Category:The Hill School faculty
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The following 20 pages are in this category, out of 20 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 20 pages are in this category, out of 20 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. James A. Michener – Michener was known for the popularity of his works, he had numerous bestsellers and works selected for Book of the Month Club. He was also known for his meticulous research behind the books and his non-fiction works include Iberia, about his travels in Spain and Portugal, his memoir titled The World Is My Home, and Sports in America. Return to Paradise combines fictional short stories with Micheners factual descriptions of the Pacific areas where they take place. His first book was adapted as the popular Broadway musical South Pacific by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein and he also wrote an analysis of the Electoral College system of the United States in a book which condemned it, entitled Presidential Lottery, The Reckless Gamble in Our Electoral System. It was published in 1969, and republished in 2014 and 2016, Michener wrote that he did not know who his biological parents were or exactly when or where he was born. He said he was raised a Quaker by a mother, Mabel Michener, in Doylestown, Bucks County. Michener graduated from Doylestown High School in 1925 and he attended Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, where he played basketball and was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. After graduating summa cum laude in 1929 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and History, Michener took a job as a high school English teacher at The Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. From 1933 to 1936, he taught English at George School in Newtown and he attended Colorado State College of Education in Greeley, Colorado, in 1970 renamed the University of Northern Colorado, where he earned a Master of Arts degree in Education. After graduation, he taught at the university, and at College High School for several years, the library at the University of Northern Colorado was later named after him in October 1972. In 1935, Michener married Patti Koon and he accepted a Guest Lecturer position at Harvard, from 1939 to 1940, but left to join Macmillan Publishers as their social studies education editor. Michener was called to duty during World War II in the United States Navy. He traveled throughout the South Pacific Ocean on various assignments which he gained because his base commanders mistakenly thought his father was Admiral Marc Mitscher and his experiences during these travels inspired his stories published in his breakout work Tales of the South Pacific. In 1960, Michener was chairman of the Bucks County committee to elect John F. Kennedy, in 1962, he unsuccessfully ran as a Democratic candidate for a seat in the U. S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, a decision he later considered a misstep. My mistake was to run in 1962 as a Democratic candidate for Congress, kept saying, Dont do it, dont do it. I lost and went back to writing books, in 1968, Michener served as the campaign manager for twice-elected US senator Joseph S. Clarks third-term run. Michener was later Secretary for the 1967–68 Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention, also that year, Michener was a member of the Electoral College, serving as a Pennsylvania Democrat. He wrote about that experience in Presidential Lottery, The Reckless Gamble in Our Electoral System, in it, he suggested alternate systems, including a direct popular vote
2. John Lester – John Ashby Lester was an American cricketer, active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Lester was one of the Philadelphian cricketers who played from the end of the 19th century until the outbreak of World War I and his obituary in Wisden Cricketers Almanack, described him as one of the great figures in American cricket. During his career, he played in 53 matches for the Philadelphians,47 of which are considered first class, from 1897 until his retirement in 1908, Lester led the batting averages in Philadelphia and captained all the international home matches. Lester was born in Penrith, Cumberland, England in 1871 and he began playing cricket at a very young age. He was playing a game in Yorkshire in 1892 when he met Dr. Isaac Sharpless, Sharpless was the president of Haverford College, and invited him to the United States to attend the school. In his early days as a student in Cumberlands Ackworth School and it was only after entering Haverford that he developed his batting style. As a student at Haverford, Lester excelled as an athlete and a scholar and played football, track, tennis, during his freshman year, he averaged 100.5 runs per innings. Lester also won the Cope Bat every year during his time at Haverford, in his final season with the school in 1896, he scored 1,185 total runs and took 40 wickets for averages of 79 and 23.2, respectively. He also captained Haverford on their first overseas tour, scoring 105 against the MCC on his first appearance at Lords, on this tour, he created a great impression with an average of over 84 and prepared himself for the Philadelphians tour of England the following year. The tour undertaken by the Philadelphian cricketers was very ambitious, previous tours had tended to involve amateur English sides as opponents, with a low level of competition. Starting on June 7 at Oxford, the tour lasted for two months and ended in late July at The Oval, while it initially aroused some curiosity, many English fans lost interest until John Lester and the Philadelphians met the full Sussex team at Brighton on June 17. Behind a dominant bowling performance by Bart King, Lester helped to seal the victory with his batting, in the first innings, Lester and King were partners in a fourth-wicket stand of 107, with Lester top-scoring with 92. He continued in the innings with 34 not out. Despite the excitement surrounding Lesters and Kings performances, the Americans did not fare well overall, fifteen matches were played, but only two were won, while the team lost nine and earned a draw in four. The other win came against Warwickshire, during this match at Edgbaston, Lester scored 35 runs in the first innings and 67 in the second. Lester was the best batsmen on the Philadelphian side, beginning with 72 not out in his first match, he kept up his form all through the tour, several counties offered him contracts to play in England. John Lester was chosen to captain the Philadelphians in 1903 and 1908 on their tours to England, against Leicestershire in August 1903, Lester made his highest score in first-class cricket. In the first innings, he made 126 not out, and he did manage to take 4 wickets in the Philadelphians loss to Kent
3. Anthony Branker – Branker was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey and raised in Piscataway and Plainfield, New Jersey. He attended public schools in Piscataway and graduated from Piscataway High School where he was involved in the program under the direction of R. Bruce Bradshaw. Following high school, Branker attended Princeton University where he received his B. A. in Music, Brankers family hails from Trinidad and Barbados and he is a first-generation American. He comes from an extended family that includes his uncle Rupert Branker who was the music director. Another uncle, pianist Roy Branker was with the Copasetics, a fraternity of musicians in Harlem organized after the death of William Bojangles Robinson. Billy Strayhorn was a member of group and Roy wrote music with Strayhorn. Roy Branker was also a member of a trio called The Three Peppers, Anthony Brankers cousin, Nicholas Brancker, who spells his last name slightly different, is from Barbados. Hes a music producer and bassist who has worked with Roberta Flack, Cyndi Lauper, Simply Red, Shabba Ranks and Lord Mouse, Nicholas was also nominated for a Grammy Award for a jazz piece on flutist Sherry Winstons album Love Is. Dr. Dr. Branker has served as a U. S, the music of composer Anthony Branker stands firmly on jazz traditions while simultaneously pushing the boundaries in bold and beautiful new directions. Recently, his 2016 Beauty Within recording was the winner of 3 Gold Medal Awards from Global Music Awards in the categories of Album, Group, past Global Music Award Gold Medalists in jazz have included Esperanza Spalding, Omar Sosa, Melissa Aldana, and John Daversa. In 2014 &2015, Branker was named in Down Beat magazines 62nd & 63rd Annual International Critics Poll as a Rising Star Composer, Branker has recorded for Origin Records and Sons of Sound Records and has eight releases in his fast growing and musically rich discography. They include, Beauty Within, The Forward Suite, Uppity, Together, Dialogic, Dance Music, Blessings, Dr. Wilby Fletcher, Renato Thoms, Kadri Voorand, Alison Crockett, and Freddie Bryant. Dr.99, Pori International Jazz Festival, Mt. Fuji Jazz Festival, in 2014, Dr. Branker conducted Pulitzer Prize Winning Composer Wynton Marsalis Abyssinian 200, A Gospel Celebration featuring the Princeton University Glee Club and University Concert Jazz Ensemble. S. Premiere of Debussys newly discovered jazz overture for this work –, Dr. Branker has also conducted Princetons Orchestra in performances of Ellingtons extended orchestral compositions A Tone Parallel to Harlem and New World A Comin. As a trumpeter, Branker performed and recorded with the Spirit of Life Ensemble – including a residency at New Yorks internationally renowned Sweet Basil Jazz Club. He also appeared at the Pori International Jazz Festival, Leningrad/St, in 1999, medical problems stemming from two brain aneurysms and the discovery of an AVM led him to yield his trumpet playing and forced him to take a leave of absence from teaching. Voicings – Jann Parker, w/Jann Parker, Mark Gross, Aaron Graves, Curtis Lundy, Payton Crossley, Steve Kroon, et al. Twenty-5ive – Spirit of Life Ensemble, w/Talib Kibwe, Vinnie Cutro, Michael Cochrane, Belden Bullock, Guilherme Franco, Bruce Cox, Anthony Branker, et al
4. Alexander Grant (athlete) – Alexander Grant was an American track and field athlete who competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. Grant competed in the 800 metres and he placed sixth or seventh in his first-round heat and did not advance to the final. He did not participate in the 4000 metre steeplechase and he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1900. His record time in the 1500 meter event went unbroken in the U. S. for twenty years, Grant, along with George Orton and Josiah MacCracken, founded Camp Tecumseh, an all-boys summer camp in Moultonboro, New Hampshire. Grant continued as director of Camp Tecumseh until his death in 1946, after Grants death, Camp Tecumseh became a not-for-profit organization run by a Board of Trustees. In 2003, Camp Tecumseh celebrated its 100th birthday, the camp continues to be very successful, adhering to Grants vision of making good boys better. Grant died in Narbeth, PA. on October 13,1946 and he was the brother of Olympian Dick Grant. The 1900 Olympic Games, Results for All Competitors in All Events, jefferson, North Carolina, McFarland & Company, Inc
5. James Wendell – James Isaac Wendell was an American athlete who won the silver medal competed in the 110 m hurdles at the 1912 Summer Olympics. After retiring from competitions, Wendell had a career in education. He was a master of English and assistant track coach at The Hill School, a boarding school in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. A teammate of his on the 1912 Olympic Team, General George S. Patton, during Wendells tenure as headmaster Hill graduate William Franklin Porter II, class of 1944, won a gold medal in the 110 metre hurdles at the 1948 Summer Olympics. In 2008, Wendell was named to Wesleyan Universitys Athletic Hall of Fame and he graduated from the school in 1913, having broken several track and field records in his time at the school
6. Edmund Wilson – Edmund Wilson was an American writer and critic who notably explored Freudian and Marxist themes. He influenced many American authors, including F. Scott Fitzgerald and his scheme for a Library of America series of national classic works came to fruition through the efforts of Jason Epstein after Wilsons death. Wilson was born in Red Bank, New Jersey and his parents were Helen Mather and Edmund Wilson, Sr. a lawyer who served as New Jersey Attorney General. Wilson attended The Hill School, a preparatory boarding school in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. At Hill, Wilson served as the editor-in-chief of the literary magazine. From 1912 to 1916, he was educated at Princeton University and his familys summer home at Talcottville, New York, known as Edmund Wilson House, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Wilson was the editor of Vanity Fair in 1920 and 1921. His works influenced novelists Upton Sinclair, John Dos Passos, Sinclair Lewis, Floyd Dell and he served on the Dewey Commission, that set out to fairly evaluate the charges that led to the exile of Leon Trotsky. He wrote plays, poems, and novels, but his greatest influence was literary criticism. He played a role throughout Edna St Vincent Millays life, from the time she was a foreign correspondent for Vanity Fair magazine,1921 to 1923. Axels Castle, A Study in the Imaginative Literature of 1870–1930 was a survey of Symbolism. It covered Arthur Rimbaud, Auguste Villiers de lIsle-Adam, W. B, yeats, Paul Valéry, T. S. Eliot, Marcel Proust, James Joyce, and Gertrude Stein. In an essay on the work of horror writer H. P, lovecraft, Tales of the Marvellous and the Ridiculous, Wilson condemned Lovecrafts tales as hackwork. Wilson was interested in culture as a whole, and many of his writings go beyond the realm of pure literary criticism. His early works are influenced by the ideas of Freud and Marx. Wilson lobbied for the creation of a series of classic US literature similar to Frances Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, in 1982, ten years after his death, The Library of America series was launched. Wilsons writing was included in the Library of America in two published in 2007. Wilsons critical works helped foster public appreciation for several novelists, Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald and he was instrumental in establishing the modern evaluation of the works of Dickens and Kipling
7. George Denman (American football) – George Edward Denman was an American teacher and football, basketball, and baseball coach. He served as the head football coach at Michigan Agricultural College, now known as Michigan State University, from 1901 to 1902. Denman was born in March 1874 in New York and his father, Edmond Denman, was an immigrant from England who worked as a day laborer. His mother, Maria Denman, was a native of New York and he had an older brother, William, born in March 1873. Denman began his education during the 1893-1894 academic year at Union College in Schenectady. He later attended Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts and he was a member of the senior class during the 1897-1898 academic year, and received his degree in 1898. In 1900, he was living in Auburn, New York and he served as the third head football coach at Michigan Agricultural College, now known as Michigan State University, from 1901 to 1902, compiling a record of 7–9–1. In 1905, he was instructor of French and Latin at the Central University in Lexington, from 1903 to 1910, Denman was the athletic director and headmaster of the Centenary Collegiate Institute in Hackettstown, New Jersey. In 1913, Denman was an instructor of Latin at the Mackenzie School in Dobbs Ferry, Denman was married to Emma Blanche Babbitt, the daughter of a physician and surgeon from Auburn, New York. In September 1918, Denman wrote in a registration card that he was a resident of Auburn. He listed his present occupation as the director and a teacher at the Williston Seminary at Easthampton. At the time of the 1920 United States Census, Denman was living in Easthampton with his wife and his occupation was listed as a professor at a seminary. By 1930, Denman had moved to Pottstown, Pennsylvania where he was a teacher at The Hill School, as of 1932, Denman and his wife were living in Pottstown. His wife, Blanche died on March 17,1948 at Auburn, Denman died in 1952, him and his wife are buried at Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn, New York. George Denman at the College Football Data Warehouse George Denman at College Basketball at Sports-Reference. com