Commencement Speakers & Honorary Degree Recipients 1960-1969

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*Rensselaer president

No.DateCommencement SpeakerHonorary Degrees
154June 10, 1960John 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.
155June 9, 1961Frederick 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.
156June 8, 1962Warren Weaver,
President, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
James H. Hait; D.Eng.
Lars Onsager; D.Sc.
Edward H. Prentice; C.E.
Warren Weaver; D.Eng.
157June 7, 1963Courtlandt 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.
158June 12, 1964Chauncey 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.
159June 11, 1965Augustus 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
160June 10, 1966John Herbert Hollomon, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Science and TechnologyEugene 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.
161June 9, 1967Emilio Quincy Daddario, Congressman, U.S. House of RepresentativesLouis 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.
162June 7, 1968Nelson A. RockefellerWilliam O. Faylor; C.E.
Eugene Ormandy; D.Mus.
John T. Potter; D.Eng.
Philip Sporn; D.Eng.
163June 13, 1969Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, NYS GovernorJames E. Allen, Jr.; LL.D.
John Bardeen; D.Sc.
George M. Low; D.Eng.
Nelson A. Rockefeller; LL.D.