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Commencement Speakers in the 1970s

Year/School(s)
Speaker
Info
 
1970 Graduate School, School of Law Nathan L. Whetten

A professor of sociology, Whetten was dean of the UConn Graduate School.

 
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, and gave his address at the first ceremony to include UConn's 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.

 
1973 School of Law Robert B. McKay

Dean, New York University School of Law

 
1974 Graduate School, Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine Steven Muller

Muller was president of Johns Hopkins University

 
1974 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 then-Master, Timothy Dwight College, Yale University, andformer president, UConn, 1962-1972.

 
1975 School of Law Paul A. Freund

Carl M. Loeb University Professor, Harvard Law School

 
1976 Graduate School, Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine Lewis Thomas

President, Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

 
1976 School of Law Clarence C. Ferguson, Jr.

Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

 
1977 Graduate School, Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine Sol M. Linowitz

Ambassador, Co-negotiator for Panama Canal Treaty

 
1977 School of Law Stephen J. Trachtenberg

President-elect, University of Hartford

 
1978 Graduate School, Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine John Hope Franklin

The John Matthews Manley Distinguised Service Professor, University of Chicago

 
1978 School of Law Thomas Erlich

President, Legal Services Corporation, Washington, D.C.

 
1979 Graduate School, Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine Amitai Etzioni

Professor of Sociology, Columbia University, Director of the Center for Policy Research

 
1979
School of Law
Fleming James, Jr.

Professor, UConn School of Law

 
      
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