Thomas Hassan

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Thomas Hassan
First Gentleman of New Hampshire
In role
January 3, 2013 – January 2, 2017
GovernorMaggie Hassan
Preceded bySusan Lynch
Succeeded byValerie Sununu (First Lady)
14th Principal of Phillips Exeter Academy
In office
September 2009 – June 2015
Preceded byTyler Chapman Tingley
Succeeded byLisa MacFarlane
Personal details
Spouse(s)Maggie Hassan
Alma mater

Thomas Edward Hassan is an American educator and husband of United States Senator and former Governor of New Hampshire Maggie Hassan.[1] He joined the Phillips Exeter Academy faculty as the Director of College Counseling in 1989, worked as the Dean of Admissions, and was the 14th principal from 2009 until his retirement in 2014.[2][3] During his 20 years at Exeter, Hassan taught mathematics and junior studies, served as dorm affiliate, and advised student organizations, including Best Buddies and the Random Acts of Kindness club.[1]

Hassan earned a bachelor of arts degree at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, and earned master's and doctoral degrees in Education at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.[1] In 2011, the New York Observer named Hassan as one of 24 "Elite Private School Power Players".[4]

As the husband of Governor Maggie Hassan, Thomas Hassan was New Hampshire's First Gentleman from 2013 to 2017.[1]

As of June 2016, Hassan is the President of School Year Abroad.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d "Biography of Principal Thomas E. Hassan". Phillips Exeter Academy. Retrieved 2013-01-08..
  2. ^ "Thomas Hassan appointed Principal of Phillips Exeter Academy". 2008-10-24. Retrieved 2012-11-06.
  3. ^ Buchanan, James (Nov–Dec 2009), "The Principal", Brown Alumni Magazine.
  4. ^ Knutsen, Elise (November 2011), "The Elite of the Elite: 2011 Private School Power Players", New York Observer.
  5. ^ "Leadership - School Year Abroad". Retrieved 2017-05-12.

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