EHS Alumni

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    Are you a graduate of Elgin High School? Are you planning a reunion? Don’t forget to send your reunion information to Maria Esposito at Elgin High School or e-mail her at mariaesposito@u-46.org.  Your notice will be kept on file in the office and will be posted on this page as well.  

    If you are planning your reunion, you can check with the EHS treasurer to see if your class may have funds that remain in your club account.  You can contact the EHS Treasurer at 847-888-5100 X5103 for more information. 

    Notable Alumni 
    *EHS Alumni Wall of Fame

    Noteworthy EHS. graduates, listed in graduation order. They include: a Nobel Prize winner, a Pulitzer Prize winner, several captains of industry, great educators, high achievers in the realm of the arts . . .

  • Graduate and work

     

    1876 - Frederick Upham Adams, Inventor, novelist, reformer - 12/10/1859 - 8/28/1921

     

    *1883 - Max Adler, Concert violinist, Vice-President of Sears & Roebuck, Benefactor of Adler Planetarium - 5/12/1866 – 11/4/1952

     

    1896 - Junious B. Wood, Newspaper foreign correspondent, Chicago Daily News (Univ. of Michigan 1900) 5/27/1877-1957

     

    1898 - Adolph M. Rovelstad, Latin professor, University of North Dakota-6/16/1881

     

    1901 - William LeBaron, Playwright, movie producer of Cimarron, Academy Award winning film - 2/16/1883 - 2/9/1958

     

    *1894- Jennie Christine “Jane” Peterson, Internationally Renowned Painter and Artist - 1876 - 8/14/1965

     

    1906 - Calvin W. Brown, Motion Picture Executive-12/29/1888-7/8/1952

     

    *1907 - Helen Miller Malloch, Founder of the National Federation of Press women - 11/8/1888 - 6/1963

     

    *1908 - Edna D. Geister, National Recreation Director of the YWCA-1892-10/1959

     

    1908 - Carleton W. Washburne, Educator & Educator Reformer - (12/2/1889 – 11/17/1968)

     

    1909 - Walter Clifford Sadler, Railroad Engineer, Professor & 2-term mMayor of Ann Arbor, MI-2/15/1891-10/14/1959

     

    1910 - Floyd D. Campbell, Electric Company Executive - 8/2/1892-1/19/1962

     

    1910 - Lou North, Major League Baseball pitcher for Detroit TigersSt. Louis Cardinals and Boston Braves  -  6/15/1891 - 5/15/1974 (did not actually graduate)

     

    1911 - Arthur P. Herold, Vice-President of Carnation Company- 11/16/1893-4/18/1969

     

    1912 - Frederick Baumann, History Professor, Grinnell College - 8/28/1889-6/30/1967

     

    1912 - Dean Hills Mitchell, President of Northern Indiana Public Service Company - 12/1/1894-11/13/1984

     

    1915 - Walter C. Ansel, Rear Admiral in the Navy, buried at Annapolis- WWII- 8/25/1897-11/26/1977

     

    1915- James Frank Eppenstein- Architect and designer - 1899-1955

     

    1915 - John “Jack” Meagher, College football coach for Rice and Auburn - 7/5/1894-12/7/1968

     

    1915 - Jeffrey C. Metzel, Real Admiral in the Navy- WWII - 6/12/1897- 7/26/1952

     

    1916 - Raymond W. Adams, English professor, University of North Carolina -5/7/1898-3/21/1987

     

    *1917 - Mildred A. Engelbrecht, Bacteriologist, University of Alabama, discover of the streptococcus equisimilis- 7/31/1899- 1973

     

    *1918 - Gail M. Dack, Ph.D, MD, Bacteriologist (Univ. of Chicago), internationally known authority on food borne diseases - 3/4/1900- 6/21/1976

     

    1920 - Raymond E. Glos, College Dean, Miami University of Ohio - 2/5/1903- 8/26/1988

     

    *1920 - John M. Qualen, Character Actor in over 100 films and Television actor- 12/8/1899- 9/12/1987

     

    1920 - Harold A. Wallace, Credit Bureau Executive- 8/22/1902- 11/6/1958

     

    1921 - August W. Farwick, Football player and head football coach at the University of Arizona - 9/22/1902-12/11/1977

     

    *1921 - Frank O'Beirne, Vice Admiral U.S. Navy, Director of Operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Director of first test of an air-to-rocket missile- 1903-10/19/1998

     

    * 1922 - Trygve Rovelstad, Renowned Sculptor & Medalist - 9/27/1903- 6/8/1990

     

    1922 - Earl T. Britton, National Football League fullback and punter - 7/15/1903- 10/24/1973

     

    *1923 - James M. Roche, CEO of General Motors Corporation - 12/16/1906-6/6/2004

     

    1924 - Joseph P. Canty, Rear Admiral in the Navy - WWII - 3/21/1908- 7/17/1990

     

    1925 - Emmet O’Berne, Naval aviator - WWII- 3/21/1908- 7/17/1990

     

    1925 - Laverne E. Newsome, Musician and Educator  -  10/21/1907 - 8/25/2001

     

    1926 - Douglas R. Mills, Former University of Illinois Athletic Director and Men’s Basketball Coach, listed in Who's Who in Basketball 1973 - 4/9/1907 - 8/12/1993

     

    *1927 - Paul F. Flory, Polymer chemist and recipient of the 1974 Nobel Prize in Chemistry- 6/19/1910- 9/9/1985

     

    1931 - John Wesley Adams, State Department Foreign Service- 11/2/1913-

     

    1931 - Howard Rovelstad, Director of University of Maryland libraries- 3/5/1913-7/16/2004

     

    1932 - William M. Brandes, Vice-president of Elgin National Watch Company -10/10/1914- 4/10/1994

     

    1932 - Allen Britton, University of Michigan music professor- 5/25/1914-2/17/2003

     

    1932 - Earl “Madman” Muntz, Engineer, entrepreneur, marketing pioneer, television personality - 1/3/1914  -  6/21/1987 (did not actually graduate)

     

    1934 - William J. DeLancey, Vice-president of Republic Steel - 6/2/1916-4/2/1999

     

    *1934 - John R. Tobin, Dean Emeritus of Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine - 12/18/1916-7/29/2007

     

    1935 - Robert Geldmacher, CEO of Sundale Software Corporation, researcher in magneto-elastody-namics- 4/22/1917-12/25/1997

     

    *1935 - Alfred Y. Kirkland, SR., JD, U.S. Federal Judge - 10/6/1917-3/19/2004

     

    1935 - William E. Rauschenberger, Mayor of Elgin (1971 - 1975)

     

    1935 - Everett H. Pryde, U.S. Department of Agriculture- 1917-

     

    1940 - Paul D. Scheele,  American Hospital Supply Corporation Executive- 8/6/1922

     

    1940 - Richard G. Silliman, Attorney for John Deere & Company - 8/11/1922

     

    1942- Robert Marshall ( Bobby) Rosengarden, jazz drummer and band leader- 4/23/24- 2/27/2007

     

    1943 - James N. Waggoner, Physician in Aerospace Medicine- 11/10/1925

     

    1943 - George Van De Voorde, Elgin Fire Chief (17 years - 37  years Fire Dept.), City Council (1985-86) & Mayor (1987-1995) - 1925-3/7/2000

     

    1944 - Jack Burmaster, Professional basketball player, coach and broadcaster - 12/23/1926- 9/27/2005

     

    1944 - Bethany “Beth” Joan Goldsmith, played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League 10/6/1927 - 10/24/2004

     

    1944 - Lloyd Irving Rudolph, Political Science Educator- 11/1/1927-12/16/2015

     

    1944- Samuel p. Sauceda, Ph. D- Marquette Athletic Director, 43 year professor- 7/19/1926- 4/4/2016

     

    1944 - Oliver W. Scheflow, Mechanical Engineer for NASA -1926-8/21/2016

     

    1945 - Joseph C. Ladd, CEO of Fidelity Mutual Life Insurance- 1/26/1927

     

    1945 - Earl Leonard Muetterties, Ph.D, - Research chemist for DuPont - 6/23/1927- 1/12/1984

     

    *1945 - Charles “Chick” L. Peterson, World Class Water Color Artist 1927-

     

    *1946 - Ray A. Barnhart, Federal Highway Administrator & Texas politician- 1/12/1928-5/26/2013

     

    1946 - Charlene Ann Barnett, played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League - 3/13/1928-1/25/1979

     

    1946 - James W. Gallagher, Professor, Western Oregon University - 2/24/1928-1/7/2014

     

    1946 - Ben E. Jones III, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist

     

    *1946 - James P. Kramer, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Research Entomologist- 3/13/1928- 6/2/2011

     

    *1946 - John P. Kramer, Ph.D, Entomologist & University Professor, N.C.State Cornell - 3/13/1928- 7/12/212

     

    1946 - Thomas W. McBride, Lawyer, part of the Watergate Prosecution team - 1928-11/31/2003

     

    *1946 - John R. Mink, Ph.D, Founding faculty member of the Dental School at University of Kentucky- 1928-

     

    1946 - Joseph F. Neil, New York Stock Exchange executive - 1928-

     

    *1946 - Charles E. Swanson, President of Encyclopedia Britannica- 11/14/1927-4/9/2012

     

    1946 - Jack R. Wentworth, Business Educator - 6/11/1928

     

    1947 - Don Sunderlage, All-pro player in the National Basketball Association - 12/20/1929-7/15/1961

     

    *1948 - Marshall I. Goldman, Ph.D, Wellesley & Harvard University Professor (Economics), Author & Researcher- 7/26/1930-

     

    1948 - Earl R. Gomersall, Marketing Company Executive- 12/4/1930

     

    1948 - David W. Plath, Anthropologist- 12/8/1930-

     

    1949 - Richard C. Alberding, Philanthropist & Member of 11 boards in 3 different organizations across 7 different industries- 1931-

     

    *1949 - Dietrich “Jack” C. Bauer, Microbiology Scientist, Indiana University - 7/1/1931-8/7/2010

     

    1949 - Otto F. Bauer, University Administrator - 12/1/1931-10/5/2013

     

    1949 - Donald R. Kelley, Historian - 2/17/1931-

     

    1949 - William H. Matchett, University Dean and Biochemist - 1/4/1932

     

    *1949 - John “Jack” S. Shales & Marlene “Kane” Shales, Philanthropist and Civic Leader - Jack-11/13/1930-, Marlene - 11/6/1931

     

    1950 - Virginia “Ginny” F. Landwehr, Dean at Northwestern University (1932 - 4/27/2015)

     

    *1951 - Douglas B. Nash, NASA Geologist, California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Div. of Space Sciences, Pasadena California - 1933-

     

    1951 - Mary E. “Betty” Stephens (Betty Brown), Civic Leader. Newspaper Columnist Nurse

     

    *1951 - John W. Teets, CEO Greyhound, Dial & Armour - 9/5/1933-8/5/2011

     

    1952 - David A. Nelson, First student announcer on WEPS, and was hired by WRMN in 1951, while still in high school. Nationally recognized as a pioneer in Hospital Fund Development and Public Relations- 1/9/1934-8/25/2015

     

    *1953 - Wesley K. Foell, Ph.D, Environmental Scientist/Scholar, University of Wisconsin- 1935-

     

    *1955 - Samuel A. Werner, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus,Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Univ. of Missouri- 1937-

     

    1956 - David Montgomery, Vice President, University of Maryland University College- 1938-

     

    1959 - Flynn J. Robinson,  Member Elgin Sports Hall of Fame , NBA Player, Listed in Who's Who in Basketball, 1973-4/28/1941-5/23/2013

     

    *1960 - Sara Melissa Hart, Miss Elgin - 1962 & Second City alumni & leading character in the traveling production of “Cabaret” & a Tony nominated actress - 4/13/1942

     

    1960 - Pamela E. Kirkland, First Woman Judge in Kane County, Illinois- 3/11/1942-

     

    1960 - Margo Lee Spinker, Miss Photoflash, 1963 and Professional Model - 9/16/1942

     

    1960-Norman l. Mayell, Recording Artist & Drummer- 5/18/1942

     

    1961 - David W. Brandes, MS, MD, FAAN, Author- 1943-

     

    1961 - Phil Odle, Record holder at BYU & National Football League Player- 11/23/1942-7/27/2006

     

    *1962 - Tom W. Shales, Television critic for the Washington Post & 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism - 1944-

     

    1962 - H. Dean Willis, Watercolorist for Hallmark and award winning artist- 1944-

     

    1963 - Allan M. Anderson, Associate Judge for Kane County, Illinois - 1945-

     

    *1963 - Brian Oldfield, Olympic shot putter and world record holder - 6/1/1945-3/26/2017

     

    1963- Jon Carlson, Ed.D., Psychologist, Scholar & Author- 11/2/1945- 2/8/2017

     

    1964- Dale Raddatz, Artist and Potter, Proffessor- 6/21/1945

     

    1964 - Edward A. Shock, Coleman School Principal, Elgin City Council (1993-1999), Mayor of Elgin (1999-2011) 1945-

     

    1965 - Caryl J. Bryer, Quilter & Author- 1947

     

    *1965 - Richard M. Hoover, Tony Award Winning Production Designer - 1947-

     

    1965 - David M. Kettner, Restaurant Entrepreneur, Perry’s of Honolulu - 1947-

     

    1966 - James M. Kirkland, Illinois State Representative (1983-1992)- 1948-

     

    *1969 - Daniel M. Brewbaker, Renowned Composer- 1951-4/14/2017

      

    *1969 - Richard “Rick” W. Sund, NBA executive-1951-

     

    1970 - Laurence D. Kaptain, International Performer and Recording Artist, Dean of College of Arts & Media, University of Colorado, Denver- 1952-

     

    1971 - Kristine Iverson, Assistant Secretary of Labor, George W. Bush’s Cabinet - 1953-

     

    *1971 - Deborah A. Lathen, JD, Bureau Chief at the FCC- 3/28/1953-

     

    1971 - Steven J. Rakow, Science Professor, President of the National Science Teachers Association (1998-1999)- 1953-6/10/2001

     

    *1972 - Harold “Hal” Getzelman, NASA’s Capsule Communicator Chief Engineer - 7/9/1954-

     

    1972 - Scott Zaeske, Fortune 500 Entrepreneur- 1954-

     

    1973 - Jeff Wilkins, NBA player (did not actually graduate) - 3/9/1955-

     

    *1973 - Jay Geldmacher, Executive Vice President of Emerson Electric- 1955-

     

    *1974 - Joseph Incandela, Ph.D, American Particle Physicist- 1956-

     

    1974-Scott Johnson, IHSA Assistant Executive Director & Writer- 11/1956-

     

    1974 - Julie E. Kistler, J.D., Romance Novelist and Past President of Novelists, Inc.-8/1956

     

    1974 - Steve Rauschenberger, Illinois State Senator (1993-2007) - 8/29/1956-

     

    1974 - John Walker, Producer of The Incredibles, Academy Award winning film - 4/21/1956-

     

    1975- Barbara "Bobbie" Lloyd, Chief Baking Officer, Magnolia Bakery, (Internationally known bakery)- 1957-

     

    *1976 - George A. Lesieutre, Ph.D, Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Pennsylvania State University- 1958-

     

    1976 - Sondro Miller, Award-winning Photographer- 1958-

     

    *1978 - Nina Burleigh, Journalist and Best Selling Author- 1960-

     

    1983 - Ronald “Reb” E. Braddock, Film Director- 10/16/1965

     

    1983 - Laura J. Ceron, Actress - 9/28/1964

     

    1986- Dean Wendt, Actor, co founder/creator and Disc jockey on Radio Disney & voice of Barney the Dinosaur- 2/17/1968

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