Prominent Alumni

Hargrave has many alumni that have gone on to achieve success and notoriety as business, government, military and athletic leaders. There are far too many to list, but following page contains a number of them:

Thomas Vitagliano '89

SSGT US Army and former Marine

Killed in Action January 17, 2005,

Ar Ramadi, Iraq

Ward Burton '82
Halifax, VA
2002 Daytona 500 Champion, NASCAR Nextel Cup Driver

Larry Brown '59
Detroit, MI
Former NBA Head Coach

2004 World Champions - Detroit Pistons

John Smith '56
Director for the State of North Carolina, Alcohol Law Enforcement Division


Andy Calhoun '68
Charlotte, NC
CEO Greater Charlotte (NC) YMCA

Sloan Gibson '71

Washington, DC

President and CEO of the U.S.O.

Scott Street '61

Richmond, VA

Attorney / Former president of

Virginia Bar Association

Lew Helm '49

Bethesda, MD

Brigadier General USAR (Ret.)


Ben J. Davenport, Jr. '60
Chatham, VA
CEO of First Piedmont Corp.

George Page '51
Greensboro, NC
President of Unitex Chemical


Walter B. Jones, Jr. '61
Farmville, NC
Congressman (R), 3rd District (NC)

Torry Holt '95
Greensboro, NC
NFL Player - St. Louis Rams

Norwood Davis '59
Richmond, VA
Former CEO Trigon Blue Cross/

Blue Shield

David West '98

Moorer, VA
NBA Player - New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets

Dr. John M. O'Bannon, III '65
Richmond, VA
Virginia Delegate (R), 73rd District

and Neurologist

Joshua Howard '99
Winston-Salem, NC
NBA Player - Dallas Mavericks

R. Kirk Landon '46

Coral Gables, FL

CEO Kirk Foundation

Former CEO American Bankers Insurance Corp.

A. James Clark '44

Easton, MD

CEO Clark Enterprises


Guy Hairston '42

Melbourne, FL

Major General USAF (Ret.)

Richard S. Dyer '47

Columbia, SC

CEO Dick Dyer & Associates

Guilford D. Ware '42

Norfolk, VA

Senior Partner

Crenshaw, Ware, & Martin PLC

Dr. Art Chandler, Jr. '49

Durham, NC

Ophthalmologist /

"Voice of Duke Basketball"

Walter R. Davis '38

Chapel Hill, NC

Founder and Former CEO Permian
Corp., Former CEO Occidental Petroleum


LTG William Caldwell, IV '72, USA


Commander, NATO Training Mission - Afghanistan (NTM-A) / Commander, Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan (CSTC-A)