Commencement Speakers & Honorary Degree Recipients 1891-1920

1826-1890 | 1891-1920 | 1921-1939 | 1940-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-
| 2010-2019

*Rensselaer president

No.DateCommencement SpeakerHonorary Degrees
64June 18, 1890Matthew Hale, LL.D. & Chauncey M. Depew, LL.D.None
65June 17, 1891Charles Macdonald ‘57, C.E.None
66June 15, 1892William Metcalf ’58, C.E.None
67June 14, 1893Joseph H. Mullin ’69, C.E.None
68June 13, 1894Joseph M. Wilson ’58, C.E.None
69June 12, 1895Othniel F. Nichols ’68, C.E.None
70June 10, 1896Theodore Voorhees ‘69, C.E.None
71June 16, 1897G. S. MorisonNone
72June 15, 1898Alfred T. White ’65, C.E.None
73June 14, 1899Capt. Henry C. Taylor, Commander
U. S. Battleship Indiana, US Navy
None
74June 13, 1900Rear Admiral Mordecai T. Endicott ’68,
Chief of Yards & Docks, US Navy
None
75June 19, 1901Col. Henry G. Prout, Editor, Railroad GazetteNone
76June 18, 1902Capt. Robert Woolston HuntNone
77June 19, 1903George W. Plympton ’47, Director, Cooper InstituteNone
78June 20, 1904Foster CrowellNone
79June 14, 1905Nelson P. Lewis ’79, Chief Engineer,
Board of Estimate and Apportionment, NY City
None
80June 13, 1906Rev. Charles WoodNone
81June 12, 1907W. Harvey Wiley, Chief of the Bureau of ChemistryNone
82June 17, 1908Walter C. Kerr, President, Westinghouse, Church, Kerr & Co.None
83June 16, 1909Onward Bates ‘75, President, ASCENone
84June 15, 1910Frank C. Osborn ’80, Osborn Engineering Co.None
85June 14, 1911Admiral Robert E. Peary,
Civil Engineer Corp, US Navy
None
86June 12, 1912Henry W. Hodge ’85, Consulting Engineer, NY CityNone
87June 18, 1913John Sterling Deans, Chief Engineer, Phoenix Bridge Co.None
88June 17, 1914John Houston Finley, LL.D., President, University of the State of NYNone
89June 16, 1915Hiram F. Mills ’56, Hydraulic EngineerNone
90June 14, 1916Alfred Tredway White ‘65, C.E.Robert W. Hunt; D.Eng.
91June 13, 1917Charles Whiting Baker, Consulting Editor, Engineering News-Record None
92May 1, 1918Edwin Wilbur Rice, Jr., President General ElectricOnward Bates; D.Eng.
William H. Burr; D.Eng.
Henry W. Hodge; D.Eng.
Francis E. House; M.C.E.
A. C. Humphreys; D.Eng.
Edwin Rice, Jr.; D. Eng.
93Dec. 21, 1918Rev. Dr. Joseph H. OdellNone
94May 31, 1919degrees conferred to returning Veterans onlyNone
95June 16, 1920Rev. Dr. Joseph H. OdellCol. Ransom H. GillettHerbert C. Hoover; D.Eng.
Leonard Wood; D.Sc.