Speakers 1920-1929

December 17, 1929 Edwin Bidwell Wilson, Ph.D., LL.D., President of the Social Sciences Research Council, "What is Science?"
November 19, 1929 Robert Maynard Hutchins, LL.D., Fifth President of the University, "The Inaugural Address"
August 30, 1929 John A. Scott, Ph.D., LL.D., Head of the Department of Classics, Northwestern University, "School and Leisure"
June 11, 1929 Robert Maynard Hutchins, LL.D., President Elect of the University
March 19, 1929 Frank Joseph Loesch, LL.D., President of the Chicago Crime Commission, "Shall the Law Triumph?"
August 31, 1928 Dewitt Henry Parker, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, "The Significance of Art in the New America"
June 12, 1928 Max Mason, President of the University
March 20, 1928 Charles Edward Merriam, Ph.D., LL.D., Chairman of the Department of Political Science, "Metropolitan Regions"
December 20, 1927 John Matthews Manly, Ph.D., F.R.S.L., Professor and Head of the Department of English Language and Literature, "Education That Educates"
October 31, 1927 James Rowland Angell, Ph.D., Litt.D., LL.D., President of Yale University, "Medicine and the University"
September 2, 1927 Daniel Evans, D.D., Professor of Christian Theology, Andover Theological Seminary, Cambridge, Massachusetts, "The Meaning and Value of a Liberal Education"
June 14, 1927 Frank Billings, M.D., Sc.D., Professor Emeritus of Medicine, "Medicine and Human Progress"
March 15, 1927 Dr. Herman Niels Bundsen, Commissioner of Health, City of Chicago, "Your Next Step"
December 21, 1926 The Honorable Katherine Hancock Goode, Member of the Illinois General Assembly, "Woman’s Stake in Government"
September 3, 1926 Augustus Raymond Hatton, Ph.D., LL.D., Professor of Political Science, Western Reserve University, "Representative Government in the Light of Modern Knowledge and Modern Life"
June 25, 1926 Harry Pratt Judson, LL.D., President Emeritus of the University, Presented His Royal Highness, Gustav Adolph, The Crown Prince of Sweden, for the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws
June 15, 1926 Max Mason, President of the University
March 16, 1926 Walter Ansel Strong, Publisher, The Chicago Daily News "Newspapers and the New Age"
December 22, 1925 The Reverend Charles Whitney Gilkey, D.D., Hyde Park Baptist Church, Chicago "The University of Chicago as an International Institution"
September 4, 1925 Frederic Austin Ogg, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, University of Wisconsin, "New Tests of Representative Government"
June 16, 1925 Charles Henry Markham, President of the Illinois Central Railroad, "The Challenge of a Retrospect"
December 23, 1924 Julius Stieglitz, Ph.D., Sc.D., Chem.D., Professor and Chairman of the Department of Chemistry, "Chemistry in the Service of Man"
August 29, 1924 John Merle Coulter, Ph.D., Professor and Head of the Department of Botany, "The International Mission of Universities"
June 10, 1924 The Honorable William E. Dever, Mayor of Chicago, "The University and National Leadership"
March 18, 1924 William Edward Dodd, Ph.D., LL.D., Professor of American History, "The Great Tradition"
December 18, 1923 Albion Woodbury Small, Professor and Head of the Department of Sociology, "Address to the Graduates"
August 31, 1923 Miss Mary E. McDowell, Head Resident of the University Settlement, and Commissioner of Public Welfare of the City of Chicago, "Social Service in Chicago"
June 12, 1923 presumably given by Ernest DeWitt Burton, Acting President of the University
March 20, 1923 Henry Clinton Morrison, LL.D., Professor of Education, and Superintendent of the Laboratory Schools, "The Readjustment of Our Fundamental Schools"
December 19, 1922 Harry Pratt Judson, President of the University, "The President's Charge to the Graduates"
September 1, 1922 Ernest DeWitt Burton, D.D., Director of the University Libraries, Professor and Head of the Department of New Testament and Early Christian Literature, "Education in a Democratic World"
June 13, 1922 His Excellency M. Jean Jules Jusserand, LL.D., The French Ambassador
March 21, 1922 Walter Dill Scott, Ph.D., LL.D., President of Northwestern University, "Progress in Human Engineering"
December 20, 1921 Gordon Jennings Laing, Ph.D., Professor and Chairman of the Department of Latin, "The Humanities and the Trend of Education"
September 2, 1921 William Darnall MacClintock, Professor of English Literature, "Personal Culture and the Present Time"
June 14, 1921 The Honorable Frank Orren Lowden, Former Governor of Illinois, "The Problem of Taxation in a Democracy"
March 15, 1921 James Parker Hall, Professor of Law and Dean of the Law School, "Free Speech in War-Time"
December 21, 1920 Harry Pratt Judson, President of the University
September 3, 1920 James Henry Breasted, Ph.D., Professor of Egyptology and Oriental History and Director of the Oriental Institute, "The New Past"
June 15, 1920 David Prescott Barrows, Ph.D., President, University of California, "Is America Responsible?"
March 16, 1920 Conyers Read, Ph.D., Professor of History, "The Political Progress of the English Workingman"