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Baccalaureate Speakers

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Year Speaker
Prior to 1910the President
1910Prof. Edward I. Bosworth
1911-1925the President
1926Rev. Dr. Thomas Wesley Graham
1927the President
1928Dr. D. F. Bradley '82
1929Dr. J. B. Hayden '09
1930Dr. Harold C. Phillips
1931Dr. Francis J. McConnell
1932Dwight J. Bradley '12
1933President W. J. Hutchins
1934Dr. Carl S. Patton '88
1935Dr. J. T. Stocking
1936Douglas Horton
1937Raymond Calkins
1938John Edgar Park
1939Albert W. Palmer
1940Albert Buckner Coe
1941Walter William Van Kirk
1942Norman Vincent Peale
1943Douglas Horton
1944Boynton Merrill
1945Frank Halliday Ferris
1946Charles Whitney Gilkey
1947Rev. Chester B. Emerson
1948Rev. Thomas W. Graham
1949Dr. Harold Cooke Philips
1950Dr. Clarence Tucker Craig
1951Dr. Roland Herbert Bainton
1952Dr. Leonard Albert Stidley
1953Dr. Karl Heath Kopf
1954Dr. Douglas Erin Steere
1955Dr. Albert Jacob Penner
1956Dr. Harry Hitt Crane
1957Dr. Theodore Otto Wedel
1958Dr. Jesse Edward Thomas
1959Dr. Joseph Ferguson King
1960Dr. Walter Marshall Horton
1961Dr. Victor Obenhaus
1962Rev. Stephen Trowbridge Crary
1963Rev. Herbert Ensign Van Meter
1964Rev. Lawrence Lazelle Durgin
1965R. H. Edwin Espy
1966Rev. Robbins Strong
1967Rev. Paul William Wedgewood Green
1968Rev. B. Whitman Dennison
1969Rev. Paul R. Dettman
1970Donald K. Swearer
1971David Mechem Byers
1972Edward LeRoy Long, Jr.
1973David Mechem Byers
1974George Simons
1975Rev. Peter Beebe
1976Rev. Dr. Eleanor Jeannetta Woodcock
1977Clyde A. Holbrook
1978Dean Carl H. Marbury
1979Rev. Dr. Howard Schomer
1980Robert Rankin
1981Rev. O. Eugene Pickett
1982Rev. James M. Lawson, Jr.
1984Rev. John A. Kruse
1985Rev. Dr. George A. Parsons
1986Rev. Richard A. Thompson
1987Rev. Dr. Harvey G. Cox
1988Rev. Albert Ladue Jeandheur
1989Rev. Dr. Major J. Jones
1990Rev. Lloyd E. Gressle
1991Rev. Dr. John Dixon Elder '53
1992Alda Marsh Morgan
1993Rev. Dr. Fred L. Steen
1994Rev. Susan E. McGarry
1995Rabbi Daniel Dorfman
1996Rev. Dr. William F. Schulz '71
1997Jane Redmont '72
1998Rev. Dr. John Dixon Elder '53
1999Johnnetta Betsch Cole '57
2000Rev. Jim Wallis
2001Bishop Anthony Pilla
2002Charles M. Sennott
2003Rabbi Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi
2004Imam Dr. Ahmad Sakr
2005Sharon Daloz Parks
2006Dr. Joseph E. Lowery
2007Dr. David W. Orr
2008Gilbert C. Meilaender, Jr.
2009Rev. Prof. Peter J. Gomes
2010Rabbi David Saperstein
2011James Carroll
2012Daisy Khan