Miss Violemming wrote:
Obama’s private school in Hawaii, Punahou, was infused with an anti-colonialist fervor; an atmosphere of resentment toward the United States as having colonized Hawaii.
That is probably why they count at least 20 US Army, Marine, and Air Force generals, and three Rear-Admirals amongst their students and graduates. No better way to show resentment towards this nation.
More complete list at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punahou_School_alumni
Notable students and faculty
In Public Leadership
Punahou has produced many leaders in the government of Hawaii. Sanford Dole (1864) was President of the brief Republic of Hawaii, then Governor of Hawaii. Walter Frear (1881) and Lawrence M. Judd (1905) were also Governors.
The school has educated U.S. Senators Barack Obama D-Illinois and Hiram Bingham III (1892) R-Connecticut. U.S. President Barack Obama, who later had part time teaching duties at the U Chicago, ('79) attended Punahou from 1971 to 1979. Bingham was also elected Governor of Connecticut. Otis Pike ('39*), Democratic Congressman from New York, chaired the Pike Committee investigating Richard Nixon. Republican Charles Djou ('88) recently finished Neil Abercrombie's term as Congressman from Hawaii. After serving in Congress, Djou was deployed as an Army Reserve Major to Afghanistan. At least three other graduates from Punahou have represented Hawaii in the U.S. House.
Judge Elbert Tuttle (1914) was appointed by President Dwight Eisenhower to lead the federal court that desegregated the South (the Fifth Circuit Four). HEW Secretary John W. Gardner ('29*) was President Lyndon Johnson's architect of the Great Society. Tuttle and Gardner were awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Sun Yat-Sen, the Founding Father of Republican China (esteemed by Taiwan as well as pre- and post-communist mainland China), attended Punahou for a year of study after graduating from Iolani School. With Presidents of the Republic of China, the Republic of Hawaii, and the United States of America, Punahou can claim three heads of state.
Alexander Cartwright III (1869) and his classmates were some of the earliest players of baseball (it was initiated in the islands by Alexander Cartwright, Jr., the official inventor of the game).
PGA event winner Parker McLachlin graduated in 1997. 2-time women's golf LPGA event winner Michelle Wie graduated in 2007.
5-time ATP tennis doubles winner Jim Osborne graduated in 1965.
At least three alumni have been surfing world champions, including the 2011 women's world tour winner Carissa Moore ('10).
Punahou has produced seven NFL linemen and three running backs, including Mark Tuinei ('78) who played 195 games over 15 years (team record) for the Dallas Cowboys, winning three Super Bowls and playing in two Pro Bowls. Ray Schoenke ('59*) played 145 games for the Cowboys and Redskins over twelve years. Punahou football coach Kale Ane ('71) is son of Pro Bowler and twice-NFL champion team captain Charley Ane ('49). His uncles, Herman Clark ('48) and Jim Clark ('48), also played in the NFL. The four combined for a total of 260 NFL games over 20 seasons for the Packers, Chiefs, Lions, Redskins, and Bears. Pro Bowler and Super Bowler Mosi Tatupu ('74) played 199 games and redefined the importance of special teams.
The school also claims a former pitcher and former first baseman in major league baseball.
Punahou has a tradition of sending athletes to the Olympic Games, with alumni contributing seven gold, seven silver, and three bronze medals, competing in many of the modern games ('20, '24, '28, '32, '52, '68, '72, '76, '84, '88, '92, '96, '00, '04, '08, '12), and on every U.S. team since 1968 (Moscow '80 would have been the second of four Olympics for Henry Marsh ('72) if not for the U.S. boycott). Warren Kealoha ('25*) was the youngest gold medalist in swimming when he won his first of two gold medals. Punahou alumni include 2008 Olympic Silver medalists Brandon Brooks ('99) as goalkeeper for the U.S. Water Polo team, and Lindsey Berg ('98) as setter for the U.S. Volleyball team. Berg is the U.S. team's starting setter at the London games.
John W. Gardner taught at Stanford and Hiram Bingham III at Princeton and Yale.
Punahou can currently point to endowed professors at Berkeley, Stanford, UCLA, Duke, Illinois, Notre Dame, and Boston University. There are research professors of medicine currently at UCSF, UCLA, UCSD, USC, Stanford, Harvard, Columbia, Duke, Indiana, Texas, Maryland, Pitt, Walter Reed, and Baylor. John Lie ('78) wrote six books on Asian cultures, Patrick Vinton Kirch ('68) wrote nine books on Polynesian cultures and Fred Hoxie ('65) wrote twenty books on Native American peoples. Jesuit Father Robert Spitzer, SJ ('70) was the president of Gonzaga University. General George Forsythe ('66*), formerly the Academic Dean at West Point, is the new president of Westminster College (Missouri). Marie Mookini ('74) has been admissions director for Stanford and its business school for over two decades. William Richards Castle, Jr. (1896) was a Harvard Overseer. Elizabeth Bennett Johns ('55) has been a Guggenheim Fellow. Mount Rex is named for former student and atmospheric science pioneer, Lt. Cdr. Dan Rex ('33*).
William Ouchi ('61) wrote a book on Japanese business that is one of the top-100 most widely held books in U.S. libraries. Other prominent main works by alumni (currently 1000+ citations for a single work, at scholar.google.com) are on the topics of plasma deformation (Killeen, '42*), stability of silicates (Holdaway '54*), communicative acts (Harnish '59*), markets and bureaucracies (Ouchi '61), organizational control (Ouchi '61), heart physiology (Lederer '65), gender equality (Roos, '68), cancer surgery (Wong '71), equal employment law (Krieger, '72), virus expression (R. Chung, '78), tumor pathogenesis (D. Chung, '80), and the law of race (Haney-Lopez '82).
Samuel C. Armstrong (1859) and Elbert Tuttle were awarded Honorary Degrees from Harvard. Armstrong founded Hampton University to educate the freed slaves and Native Indians.
The school has a connection to Mills College through Punahou's former president, Cyrus Mills, who helped found the college with his wife, Punahou teacher Susan Tolman Mills. Queenie B. Mills was a Kindergarten director who helped design the Head Start program.
The Makai Gate at the intersection of Punahou Street and Wilder Street
In the Arts
Kaui Hart Hemmings ('94) was author of The Descendants.
IMDB.com lists 75 credits for Carrie Ann Inaba ('86) (In Living Color, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Dancing with the Stars) and 120 for Kelly Preston ('80) (Jerry Maguire, For Love of the Game, Only You, Twins). Sarah Wayne Callies ('95), has starred in Prison Break and The Walking Dead.
Joan Blondell ('25*) has a Hollywood Walk of Fame star after 52 years in films. Buster Crabbe ('27), who had won a gold medal in the 1932 Olympics, portrayed Tarzan, Flash Gordon, and Buck Rogers in film. [Who they hell would have guessed ... Joanie, My Joanie.] Gerry Lopez ('66) is well known for surfing, but is also known as Subotai in Conan the Barbarian. Teri Ann Linn ('79) appeared in The Bold and The Beautiful for over eight years. Amanda Schull ('96) had the lead role as an aspiring ballerina in Center Stage. Three alumni danced for the early Martha Graham. Leilani Jones ('75) won a Tony Award on Broadway and was on the original casts of Grind and Little Shop of Horrors.
Rod Lurie ('80) has directed and produced a dozen films (Straw Dogs, The Contender) and two major TV series (Line of Fire, Commander in Chief). Kevin McCollum ('80*) directs a Broadway production company that claims eleven Tony Awards (plus five awarded personally) and a Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Allan Burns ('53) was a 6-time Emmy Award-winning writer and creator, known for such shows as The Munsters, Get Smart, Mary Tyler Moore Show, and Rocky and Bullwinkle. Ken Peterson ('26) animated Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, and Sleeping Beauty. John Kneubuhl ('38), a Samoan royal, was a writer on Wild, Wild, West, Star Trek, Hawaii Five O, Gunsmoke, Mannix, and 40 other shows. Bruce Broughton ('62) is a film composer (Silverado, Tombstone, The Rescuers Down Under) and a 10-time Emmy-winner for TV themes (JAG, Tiny Toon Adventures).
The Kingston Trio had two Punahou founders, Dave Guard ('52*) and Bob Shane ('52), producing ten top-40 hits and a #1 Grammy-winning single. Robin Luke ('59) was a Rockabilly Hall of Fame act. Hawaiian slack-key guitar is well represented by the popular music of Henry Kapono Kaaihue ('67) of Cecilio & Kapono. Melody Ishikawa ('00) had three top-ten albums in Japan, and Teri Ann Linn's ('79) debut CD went gold on the European charts.
In the Military
Punahou has a striking list of military alumni.
General Samuel C. Armstrong led a rifle company that repelled Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg, and led U.S. Colored Troops.
Francis Wai ('35) was awarded a posthumous Medal of Honor, Killed in Action in the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
Colonel Farrant Turner ('13), Major Alex McKenzie ('29), and Major John Johnson ('31) commanded the Nisei 100th Infantry Battalion, the Purple Heart Battalion, the latter being Killed in Action at Cassino. The destroyer USS Chung-Hoon is named after Punahou football star, Admiral Gordon Chung-Hoon ('29*), who survived the attack on the Arizona (BB-39).
Many of the students were children of high level commanders, e.g., a Marine Commandant Wallace M. Greene, Jr., stationed in the Pacific, and many had their family reassigned before graduation. This includes General Edward Timberlake ('14*), Colonel Red Reeder ('20*), General Donald Booth ('22*), and General Walter Johnson '(22*), all of whom graduated from West Point, and all of whom had important World War II commands.
The school can claim at least thirteen Army Generals, three Rear Admirals, a Marine Major General, and six Air Force Generals. Three-Star General Stanley Larsen ('33) was the first commander of the Field Force, Vietnam and commander of the Sixth United States Army. Marine Major General Ross T. Dwyer ('37) was commander of the 1st Marine Division and Army Three-Star General George Cantlay ('38) was commander of the 2nd Armored Division. Brigadier General C. B. Stewart ('30) was a Ph.D. in nuclear physics.
Hiram Bingham III's 2010 biography calls him A Real Life Indiana Jones. Some of his other biographies appeared in 1968, 1984, 1989, and 2000.
Elbert Tuttle was an Unlikely Hero to one biographer, was Chief Jurist of the Civil Rights Revolution to another, and was NPR's Quiet Civil Rights Revolutionary. PBS's Uncommon American was John Gardner. Samuel Armstrong has been called The Educator of the Disenfranchised. Armstrong was included in a 1927 collection called Reminiscences of Present-Day Saints and his biographies span 100 years. Booker T. Washington's autobiography asserts that Armstrong was "Christ-like" and "a perfect specimen of man, physically, intellectually, and morally."
Robert Alexander Anderson's ('12) story is told in The Dawn Patrol. Ted Withington ('40) had his letters published as Flight to Black Hammer. Charlie Wedemeyer's ('65) story is told in the Emmy-award winning film Quiet Victory. John Kneubuhl's story was a documentary film. Pierre Omidyar had biographies in 2006 and 2007. Joan Blondell has a 2007 biography. Buster Crabbe has a 2008 biography. James Michener's Hawaii (novel) and Hawaii (film) portray the historical acts of Lorrin A. Thurston (1875), Sanford Dole, Hiram Bingham I, Henry Baldwin (1891), and Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole (1889) in the transition from monarchy to US territory.
In 2007, Cox Enterprises passed to two former Punahou students who are highly philanthropic like their mother Barbara Cox Anthony, who twice married Punahou alumni; a former schoolteacher, Blair Kennedy ('68*), is now the second wealthiest woman in Australia; her brother, James C. Kennedy ('65*) was Atlanta's philanthropist of the year, 2007 and 53rd on the Forbes 400 list, 2011. Charles Gates, Jr. ('39) has donated $147M through his Gates Family Foundation. As mentioned above, the philanthropic founders of AOL and eBay were Punahou students. The USA Today recently reported that Pierre Omidyar's ('84*) total charitable contributions have topped one billion U.S. dollars.
Charles L. Veach ('62) was an astronaut on two shuttle missions.
Punahou students were crowned Miss Hawaii or Miss Hawaii USA in 1977, 1981, 1997, 1999, and 2004 (with two becoming Miss USA and Miss Universe, respectively: Judi Anderson ('76) and Brook Mahealani Lee ('89*)).
Punahou students appear across the political spectrum, from Ronald Reagan's "favorite economist" and former ENRON board member Wendy Lee Gramm ('62); Ryan Henry ('68) and Robert Silberman ('75), Deputy Under Secretary of Defense and Assistant Secretary of the Army, respectively, for George H. W. Bush; to centrist Ray Schoenke ('59*), a former Democratic candidate for Maryland Governor who founded the American Hunters and Shooters Association (an alternative to the National Rifle Association); to Jerry Berman ('58), chief counsel of the ACLU.
Ellery Chun ('27) invented the Aloha Shirt.
* indicates the class year of an attendee who did not graduate with the class.
Statistics: Posted by Clinton Tyree — Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:27 pm