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-

*Rensselaer president

No.

Date

Commencement Speaker

Honorary Degrees

96
June 17, 1921
Frederick B. Smith
 None
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
 None
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
 None
103
June 11, 1928
Percival M. Sax ’90, Consulting Engineer
 None
104
June 15, 1929
Morris R. Sherrerd ’86, Consulting Engineer
 None
105
June 14, 1930
John N. Shannahan, President,Omaha &
Council Bluffs Street Railway Co.
 None
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.