Category:Mercersburg Academy alumni
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The following 32 pages are in this category, out of 32 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 32 pages are in this category, out of 32 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Mercersburg Academy – The school, which was founded in 1893, is set on 300 acres and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. According to the mission statement, “Mercersburg Academy prepares young men and women from diverse backgrounds for college. Students at Mercersburg pursue a rigorous and dynamic curriculum while learning to live harmoniously in a supportive residential environment. ”On March 31,1836. Dr. Frederick Augustus Rauch came from Switzerland to be the first president of the college under the sponsorship of the Reformed Church in the United States, Dr. Rauch served as president from 1836 until 1841. His successor in the position was John Williamson Nevin who served until 1853, at this time, the preparatory department of Marshall College became known as Marshall Academy which later changed to Marshall Collegiate Institute. In 1865, the name was changed to Mercersburg College. The historic tie to the church continues through Mercersburgs membership in the Council for Higher Education of the United Church of Christ, in July, Dr. Irvine changed the name of the institution to Mercersburg Academy and began his work as the founder of the present-day preparatory school. In the fall of 1893, he opened the school with an enrollment of 40 boys, during Dr. Irvines tenure, three dormitories, a dining hall, gymnasium, infirmary, administration building and the Chapel were built. A new Main Hall and Annex were built after a fire gutted Old Main in 1927, after Dr. Irvines death on June 11,1928, Dr. Boyd Edwards was elected headmaster, where he remained until he retired in 1941. After his retirement, Dr. Charles S. Tippetts 12 resigned from a deanship at the University of Pittsburgh to become headmaster, during this time, Irvine Hall was completed and the James Buchanan Cabin was moved onto the campus. Fowle, who came from the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut, fowles tenure saw Tippetts Hall completed, Boone Hall constructed and Ford Hall constructed. In 1969, Mercersburg again became a coeducational school, in 1972, Walter H. Burgin Jr.53 was appointed the schools fifth headmaster. Burgin had been a member and the chairman of Mercersburgs mathematics department from 1959 to 1964 and was teaching at Phillips Exeter Academy at the time of his appointment. Burgin oversaw a comprehensive reshaping of the Academys academic facilities, the building of Lenfest Hall, and the integration of technology into community and classroom life. Douglas Hale was appointed head of school in 1997, coming from Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he had been a teacher, assistant headmaster, the school now offers 170 courses and has 106 faculty members. Hale was succeeded in 2016 by Katherine Titus, who is the first female head of school in the Academys history, Titus spent the past 11 years at St. Georges School in Rhode Island, most recently as associate head for school life. She had previously worked as dean of students and assistant head for student life at St. Georges, Titus is a graduate of Middlebury College and Columbia University. Now set on 300 acres, Mercersburg serves grades 9–12 and postgraduate, the school opened the 2016–2017 year with a total enrollment of 441 students,235 boys and 206 girls
2. Mercersburg, Pennsylvania – Mercersburg is a borough in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is 72 miles southwest of Harrisburg, the state capital, originally called Black Town, it was incorporated in 1831. In 1900,956 people lived here, and in 1910,1,410 people lived here, the population was 1,561 at the 2010 census. The borough was named after Hugh Mercer, a general in the American Revolutionary War, the Mercersburg Historic District, Lane House, and Mercersburg Academy are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Mercersburg is located in southwestern Franklin County at 39°49′46″N 77°54′7″W, according to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.89 square miles, all of it land. Mercersburg is located at the foot of Cove Mountain on the west side of the Great Appalachian Valley. The borough is 7.5 miles north of the Mason–Dixon line, whitetail Ski Resort is located 7 miles south of the town. Pennsylvania state highways 16,75, and 416 all pass through Mercersburg, PA16 leads east 10 miles to Greencastle and 11 miles to Interstate 81, and northwest through Cove Gap and over Tuscarora Mountain 10 miles to McConnellsburg. PA75 leads north 6 miles to Fort Loudon and south 7.5 miles to the Maryland border, PA416 leads northeast 7 miles to U. S. Route 30 near St. Thomas and southeast 10 miles to the Maryland border. Hagerstown, Maryland, is 17 miles to the southeast via PA416 and Maryland Route 58, while Chambersburg, as of the census of 2000, there were 1,540 people,686 households, and 439 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,581.0 people per square mile, there were 770 housing units at an average density of 790.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the borough was 92. 08% White,6. 49% African American,0. 58% Asian,0. 52% from other races, hispanic or Latino of any race were 1. 36% of the population. 32. 4% of all households were made up of individuals, the average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.80. In the borough the population was out, with 23. 6% under the age of 18,6. 5% from 18 to 24,29. 7% from 25 to 44,22. 7% from 45 to 64. The median age was 39 years, for every 100 females there were 88.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males, the median income for a household in the borough was $32,619, and the median income for a family was $46,042. Males had an income of $30,602 versus $23,000 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $18,934, about 7. 2% of families and 8. 6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7. 5% of those under age 18 and 10. 2% of those age 65 or over
3. Glenn Andrews – Arthur Glenn Andrews, usually known as Glenn Andrews, was an American politician and a United States Representative from Alabama. Andrews was born in Anniston in Calhoun County in North Alabama, a son of Roger Lee Andrews and he attended public schools in Birmingham and attended John Herbert Phillips High School there. He then graduated from Mercersburg Academy, a school in Mercersburg. In 1931, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University in Princeton and he married Ethel Standish Jackson in 1937. Associated with National City Bank of New York, from 1931 to 1933, Andrews was then with International Business Machines IBM, from 1933 to 1936. He became district manager of an Eastman Kodak subsidiary, from 1936 to 1946, an Alabama Republican, Andrews represented Alabamas 4th congressional district, since mainly the 3rd district, in the United States House of Representatives. The district centers on Andrews birthplace of Anniston. S, Senator Barry M. Goldwater of Arizona. He was elected to Congress on the Goldwater ticket, which prevailed over an unpledged elector slate in Alabama. U. S. President Lyndon B. Johnson was not listed on the Alabama ballot, however, most of the districts voters, like most Alabama voters turned against the Democrats due to the national partys increasingly strong stand on civil rights. Four other Alabama Republicans were elected to the U. S. House with Andrews, James D. Martin of Gadsden, John Buchanan of Birmingham, William Dickinson of Montgomery, Andrews served only in the 89th Congress from January 3,1965 to January 3,1967. He and other Alabama members opposed the Voting Rights Act of 1965, in 1966, Andrews was defeated for reelection by about the same margin that he had won in 1964. He was unseated by the Democratic State Senator Bill Nichols, Nichols received 54,515 votes to Andrews 38,402. For a time, Andrews chaired the Alabama Fourth Congressional District Republican Executive Committee and he sought to return to Congress in the 1970 general election, when Wallace ran unopposed for a second term as governor. He was overwhelmingly defeated by Nichols, who won 77,701 votes to Andrews 13,217. President Richard Nixon appointed Andrews a trustee in bankruptcy court, Andrews died in White Plains, Calhoun County, Alabama, on September 25,2008. He was cremated, and his ashes are interred at Grace Episcopal Church Columbarium, in Anniston, Andrews became the oldest former member on November 10,2007, with the death of former U. S. Representative Augustus Hawkins, a California Democrat, at his death the oldest living former member of the United States Congress. Upon Andrews death, William H. Avery, the Republican governor of Kansas from 1965 to 1967, biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Glenn Andrews at Find a Grave
4. Stewart H. Appleby – Stewart Hoffman Appleby was an American Republican Party politician who represented New Jerseys 3rd congressional district from 1925–1927, filling the vacancy of his father T. Frank Appleby, who had elected to office but died before taking the seat. Born in Asbury Park, New Jersey, Appleby attended the schools of Asbury Park. He graduated from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, in 1913 and afterward engaged in the real estate, Appleby organized and served as vice president of the First National Bank of Avon-by-the-Sea, New Jersey. During the First World War, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on May 17,1917 and he was commissioned a captain in the United States Marine Corps Reserve on November 24,1925. Appleby was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his father, frank Appleby, and served from November 3,1925, to March 3,1927, but was not a candidate for renomination in 1926. During World War II, Appeleby served in the United States Coast Guard and he retired to Hallandale, Florida, and died in Miami, Florida, January 12,1964. He was interred in Arlington National Cemetery, Fort Myer, Virginia, biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Stewart Hoffman Appleby at The Political Graveyard Stewart H. Appleby at Find a Grave
5. Joel Thompson Boone – Joel Thompson Boone was a United States Navy officer who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during World War I. In addition to the Medal of Honor, Boone received the Armys Distinguished Service Cross and was awarded the Silver Star six times and these awards made Boone the most highly decorated medical officer in the history of the United States armed services. Boone was born in St. Clair, Pennsylvania, on August 29,1889 and he was a cousin several times removed to Daniel Boone. He attended Mercersburg Academy and graduated in June 1913 from Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia, the following year he was commissioned a lieutenant in the United States Naval Reserve. When the United States declared war on Germany in April 1917 and he later served as a surgeon with the 6th Marine Regiment, which was part of the Armys 2nd Division while it was part of the American Expeditionary Force in France. On July 19,1918 he displayed extraordinary heroism while treating casualties under fire, for this action he was later awarded the Medal of Honor. He was promoted to lieutenant commander in September 1918, Boone remained in the Navy after the First World War and also served during the Second World War and the Korean War. He was one of the few individuals to have served in all three conflicts, after returning from France he was assigned to serve as the Director of the Bureau of Naval Affairs at the headquarters of the American Red Cross in Washington, D. C. In June 1922 he was assigned to the Presidential yacht USS Mayflower and served in capacity during the administrations of Warren Harding. When President Herbert Hoover took office in March 1929, Boone was assigned as the physician to the White House and he invented a game called Hooverball to help President Hoover keep in shape. He continued in the position when Franklin Roosevelt took office in 1933 and he was promoted to commander in September 1931 and to captain in July 1939. In late 1940, Captain Boone became the medical officer at Naval Air Station San Diego and later transferred to the Naval Hospital in Seattle. In April 1945, Boone was promoted to commodore and ordered as Fleet Medical Officer to the commander of the Third Fleet, for his service in the Pacific Theater, Boone was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Navy Commendation Ribbon and two battle stars. He was promoted to the rank of admiral on January 8,1946 and was reassigned as District Medical Officer. In March 1950, he became the Inspector General of the Navy Medical Department and he went to Korea in 1950 - shortly before his retirement for physical disability in December 1950. Upon his retirement from the Navy, Boone was promoted to the rank of admiral on the retired list in recognition of his distinguished career. Vice Admiral Boone died April 2,1974 in Washington, D. C. and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery and his grave can be found in section 11. When his wife Helen died on November 2,1977 she was buried with him, rank and organization, Lieutenant, U. S. Navy
6. John Cessna – John Cessna was a Republican member of the U. S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. John Cessna was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania and he attended the common schools and Hall’s Military Academy in Bedford. He was graduated from Marshall College in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, in 1842 and he taught school, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1845 and commenced practice in Bedford. He served as member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 1850,1851,1862, and 1863 and he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1856 and at Charleston, South Carolina, and Baltimore, Maryland, in 1860. He became affiliated with the Republican Party in 1863, and served as chairman of the Republican State convention in 1865 and he was elected chairman of the Republican State central committee in 1865. He was a delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1868,1876, Cessna was elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress. He was a candidate for reelection in 1870. He was elected to the Forty-third Congress and he was not a candidate for renomination in 1874. He was again a member of the State House of Representatives in 1892 and he resumed the practice of law in Bedford where he died in 1893. Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives United States Congress, biographical Directory of the United States Congress
7. John Coolidge – John Coolidge was an executive with the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, and the first son of President Calvin Coolidge and Grace Coolidge. John Coolidge, was born in Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts and he was the elder of the two children of Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President of the United States from 1923 to 1929 and Grace Anna Goodhue, First Lady of the United States from 1923 to 1929. It was all very wonderful to us, Coolidge attended Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania and graduated in 1924. He then enrolled at Amherst College, his fathers alma mater, graduating in 1928 and he was an executive with the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. He served as president of the Connecticut Manifold Forms Company until 1960 and he helped start the Coolidge Foundation and his gifts of buildings, land, and artifacts were instrumental in creating the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site. Well into his 80s, Coolidge was seen shuttling back and forth from his home near the Calvin Coolidge Historical Site to collect his mail at the old post office located on the historic site. He was reportedly a charming and excited talker who would still answer visitors questions about his father or his family, on September 23,1929 at Plainville, Connecticut, he married Florence Trumbull. She was born on November 30,1904, at Plainville, Connecticut and he is buried beside his wife, parents, brother, and several generations of the Coolidge family in the Plymouth Notch Cemetery at Plymouth, Windsor County, Vermont. He was survived by a daughter, son-in-law, three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren, coolidges family had deep roots in New England. His earliest American ancestor, John Coolidge, emigrated from Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, England, around 1630 and settled in Watertown, Calvin Coolidge Presidential leaders, Publisher, Twenty-First Century Books,2006 ISBN0822514966