Commencement Speakers & Honorary Degree Recipients 1960-1969

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

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 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.