West Nottingham Academy

Notable Alumni

Richard Stockton 

Richard Stockton was an American Founding Father, lawyer, jurist, legislator, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Benjamin Rush 1759 

Benjamin Rush was a Founding Father of the United States who signed the United States Declaration of Independence, and was a physician, politician, social reformer, humanitarian, educator, and the founder of Dickinson College.

Ebenezer Hazard

Ebenezer Hazard was an American businessman and publisher who served in a variety of political posts during and after the American Revolutionary War: as Postmaster of New York City; in 1776 as surveyor general of the Continental Post Office; and United States Postmaster General from 1782 to 1789.

John Morgan

John Morgan, “founder of Public Medical Instruction in America,” was co-founder of the Medical College at the University of Pennsylvania, the first medical school in Colonial America; and he served as the second “Chief physician & director general” of the Continental Army.

William Shippen Jr.

Played a key role in founding University of Pennsylvania Medical School. He was the first systematic teacher of anatomy, surgery and obstetrics in Colonial America and founded the first maternity hospital in America. He was the 3rd Director General of Hospitals of the Continental Army.

John Henry

John Henry was the eighth Governor of Maryland who also served as a member of the Continental Congress from 1777 to 1779, 1780, and 1784 to 1786, and was a member of the U.S. Senate from 1789 to 1797.

William Kirkpatrick

1756  was an American hymnwriter of Irish birth. He partnered with John R. Sweney to produce and publish over 1,000 gospel hymn songs, including “Away in a Manger” and over sixty hymnal books.

Robert S.

Brookings 1866 – Robert Somers Brookings was an American businessman and philanthropist, known for his involvement with Washington University in St. Louis and his founding of the Brookings Institute.

Alexander Martin

Alexander Martin was the fourth and seventh Governor of North Carolina from 1782 to 1784 and from 1789 to 1792. As a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in 1787, Martin is considered a Founding Fathers of the United

Austin Lane Crothers

1875 – Austin Lane Crothers, was an American politician and a member of the United States Democratic Party, was the 46th Governor of Maryland in the United States from 1908 to 1912.

John Filson

John Filson was an American author, historian of Kentucky, pioneer, surveyor and one of the founders of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Col. Richard C. Hallock ‘37 

A highly decorated soldier in WWII and after a long military and government career, he retired from the U.S. Army in 1967, went to work in a variety of civilian capacities.

Dr. Morett ’04

Dr. Morett ’04 is an Assistant Professor of Educational Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of Alabama. Dr. Morett uses research approaches from cognitive neuroscience, educational psychology, and developmental science to investigate how the neurobiological organization of language develops and how it contributes to learning.

Eric Fischl ‘66

Eric Fischl ‘66 is an American painter, sculptor, printmaker, draftsman and educator. He is known for his paintings depicting American suburbia from the 1970s and 1980s.

Harry Walter Anderson

Harry Walter Anderson, nicknamed “Harry the Horse,” was an American professional baseball outfielder / first baseman, who played in Major League Baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies and Cincinnati Reds

Ismail Smith Wade-El ‘07

Ismail Smith Wade-El ‘07 – is the first African American official elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from his district.

Josh Boone ’03

Josh Boone ’03 is an American professional basketball player. A 6’10” power forward-center, he played three years of college basketball for UConn. He declared for the 2006 NBA draft after his junior season, forgoing his final year of college. He played four seasons with the NJ Nets prior to playing profession overseas.

Matt Pestronk ’96 

Matt Pestronk ’96 – President and founder of Post Brothers, anationally-recognized leader in development, innovation, and sustainability of real estate property based in Philadelphia

Ross Cameron ‘61

Ross Cameron ‘61 – Former President of Charms Candy Company, inventor of the Blow Pop