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University of Connecticut Commencement & Convocation

Graduate Commencement Speakers in the 1970s

1970:

Graduate School, School of Law - Nathan L. Whetten

Whetten was dean of the UConn Graduate School and a professor of sociology.

1971

Graduate School, School of Law - Philip Handler

Handler was president of the National Academy of Sciences.

1972

Graduate School, School of Law, Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine - Elliot L. Richardson

Richardson was Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare. His addressed the first ceremony to include the Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine.

1973

Graduate School, Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine-Dean E. McHenry

McHenry was Chancellor, University of California, Santa Cruz.

School of Law Robert B. McKay

McKay was Dean of, New York University School of Law

1974

Graduate School, Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine-Steven Muller

Muller was president of Johns Hopkins University

School of Law Charles S. House

House was Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court

1975

Graduate School, Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine - Homer D. Babbidge, Jr.

Babbidge was Master of Timothy Dwight College at Yale University. He was president of UConn from 1962 to 1972.

School of Law Paul A. Freund

Freund was Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard Law School

1976

Graduate School, Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine - Lewis Thomas

Thomas was president of Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

School of Law - Clarence C. Ferguson, Jr.

Ferguson was a visiting professor of law at Harvard Law School

1977

Graduate School, Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine - Sol M. Linowitz

Linowitz was ambassador-at-large for Middle East negotiations and co-negotiator of the Panama Canal Treaty.

School of Law - Stephen J. Trachtenberg

Trachtenberg was president-elect of the University of Hartford

1978

Graduate School, Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine - John Hope Franklin

Franklin was The John Matthews Manley Distinguised Service Professorat the University of Chicago

School of Law - Thomas Erlich

Erlich was president of the Legal Services Corporation in Washington, D.C.

1979

Graduate School, Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine-Amitai Etzioni

Etzioni was professor of sociology and Director of the Center for Policy Research at Columbia University.

School of Law-Fleming James, Jr.

James was a professor of law at the UConn School of Law.

 

Information on the History of Commencement pages was researched and compiled by Mark J. Roy