Commencement Speakers & Honorary Degree Recipients

 

No.

Date

Commencment Speaker

Honorary Degree Recipients

1-35
1826-1861
No formal commencement speakers
36
July 9, 1862
Nathan S.S. Beman, RPI President
37
July 8, 1863
Nathan S.S. Beman, RPI President
38
June 29, 1864
George Gould, Judge
39
July 6, 1865
John F. Winslow, RPI President
40
July 3, 1866
John F. Winslow, RPI President
41
July 2, 1867
John F. Winslow, RPI President
42
June 30, 1868
Thomas C. Brinsmade, RPI President
43
June 23, 1869
William J. McAlpine
44
June 21, 1870
James Forsyth, RPI President
45
June 28, 1871
James Forsyth, RPI President
46
June 26, 1872
James Forsyth, RPI President
47
June 17, 1873
James Forsyth, RPI President
48
June 17, 1874
James Forsyth, RPI President
49
June 16, 1875
James Forsyth, RPI President
50
June 14, 1876
James Forsyth, RPI President
51
June 13, 1877
Alfred P. Boller ’61, AMCE
52
June 12, 1878
James Forsyth, RPI President
53
June 18, 1879
54
June 16, 1880
Francis Collingwood ‘55, C.E.
55
June 15, 1881
Clarkson N. Potter ’43
56
June 14, 1882
C.E. Patterson
Luiz da R. Diaz; C.E.
Charles H. Fisher; C.E.
57
June 13, 1883
58
June 18, 1884
Rev. Charles Wood
James A. Booth; Ph.D.
William B. Cogswell; C.E.
59
60
June 16, 1886
Capt. Robert Woolston Hunt
61
June 15, 1887
Henry R. Pierson, NYS Regent
62
June 13, 1888
B. F. Isherwood, Chief Engineer, US Navy
63
June 19, 1889
Rt. Rev. Henry C. Potter, Bishop of NY
64
June 18, 1890
Matthew Hale, LL.D. & Chauncey M. Depew, LL.D.