Speakers 1900-1909

December 20, 1909 The Honorable Andrew Jackson Montague, LL.D., "The South and the Nation"
September 3, 1909 Judge Emlin McClain, LL.D., Supreme Court of the State of Iowa, "Our Common Humanity and the Common Law"
June 15, 1909 George Adam Smith, A.M., D.D., LL.D., Professor of Old Testament Language, Literature and Theology, United Free Church College, Glasgow, "American and Other Interests in the Relations of Christianity and Islam"
March 16, 1909 Paul Shorey, Ph.D., LL.D., Professor and Head of the Department of Greek Language and Literature, "The Spirit of the University of Chicago"
December 18, 1908 The Honorable John Watson Foster, LL.D., Former Secretary of State, "The Development of International Law"
August 28, 1908 His Excellency Joaquim Nabuco, LL.D., Litt, D., Brazilian Ambassador to the United States, "The Political Approach of the Two Americas"
June 9, 1908 George Herbert Palmer, A.M., LL.D., Litt.D., Alford Professor of Natural Religion, Moral Philosophy and Civil Politics, Harvard University, "Specialization"
March 17, 1908 Andrew Sloan Draper, LL.D., Commissioner of Education for the State of New York, "The Rational Limits of Academic Freedom"
December 17, 1907 William Henry Welch, M.D., LL.D., Professor of Pathology in Johns Hopkins University and President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, "Medicine and the University"
August 30, 1907 Walter Hines Page, Editor of World’s Work, "The Writer and the University"
June 11, 1907 The Right Honorable James Bryce, LL.D., His Britannic Majesty’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States, "What University Instruction May Do to Provide Intellectual Pleasures for Later Life"
March 19, 1907 George Edwin MacLean, Ph.D., LL.D., President of the State University of Iowa, "American Expansion and Educational Efficiency"
December 18, 1906 Hamilton Wright Mabie, L.H.D., LL.D., Writer and critic, "Works and Days"
August 31, 1906 William Watts Folwell, LL.D., Professor of Political Science in the University of Minnesota, "Culture, What and How"
June 12, 1906 William Gardner Hale, LL.D., Professor and Head of the Department of Latin, "The Continuing City"
March 20, 1906 Floyd Russell Mechem, A.M., Professor of Law, with introduction by James Parker Hall, LL.B., Professor of Law and Dean of the Law School, "The Responsibilities of the People for our Laws and Legal Institutions"
December 19, 1905 His Excellency Jean Adrien Antoine Jules Jusserand, LL.D., Ambassador from France to the United States, with introduction by Jacob McGavock Dickinson, of the Chicago Bar "Some Maxims of Life"
September 1, 1905 Hamlin Garland, Writer and poet, with introduction by Robert Morss Lovett, Associate Professor of English, "Vanishing Trails"
June 13, 1905 William Peterson, LL.D., C.M.G., Principal of McGill University, Montreal, with introduction by William Gardner Hale, LL.D., Professor and Head of the Department of Latin, "The Earliest Universities and the Latest"
March 21, 1905 Herbert Putnam, Litt.D., Librarian of Congress, with introduction by Clement Walker Andrews, A.M., Librarian of the John Crerar Library, "The State and Research"
December 20, 1904 Jane Addams, Head of Hull House, with introduction by Marion Talbot, Associate Professor of Household Administration and Dean of Women, "Recent Immigration, a Field Neglected by the Scholar"
September 2, 1904 Hugo de Vries, Professor of Botany and Director of Botanical Gardens and Laboratories of Plant Physiology in the University of Amsterdam, with introduction by John Merle Coulter, Professor of Botany in the University of Chicago, "The Evidences of Evolution"
June 14, 1904 Joseph Henry Beale, Jr., Professor of Law in Harvard University, and Dean of the Law School in the University of Chicago, with introduction by Ernst Freund, Professor of Law in the University of Chicago, "The Place of Professional Education in the University"
March 22, 1904 John Merle Coulter, Representative of the University; Eduard Meyer, Representative of the German Guests of Honor; Address by His Excellency, the Imperial German Ambassador to the United States of America, with greeting from the German Emperor; Greeting from the President of the United States of America. Presented by the Dean of the Faculties of the University
December 22, 1903 The Honorable George W. Ross, Premier of Ontario, with Introduction by James B. Forgan, Esq., President of the First National Bank of Chicago, "The Political Cleavage of North America"
September 3, 1903 John Temple Graves, Esq., Newspaper editor and orator, Atlanta, Georgia, "The Problem of the Races"
June 16, 1903 Daniel Coit Gilman, LL.D., President of the Carnegie Institution, with Introduction by Henry Herbert Donaldson, Ph.D., Professor and Head of the Department of Neurology, the University of Chicago, "Prospects of Science in the United States at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century"
April 2, 1903 Harry Pratt Judson, Professor, "An Address on Behalf of the University"
March 17, 1903 Reverend Frank Wakeley Gunsaulus, D.D., President of the Armour Institute of Technology, "The Heroism of Scholarship"
December 16, 1902 William Henry Maxwell, A.M., Superintendent of Schools, New York City, with Introduction by John Dewey, Ph.D., Professor and Head of the Department of Philosophy, and Director of the School of Education, "The American Teacher"
August 29, 1902 Elisha Benjamin Andrews, D.D., LL.D., Chancellor of the University of Nebraska, with Introduction by Francis W. Shepardson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of American History, "The Crisis of Democracy"
June 17, 1902 Henry Smith Pritchett, Ph.D., LL.D., President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with Introduction by Rollin D. Salisbury, Dean of the Ogden Graduate School of Science, "The Service of Science to the University, and the Response of the University to that Service"
March 18, 1902 Albert Shaw, Ph.D., Editor of the American Monthly Review of Reviews, with an introduction by Harry Pratt Judson, LL.D., Professor and Head of the Department of Political Science, "The Outlook for the Young Man in the New Social and Economic Order"
December 17, 1901 John Franklin Jameson, Professor and Head of the Department of History, with Introduction by Frederick Jackson Turner, Director of the School of History, and Professor of American History, University of Wisconsin, "The Influence of Universities upon Historical Writing"
August 29, 1901 The Reverend Professor Caspar René Gregory, D.D., LL.D., Dr.Ph., Professor, University of Leipsic, "Education and Labor"
June 18, 1901 Martin A. Ryerson, President On behalf of the Board of Trustees; Frank Frost Abbott, Professor, On behalf of the Faculties of the University; Arthur Eugene Bestor, President of the Class of 1901; George E. Adams, Esq., On behalf of the City of Chicago; John D. Rockefeller, Founder of the University; "The Decennial Addresses"
March 19, 1901 His Excellency Mr. Wu Ting-Fang, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of China to the United States, "Chinese Civilization"
December 18, 1900 Francis Landey Patton, D.D., LL.D., President of Princeton University, "The Idea of God in Intellectual Inquiry"
September 18, 1900 The Reverend George C. Lorimer, D.D., Tremont Temple, Boston, Massachusetts, "Race Problems in the Light of Education"
August 10, 1900 General Joseph Wheeler, Representative for Alabama, "The Influence of the University of Chicago and Our Pacific Possessions"
June 19, 1900 James G. K. McClure, D.D., President of Lake Forest University, "The True Scholar’s Attitude Toward the Past"
April 2, 1900 The Honorable David Jayne Hill, LL.D., Assistant Secretary of State, Washington, "The Place of America in World Politics"
January 2, 1900 Arthur Twining Hadley, LL.D., President of Yale University, "Our Standards of Political Morality"