Paul Klimpke became part of the history of Cheshire, CT in 1910. At the age of 42, while on the faculty of the Taft School, he was chosen as the new headmaster of Cheshire Academy. In 1912 Paul Klimpke was also chosen as the first Fire Chief of the newly formed Cheshire Fire Department. Paul […]
Bowden Hall, Cheshire Academy. Among the alumni who have attended Cheshire Academy are Gideon Welles (Secretary of the Navy in the administrations of Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson), Joseph Wheeler (Confederate cavalry general during the Civil War), John Frederick Kensett (Hudson River School painter) and J.P. Morgan (financier).