Commencement Speakers

Commencement Speakers

Commencement Speakers

1879: Charles W. Elliot

1880: Daniel C. Gilman

1881: Rev. Alexander McKenzie

1882: George P. Fisher

1883: Francis A. Walker

1884: Charles Dudley Warner

1885: Andrew P. Peabody

1886: Rev. William R. Huntington

1887: Rev. Francis G. Peabody

1888: Col. Thomas W. Higginson

1889: Rev. Brooke Herford

1890: John Dewey

1891: Jacob G. Schurman

1892: John Bascom

1893: Hjalmar H. Boyesen

1894: William DeWitt Hyde

1895: William J. Tinker

1896: Rev. Washington Gladden

1897: Rev. John Henry Barrows

1898: Rev. Kinsley Twining

1899: Rev. Richard Salter Storrs

1900: Hamilton W. Mabie

1901: James Hulme Canfield

1902: Edward Everett Hale

1903: Bliss Perry

1904: Rev. Dr. Henry van Dyke

1905: Felix Adler

1906: Hon. Samuel W. McCall

1907: Samuel McChord Crothers

1908: Hugh Black

1909: Rev. George A. Gordon

1910: Rev. Hugh Black

1911: Washington Gladden

1912: Bliss Perry

1913: Henry Churchill King

1914: Charles E. Jefferson

1915: John Huston Finley

1916: Charles Summer Whitman

1917: George Edgar Vincent

1918: Bliss Perry

1919: Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve

1920: Frederick James Eugene Woodbridge

1921: Roscoe Pound

1922: Rev. Samuel McChord Crothers

1923: Rt. Rev. Charles Lewes Slatte

1924: Chauncey Brewster Tinker

1925: Ada Louise Comstock 1897

1926: Paul Shorey

1927: Rev. Harry Emerson Fosdick

1928: William Lyon Phelps

1929: Raymond Blaine Fosdick

1930: William Ernest Hocking

1931: Norman Thomas

1932: Ralph Barton Perry

1933: Alanson Bigelow Houghton

1934: Christian Gauss

1935: Chauncey Brewster Tinker

1936: William Ernest Hocking

1937: Walter Lippman

1938: George Lyman Kittridge

1939: William Allan Neilson LLD '42

1940: Wystan Hugh Auden

1941: Roy Dickinson Welch

1942: Archibald MacLeish

1943: Herbert Davis

1943: Vera Micheles Dean

1944: Max Lerner

1944: Mildred H. McAfee

1945: Leverett Saltonstall

1946: C.E. Kenneth Mess

1947: Edward R. Murrow

1948: William Clyde DeVane

1949: Robert F. Bradford

1950: Herbert Davis

1951: John Huston Finley, Jr.

1952: Sir Oliver Shewell Franks

1953: John Jay McCloy

1954: Alistair Cooke

1955: Adlai Ewing Stevenson

1956: Archibald MacLeish

1957: Ralph Johnson Bunche

1958: John F. Kennedy

1959: Sir Leslie Munro

1960: Chester Bowles

1961: James Barrett Reston

1962: Francis T. P. Plimpton

1963: Rev. Theodore Ferres

1964: Dean Rusk

1965: Archibald MacLeish

1966: Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

1967: Nicholas deB. Katzenbach

1968: Edward J. Logue

1969: Thomas Grey Wicker

1970: Alan Frank Guttmacher

1971: Gloria Steinem '56 LTD '88

1972: Dorothy Nepper Marshall '35 LLD '72

1973: Pauline Kael LTD '73

1974: Patricia Roberts Harris '39

1975: Shirley Chisholm LLD '75

1976: Shana Alexander

1977: Madeleine L'Engle '41

1978: Margaret Costanza

1979: Adrienne Rich LTD '79

1980: Maya Angelou LTD '75

1981: Betty Friedan '42 LittD '75

1982: Elizabeth Holtzman MSW '68 LLD '82

1983: Thomas Mendenhall LLD '78

1984: Elizabeth Hardwick LTD '75

1985: Beverly Sills LHD '85

1986: Joan Ganz Cooney

1987: Garry B. Trudeau LHD '87

1988: Jill Ker Conway LTD '88

1989: John Kenneth Galbraith LLD '89

1990: Helen Caldicott LLD '90

1991: Robert Fulghum

1992: Ann Willis Richards LLD '92

1993: Ellen Holtz Goodman LHD '93

1994: Jane Lakes Harman '66 LLD '94

1995: Gloria Steinem '56 LTD '88

1996: Anna Quindlen LHD '96

1997: Marian Wright Edelman LLD '69

1998: Elizabeth Dole LHD '98

1999: Jane Alexander DFA '99

2000: Judy Chicago DFA '00

2001: Toni Morrison LTD '91

2002: Lani Guinier LLD '99

2003: Madeleine Albright LLD '03

2004: Judy Woodruff LHD '04

2005: Rochelle Lazarus '68 LHD '05

2006: Jane Lakes Harman '66 LLD '94

2007: Gloria Steinem '56 LTD '88

2008: Margaret Edson '83 LTD

2009: Tammy Baldwin '84 LLD

2010: Rachel Maddow LLD '10

2011: Sylvia A. Earle SCD '11

2012: Jane Lynch DFA '12

2013: Arianna Huffington LTD ’13

2014: Ruth J. Simmons LHD ’14