With everyone kicking back and enjoying a day off on President’s Day, I figured that we should recognize those men who graduated from some of our country’s finest prep schools.
Franklin Roosevelt on the Groton Football Team
First up to the plate is Franklin D. Roosevelt. I did some research, and it seems like FDR is the first true prep school grad to win the high office. His cousin Teddy Roosevelt was home schooled. FDR went to Groton, and as much as we sometimes hate on Groton, I have some friends there and you can’t deny its a great school.
Check out FDR in his Groton JV football t-neck. Classic.
JFK is swag surfing
Following FDR was John F. Kennedy. We have already written about JFK being so prep. He went to Choate before it became Choate Rosemary Hall and then went to Harvard. Just check out the photo above. JFK had so much coastal swag going on that it was ridiculous.
George H.W. Bush as a student at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts
The next President up was George H.W. Bush, who attended Phillips Andover, ’42. Bush was a legend at Andover, and went to Yale to play some baseball AFTER serving in the Navy in WWII. Despite his wealth and connections, Bush chose to serve his country before going on to college. He and his family are well liked in Kennebunkport.
George W. Bush at Andover
Last up is George W. Bush, who also attended Andover. Bush followed in his father’s footsteps in many ways, although he did not excel as an athlete as his father did. Like his father, “W” went to Yale and then got his MBA from Harvard. Even though he has solid east coast prep cred, W really has more cowboy swag than anything else.
So, in case you are keeping score, it’s Groton: 1, Choate: 1 and Andover: 2. If Mitt Romney becomes president, Belmont Hill gets 1/2 a point because Romney sent all his boys there.