U.S. Military Academy, West Point (following the footsteps of his father and grandfather); commissioned, 2nd Lieutenant of Infantry; served in various Army units from Berlin to Oahu; taught psychology at West Point; served as human resources officer for the U.S. Army in the Pacific (Japan, Alaska, Hawaii)

Victor H. Ashe II

Class of 1963
Titles: Government, Alumni Award Recipient
Biography:

Former U.S. Ambassador, Poland; former Mayor, Knoxville, TN, (16 years); Board, National Trust for Historic Preservation; Board, American Rivers Association; appointed, Broadcasting Board of Governors (independent federal agency); Distinguished Public Service Award of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (2003)

John G. Avildsen

Class of 1955
Titles: Entertainment
Biography:

Independent film director; Academy Award, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Feature Film for Rocky (1976); films, Save the Tiger, The Karate Kid, The Karate Kid, Part II, The Karate Kid, Part III, Lean on Me, Rocky V, The Power of One, 8 Seconds

Kevin H. Baines

Class of 1972
Titles: Science
Biography:

Research scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA; team member, American team of the Cassini-Huygens Saturn moon

George Fisher Baker Jr.

Class of 1895
Titles: Business
Biography:

Chairman of the Board, First National Bank of New York (now Citibank); under his leadership the Bank became prominent in large-scale national and international financial operations, including the stabilization of the New York stock market after the crash of 1929

Malcolm Baldrige

Class of 1940
Titles: Government, Alumni Award Recipient
Biography:

United States Secretary of Commerce, 1981-1987; Presidential Medal of Freedom, posthumous; expert in trade policy; deeply involved with the Quality Improvement Act of 1987, inspired the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, awarded annually by the President of the United States; United States Army Veteran; chairman and CEO of Scovill, Inc.; Professional Rodeo Man of the Year 1980

Herster Barres

Class of 1952
Titles: Environment
Biography:

President, Reforest the Tropics, Inc., which is developing a model to offset U.S. CO² emissions through tropical reforestation projects; former United Nations forestry officer; Environmental Protection Agency Award

Margot Stabler Bass

Class of 1988
Titles: Environment, CSA Recipient
Biography:

Executive Director, Finding Species, which seeks to eradicate species’ extinctions by bridging the communications gap among scientists, conservationists, and the public; has identified 20,000 trees in Ecuador for the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Timothy R. Bazemore

Class of 1978
Titles: Education
Biography:

Head of School, Catlin Gabel School, Portland, OR; former Headmaster, New Canaan Country School, New Canaan, CT

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Thaddeus R. Beal

Class of 1935
Titles: Military
Biography:

Under Secretary of the Army; President, Chief Executive Officer, Harvard Trust Company, Cambridge, MA

Kenneth B. Beattie

Class of 1943
Titles: Media
Biography:

Pioneer, graphic arts industry; instrumental in introducing what came to be known as pre-press preparation of camera-ready copy

S. Bruce Beattie

Class of 1947
Titles: Filmmaking
Biography:

Writer, Producer, Director, official bicentennial film, America the Beautiful

Charles B. Beaumont

Class of 1960
Titles: Humanitarian, CSA Recipient
Biography:

Retired orthopedic surgeon, ran volunteer surgical clinics locally and in several foreign countries for 15 years, providing surgical care at no cost to people needing surgical services with little or no access to them; Hotchkiss Community Service Award

Robert M. Beecroft

Class of 1958
Titles: Government
Biography:

Senior Foreign Service Inspector, U.S. Department of State; Ambassador; Diplomat in Residence, U.S. National War College; Head, Organization for Security and Cooperation’s Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina; Diplomat with the Department of State, serving at embassies in Paris, Bonn, and Cairo; served as the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo’s Chief of Mission and Special Envoy for the Bosnian Federation

G. D’Andelot Belin

Class of 1935
Titles: Law
Biography:

General Counsel, U.S. Treasury Department

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