Newark Academy - Notable Alumni

Notable Alumni

  • Ryan Adeleye (born 1987), professional association football (soccer) player.
  • Samuel S. Coursen (1926–50), Class of 1945. U.S. Military Academy graduate class of 1949 and posthumous recipient of Medal of Honor during the Korean War.
  • Jared Gilman (born 1998), actor who appeared in the film Moonrise Kingdom.
  • Justin Gimelstob (born 1977), ATP professional tennis player.
  • Alan B. Handler (born 1931), New Jersey Supreme Court Justice from 1977 until 1999.
  • Chris Jacobs (born 1964), swimming medalist at the 1988 Summer Olympics.
  • Chris Jacobs (born 1970), co-host of Discovery Channel's television show Overhaulin'.
  • Ernest Lester Jones (1876–1929), head of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey from 1914 until his death.
  • Stacey Kent (born 1968), jazz singer.
  • Thomas N. McCarter (1867–1955), CEO of PSE&G Corporation, developer of Penn Station, and original benefactor of the McCarter Theatre in Princeton.
  • Akshay Oberoi (born 1985), Bollywood actor who made his film debut in the 2010 film Isi Life Mein.
  • James Parker (1854–1934), Major General in the United States Army and a Medal of Honor recipient for his role in the Philippine-American War during 1899.
  • William E. Simon (1927–2000), 63rd Secretary of the Treasury under Richard Nixon.
  • Gus Stager (born c. 1927), coach of 1960 U.S. Olympic swim team; swimming coach at University of Michigan for 25 years.
  • Richard Thaler (born 1945), economist specializing in behavioral finance.
  • Edward Wyckoff Williams (born 1978), author, and political and economic analyst for MSNBC and NBC Universal.

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