Commencement Speakers & Honorary Degree Recipients 1921-1939

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
96June 17, 1921Frederick B. Smith None
97June 16, 1922Dallas L. Sharp, Prof. of English Literature,
Boston University
Arthur M. Greene, Jr.; D.Eng
98June 15, 1923Rear Admiral Harry H. Rousseau ‘91 None
99June 13, 1924George 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.
100June 19, 1925John Van Wicheren Reynders ’86, Consulting EngineerHenry Ford; D.Eng.
101June 14, 1926Ralph Earle, President, Worcester Polytechnic InstituteGeorge S. Davison; D.Eng.
102June 10, 1927Philip W. Henry ‘87 None
103June 11, 1928Percival M. Sax ’90, Consulting Engineer None
104June 15, 1929Morris R. Sherrerd ’86, Consulting Engineer None
105June 14, 1930John N. Shannahan, President, Omaha &
Council Bluffs Street Railway Co.
None
106June 13, 1931Charles Butler, Architect,
New York City
Charles Butler; D.Sc.
William Leland Thompson; LL.D.
107June 11, 1932Clarence F. Hirshfeld,
Detroit Edison Company
Clarence F. Hirshfeld; D.Eng.
William L. Robb; D.Eng.
108June 17, 1933Leonor F. Loree, President,
D & H Railroad Co.
Leonor F. Loree; D.Eng.
Charles P. Perin; D.Eng.
Daniel L. Turner; D.Eng.
109June 16, 1934Rt. 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.
110June 15, 1935Major General Edward Murphy Markham,
Chief Engineers, USA
Edward W. Arms; D.Eng.
Edward M. Markham; D.Eng.
111June 13, 1936Samuel 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
112June 14, 1937Homer 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.
113June 13, 1938Rear Admiral Luther E. Gregory
Civil Engineer Corps, Retired
Luther E. Gregory; D.Eng.
Henry H. Porter; D.Eng.
114June 12, 1939Stephen F. Voorhees, Architect,
Voorhees, Walker, Foley and Smith
Stephen F. Voorhees; D.Eng.
Rolland G. Allen; D.Eng.
Norman M. Smith; D.Eng.