Rensselaer Commencement Speakers & Honorary Degree Recipients
Commencement Speakers & Honorary Degree Recipients

 

No.

Date

Commencment Speaker

Honorary Degree Recipients

64
June 18, 1890
Matthew Hale, LL.D. & Chauncey M. Depew, LL.D.
 
65
June 17, 1891
Charles Macdonald ‘57, C.E.
66
June 15, 1892
William Metcalf ’58, C.E.
67
June 14, 1893
Joseph H. Mullin ’69, C.E.
68
June 13, 1894
Joseph M. Wilson ’58, C.E.
69
June 12, 1895
Othniel F. Nichols ’68, C.E.
70
June 10, 1896
Theodore Voorhees ‘69, C.E.
71
June 16, 1897
G. S. Morison
72
June 15, 1898
Alfred T. White ’65, C.E.
73
June 14, 1899
Capt. Henry C. Taylor, Commander
U. S. Battleship Indiana, US Navy
74
June 13, 1900
Rear Admiral Mordecai T. Endicott ’68, Chief of Yards & Docks, US Navy
75
June 19, 1901
Col. Henry G. Prout, Editor, Railroad Gazette
76
June 18, 1902
Capt. Robert Woolston Hunt
77
June 19, 1903
George W. Plympton ’47, Director, Cooper Institute
78
June 20, 1904
Foster Crowell
79
June 14, 1905
Nelson P. Lewis ’79, Chief Engineer,
Board of Estimate and Apportionment, NY City
80
June 13, 1906
Rev. Charles Wood
81
June 12, 1907
W. Harvey Wiley, Chief of the Bureau of Chemistry
82
June 17, 1908
Walter C. Kerr, President, Westinghouse, Church, Kerr & Co.
83
June 16, 1909
Onward Bates ‘75, President, ASCE
84
June 15, 1910
Frank C. Osborn ’80, Osborn Engineering Co.
85
June 14, 1911
Admiral Robert E. Peary, Civil Engineer Corp, US Navy
86
June 12, 1912
Henry W. Hodge ’85, Consulting Engineer, NY City
87
June 18, 1913
John Sterling Deans, Chief Engineer, Phoenix Bridge Co.
88
June 17, 1914
John Houston Finley, LL.D., President, University of the State of NY
89
June 16, 1915
Hiram F. Mills ’56, Hydraulic Engineer
90
June 14, 1916
Alfred Tredway White ‘65, C.E.
Robert W. Hunt; D.Eng.
91
June 13, 1917
Charles Whiting Baker, Consulting Editor, Engineering News-Record
92
May 1, 1918
Edwin Wilbur Rice, Jr., President General Electric
Onward Bates; D.Eng.
William H. Burr; D.Eng.
Henry W. Hodge; D.Eng.
Francis E. House; M.C.E.
Alexander C. Humphreys; D.Eng.
Edwin W. Rice, Jr.; D. Eng.
93
Dec. 21, 1918
Rev. Dr. Joseph H. Odell
94
May 31, 1919
no commencement ceremony degrees conferred to returning Veterans
95
June 16, 1920
Rev. Dr. Joseph H. Odell
Col. Ransom H. Gillett
Herbert C. Hoover; D.Eng.
Leonard Wood; D.Sc.
96
June 17, 1921
Frederick B. Smith
97
June 16, 1922
Dallis L. Sharp, Prof. of English Literature, Boston University
Arthur M. Greene, Jr.; D.Eng
98
June 15, 1923
Rear Admiral Harry H. Rousseau ‘91
99
June 13, 1924
George S. Davison, President ‘78, Gulf Refining Co.
Henri Abraham; D.Eng.
James R. Angell; Ph.D.
Edward A. Birge; Ph.D.
Livingston Farrand; Ph.D.
Carl E. Grunsky; D.Eng.
William Kelly; D.Eng.
Frederick R. Low; D.Eng.
Luigi Luiggi; D.Eng.
Albert A. Michelson; D.Sc.
Charles L. Morgan; D.Eng.
Farley Osgood; D.Eng.
Samuel W. Stratton; Ph.D.
Arthur Surveyor; D.Eng.
100
June 19, 1925
John Van Wicheren Reynders ’86, Consulting Engineer
Henry Ford; D.Eng.
John Van W. Reynders; D.Eng.
101
June 14, 1926
Ralph Earle, President, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
George S. Davison; D.Eng.
Ralph Earle; D.Eng.
102
June 10, 1927
Philip W. Henry ‘87
103
June 11, 1928
Percival M. Sax ’90, Consulting Engineer
104
June 15, 1929
Morris R. Sherrerd ’86, Consulting Engineer
105
June 14, 1930
John N. Shannahan, President,
Omaha & Council Bluffs Street Railway Co.