Abraham Lincoln High School (San Francisco)

Abraham Lincoln High School (San Francisco)

Notable alumni

* Amy Alexander, Class of 1981. Journalist, author, producer. Amy Alexander edited the Lincoln Log newspaper in her senior year, went on to a successful career in journalism and media. She was an award-winning staff writer at "The San Francisco Examiner", "The Fresno Bee", and "The Miami Herald". She authored two non-fiction books, "Fifty Black Women who Changed America" (Kensington Press, 1999) and "Lay My Burden Down" (Beacon Press, 2001), which she co-wrote with Harvard Medical School psychiatrist Dr. Alvin Poussaint; Amy Alexander also edited the definitive essay collection on Louis Farrakhan, "The Farrakhan Factor" (Grove/Atlantic Monthly Press, 1998. She has written reviews and articles for The Nation, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe, and also produced a talk program for National Public Radio in Washington, D.C. Inducted into the Lincoln High Alumni Wall of Fame in April 2007.
* John L. Burton, Class of 1957. President of the California State Senate and former Congressman.
* Andy Casper, Class of 1943. San Francisco Fire Chief 1976-1982.
* Bruce Cohn, Class of 1965. Founder of B.R. Cohn Winery; manager of The Doobie Brothers.
* Henrietta Davis, Class of 1971. An accomplished Bay Area opera singer who has sung at the San Francisco Symphony, the Oakland Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, the Orlando (Florida) Symphony, the Houston Grand Opera, and the Brown Bag Opera.
* Bob DiPietro, Class of 1945. Baseball star.
* Barbara Eden, Class of 1949. Actress.
* Peter Giles, Class of 1962. President and CEO of the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose.
* Gordon W. Gribble, Class of 1958. Professor of Chemistry at Dartmouth College.
* Vince Guaraldi, Class of 1946. Jazz musician, pianist, and Grammy Award winning composer; best known for composing music for animated adaptations of the "Peanuts" comic strip.
* Mike Holmgren, Class of 1966. Current NFL head coach of the Seattle Seahawks
* Jess Jackson, Class of 1947. Graduated from UC Berkeley's Boalt Law School; founder of Kendall-Jackson, Sonoma County's largest wine company.
* Martin Jenkins, Class of 1971. Federal District Court Judge and Trustee, most widely known for presiding over the largest civil rights class-action suit in American history, Dukes v. Wal-Mart.
* Jack Kerrigan, Class of 1958. [http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/06/11/BAGVUQD2UM1.DTL Baseball pitcher] .
* Ron Jones (teacher), Class of 1958. After graduating from San Francisco State and Stanford Universities, became dedicated to improving the skills of individuals with disabilities and fighting prejudice; coached basketball at the Recreation Center for the Handicapped where he never lost a game; author with three of his works being adapted into award-winning television dramas; tireless lecturer and speaker. His story about a classroom experiment in Fascism, "The Wave", is printed in nine languages and is required reading in German schools. (See also The Third Wave.)
* Donald King, Class of 1948. Judge, attorney, and author, receiving numerous awards including "Trial Judge of the Year" by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and the "Award of Merit" from the Bar Association of San Francisco; taught at Hastings College of Law and the law schools at the University of San Francisco and Golden Gate College; named 1995 "Alumnus of the Year" at the University of San Francisco.
* Gus Lee, Class of 1964. Best-selling Asian-American author, attorney, legal educator, and four-time whistleblower.
* Terry Lowry, Class of 1964. Weather anchor, host-producer of a Hispanic public affairs program, and news anchor; later became a volunteer with numerous charities, including the Easter Seal Society of San Francisco, Salvation Army, San Francisco education Fund, and San Francisco School Volunteers; was awarded the League of United Latin Citizens Women of the Year for 1981; the American Women in radio and television's Outstanding Broadcaster for 1984, and the Easter Seal Society's 1986 recipient of its Public Service Award.
* Gen. Robert Menist, Class of 1960. Two-time "Bronze Star" Medal recipient in Vietnam, and awarded the Army's Distinguished Service Medal.
* Johnny Miller, Class of 1965. Professional golfer and a leading golf commentator for NBC Sports.
* Wendy Nelder, Class of 1958. Former President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
* Martin Pasqualetti, Class of 1962. Professional geographer who pioneered work on "energy landscapes", particularly in the SW USA. Twice appointed by Arizona Governor as Chairman of Arizona Solar Energy Advisory Council, founder of Energy and Environment Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers, co-founder of Arzizona Solar Center, published 5 books and 100 other items on renewable energy, Professor in the School of Geographical Sciences at Arizona State University.
* Richard Serra, Class of 1954. One of the most recognized site-specific artists in the world, a minimalist sculptor who studied at the University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Santa Barbara, and Yale University.
* Tony Serra, Class of 1952. Trial attorney and tax activist, with the main character of the 1989 movie "True Believer" being loosely inspired by him. Most widely known for his role in Judi Bari's successful litigation against the FBI.
* Ted Soulis, Class of 1956. San Francisco Fire Commissioner & Businessman.
* Walter Tolleson. Class of 1943. Composer, Trumpet Virtuoso and Bandmaster.
* Laurence Tribe, Class of 1958. Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard.
* Ken Venturi, Class of 1949. Professional golfer (PGA Player of the Year in 1964, Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year in 1964) and CBS Sports Commentator for thirty years.
* B. D. Wong, Class of 1978. Only actor to win the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Clarence Derwent Award, and the Theater World Award for the same performance ("M Butterfly"); now best-known for his role on the popular television series "".


Jeffrey Tambor, Actor

ee also

*San Francisco County high schools

External links

General information

* [http://www.lincolnalumni.com/ Abraham Lincoln High School Alumni Association] - Contains information about Wall of Fame inductees, Sports Hall of Fame inductees, reunion dates, and various news and events from the Lincoln alumni community.
* [http://www.lincolnptsa.org Abraham Lincoln High School PTSA] - Contains the online versions of monthly PTSA newsletters and meeting minutes, membership and fundraising information, and various news and events for parents.
* [http://www.greatschools.net/modperl/browse_school/ca/6395 GreatSchools.net Profile] - An independent overview of Abraham Lincoln High School with various statistics such as API, test scores, and average class sizes.
* [http://portal.sfusd.edu/apps/schfind/mapmain.cfm?keysch=17345 SFUSD High School Map Locator] - A map of Abraham Lincoln High School compared geographically to other high schools


* [http://www.lincolnjrotc.com/ Lincoln JROTC]
* [http://newprospective.lincolnhigh.net/ ALHS New and Prospective Students]
* [http://www.lincolnlogonline.org/ The Lincoln Log] - official school newspaper

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