Commencement Speakers & Honorary Degree Recipients

 

No.

Date

Commencment Speaker

Honorary Degree Recipients

106
June 13, 1931
Charles Butler, Architect, New York City
Charles Butler; D.Sc.
William Leland Thompson; LL.D.
107
June 11, 1932
Clarence F. Hirshfeld, Detroit Edison Company
Clarence F. Hirshfeld; D.Eng.
William L. Robb; D.Eng.
108
June 17, 1933
Leonor F. Loree, President, D & H Railroad Co.
Leonor F. Loree; D.Eng.
Charles P. Perin; D.Eng.
Daniel L. Turner; D.Eng.
109
June 16, 1934
Rt. Hon. R. B. Bennett, Prime Minister of Canada
Richard B. Bennett; LL.D.
Hugh L. Cooper; D.Eng.
George O. Knapp; D.Eng.
Howard McClenahan; D.Eng.
110
June 15, 1935
Major General Edward Murphy Markham,
Chief Engineers, USA
Edward W. Arms; D.Eng.
Edward M. Markham; D.Eng.
111
June 13, 1936
Samuel Ferguson, Chairman of the Board, Hartford Electric Light and Power Co.
Samuel Ferguson; D.Eng.
Edwin S. Fickes; D.Eng.
Louis D. Ricketts; D.Eng
112
June 14, 1937
Homer L. Ferguson, President,
Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co.
Ralph H. Chambers; D.Eng.
Homer L. Ferguson; D.Eng.
Homer R. Stanford; D.Eng.
113
June 13, 1938
Rear Admiral Luther E. Gregory
Civil Engineer Corps, Retired
Luther E. Gregory; D.Eng.
Henry H. Porter; D.Eng.
114
June 12, 1939
Stephen F. Voorhees, Architect,
Voorhees, Walker, Foley and Smith
Rolland G. Allen; D.Eng.
Norman M. Smith; D.Eng.
Stephen F. Voorhees; D.Eng.
115
June 17, 1940
Clark H. Minor, President,
International General Electric Co.
Eduardo J. Chibas; D.Eng.
Clark H. Minor; D.Eng.
Robert C. Stanley; D.Eng.
116
June 16, 1941
Philip D. Reed, Chairman of the Board, General Electric Co.
Philip D. Reed; D.Eng.
Frederick E. Williamson; D.Eng.
117
May 17, 1942
Albert N. Williams, President, Western Union Telegraph Co.
Harry A. Hopf; D.Eng.
John A. Sampson; D.Sc.
Arthur S. Tuttle; D.Eng.
Albert N. Williams; D.Eng.
July 7, 1942
118
Dec. 23, 1942
Alexander Loudon, Netherlands Ambassador to US
Alexander Loudon; LL.D.
1942
Albert W. Davison; D.Eng.
April 17, 1943
Commander John R. Perry
June 19, 1943
Sept. 23, 1943
119
Dec. 23, 1943
Eugene E. Wilson, Vice Chairman of the Board, United Aircraft Corp,. Hartford, CT
Eugene E. Wilson; D.Eng.
Feb. 26, 1944
June 21, 1944
Philip W. Henry
120
Aug. 20, 1944

Allen B. Du Mont ’24, President, Allen B. Du Mont Laboratories, Inc.

Allen B. Du Mont; D.Eng.
121
Oct. 21, 1944
Maj. Gen. William Henry Harrison, Chief, Procurement and Distribution Service, US Army
Feb. 22, 1945
Percival M. Sax ’90, Consulting Engineer
April 22, 1945
James H. McGraw, Jr., President, McGraw-Hill Publishing Co., Inc.
James H. McGraw, Jr.; D.Eng.
Charles S. Pillsbury; D.Eng.
June 22 1945
Malcolm Pirnie, C.E.
Henry B. Davenport; D.Eng.
Joseph H. Nuelle; D.Eng.
Malcom Pirnie; D.Eng.
Oct. 24, 1945
Rear Admiral Lewis B. Combs ‘16, Asst. Chief, Bureau of Yards & Docks, US Navy
Lewis B. Combs; D.Eng.
Thomas F. Farrell; D.Eng.
Feb. 22, 1946
Rear Admiral John J. Manning ‘15, Chief, Bureau of Yards & Docks, US Navy
John J. Manning; D.Eng.
William H. Harrison; D.Eng.
June 24, 1946
Maj. Gen. Edmond H. Leavey, Chief of Transportation, Army Service Forces
Ralph W. Gallagher; D.Eng.
Edmond H. Leavey; D.Eng.
James Pine; D.Eng.
134
Feb. 1, 1947
Arthur S. Adams, Provost, Cornell University
Arthur S. Adams; D.Eng.
Willem F. Westendorp; D.Eng.
135
June 16, 1947
Harry A. Winne, Vice President of Engineering Policy, General Electric Co.
Harry A. Winnie; D.Eng.
136
Aug. 30, 1947
Francis E. Gallagher, President, Behr-Manning Corp.
137
Jan. 24, 1948
Frank W. Abrams, Chairman of the Board, Standard Oil Company
Frank W. Abrams; D.Eng.
138
June 11, 1948
Charles Erwin Wilson, President, GM Corp.
H. Mansfield Horner; D.Eng.
Charles Erwin Wilson; D.Eng.
139
Sept. 4, 1948
Robert Paxton, Manager, GE Corp.
140
Jan. 29, 1949
Harvey N. Davis, President, Stevens Institute of Technology
Harvey N. Davis; D.Eng.
141
June 10, 1949
Ben Moreell, President, Jones, & Laughline Steel Corp.
Matthew A. Hunter; D.Eng.
Thomas D. Jolly; D.Eng.
Ben Moreell; D.Eng.
Edward R. Weidlein; D.Eng.
125th Anniversary
Oct. 1949
Hiland G. Batcheller; D.Eng.
Eugene Holman; D.Eng.
Amory Houghton; D.Eng.
Charles Edward Wilson; D.Eng.
1949
Louis St. Laurent; LL.D.
Francis T. Spaulding; LL.D.
142
Jan. 27, 1950
Gen. Omar N. Bradley, Chairman,
Joint Chief of Staff, Department of Defense
Omar N. Bradley; D.Eng.
Don G. Mitchell; D.Eng.
James W. Parker; D.Eng.
143
June 9, 1950
Harry Stanley Rogers, President, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn
Lucius D. Clay; D.Eng.
James D. Cunningham; D.Eng.
John W. Doty; D.Eng.
Harry S. Rogers; D.Eng.
C. Guy Suits; D.Eng.