Commencement Speakers & Honorary Degree Recipients

 

No.

Date

Commencment Speaker

Honorary Degree Recipients

144
Jan. 26, 1951
Brehon Burke Somervell, General President, Koppers Company, Inc.
Austin D. Barney; D.Eng.
William P. Creager; D.Eng.
Hugh L. Dryden; D.Eng.
G. Keith Funston; LL.D.
Brehon B. Somervell; D.Eng.
145
June 8, 1951
Earl James McGrath, U.S. Commissioner of Ed.
Shortridge Hardesty; D.Eng.
Earl J. McGrath; LL.D.
Alfredo Medina V.; D.Eng.
Maurice L. Tainter; D.Sc.
146
June 6, 1952
Barry Truman Leithead, President,
Cluett, Peabody & Company, Inc.
Edward D. Blackwell; C.E.
James M. Caird; D.Eng.
Sanford L. Cluett; D.Eng.
Piero Ferrerio; D.Eng.
Crawford H. Greenewalt; D.Eng.
Walter E. Irving; D.Eng.
Charles F. Kettering; C.E.
Barry T. Leithead; D.Eng.
Lenox R. Lohr; C.E.
Carlton S. Proctor; C.E.
Roberto Vergara; D.Eng.
147
June 5, 1953
David Barnard Steinman, Consulting Engineer
Carter Davidson; D.Sc.
Clarence W. Higbee; C.E.
Roberto N. Jafet; D.Eng.
Otto H. Shade; D.Eng.
David V. Steinman; D.Eng.
148
June 11, 1954
Emil H. Praeger ’15, Consulting Engineer
Paul H. Conway; C.E.
Albert M. Kahn; C.E.
Kenneth R. Patrick; D.Eng.
Emil H. Praeger; D.Eng.
William P. Tolley; LL.D.
149
June 10, 1955
Lewis A. Wilson, President, NYS Commissioner of Education
Richard S. M. Emrich; LL.D.
Benjamin F. Fairless; D.Eng.
George D. Hughey; C.E.
Henry Cabot Lodge; LL.D.
Oscar Mazzei; D.Eng.
John Tee-Van; D.Sc.
Arnold J. Toynbee; LL.D.
Lewis A. Wilson; D.Sc.
150
June 8, 1956
John P. Myers, Chancellor, Board of Regents
William P. Gwinn; D.Eng.
Ajudhia N. Khosla; D.Eng.
John P. Myers; LL.D.
Miguel Villa; D.Eng.
151
June 7, 1957
Bertram D. Tallamy ’25, Federal Highway Administrator, U.S. Bureau of Public Roads
Mervin S. Coover; D.Eng.
Edward P. Hamilton; D.Eng.
Sheppard T. Powell; C.E.
Irving M. Stein; D.Sc.
Bertram D. Tallamy; D.Eng.
152
June 6, 1958
Robert Paxton ’23, President, General Electric
W. Averell Harriman; LL.D.
Carroll V. Newsom; D.Sc.
Robert Paxton; D.Eng.
Monroe E. Spaght; D.Sc.
Robert G. Sproul; LL.D.
Howard I. Young; D.Eng.
153
June 5, 1959
Samuel C. Waugh, President, Export-Import Bank
George Havas; D.Eng.
J. Erik Jonsson; D.Eng.
Samuel C. Waugh; LL.D.
154
June 10, 1960
John A. McCone, Chairman, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
William W. Bessell, Jr.; D.Eng.
John A. McCone; D.Eng.
George V. Robbins; C.E.
Sherrod E. Skinner; D.Eng.
155
June 9, 1961
Frederick Russell Kappel, President,
American Telephone & Telegraph Co.
Richard P. Gowdy; C.E.
Frederick R. Kappel; D.Eng.
Edwin M. McMillan; D.Sc.
Frederick Seitz; D.Sc.
Minoru Yamasaki; D.F.A.
156
June 8, 1962
Warren Weaver, President, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
James H. Hait; D.Eng.
Lars Onsager; D.Sc.
Edward H. Prentice; C.E.
Warren Weaver; D.Eng.
157
June 7, 1963

Courtlandt Sherrington Gross, Chairman of the Board, Lockheed Aircraft Corporation

J. Paul Geotcheus; C.E.
Courtlandt S. Gross; D.Eng.
Augustine R. Marusi; D.Eng.
Richard S. Perkin; D.Sc.
158
June 12, 1964
Chauncey Starr ’32, President,
Atomics International Division of North American Aviation, Inc.
Chester F. Carlson; D.Eng.
Chauncey Starr; D.Eng.
Edward S. Tallmadge; C.E.
Thomas J. Watson, Jr.; LL.D.
159
June 11, 1965
Augustus Braun Kinzel, President, The National Academy of Engineering
Werner Ammann, D. Eng
Craig W. Angell, C.E.
Beatrice Alice Hicks, D. Eng.
Donald F. Hornig; D.Sc.
Augustine B. Kinzel; D.Eng
160
June 10, 1966
John Herbert Hollomon, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Science and Technology
Eugene G. Fubini; D.Sc.
Michael L. Haider; D.Eng.
Floyd D. Hall; D.Eng.
John D. Harper; D.Eng.
J. Herbert Hollomon; D.Eng.
Sol Spiegelman; D.Sc.
James E. Webb; LL.D.
161
June 9, 1967
Emilio Quincy Daddario, Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives
Louis H. Aricson; C.E.
Emilio Q. Daddario; LL.D.
Mark O. Hatfield; LL.D.
Charles S. Humphrey, C.E.
Alexander C. Husband; D.Eng.
Thomas L. Martin, Jr.; D.Eng.
162
June 7, 1968
No speaker
William O. Faylor; C.E.
Eugene Ormandy; D.Mus.
John T. Potter; D.Eng.
Philip Sporn; D.Eng.
163
June 13, 1969
Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, NYS Governor
James E. Allen, Jr.; LL.D.
John Bardeen; D.Sc.
George M. Low; D.Eng.
Nelson A. Rockefeller; LL.D.
164
June 12, 1970
Lee Alvin DuBridge, Science Advisor to the President of the United States
Milton Brumer; D.Eng.
Lee A. DuBridge; D.Sc.
Livingston W. Houston; D.Eng.
Calhoun Norton; C.E.
Eduard C. Pestel; D.Eng.