Bryant Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients, 1900 - 1939

Year Bryant Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients Title Speakers and Honorary Degrees Undergrad or Graduate School
1900 McClelland, T. Colvin Pastor, United Congregational Church, Newport S U
1902 Logan, James General Manager, United States Envelope Company, 1898-1922 S U
1902 Kimball, Charles Dean Governor of Rhode Island, 1901-1903 S U
1904 Ham, Guy A. Massachusetts Legislature S U
1907 Baldwin, F. Spencer Professor, Economics and Sociology, Boston University S U
1908 Clews, Henry Banker, Henry Clews & Company, New York City S U
1908 Metcalf, Edward P. President, Atlantic National Bank S U
1909 Miles, General Nelson A. Former Commanding General of the United States Army 1895-1903 S U
1909 Hamilton, Dr. Frederick W. President, Tufts College 1905-1912 S U
1910 Shaw, Leslie M. Former Secretary, United States Treasury 1902-1907 S U
1911 Fitzwilliam, Charles H. Reverend S U
1911 Gross, E. Tudor Businessman S U
1914 Babb, J.Franklin Reverend, Haverhill, Mass. S U
1915 Conrad. A.E. Reverend, Pastor of Park Street Congregational Church of Boston S U  
1927 Roosevelt, Nicholas Associate Editor, The New York Times S U
1928 McConaughy, James L. President, Wesleyan University 1925-1943 and Lieutenant-Governor, Connecticut 1938-1941 S U
1928 Salisbury, Everett E. President, Atlantic Mills H U
1928 Gardiner, George W. Banker, Economist H U
1929 Gardiner, Colonel W. Vice President, Industrial Trust Company S U
1929 Gladding, Howard E. Executive Vice-President, Plantations Bank of Rhode Island H U
1929 Gregg, John R. Author, Gregg System of Shorthand H U
1930 Curtis, Charles Vice President, United States 1929-1933 S,H U
1930 Metcalf, Jesse H. United States Senator, Rhode Island 1924-1937 H U
1930 Peck, Frederick S. Finance Commissioner, State of Rhode Island H U
1931 McConaughy, James L. President, Wesleyan University 1925-1943 and Lieutenant-Governor, Connecticut 1938-1941 S U
1931 Buxton, G. Edward President, B.B. & R. Knight Corporation H U
1931 Dexter, Henry C. Executive, Cotton Textiles Manufacture H U
1931 Ford, Henry Chairman of the Board, Ford Motor Company H U
1931 Appel, Joseph H. Director of Advertising and Publicity, John Wanamaker H U
1931 Hodges, Gilbert T. President, Advertising Federation of America H U
1931 Malott, John O. Specialist in Commercial Education, Department of the Interior, United States of America H U
1932 Mills, Ogden Livingston Secretary of the Treasury, United States 1932-1933 S,H U
1932 Hebert, Felix United States Senator, Rhode Island 1929-1935 H U
1932 Sweet, William L. Treasurer, Rumford Chemical Works H U
1932 Wolfenden, Harry C. President, R. Wolfenden and Sons H U
1933 Roper, Daniel Calhoun Secretary of Commerce, United States 1933-1938 S,H U
1933 Farnell, Frederick J. Chairman, Public Welfare Commission, State of Rhode Island H U
1933 Parks, George M. Manager, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company H U
1933 Potter, Albert E. President, United Electric Railways Company H U
1934 Dickinson, John Assistant Secretary of Commerce, United States 1933-1935 S,H U
1934 Letts, Ira L. Judge, United States District Court H U
1934 Henius, Arthur Banker, Merchant H U
1934 Elridge, Edward H. Director of Secretarial Training Simmons College H U
1934 SoRelle, Rupert P. Vice-President, Gregg Publishing Company H U
1935 Arnold, Samuel Tomlinson Dean of Undergraduates, Brown University 1930-1937 S U
1935 Sayre, Francis B. Assistant Secretary of State, United States H U
1935 Samuels, Joseph President, The Outlet Company H U
1935 Caroll, Charles Supervisor of Education, State of Rhode Island H U
1935 Cull, Laurel Executive Secretary, Old Colony Cooperative Bank H U
1936 Castle, William Richards Former Under Secretary of State, United States 1923-1929 S,H U
1936 McGregor, William Vice President, Blackstone Valley Gas and Electric Company H U
1936 Richardson, Anna Steese Associate Editor The Woman's Home Companion; Director The Good Citizenship Bureau H U
1936 Thompson, James Edward President, Phenix National Bank H U
1936 Whitford, Everett Wanton President, Centreuille National Bank H U
1937 O'Connell, Jeremiah E. Presiding Justice, Superior Court, Rhode Island 1935-1948 S U
1937 Wheeler, Burton Kendall United States Senator from Montana 1923-1947 H U
1937 Meloney, Marie Mattingley Journalist and Editor of "This Week," New York Herald Tribune 1926-1943 H U
1937 Sweeney, John William Former Justice of the Supreme Court of Rhode Island H U
1937 Frazier, Victor Howard Treasurer, Secretary and Director of the High Street Bank and Trust Company, Providence, Rhode Island H U
1937 Hopf, Harry Arthur Deputy President of the International Committee of Scientific Management H U
1938 Burke, Edward R. Senator, United States - Nebraska 1935-1941 S,H U
1938 Rockett, James F. Director of Education for the State of Rhode Island H U
1938 Salisbury, Everett E. President, Atlantic Mills H U
1938 Freeman, Frederick C. President of the Providence Gas Company H U
1938 Kilcup, Ernest I. President-Treasurer of the Davol Rubber Company H U
1939 Martin, Jr., Joseph W. Minority Leader of the House of Representatives S,H U
1939 Craig, Clara Elizabeth Dean and Director of Training, Rhode Island College of Education H U
1939 O'Connell, Jeremiah E. Presiding Justice, Superior Court, Rhode Island 1935-1948 H U
1939 Weeks, Edward Henry President, Old Colony Co-operative Bank, Providence H U