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Stansfield Turner

Admiral Turner was the Valedictorian, Student Council President, and speaker at the 1941 commencement ceremonies at HPHS. He attended Amherst College and the U.S. Naval Academy. He became one of the earliest Naval Academy graduates to receive a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University. In 1975, Admiral Turner was promoted to the rank of Admiral, Commander-in-Chief of NATO’s Southern Flank, and was appointed as Central Intelligence Agency Director in 1977. Admiral Turner has authored three books, was awarded the National Security Medal in 1981, and was recognized as a Senior Research Fellow at the Nobel Peace Institute in Oslo. In addition, Stansfield was an outstanding football player at the Naval Academy.