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Famous Thayer Academy Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Thayer Academy and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Thayer Academy, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Thayer Academy include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Thayer Academy alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Thayer Academy are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Thayer Academy.

Examples of graduates on this list: Jeremy Roenick, John Cheever and many more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Thayer Academy?” and “Which celebrities are Thayer Academy alumni?”
  • John Cheever
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    John William Cheever (May 27, 1912 – June 18, 1982) was an American novelist and short story writer. He is sometimes called "the Chekhov of the suburbs". His fiction is mostly set in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the Westchester suburbs, old New England villages based on various South Shore towns around Quincy, Massachusetts, where he was born, and Italy, especially Rome. He is "now recognized as one of the most important short fiction writers of the 20th century." While Cheever is perhaps best remembered for his short stories (including "The Enormous Radio", "Goodbye, My Brother", "The Five-Forty-Eight", "The Country Husband", and "The Swimmer"), he also wrote four novels, comprising... more on Wikipedia
    • Profession: Novelist, Author, Writer
    • Age: Dec. at 70 (1912-1982)
    • Birthplace: Eastern United States, New England, Norfolk County, Quincy, United States of America

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  • Anthony Lewis Amonte (born August 2, 1970) is a retired American professional ice hockey player. He played right wing over 17 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Phoenix Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers and the Calgary Flames. He is currently the head coach of Thayer Academy Varsity Hockey Team.... more on Wikipedia
    • Profession: Ice Hockey Player
    • Age: 50
    • Birthplace: Hingham, Massachusetts

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  • Ryan D. Whitney (born February 19, 1983) is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman. After playing with his high school team from Thayer Academy and the USA National Development Program, Whitney joined the college ranks with Boston University in 2001. Upon completing his freshman year, he was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins fifth overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. Following parts of three seasons with the Penguins' minor league affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Whitney played his NHL rookie season in 2005–06. Whitney remained in Pittsburgh for three-and-a-half seasons, helping the club to the 2008 Stanley Cup Finals. He was traded to the Edmonton Oilers in... more on Wikipedia
    • Profession: Ice Hockey Player, Athlete
    • Age: 37
    • Birthplace: Scituate, Massachusetts
  • Mary Parker Follett
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    Mary Parker Follett (September 3, 1868 – December 18, 1933) was an American social worker, management consultant, philosopher and pioneer in the fields of organizational theory and organizational behavior. Along with Lillian Gilbreth, she was one of two great women management experts in the early days of classical management theory. She has been called the "Mother of Modern Management".... more on Wikipedia
    • Profession: Social Worker, Writer, Management Theorist
    • Age: Dec. at 65 (1868-1933)
    • Birthplace: Quincy, Massachusetts