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Why was anastasia Ivanova removed? Also, why was this change not noted and discussed in the editing talk. I will revoke the change because anastasia Ivanoca has gained some infamy among the school's student population and is therefore noteworthy. - nov 12 2009 —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:31, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

Can anyone add to my list of distinguished alumni? Right now it's pretty poor. --Shabs9180 19:11, 18 Aug 2004 (UTC)

I went there. Nobody else famous comes to mind. --StLemur 22:06, 17 July 2005 (UTC)

George Selden, Author of "The Cricket in Times Square"

Here's a short list:

A Selected list of Prominent Loomis Chaffee Alumni and Alumnae

J. Sutherland Frame '25 mathematics professor at Harvard, Brown, Allegheny College, Michigan State University consultant for Graduate Mathematics Programs in Thailand President of Michigan Academy of Arts and Letters Board of Governors of The Mathematical Association of America

Guilford Dudley Jr. '25 U.S. Ambassador to Denmark

John D. Rockefeller, III '25 financier

Benjamin Van Doren Hedges '26 Olympic track and field athlete (1928)

Selden Rodman '27 author, poet, playwright; Artists in Tune with Their World

Winthrop Rockefeller '31 Governor of Arkansas

Miriam Brooks Butterworth '36 President, Hartford College for Women, Founder of Caucus of Connecticut Democrats, Commissioner and Chair, Public Utilities Commision of Connecticut

Alexander Eliot '36 author, art editor of Time magazine; The Global Myths, Abraham Lincoln: An Illustrated Biography, The Universal Myths: Heros, Gods, Tricksters and Others

Ella T. Grasso '36 Governor of Connecticut, Secretary of State of Connecticut, Member of U.S. Congress

George P. Shultz '38 U.S. Secretary of State, Secretary of Labor, Secretary of the Treasury, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, President of Bechtel Group, Inc., Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution, recipient of the U.S. Medal of Freedom, author Turmoil and Triumph: My Years as Secretary of State

Guy Wiggins '38 landscape artist

Warren Eginton '41 U.S. District Judge

Henry R. Horsey '43 Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court

Tom Lehrer '43 musical satirist, entertainer, professor of mathematics; recordings: An Evening (wasted) with Tom Lehrer, author; Too Many Songs

Fenno F. Heath Jr. '44 Professor of Choral Music Emeritus, Yale University Director of The Yale Glee Club

Arthur O. Sulzberger '45 Chairman and Publisher of The New York Times

David C. Burnham '46 Headmaster, The Moses Brown School

J. Laurence Collins Jr. '47 author: Is Paris Burning?, Black Eagles, Maze, Fall from Grace, The Fifth Horseman

Kenneth O. Gilmore '49 Editor-in-Chief, Reader's Digest

John D. Nichols '49 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

Alfred V. Covello '50 U.S. District Judge former Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court

Myron "Moe" W. Drabowsky '53 professional baseball player, pitcher-Baltimore Orioles, also played for the Cubs, Braves, Reds, A's, Cardinals, and White Sox

John T. Nichols '58 novelist: The Milagro Beanfield War, The Sterile Cuckoo, Conjugal Bliss, American Blood, On the Mesa, The Nirvana Blues

J. Garvan Murtha '59 U.S. District Judge

Stephen K. Roos '63 author: The Cottontail Caper, Crocodile Christmas, Love Me, Love My Werewolf, The Maple Street Kids, Twelve-Year-Old Vows Revenge, My Favorite Ghost, Confessions of a Wayward Preppie, The Incredible Cat Caper, The Terrible Truth, My Horrible Secret

Morris N. Hughes Jr.'63 Ambassador Designate to the Republic of Burundi Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy, Republic of Cameroon

Robert G. Kaiser '63 Managing Editor, The Washington Post, author: Russia: From the Inside

Henry R. Kravis '63 founding partner, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

Thomas G. Finck '65 President, Triton Energy Corporation

Ben Cheever '67 author, novelist: The Plagiarist, The Partisan

Jonathan Carroll '67 novelist: The Land of Laughs, Voice of Our Shadow, Bones of the Moon, A Child Across the Sky, Black Cocktail, Sleeping in Flame, Outside the Dog Museum, After Silence, From the Teeth of Angels

John Terry '68 film and television actor: Against the Grain, A Dangerous Woman, Iron Will

Peter Barton '69 President and Chief Executive Officer, Liberty Media Corporation

David M. Margolick '70 Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair: National Legal Affairs Correspondent, The New York Times; author: At the Bar, Undue Influence: The Epic Battle for the Johnson & Johnson Fortune

Thomas D. Ritter '70 Speaker of the House, Connecticut General Assembly

Dennis J. Cooper '72 film and television director, producer and writer Miami Vice, Prep

James Widdoes '72 film and television actor, director, producer Animal House (actor), Dave's World, Can't Hurry Love

Drew Zingg '73 musician, former lead guitarist with Steely Dan

Corby Kummer '74 Senior Editor, The Atlantic Monthly

Thomas S. Grey '75 Professor of Music, Stanford University; author, Wagner's Musical Prose: Texts and Contexts

Chris Hedges '75 Middle East Bureau Chief, The New York Times

Deborah Baker '77 author, biographer; In Extremis: The Life of Laura Riding, Making a Farm

Marika Kuzma '77 Professor of Music, University of California, Berkeley; choral conductor guest conductor, Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Andrea Korzenik McCarren '81 anchor/reporter ABC, Washington, D.C. winner of five Emmy Awards for news reporting

Lisa Pertillar Brevard '87 Research Associate, Afro-American Studies Program, University of Maryland author; We'll Understand It Better By and By: Pioneering African-American Gospel Composers

Matthew M. Murray '89 professional baseball player: Red Sox, Phillies

Kevin S. Moran '90 Assistant to the Director of Communications, The White House (President William J. Clinton administration)

Gretchen Ulion '90 A member of the 1998 U.S.A. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team, Gretchen scored the first goal in the Gold-Medal winning game against Canada.


why is jesse (josiah) camp not on this list —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:12, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

  • You may add him if you can source his connection to Loomis Chaffee. I'm not doubting that he attended, but his bio on VH1 does not include any education after High School. A source is just good form. --Bridgecross (talk) 19:57, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

Distinguished Alumni list[edit]

I think it needs some trimming. Most are notable for some accomplishment, whether political, artistic, athletic, scientific, etc. But some are listed simply for holding a job or having scholarly credentials.
I am going to try trimming the list using Wikipedia:Notability_(people). Note that the standards for creative professionals are designed not to include every professor, conductor or designer working. --Bridgecross (talk) 20:26, 26 December 2007 (UTC) Why are there two lists of distinguished alumni? The one at the beginning seems unnecessary at best, confusing at worst. I would like to remove it - any objections? AlexFeldman (talk) 20:46, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

There are 2 lists as the top gives priority to some of the more notable alumns, while the bottom shows the range of the alumni. The Loomis Chaffee communications/alumni office would prefer to not have this changed- and would prefer to not have anyone removed at this time. Thank you!Loomischaffee (talk) 12:20, 8 July 2013 (UTC)


Would this page be better located at "Loomis Chaffee School"? Or is it most commonly referred to as just "Loomis Chaffee"? --zenohockey (talk) 03:48, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

Loomis Chaffee _SCHOOL_[edit]

I have changed the title of this article from Loomis Chaffee (so that that's now a redirect page) to Loomis Chaffee School.

Do I need to explain the obvious fact that the former title was lunacy? Yes, one calls it "Loomis Chaffee" and one lets the third word be understood. One speaks of M.I.T. instead of spelling out what the letters stand for. But should this be the only school for which the title of the article is the abbreviated form?

There are lots of links to Loomis Chaffee. I've cleaned up some of those. Can other help with the rest? Michael Hardy (talk) 05:22, 12 June 2013 (UTC)


Hi. In looking at the history, while the school was chartered in 1874, it really wasn't established until 1914. Currently the infobox reflects this, but the categories have the older date. You can't really say it was established at the earlier date, since it wasn't in operation. I'm going to make the necessary edits so that the article's dates all agree. Onel5969 TT me 16:27, 8 January 2016 (UTC)