Boston Latin School
1669 Cotton Mather, Minister 1714 Benjamin Franklin, Inventor; Signer, Declaration of Independence; Minister to France (non-graduate) 1729 Samuel Adams, Signer, Declaration of Independence; Governor of Massachusetts 1745 John Hancock, Signer, Declaration of Independence; President, Continental Congress 1770 Charles Bulfinch, Architect, Boston State House, Capitol Building, Washington, D.C. 1805 Edward Everett, President, Harvard University; Governor of Massachusetts 1817 Ralph Waldo Emerson, Philosopher and Poet 1822 Francis Gardner, Author; Headmaster, Latin School 1827 Wendell Phillips, Orator and Anti-Slavery Leader 1835 Edward Everett Hale, Minister of South Congregational Church 1849 Charles William Eliot, Educator; President of Harvard University 1851 Phillips Brooks, Orator, Episcopal Bishop of Boston 1851 Henry Lee Higginson, Banker, "Boston's First Citizen" 1857 Edward Charles Pickering, Astronomer 1880 John F. Fitzgerald, Mayor of Boston 1882 George Santayana, Philosopher 1907 Howard Lindsey, Famous Playwright 1908 Joseph P. Kennedy, U.S. Ambassador to England; Father of President John F. Kennedy 1917 Roy E. Larsen, Publisher/Benefactor 1918 Paul A. Dever, Governor of Massachusetts 1922 Elliot Norton, Drama Critic 1926 Ralph B. Rodgers, Former Chairman of the Board, Texas Instruments 1927 Cardinal John Wright, Prefect of Clergy of the Roman Curia (highest curial office held by an American up to that time) 1928 Dr. Paul Zoll, Cardiologist who introduced the pacemaker 1931 Vincent Learson, Former Chairman of the Board, Internal Business Machine Co. 1932 Theodore H. White, Writer and Author 1935 Leonard Bernstein, Composer, Conductor, Musician 1937 Wade McGee, Jr., Prominent Jurist 1937 Brig. General Robert McDermott, Dean of Air Force Academy; Chairman Emeritus, USAA Ins. 1939 Raymond D. Nasher, Patron of the Arts 1940 Sumner M. Redstone, Entertainment Industry Exec. 1942 Thomas L. Phillips, Chairman of the Board Emeritus, Raytheon Corp. 1943 Rev. John E. Brooks, President, College of the Holy Cross 1943 Aaron Fuerstein, President, Malden Mills Industries 1943 Clifton R. Wharton, Jr., Deputy Secretary of State; President of Michigan State University; Chairman & CEO of TIAA-Cref 1955 Marshall S. Cogan, Chairman, Knoll International Holdings, Inc. 1957 Most Reverend William Murphy, Vicar General and Moderator Curia, Archdiocese of Boston 1959 Thomas Ryan, Jr., President, American Stock Exchange 1960 Charles I. Clough, Jr., Chief Investment Strategist, Merrill Lynch 1967 Thomas Finneran, Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives 1975 Stephen Murphy, Boston City Council
See also the school's Boston Latin School Association webpage.