Sunday, November 26, 2006

Some impressive Madison Central High School alumni connections to Xerox Corporation and Universal Studios

I've just completed two posts (below) listing the members of the Class of 1910 by surname: A-L and M-W.

There are lots of interesting people in the class. I hope you'll read the lists carefully. You may be surprised to learn that two of your fellow alumni became high-level executives at the companies that were the precursors to Xerox Corporation and Universal Studios. Homer Piper, who was class orator, became chairman of the board of Haloid Company, the company that eventually became Xerox Corporation. Harry Grinde became an executive at Universal Film, a company founded by one-time Wisconsin resident Carl Laemmle, that eventually became Universal Studios.

When you read the two class lists, you'll see that there are still a lot of alumni about whom I have no information. If you can provide any additional information about any of these alumni, please send me an e-mail or leave a comment.

Note: A slightly different version of this post also appears on the Class of 1965 blog.

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