Thaddeus T. Third III, often referred to as "Chad" or "Ol' Chad," was the man of whom the city and subsequent school was named after. He has never been featured in the program "Recess" and is only ever implied to have existed. His statue was featured in the episode "The Biggest Trouble Ever" when it was broken by the gang as the workmen failed to secure it during renovation work.
Presumably, his father and his father before him were also called Thaddeus. We can also deduce that he named his son Thaddeus. His grandson is Thaddeus T. Third V.