List of 17 news stories.

  • Edgar and Edwin Haas, First Co-Principals, 1865-1868

    Edgar (b. 1827, d. 1901) and Edwin (b. 1827, d. 1875) Haas were the sons of a wealthy merchant from Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania. The twin brothers both spent time as teachers, Edgar in the Jones Public School in Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania, and Edwin in the public schools of Burlington, New Jersey.
  • Hiram A. Pratt, Second Principal, 1869-1875

    Hiram Alden Pratt (b. 1826, d. 1899) graduated from Amherst College in 1848, and came to the principalship of the New Jersey Classical and Scientific Institute in 1869 after a period in which the school operated without a principal after the departure of the Haas twins in 1868.
  • LaRoy F. Griffin, Third Principal, 1875-1876

    LaRoy Griffin (b. 1845, d. unkown) was named by the trustees as the third principal following Principal Pratt's resignation in 1875. Griffin, a graduate of Brown University with a master of arts degree, was a scholarly man and experienced teacher at the Peabody Institute of Natural Sciences and Phillips Andover Academy. 
  • E.P. Bond, Fourth Principal, 1876-1877

    The Reverend Emmons Paley Bond (b. 1824, d. 1899) became principal after the departure of LaRoy Griffin. Bond graduated from the Connecticut Literary Institute in 1846, and entered Brown University the same year. He graduated from Brown in 1851, and then from Hamilton Theological Seminary in 1853. His first pastorate was in New Britain, and he eventually returned to the Connecticut Literary Institute (now known as Suffield Academy) as its principal in 1865.
  • E.J. Avery, Fifth Principal, 1877-1881

    After the discouraging summer and fall of 1877, it looked as if Peddie's days were over. The trustees had voted to close the school, and all of the faculty and the principal were sent home. But the school's light was not extinguished. "A courageous and heroic figure rose to the occasion -- the Reverend Eleazer James Avery (b. 1815, d. 1881). A.M., who together with the Reverend Dr. William V. Wilson and the Honorable Thomas B. Peddie saved the school." (The Peddie School's First Century, Carl E. Geiger) 
  • John Greene, Sixth Principal, 1882-1889

    Reverend John Greene, a graduate of Colgate University, joined Peddie during a period of expansion. During his principalship, much was done to enlarge the field, widen the scope, and perpetuate the influence of Peddie. 
  • Herbert E. Slaught, Seventh Principal, 1889-1892

    Herbert E. Slaught (b. 1862, d. 1937) came to Peddie as a mathematics teacher upon his graduation from Colgate University in 1883 at the age of twenty-one for a salary of $350 a year. He was a brilliant mathematician and became an outstanding teacher. 
  • Joseph E. Perry, Eighth Principal, 1892-1898

    The Reverend Dr. Joseph E. Perry was born in Modina, Pennsylvania, and received his early education in Philadelphia. He graduated from Bucknell University, then attended Crozer Theological Seminary, whiere he obtained his Doctor of Divinity degree. Prior to taking on the principalship at Peddie, Perry was the chair of ethics at Bucknell University.
  • Roger W. Swetland, Ninth Headmaster, 1898-1934

    The greatest contribution to Peddie's progress during its early years both academically and materially came under the administration of Roger W. Swetland (b. 1861, d. 1934), who served the school for thirty-six years from 1898-1934. Swetland was educated at the Lewisville Academy in Ulysses, Pennsylvania, at the State Normal School in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, and later at the University of Rochester. 
  • Wilbour E. Saunders, Tenth Headmaster, 1935-1949

    Wilbour Eddy Saunders (b. 1894, d. 1979) succeeded Dr. Swetland in 1935, and would lead the school for the next fourteen years. Saundors was born in Warwick, Rhode Island, and graduated from Brown University in 1916. He continued his education at Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary. 
  • Carrol O. Morong, Eleventh Headmaster, 1949-1964

    Carrol Oscar Marong (b. 1907, d. 1975) was born in Rowley, Massachusetts, and attended American University and Harvard University. In 1935, he received his B.D. degree from Andover Newton Theological School, and in 1943 earned his Th.D. at Boston University. In 1928, he married Marion G. Mattinson. Three of their four children were married in the Peddie Chapel. 
  • Albert L. Kerr, Twelfth Headmaster, 1964-1977

    Albert Louis Kerr (b. 1916, d. 2005) served as Peddie School's headmaster from 1964 to 1977. Born on Sept. 9, 1916 in Lawrence, Mass., Kerr was educated at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., received his bachelor's degree from Yale College and his master's from Harvard Graduate School of Education. 
  • F. Edward Potter, Jr., Thirteenth Headmaster, 1977-1988

    F. Edward Potter, Jr. (b. 1943, d. 1988) thirteenth headmaster of Peddie, served the school from 1977 until his untimely death in 1988 at the age of 45. Potter was an alumnus of St. Paul's School, had a bachelor's degree from Amherst College and a master's degree from the University of Connecticut. He was formerly with the Moses Brown School in Providence, R.I.
  • Anne L. Seltzer, Interim Head of School, 1988-1989

    Anne Seltzer (b. 1942) has had a long and varied career at Peddie. After receiving a B.A. from The College of Wooster, Seltzer earned an M.A. at Northwestern University in classics. She taught at Northwestern from 1976-79, where she received Teacher of the Year Award.
  • Thomas A. DeGray, Fourteenth Head of School, 1989-2001

    Thomas A. DeGray (b. 1939), who served as Head of School from 1989 until 2001, arrived at a school that was vastly different than the Peddie of today. The campus was still reeling from the sudden death of beloved Head of School Ed Potter, and there was significant need for countless renovations of the school's aging physical plant.
  • John F. Green, Fifteenth Head of School, 2001-2013

    John F. Green (b. 1959) was installed as Peddie's fifteenth head of school in September, 2001. He received his B.A. from Wesleyan University, and his M.Ed. from Harvard University. A member of the faculty at St. Paul's School from 1986 to 2001, Green served as dean of faculty, history department chair and director of admission. Before that, he taught history and English at Western Reserve Academy and the Fessenden School.
  • Peter Quinn, Sixteenth Headmaster, 2013-

    Peter Quinn was appointed to be the 16th headmaster in 2013.  His appointment was a homecoming to Peddie, where he had served as a teacher, coach, dorm supervisor, college counselor, and admission director between 1985 and 1996.
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