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Commencement Speakers & Honorary Degrees

Speakers' names appear in italics.

Date Name Title Degree Received
1902 (Jun 23) Quincy, Josiah H.   None
1903 Parker, Hon. Herbert W. Attorney General, Massachusetts None
1904 (Jun 6) Hammond, John Wilkes Associate Justice, Supreme Judicial Court, Massachusetts None
1905 (Jun 7) Richardson, Hon. James B. Associate Justice, Superior Court, Massachusetts None
1906 (Jun 6) Fessenden, Franklin G. Judge, Superior Court, Massachusetts None
1907 (Jun 5) Sheldon, Henry Newton   None
1908 (Jun 10) Long, John Davis   None
1909 (Jun 9) Zueblin, Charles   None
1910 (Jun 15) Guild, Curtis, Jr.   None
1911 Frothingham, Louis Adams Lieutenant Governor, Massachusetts None
1912 (Jun 19) Hall, Granville Stanley   None
1913 (Jun 18) Martin, George H.   None
1914 (Jun 12) Speare, Frank Palmer Dean, School of Law, Northeastern College None
1914 (Jun 18) Hurlburt, Henry F.   None
1915 (Jun 3) Speare, Frank Palmer Dean, School of Law, Northeastern College None
1915 (Jun 16) Powers, Samuel L.   None
1916 (Jun 19) Parker, Herbert W.   None
1916 (Jun 20) Smith, George Sumner Esq.    
1917 (Jun 13) Smith, Hon. Dr. Payson Commissioner of Education, Massachusetts None
1918 (Jun 12) Cushing, Grafton Dulany Ex-Lieutenant Governor, Massachusetts None
1919 (Jun 11) Cox, Channing Harris Lieutenant Governor, Massachusetts None
1920 (Jun 16) Fish, Frederick Perry Ex-Chairman, State Board of Education None
1921 (Jun 15) Aley, Robert Judson President, University of Maine None
1921 (Jun 15) Speare, Frank Palmer President, Northeastern College Law
1922 (Jun 21) Brown, Charles Reynolds   None
1922 (Jun 21) Smith, George Sumner   Commerce & Finance
1923 (Jun 20) Smith, Payson   None
1924 (Jun 18) Cutten, George Barton President, Colgate University None
1925 (Jun 15) Leavitt, Ashley Day Minister, Harvard Church, Brookline, Massachusetts None
1926 (Jun 21) Thomas, Augustus O. Education Commissioner, Maine; President, World Federation of Educational Associations None
1927 (Jun 20) McConaughy, James L. President, Wesleyan University None
1928 (Jun 20) Smith, Payson Commissioner of Education, Massachusetts None
1929 (Jun 19) McConnell, Francis John Bishop, Methodist Episcopal Church; President, Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America None
1930 (Jun 16) Sockman, Ralph Washington   None
1931 (Jun 15) Ballantine, Arthur Atwood   Doctor of Laws
1931 (Jun 15) Eddy, Harrison Prescott   Doctor of Engineering
1931 (Jun 15) Lewis, Edward Morgan   Doctor of Laws
1931 (Jun 15) Speare, Frank Palmer President, Northeastern University Doctor of Laws
1932 (Jun 20) Stafford, Russell Henry   None
1932 (Jun 20) Bressler, Raymond George   Doctor of Laws
1932 (Jun 20) Gow, Charles Rice   Doctor of Engineering
1932 (Jun 20) Richards, James Lorin   Doctor of Laws
1933 (Jun 19) Moody, Paul Dwight   Doctor of Laws
1933 (Jun 19) Harriman, Henry Ingraham   Doctor of Laws
1933 (Jun 19) Lummus, Henry Tilton   Doctor of Laws
1934 (Jun 19) Smith, Hon. Dr. Payson Commissioner of Education, Massachusetts Doctor of Laws
1934 (Jun 19) Bullard, Frederic Lauriston   Doctor of Literature
1934 (Jun 19) Kimball, Dexter Simpson   Doctor of Engineering
1935 (Jun 18) Rogers, Harry Stanley President, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn Doctor of Science
1935 (Jun 18) Dennett, Carl Pullen   Doctor of Laws
1935 (Jun 18) Main, Charles Thomas   Doctor of Engineering
1935 (Jun 18) Miner, Edward Fuller   Master of Arts
1935 (Jun 18) Saltonstall, Leverett   Doctor of Laws
1936 (Jun 15) Williams, Clement Clarence President, Lehigh University Doctor of Engineering
1936 (Jun 15) Douglas, Lloyd Cassel   Doctor of Literature
1936 (Jun 15) Potter, Andrey Abraham   Doctor of Science
1936 (Jun 15) Webster, Edwin Sibley   Doctor of Laws
1937 (Jun 21) Wildman, Clyde Everett President, DePauw University Doctor of Laws
1937 (Jun 21) Bates, Sanford   Doctor of Laws
1937 (Jun 21) Clifford, Harry Ellsworth   Doctor of Science
1937 (Jun 21) Smith, William Lincoln   Doctor of Engineering
1938 (Jun 20) Allen, Calvin Francis   Doctor of Engineering
1938 (Jun 20) Bridges, Henry Styles Senator, New Hampshire Doctor of Laws
1938 (Jun 20) Burgess, Thornton Waldo   Doctor of Literature
1938 (Jun 20) Nash, Philip Curtis   Doctor of Laws
1939 (Jun 19) Sockman, Ralph Washington Clergyman; Author; Lecturer None
1939 (Jun 19) Aldrich, Winthrop Williams   Doctor of Laws
1939 (Jun 19) Compton, Karl Taylor   Doctor of Laws
1939 (Jun 19) Davis, Harvey Nathaniel   Doctor of Science
1939 (Jun 19) Jackson, Dugald Caleb   Doctor of Engineering
1939 (Jun 19) Lodge, Henry Cabot Jr.    Doctor of Laws
1939 (Jun 19) Weeks, Jr., Edward Augustus   Doctor of Literature
1940 (Jun 18) Barker, Joseph Warren Dean, School of Engineering, Columbia University Doctor of Science
1940 (Jun 18) Cahill, Horace Tracy Lieutenant Governor, Massachusetts Doctor of Laws
1940 (Jun 18) Dolan, Arthur Walter   Doctor of Laws
1940 (Jun 18) Moreland, Edward Leyburn   Doctor of Engineering
1941 (Jun 16) Cabot, Godfrey Lowell   Doctor of Science
1941 (Jun 16) Carmichael, Leonard   Doctor of Laws
1941 (Jun 16) Cluverius, Wat Tyler   Doctor of Engineering
1941 (Jun 16) Moulton, Harold Glenn President, Brookings Institution Doctor of Laws
1941 (Jun 16) Oxnam, G. Bromley   Doctor of Literature
1942 (Jun 14) Flanders, Ralph E.   Doctor of Engineering
1942 (Jun 14) Shih, Hu   Doctor of Laws
1942 (Jun 14) Lincoln, Joseph Crosby   Doctor of Literature
1942 (Jun 14) Pollock, Channing   Doctor of Laws
1942 (Jun 14) Seaton, Roy Andrew   Doctor of Science
1943 (Apr 11) Harrison, George Russell Dean of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Doctor of Science
1943 (Apr 11) Jacobs, Rear Admiral Randall Rear Admiral, United States Navy Doctor of Engineering
1943 (Apr 11) Ronan, Associate Justice James J. Associate Justice, Supreme Judicial Court, Massachusetts Doctor of Laws
1943 (Apr 11) Somervell, Lt. General Brehon Lieutenant General, United States Army Doctor of Engineering
1943 (Apr 11) Tolley, William Pearson Chancellor, Syracuse University Doctor of Laws
1943 (Nov 21) Lodge, Henry Cabot Senator, Massachusetts None
1944 (Jun 3) Watson, Thomas John   None
1944 (Jun 3) Sikorsky, Igor I.   Doctor of Science
1944 (Jun 3) Vanderbilt, Arthur T.   Doctor of Laws
1944 (Jun 3) Warren, Julius Ernest   Doctor of Laws
1944 (Jun 3) Wilson, Charles Edward   Doctor of Engineering
1944 (Dec 3) Cluverius, Rear Admiral Wat Tyler Rear Admiral, United States Navy (retired) None
1945 (Jun 3) Dawes, Chester L.   Doctor of English
1945 (Jun 3) Dewey, Bradley   Doctor of Science
1945 (Jun 3) Gibson, Harvey D.   Doctor of Laws
1945 (Jun 3) Mosher, Ira   Doctor of Laws
1945 (Jun 3) Roberts, Kenneth   Doctor of Literature
1945 (Dec 5) White, William Crombie Director, Day College, Northeastern University None
1946 (Jun 9) Allen, Frederick Lewis   Doctor of Literature
1946 (Jun 9) Ching, Cyrus S.   Doctor of Laws
1946 (Jun 9) Hunsaker, Jerome Clarke   Doctor of Engineering
1946 (Jun 9) Rand, William McNear   Doctor of Laws
1946 (Jun 9) Spaulding, Francis Trow   Doctor of Laws
1947 (Feb 2) Allen, Frederick Lewis   None
1947 (Jun 22) Byrd, Richard Evelyn Rear Admiral, United States Navy Doctor of Science
1947 (Jun 22) De Haas, J. Anton   Doctor of Laws
1947 (Jun 22) Howe, Mark Antony DeWolfe   Doctor of Literature
1947 (Jun 22) Sherwood, Thomas Kilgore   Doctor of Engineering
1947 (Sep 14) Wadsworth, Eliot   Doctor of Laws
1948 (Jan 31) Herter, Christian A.   Doctor of Laws
1948 (Jun 20) Weeks, Sinclair   Doctor of Laws
1948 (Oct 2) Chase, Mary Ellen Author; Professor, English Literature, Smith College Doctor of Literature
1948 (Oct 2) Conant, James B. President, Harvard University Doctor of Laws
1948 (Oct 2) deFlorez, Luis Rear Admiral, United States Navy (retired); Consulting Engineer; Inventor Doctor of English
1948 (Oct 2) DeVoto, Bernard Author; Editor Doctor of Literature
1948 (Oct 2) Gilliland, Edwin R. Professor, Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Doctor of English
1948 (Oct 2) Higgins, John P. Chief Justice, Superior Court, Masssachusetts Doctor of Laws
1948 (Oct 2) Julian, Percy L. Director of Research, Manager of Fine Chemicals, Glidden Company Doctor of Science
1948 (Oct 2) Randall, Clarence B. Vice President, Inland Steel Company Doctor of Laws
1948 (Oct 2) Sinnott, Edmund W. Director, Sheffield Scientific School, Yale University Doctor of Science
1948 (Oct 2) Spang, Joseph P., Jr. President, Gillette Safety Razor Company Doctor of Laws
1948 (Oct 2) Swan, Thomas W. Judge, United States Circuit Court of Appeals, Second Circuit Doctor of Laws
1948 (Oct 2) Walters, Raymond President, University of Cincinnati Doctor of Laws
1949 (Jun 26) Babcock, Earl Byron   Doctor of Science
1949 (Jun 26) Bowditch, Richard Lyon   Doctor of Laws
1949 (Jun 26) Clifford, George Henry   Doctor of Laws
1949 (Jun 26) Cutler, Robert   Doctor of Laws
1949 (Jun 26) Forbes, Esther   Doctor of Literature
1949 (Jun 26) Haertlein, Albert   Doctor of Engineering
1949 (Jun 26) Killian, James R. Jr.   Doctor of Laws
1950 (Jun 25) Abrams, Frank W.   Doctor of Engineering
1950 (Jun 25) Clapp, Margaret   Doctor of Laws
1950 (Jun 25) Dillon, Frederick Joseph   Doctor of Laws
1950 (Jun 25) Greenewalt, Crawford Hallock   Doctor of Science
1950 (Jun 25) Lowell, Ralph   Doctor of Laws
1950 (Jun 25) Marquand, John Phillips   Doctor of Literature
1951 (Jun 24) Kalmus, Herbert Thomas   Doctor of Engineering
1951 (Jun 24) David, Donald Kirk   Doctor of Laws
1951 (Jun 24) Medina, Harold R.   Doctor of Laws
1951 (Jun 24) Mitchell, Don G.   Doctor of Laws
1951 (Jun 24) Wilder, Thornton Niven   Doctor of Literature
1951 (Jun 24) Warner, John Christian President, Carnegie Institute of Technology Doctor of Science
1952 (Jun 22) Adams, Arthur Stanton President, American Council on Eduction Doctor of Laws
1952 (Jun 22) Brooks, Van Wyck   Doctor of Literature
1952 (Jun 22) Cabot, Thomas Dudley   Doctor of Laws
1952 (Jun 22) White, William Crombie   Doctor of Engineering
1952 (Jun 22) Wilkins, Raymond Sanger   Doctor of Laws
1953 (Jun 21) Canham, Erwin Dain   Doctor of Literature
1953 (Jun 21) Hansen, George   Doctor of Laws
1953 (Jun 21) Howe, Clarence Decature, The Right Honourable   Doctor of Engineering
1953 (Jun 21) Jacobsen, Alfred   Doctor of Laws
1953 (Jun 21) Phillips, Charles F.   Doctor of Laws
1953 (Jun 21) Qua, Stanley Elroy   Doctor of Laws
1953 (Jun 21) Sprague, Robert Chapman Chairman of the Board, Sprague Electric Company Doctor of Engineering
1953 (Jun 21) Waterman, Alan Tower   Doctor of Science
1954 (Jun 27) Case, Harold Claude   Doctor of Laws
1954 (Jun 27) Gores, Harold B.   Doctor of Laws
1954 (Jun 27) Hood, Clifford F.   Doctor of Engineering
1954 (Jun 27) McCaffrey, John L. President, International Harvester Company Doctor of Laws
1954 (Jun 27) McCord, David Thompson Watson   Doctor of Literature
1954 (Jun 27) Stewart, John Harold   Doctor of Commercial Science
1954 (Jun 27) Whitman, Walter Gordon   Doctor of Science
1955 (Jun 17) Bronwell, Arthur Brough   Doctor of Laws
1955 (Jun 17) Curtice, Harlow Herbert   Doctor of Commercial Science
1955 (Jun 17) Flood, Frank Lee   Doctor of Engineering
1955 (Jun 17) Haskins, Caryl P.   Doctor of Science
1955 (Jun 17) Kimball, Charles Newton President, Midwest Research Institute Doctor of Engineering
1955 (Jun 17) Pusey, Nathan Marsh   Doctor of Laws
1955 (Jun 17) Spalding, John Varnum   Doctor of Laws
1956 (Jun 17) Alter, Chester M.   Doctor of Laws
1956 (Jun 17) Bowen, Catherine Drinker   Doctor of Literature
1956 (Jun 17) Everett, Albert Ellsworth   Doctor of Commercial Science
1956 (Jun 17) Funston, George Keith   Doctor of Laws
1956 (Jun 17) Gettino, Ivan A.   Doctor of Science
1956 (Jun 17) Kennedy, John Fitzgerald Senator, Massachusetts Doctor of Laws
1956 (Jun 17) Volpe, John Anthony   Doctor of Engineering
1957 (Jun 16) Burns, John Lawrence President, Radio Corporation of America Doctor of Business Administration
1957 (Jun 16) Catton, Bruce Editor, Historian Doctor of Literature
1957 (Jun 16) Herren, Thomas Wade Commanding General, First U.S Army Doctor of Laws
1957 (Jun 16) Knowles, Asa Smallidge President, University of Toledo Doctor of Laws
1957 (Jun 16) Magruder, Calvert Chief Judge, U.S Court of Appeals, First Circuit Doctor of Laws
1957 (Jun 16) Stratton, Julius Adams Chancellor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Doctor of Laws
1957 (Jun 16) Woodward, Carl Raymond President, University of Rhode Island Doctor of Laws
1958 (Jun 15) Alexander, Peter Popow Chairman, Metal Hydrides, Inc. Doctor of Science
1958 (Jun 15) Mather, Jean Paul President, University of Massachusetts Doctor of Laws
1958 (Jun 15) Miller, Perry Professor of American Literature, Harvard University Doctor of Literature
1958 (Jun 15) Pierce, Arthur Jenkins Brigadier General, U.S Air Force Doctor of Laws
1958 (Jun 15) Washburn, Henry Bradford, Jr. Director, Boston Museum of Science Doctor of Science
1958 (Jun 15) Wessell, Nils Yngve President, Tufts University Doctor of Laws
1959 (Jun 14) Adams, Charles Francis President, Raytheon Corporation Doctor of Business Administration
1959 (Jun 14) Alexander, William Thurlow Dean, College of Engineering, Northeastern University

Doctor of Engineering

1959 (Jun 14) Ell, Carl Stephens President, Northeastern University Doctor of Science
1959 (Jun 14) Homer, Arthur Bartlett President and CEO, Bethlehem Steel Corporation Doctor of Business Administration
1959 (Jun 14) Land, Edwin Herbert President, Polaroid Corporation Doctor of Science
1959 (Jun 14) Pastore, John O. Senator, Rhode Island Doctor of Laws
1959 (Jun 14) Tharp, Louise Hall Author and Lecturer Doctor of Literature
1960 (Jun 19) Howes, Raymond Floyd Editor, The Educational Record Doctor of Humane Letters
1960 (Jun 19) Langsam, Walter Consuelo President, University of Cincinnati Doctor of Science
1960 (Jun 19) Rathbone, Perry Townsend Director, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Doctor of Humane Letters
1960 (Jun 19) Sachar, Abram Leon President, Brandeis University Doctor of Literature
1960 (Jun 19) Sennott, Robert J., Right Rev. Chancellor, Archdiocese of Boston Doctor of Civil Law
1960 (Jun 19) Sullivan, William E. R. Brigadier General, U.S Army, President, U.S Army Chemical Corps Board Doctor of Science
1961 (Jun 18) Brace, Lloyd D. President and Director, First National Bank of Boston Doctor of Laws
1961 (Jun 18) Bunting, Mary Ingraham President, Radcliffe College Doctor of Laws
1961 (Jun 18) Kiernan, Owen Burns Commissioner of Education, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Doctor of Laws
1961 (Jun 18) Phinney, Edward D. Former Vice President and General Patent Attorney, International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation Doctor of Science
1961 (Jun 18) Tyler, Chaplin Management Consultant, E.I du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. Doctor of Science
1961 (Jun 18) Whipple, Fred Lawrence Director, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Doctor of Letters
1961 (Jun 18) Whitehill, Walter Muir Director and Librarian, Boston Athanaeum Doctor of Humane Letters
1962 (Jun 17) Collins, John Frederick
Mayor of Boston
Mayor, Boston Doctor of Civil Law
1962 (Jun 17) Beatty, H. Russell President, Wentworth Institute Doctor of Engineering
1962 (Jun 17) Black, Eugene Robert President and Chairman, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development Doctor of Public Administration
1962 (Jun 17) Chapin, William S. General Manager and chief Engineer, Power Authority, New York State Doctor of Engineering
1962 (Jun 17) Jones, Henry Campbell President, Arkwright Mutual Insurance Company Doctor of Laws
1962 (Jun 17) Walsh, Michael Patrick President, Boston College Doctor of Humane Letters
1962 (Jun 17) Webb, James Edwin Administrator, NASA Doctor of Public Administration
1963 (Jun 16) Beal, Orville Ellsworth President, Prudential Insurance Corporation Doctor of Laws
1963 (Jun 16) Black, Robert D. Chairman and CEO, Black and Decker Manufacturing Company Doctor of Humane Letters
1963 (Jun 16) Mugar, Stephen P. President, Star Market Company Doctor of Laws
1963 (Jun 16) Richardson, Frank Lincoln Chairman of the Board, Newton-Waltham Bank and Trust Company Doctor of Laws
1963 (Jun 16) Wilson, Logan President, American Council on Education Doctor of Literature
1964 (Jun 14) Brooke, Edward W. Attorney General, Massachusetts Doctor of Public Administration
1964 (Jun 14) Lederle, John William President, University of Massachusetts Doctor of Public Administration
1964 (Jun 14) Smith, Margaret Chase Senator, Maine Doctor of Public Administration
1964 (Jun 14) Wyeth, Andrew Artist Doctor of Fine Arts
1964 (Jun 14) Tyler, Ralph Winfred Director, Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences, University of California Doctor of Laws
1964 (Jun 14) Voke, Edward J. Associate Justice, Superior Court, Massachusetts Doctor of Laws
1965 (Jun 20) McCormack, James Vice President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Doctor of Engineering
1965 (Jun 20) Holland, Jerome Heartwell President, Hampton Institute Doctor of Humane Letters
1965 (Jun 20) Kennedy, Edward M. Senator, Massachusetts Doctor of Public Administration
1965 (Jun 20) O'Brien, Lawrence Francis, '42 Special Assistant for Congressional Relations to President Johnson Doctor of Public Administration
1965 (Jun 20) Markell, Robert J., '44 Television producer Doctor of Fine Arts
1965 (Jun 20) Peabody, Amelia Distinguished Bostonian, Artist Doctor of Fine Arts
1965 (Jun 20) Cushing, Richard Cardinal Archbishop of Boston Doctor of Laws
1966 (Jun 19) Chapman, Richard Palmer Chairman, New England Merchants National Bank Doctor of Laws
1966 (Jun 19) Fiedler, Arthur Director and Conductor, Boston Pops Orchestra Doctor of Fine Arts
1966 (Jun 19) Johnson, Howard W. President-elect, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Doctor of Humane Letters
1966 (Jun 19) Lally, Francis Joseph Editor, The Pilot Doctor of Divinity
1966 (Jun 19) Norton, Elliot Distinguished Drama Critic Doctor of Literature
1966 (Jun 19) Ziegler, Wilbur C. Minister, Old West Church Doctor of Divinity
1966 (Jun 19) Katzenbach, Nicholas DeB. Attorney General, Department of Justice Doctor of Public Administration
1967 (Jun 18) Adams, Ruth Marie President, Wellesley College Doctor of Humane Letters
1967 (Jun 18) Beaton, Roy Howard, '39 General Manager, Apollo Support Department, General Electric Company Doctor of Science
1967 (Jun 18) Caldwell, Sarah Artistic Director, American National Opera Company; Artistic Director, Opera Company of Boston Doctor of Fine Arts
1967 (Jun 18) Gunn, Hartford Nelson, Jr. General Manager, WGBH Television Doctor of Humane Letters
1967 (Jun 18) Knight, Norman President, Knight Quality Radio Stations Doctor of Humane Letters
1967 (Jun 18) Rabb, Norman Saul Chairman, Advisory Council on Education, Massachusetts Doctor of Laws
1967 (Jun 18) Rogers, Ralph Burton, '31 Chairman and President, Texas Industries Doctor of Laws
1967 (Jun 18) Schuller, Gunther Presdient-Elect, New England Conservatory of Music Doctor of Music
1967 (Jun 18) Morse, F. Bradford Representative, Fifth Congressional District, Massachusetts Doctor of Public Administration
1967 (Sep 7)     No honorary degree conferred
1968 (Jun 16) Weaver, Robert C. Secretary, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Doctor of Public Administration
1968 (Jun 16) Dana, Charles A. Organizer, Dana Coporation; Organizer, Charles A. Dana Foundation; Humanitarian; Philanthropist Doctor of Laws
1968 (Jun 16) Ebert, Robert Higgins President, Harvard medical Center; Dean, Harvard Medical School Doctor of Science
1968 (Jun 16) Morris, James A. Vice President, Advanced Studies and Research, University of South Carolina Doctor of Laws
1968 (Jun 16) Peterson, Esther Eggertsen Assistant Secretary of Labor, Labor Standards Doctor of Humane Letters
1968 (Jun 16) Phillips, Thomas L. President and Director, Raytheon Company Doctor of Science
1968 (Jun 16) Rossiter, Henry P. Former Curator, Department of Prints and Drawings, Boston Museum of Fine Arts Doctor of Fine Arts
1968 (Jun 16) Sgarzi, Amedeo V. Justice, Superior Court, Massachusetts Doctor of Laws
1968 (Sep 5)     No honorary degrees conferred
1969 (Jun 15) Cass, Melnea A. "Roxbury's First Lady and Elder Stateswoman" Doctor of Humanities
1969 (Jun 15) Gryzmish, Reuben B., '12 Director, National Council Doctor of Humanities
1969 (Jun 15) Kendrew, A. Edwin Senior Vice President, Colonial Williamsburg Corporation (retired) Doctor of Fine Arts
1969 (Jun 15) Koontz, Elizabeth Duncan 1st African American Director, Women's Bureau, United States Department of Labor Doctor of Science in Education
1969 (Jun 15) Burns, Ralph Arthur Former Director of Evaluation, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, New England Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, Inc. Doctor of Education
1969 (Jun 15) Spear, Joseph Consultant, Division of Programmed Instruction, Northeastern University Doctor of Science
1969 (Jun 15) Knowles, John Hilton General Director and Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital; Professor, Harvard Medical School Doctor of Laws
1969 (Jun 15) Muskie, Edmund Sixtus Senator, Maine Doctor of Civil Law
1969 (Sep 4)     [no honorary degrees conferred]
1970 (Jun 14) Gart, Murray J., '49 Chief of Correspondence, Time-Life News Service Doctor of Humane Letters
1970 (Jun 14) Atkins, Thomas I. 1st African American elected to City Council, Boston; Former Executive Secretary, NAACP, Boston Doctor of Public Administration
1970 (Jun 14) Jacobson, Eli, '33 Chairman of the Board, Chicago Dressed Beef Company Inc. Doctor of Laws
1970 (Jun 14) Probst, George E. Executive Director, Commission for Cooperative Education Doctor of Humane Letters
1970 (Jun 14) Quirico, Francis J., '32 Associate Justice, Supreme Judicial Court, Massachusetts Doctor of Laws
1970 (Jun 14) Hadley, Edwin W. Professor, School of Law, Northeastern University Doctor of Laws
1970 (Jun 14) Cronkhite, Jr., Leonard W. General Director, Children's Hospital Medical Center Doctor of Laws
1970 (Jun 14) Allen, James E., Jr. Assistant Secretary for Education; United States Commissioner of Education Doctor of Educational Administration
1970 (Jun 14) Heckler, Margaret M. Representative, Tenth Congressional District, Massachusetts Doctor of Humane Letters
1970 (Jun 14) Collins, Michael Assistant Secretary of State, Public Affairs Doctor of Science
1970 (Sep 10)     [no honorary degrees conferred]
1971 (Jun 20) Bennett, Wallace Foster Senator, Utah Doctor of Humanities
1971 (Jun 20) Colier, Abram Thurlow Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences Doctor of Humanities
1971 (Jun 20) Sargent, Francis W. Governor, Massachusetts Doctor of Public Administration
1971 (Jun 20) Bailey, John Stephen, '59 President, Nasson College Doctor of Science in Education
1971 (Jun 20) Littlefield, Henry Wilson President Emeritus, University of Bridgeport Doctor of Science in Education
1971 (Jun 20) Banks, Talcott M. President, Boston Symphony Orchestra; Honorary President, Boston Opera Association Doctor of Laws
1971 (Jun 20) Coakley, Livingstone Nathaniel, '58 Minister of Works, Government of the Bahamas Doctor of Laws
1971 (Jun 20) Damon, Roger Conant Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, First National Bank of Boston Doctor of Laws
1971 (Jun 20) Princi, Peter W., '38 Former United States Commissioner, Massachusetts Doctor of Laws
1971 (Jun 20) King, Coretta Scott   Doctor of Laws
1971 (Sep 16)     [no honorary degrees conferred]
1972 (Jun 18) - a.m. Elliott, Byron K. President and Chairman, John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company (retired) Doctor of Humane Letters
1972 (Jun 18) - a.m. Green, Edith Representative, Oregon Doctor of Public Administration
1972 (Jun 18) - a.m. Lawlor, Joseph C., '43 President and Chairman of the Board, Camp, Dresser & McKee Doctor of Engineering
1972 (Jun 18) - a.m. Orr, James H., '26 Chairman of the Board, Colonial Management Associates, Inc. Doctor of Laws
1972 (Jun 18) - a.m. Stokes, Rembert E. President, Wilberforce University Doctor of Laws
1972 (Jun 18) - p.m. Barry, Sr. Marie President, Emmanuel College Doctor of Laws
1972 (Jun 18) - p.m. Hale, Allan M., '39 Associate Justice, Superior Court, Massachusetts Doctor of Laws
1972 (Jun 18) - p.m. Havice, Charles W. Dean of Chapel and Senior Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religion, Northeastern University Doctor of Laws
1972 (Jun 18) - p.m. Pai, Ei Whan, '35 Ambassador-at-Large and Special Envoy of the President, Repubic of Korea Doctor of Laws
1972 (Jun 18) - p.m. Waring, Lloyd B. Vice President, Kidder, Peabody, and Company, Inc. Doctor of Political Science
1972 (Sep 14)     [no honorary degrees conferred]
1973 (Jun 17) - a.m. Cahners, Helen Rabb Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Westbrook College Doctor of Laws
1973 (Jun 17) - a.m. Feldman, Marvin J. President, Fashion Institute of Technology Doctor of Science in Education
1973 (Jun 17) - a.m. Ferguson, David N., '52 Vice President and General Manager, Electronics Division, Northrop Corporation Doctor of Science
1973 (Jun 17) - a.m. Hallowell, Burton C. President, Tufts University Doctor of Laws
1973 (Jun 17) - a.m. Martin, Lawrence H. Chairman and CEO, National Shawmut Bank of Boston Doctor of Humane Letters
1973 (Jun 17) - p.m. Abrams, Julia, '25 President, Poley-Abrams Corporation Doctor of Engineering
1973 (Jun 17) - p.m. Burgess, John Melville, Rt. Rev. Episcopal Bishop, Diocese of Massachusetts Doctor of Divinity
1973 (Jun 17) - p.m. Montoya, Joseph M. Senator, New Mexico Doctor of Laws
1973 (Jun 17) - p.m. Oztemel, Ara, '51 President and Chairman, Satra Corporation Doctor of Business Administration
1973 (Sep 13)     [no honorary degrees conferred]
1974 (Jun 16) - a.m. Cleveland, Laurence F. Professor of Electrical Engineering, Northeastern University Doctor of Engineering
1974 (Jun 16) - a.m. Donovan, Paul F., '55 Director, Office of Energy R&D Policy, National Science Foundation Doctor of Science
1974 (Jun 16) - a.m. Foster, Luther H. President, Tuskegee Institute Doctor of Humane Letters
1974 (Jun 16) - a.m. Newell, Barbara President, Wellesley College Doctor of Literature
1974 (Jun 16) - a.m. Stone, David B. President, North American Management Corporation Doctor of Laws
1974 (Jun 16) - p.m. Bateson, Lincoln C., '50-'56 Vice President of Business, Northeastern University Doctor of Business Administration
1974 (Jun 16) - p.m. Fye, Paul MacDonald President and Director, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Doctor of Laws
1974 (Jun 16) - p.m. Hurtig, Carl R., '48 Executive Vice President and Director, Damon Corporation Doctor of Engineering
1974 (Jun 16) - p.m. Parsons, Edward S., '22 Vice President for Business, Northeastern University Doctor of Humane Letters
1974 (Jun 16) - p.m. Ziegler, Vincent C. Chairman, Gillette Company Doctor of Laws
1974 (Sep 12)     [no honorary degrees conferred]
1975 (Jun 22) - a.m. Brown, Martin, '21 President, J&M Company Doctor of Engineering
1975 (Jun 22) - a.m. Cross, K. Patricia Senior Research Psychologist, Educational Testing Service Doctor of Science
1975 (Jun 22) - a.m. di Scipio, Alfred, '50 President and Chief Executive Officer, Magnavox Consumer Electronics Company Doctor of Laws
1975 (Jun 22) - a.m. Golledge, Rev. Robert Walter Vicar, Old North Church Doctor of Divinity
1975 (Jun 22) - a.m. Gross, Fritz A. Vice President, Engineering, Raytheon Company Doctor of Engineering
1975 (Jun 22) - a.m. Nelson, Hon. David Sutherland Associate Justice, Superior Court, Massachusetts Doctor of Jurisprudence
1975 (Jun 22) - p.m. Hill, Richard Devereux President and Chief Executive Officer, First National Bank of Boston Doctor of Laws
1975 (Jun 22) - p.m. Ives, David O. President, WGBH Educational Foundation Doctor of Humane Letters
1975 (Jun 22) - p.m. Mock, Harold Adam, '23 Managing Partner, Arthur Young and Company Doctor of Business Administration
1975 (Jun 22) - p.m. Monan, Rev. J. Donald, S.J. President, Boston College Doctor of Humane Letters
1975 (Sep 18)     [no honorary degrees conferred]
1976 (Jun 20) - a.m. Mayer, Jean President-Elect, Tufts University Doctor of Humane Letters
1976 (Jun 20) - a.m. Monbleau, Rev. Charles Henry Minister, Pilgrim Congregational Church, Harwich Port, Massachusetts Doctor of Divinity
1976 (Jun 20) - a.m. Rabb, Sidney R. Chairman of the Board, Stop & Shop Companies, Inc. Doctor of Humanities
1976 (Jun 20) - a.m. Reston, James B. Journalist; Author Doctor of Journalism
1976 (Jun 20) - a.m. Smith, Farnham W., '24 President and Director, Katahdin Iron Works Corporation and Katahdin Industries, Inc. Doctor of Business Administration
1976 (Jun 20) - p.m. Gilbert, Carl J. President, Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts Doctor of Humane Letters
1976 (Jun 20) - p.m. Hennessey, Hon. Edward F., '41 Chief Justice, Supreme Judicial Court, Massachusetts Doctor of Laws
1976 (Jun 20) - p.m. Jackson, Ellen Swepson Director, Freedom House Institute on Schools and Education Doctor of Humanities
1976 (Sep 16)     [no honorary degrees conferred]
1977 (May 28) Bownes, Hon. Hugh H. United States District Court, New Hampshire None
1977 (Jun 19) - a.m. Kennedy, Edward M. Senator, Massachusetts None
1977 (Jun 19) - a.m. Baird, Charles O., '22 Chairman of Civil Engineering and University Engineer, Northeastern University (retired) Doctor of Engineering
1977 (Jun 19) - a.m. Barnett, Louis H., '44 International Consultant; Special Advisor to the Israeli Government Doctor of Engineering
1977 (Jun 19) - a.m. Cherne, Leo Executive Director, Research Institute of America Doctor of Humane Letters
1977 (Jun 19) - a.m. Ferretti, Alfred John Professor and Chairman, Mechanical Engineering, Northeastern University (retired) Doctor of Engineering
1977 (Jun 19) - a.m. Melvin, Harold Welsey Professor, English, Northeastern University (retired) Doctor of Letters
1977 (Jun 19) - a.m. Woodcock, Leonard F. President Emeritus, United Auto Workers Doctor of Public Service
1977 (Jun 19) - p.m. Bickerstaff, Sr. Anne Marie Director, Holy Trinity School, Port-au-Prince, Haiti Doctor of Humane Letters
1977 (Jun 19) - p.m. Bleicken, Gerhard D. Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company Doctor of Humane Letters
1977 (Jun 19) - p.m. Cochran, Jacqueline Chairman of the Board, Jacqueline Cochran, Inc. Doctor of Military Science
1977 (Jun 19) - p.m. Mann, Maurice, '51 President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco Doctor of Laws
1977 (Jun 19) - p.m. Thomas, Lowell Jackson Journalist; Author; Broadcaster Doctor of Letters
1977 (Sep 15)     [no honorary degrees conferred]
1978 (May 27) Mann, Maurice, '51 Professor, Law, Suffolk University None
1978 (May 27) Thomas, Lowell Jackson Associate Justice, Municipal Court, Boston None
1978 (Jun 18) - a.m. Bernstein, Marver H. President, Brandeis University Doctor of Humane Letters
1978 (Jun 18) - a.m. Cox, Archibald Carl M. Loeb University Professor, Harvard University Doctor of Laws
1978 (Jun 18) - a.m. Fontein, Jan Director, Museum of Fine Arts Doctor of Fine Arts
1978 (Jun 18) - a.m. Jackson, Rev. Jesse L. Civil Rights Leader Doctor of Humane Letters
1978 (Jun 18) - a.m. Lake, Wilfred S. Dean, College of Liberal Arts, Northeastern University Doctor of Humane Letters
1978 (Jun 18) - a.m. Mercer, William C. President, New England Telephone & Telegraph Company Doctor of Public Service
1978 (Jun 18) - a.m. Mott, Ruth Rawlings, '23 Foundation Executive; Teacher, Physical Education and Dance; Civic Leader Doctor of Humane Letters
1978 (Jun 18) - p.m. Anrig, Gregory R. Commissioner of Education, Massachusetts Doctor of Humane Letters
1978 (Jun 18) - p.m. Baker, Chester P., '20, '34 Chairman, Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University Doctor of Engineering
1978 (Jun 18) - p.m. Haynes, Rev. Michael E. Minister,Twelfth Baptist Church of Roxbury Doctor of Divinity
1978 (Jun 18) - p.m. Medeiros, Humberto Cardinal Cardinal, Roman Catholic Church; Fourth Archbishop, Boston Doctor of Divinity
1978 (Jun 18) - p.m. Pell, Claiborne Senator, Rhode Island Doctor of Humanities
1978 (Jun 18) - p.m. Phillips, Edward E. President, New England Mutual Life Insurance Company Doctor of Public Service
1978 (Jun 18) - p.m. Williams, E. Virginia Founder and Artistic Director , Boston Ballet Company Doctor of Fine Arts
1978 (Sep 14)     [no honorary degrees conferred]
1979 (May 26) (Law) Higginbotham, A. Leon Jr. Judge, Third United States Circuit Court of Appeals Doctor of Humane Letters
1979 (Jun 17) - a.m. Cooperstein, Louis Professor and Chairman, Modern Languages, Northeastern University (retired) Doctor of Letters
1979 (Jun 17) - a.m. Lewis, Elma Ina Founder-Director, National Center of Afro-American Artists Doctor of Letters
1979 (Jun 17) - a.m. MacDonald, Gilbert George, E'32 Vice President, Sutdent Affairs, Northeastern University Doctor of Humane Letters
1979 (Jun 17) - a.m. Moakley, John Joseph Representative, Ninth Congressional District, Massachusetts Doctor of Political Science
1979 (Jun 17) - a.m. Robinson, Dwight P., Jr. Lifetime Trustee Emeritus, Northeastern University; Partner, Massachusetts Financial Services Company Doctor of Laws
1979 (Jun 17) - a.m. Tsongas, Paul E. Senator, Massachusetts Doctor of Public Service
1979 (Jun 17) - p.m. Ryder, Kenneth Gilmore President, Northeastern University None
1979 (Jun 17) - p.m. Conte, Silvio O. Representative, First Congressional District, Massachusetts Doctor of Public Service
1979 (Jun 17) - p.m. Ford, Joseph P. President and Treasurer, Ford Manufacturing Inc. Doctor of Humane Letters
1979 (Jun 17) - p.m. Haskins, Kenneth W. President, Roxbury Community College Doctor of Humane Letters
1979 (Jun 17) - p.m. Loughlin, Sr. Mary Ann Executive Director, Kennedy Memorial Hospital for Children, Brighton, Massachusetts Doctor of Humane Letters
1979 (Jun 17) - p.m. Olsen, Stanley Charles, LI '57, B '58 Vice President, Maynard Doctor of Engineering
1979 (Jun 17) - p.m. Pei, I.M. Architect Doctor of Fine Arts
1979 (Sep 13)     [no honorary degrees conferred]
1980 (May 24) (Law) Brest, Paul Professor, Law, Stanford University Doctor of Laws
1980 (Jun 15) - a.m. Goshgarian, Prof. Gary Professor, English, Northeastern University None
1980 (Jun 15) - a.m. Mattson, Walter E., LI ' 59 President and CEO, New York Times Company Doctor of Commercial Science
1980 (Jun 15) - a.m. Riesman, Joseph G., B '18 Founder, Royal Electric Company Doctor of Humane Letters
1980 (Jun 15) - a.m. Scott, Jessie M. Assistant Surgeon General, United States Public Health Service Doctor of Public Service
1980 (Jun 15) - a.m. Snowden, Otto Phillip Co-Founder and Co-Director, Freedom House, Inc. Doctor of Public Service
1980 (Jun 15) - a.m. Allen, Catherine Louise Special Assistant to the President, Northeastern University Doctor of Humane Letters
1980 (Jun 15) - a.m. White, Kevin H. Mayor, Boston Doctor of Political Science
1980 (Jun 15) - p.m. Alexander, Joyce London First African-American Woman appointed United States Magistrate Doctor of Laws
1980 (Jun 15) - p.m. Fulham, Thomas Anthony President, Suffolk University Doctor of Humane Letters
1980 (Jun 15) - p.m. Holmes, William J. President, Simmons College Doctor of Letters
1980 (Jun 15) - p.m. Morris, Rudolph Magnus, BA '32 Dean, University Administration, Northeastern University Doctor of Humane Letters
1980 (Jun 15) - p.m. Stearns, Russell B. President, Arthur Perry and Company Doctor of Laws
1980 (Jun 15) - p.m. King, Edward J. Governor, Massachusetts Doctor of Science
1980 (Sep 8)     [no honorary degrees conferred]
1981 (May 30) (Law) Kaplan, Benjamin Associate Justice, Supreme Judicial Court, Massachusetts None
1981 (Jun 21) - a.m. Athanas, Anthony Founder and President, Anthony's Fine Restaurants Doctor of Humane Letters
1981 (Jun 21) - a.m. Cabot, Maryellen Chairman, Board of Trustees, Boston Ballet Company Doctor of Humane Letters
1981 (Jun 21) - a.m. Early, Joseph D. Representative, Third Congressional District, Massachusetts Doctor of Public Service
1981 (Jun 21) - a.m. Golemme, Joseph M. Harold A. Mock Professor of Accounting, Northeastern University Doctor of Commercial Science
1981 (Jun 21) - a.m. Gray, Paul Edward President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Doctor of Engineering
1981 (Jun 21) - a.m. Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr. Albert Schweitzer Professor of Humanities, City University of New York Doctor of Letters
1981 (Jun 21) - a.m. Stata, Ray Founder, President, and Chairman of the Board, Analog Devices, Inc. Doctor of Engineering
1981 (Jun 21) - p.m. Ryder, Kenneth Gilmore President, Northeastern University None
1981 (Jun 21) - p.m. Avery, Mary Ellen Physician-in-Chief, Children's Hospital Medical Center Doctor of Humane Letters
1981 (Jun 21) - p.m. Edelman, Marian Wright Founder and Director, Children's Defense Fund Doctor of Public Service
1981 (Jun 21) - p.m. Johnston, Philip Executive Director, CARE Doctor of Public Service
1981 (Jun 21) - p.m. O'Keefe, Bernard J. Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, E. G. & G., Inc. Doctor of Public Service
1981 (Jun 21) - p.m. Zises, Alvin C. President, PruLease (retired) Doctor of Laws
1981 (Sep 17)     [no honorary degrees conferred]
1982 (May 29) (Law) Bazelon, The Honorable David L. Senior Circuit Judge, Court of Appeals, United States Doctor of Laws
1982 (Jun 20) - a.m. Cogan, David H. Vice Chairman of the Board, Sheller-Globe Corporation Doctor of Humane Letters
1982 (Jun 20) - a.m. Goldberg, Avram Jacob President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director, Stop & Shop Companies, Inc. Doctor of Laws
1982 (Jun 20) - a.m. Hearth, Donald P. Director, Langley Research Center, NASA Doctor of Engineering
1982 (Jun 20) - a.m. Johnson, John H. Editor and Publisher, Ebony, Jet, and Ebony Jr. Magazines Doctor of Journalism
1982 (Jun 20) - a.m. Keith, Lyman Albert Chairman, Management, Northeastern University Doctor of Business Administration
1982 (Jun 20) - a.m. O'Neill, Thomas P., Jr. Speaker of the House, United States House of Representatives Doctor of Political Science
1982 (Jun 20) - p.m. Higgins, Sr. Therese, C.S.J. President, Regis College Doctor of Laws
1982 (Jun 20) - p.m. Lawson, John H. Commissioner of Education, Massachusetts Doctor of Humane Letters
1982 (Jun 20) - p.m. Taylor, William O. Publisher, Chairman of the Board, and Director, Boston Globe Doctor of Journalism
1982 (Jun 20) - p.m. Tredinnick, Frank A., Jr. Executive Director, Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts Doctor of Public Service
1982 (Jun 20) - p.m. Williams, John Towner Oscar-Winning Composer; Conductor, Boston Pops Orchestra Doctor of Fine Arts
1982 (Sep 16)     [no honorary degrees conferred]
1983 (May 29) (Law) Clark, Ramsey Former Attorney General, United States Doctor of Laws
1983 (Jun 19) - a.m. Appley, Mortimer Herbert President, Clark University Doctor of Humane Letters
1983 (Jun 19) - a.m. Bell, Terrel Howard Secretary, United States Department of Education Doctor of Public Service
1983 (Jun 19) - a.m. Essigmann, Martin White Professor and Chairman, Electrical Engineering, Northeastern University (retired) Doctor of Engineering
1983 (Jun 19) - a.m. Phillips, John David President and Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Doctor of Laws
1983 (Jun 19) - p.m. Cahners, Norman L. Foundation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cahners Publishing Company Doctor of Humane Letters
1983 (Jun 19) - p.m. Duff, John B. Chancellor of the Board of Regents of Higher Education, Massachusetts Doctor of Humane Letters
1983 (Jun 19) - p.m. English, James Fairfield, Jr. President, Trinity College Doctor of Humane Letters
1983 (Jun 19) - p.m. Simon, Hon. Paul Representative, Twenty-Fourth Congressional District, Illinois Doctor of Public Service
1983 (Jun 19) - p.m. Wolfman, Brunetta Reid President, Roxbury Community College Doctor of Pedagogy
1983 (Sep 15)     [no honorary degrees conferred]
1984 (May 27) (Law) Brooks, John G. Senior Partner, Peabody & Arnold Law Firm Doctor of Laws
1984 (May 27) (Law) O'Toole, Thomas J. Dean, School of Law, Northeastern University Doctor of Laws
1984 (May 27) (Law) Chisholm, Shirley A. Representative, Twelfth Congressional District, New York Doctor of Laws
1984 (Jun 17) - a.m. Dukakis, Michael S. Governor, Massachusetts Doctor of Public Service
1984 (Jun 17) - a.m. Gaither, Edmund Barry Director and Curator, Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists Doctor of Humane Letters
1984 (Jun 17) - a.m. Hiatt, Howard H. Dean, School of Public Health, Harvard University Doctor of Science
1984 (Jun 17) - a.m. Willis, Robert Henry Chairman, Corporation and Board of Trustees, Northeastern University Doctor of Science
1984 (Jun 17) - p.m. Beranek, Leo Leroy Director, Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc. Doctor of Public Service
1984 (Jun 17) - p.m. Eisner, Janet Margaret, SND President, Emmanuel College Doctor of Humane Letters
1984 (Jun 17) - p.m. Fanning, Katherine Editor, Christian Science Monitor Doctor of Humane Letters
1984 (Jun 17) - p.m. Wang, An Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Wang Laboratories, Inc. Doctor of Science
1984 (Sep 13) Feingold, Murray, M.D. Professor and Pediatrician, Tufts New England Medical Center Doctor of Journalism
1984 (Sep 13) Orr, Robert G. Highest Scoring Defenseman in the National Hockey League with the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Black Hawks Doctor of Humanities
1984 (Sep 13) Updike, John Hoyer Author Doctor of Letters
1985 (May 26) (Law) Abrahamson, Shirley S. First Female Justice, Supreme Court, Wisconsin Doctor of Laws
1985 (May 26) (Law) Bell, Derrick A., Jr. Dean and Professor, School Law, University of Oregon Doctor of Laws
1985 (May 26) (Law) Kinoy, Arthur Professor, School of Law, Rutgers University Doctor of Laws
1985 (Jun 16) - a.m. Johnston, Philip Executive Director, CARE None
1985 (Jun 16) - a.m. Everett, Robert R. President and Chief Executive Officer, MITRE Corporation Doctor of Engineering
1985 (Jun 16) - a.m. Ford, William D. Representative, Fifteenth Congressional District, Michigan Doctor of Laws
1985 (Jun 16) - a.m. Pruyn, William James President and Chief Executive Officer, Eastern Gas and Fuel Doctor of Humane Letters
1985 (Jun 16) - a.m. Wooldridge, Roy L. Vice President, Cooperative Education, Northeastern University Doctor of Humane Letters
1985 (Jun 16) - a.m. Wright, Douglas Tyndall President and Vice Chancellor, University of Waterloo, Ontario Doctor of Humane Letters
1985 (Jun 16) - p.m. Hennessey, Hon. Edward Francis Chief Justice, Supreme Judicial Court, Massachusetts None
1985 (Jun 16) - p.m. Branson, Herman Russell President, Lincoln University Doctor of Science
1985 (Jun 16) - p.m. Farwell, Frank L. Honorary Chairman and Director, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company Doctor of Humanities
1985 (Jun 16) - p.m. Smith, Donald Winthrop Chairman, Executive Committee, Singer Company Doctor of Engineering
1985 (Jun 16) - p.m. Walker-Taylor, Yvonne President, Wilberforce University Doctor of Pedagogy
1985 (Sep 12) Goodwin, Doris K. American Historian; Professor, Government, Harvard University None
1985 (Sep 12) Hentoff, Nathan Board of Directors, American Civil Liberties Union; Social, Literary, and Music Critic None
1985 (Sep 12) Ma, Yo-Yo Cellist Doctor of Fine Arts
1986 (May 25) (Law) Caldicott, Helen Professor, Harvard University Doctor of Laws
1986 (May 25) (Law) Chambers, Julius L. Head, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Doctor of Laws
1986 (May 25) (Law) Garrity, W. Arthur Jr. United States District Judge Doctor of Laws
1986 (Jun 26) - a.m. Dole, Elizabeth Hanford Secretary, United States Department of Transportation None
1986 (Jun 26) - a.m. Fuchs, Job E. Director, Lane Health Center, Notheastern University Doctor of Humanities
1986 (Jun 26) - a.m. Lukas, J. Anthony Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Doctor of Letters
1986 (Jun 26) - a.m. Trigg, D. Thomas President, Shawmut Bank of Boston Doctor of Public Service
1986 (Jun 26) - p.m. Bulger, William Michael President, Massachusetts Senate None
1986 (Jun 26) - p.m. Hopper, Grace Murray Rear Admiral, United States Navy Doctor of Military Science
1986 (Jun 26) - p.m. Knapp, David Curtis President, University of Massachusetts Doctor of Humane Letters
1986 (Jun 26) - p.m. Matthews, George James Chairman, Nuclear Metals, Inc.; Corporator and Trustee, Northeastern University Doctor of Humanities
1986 (Sep 18) Bloch, Julia Chang Chief Minority Council, United States International Communications Agency Doctor of Humane Letters
1986 (Sep 18) Flynn, Raymond L. Mayor, Boston Doctor of Public Service
1986 (Sep 18) Stoessel, Walter J., Jr. Ambassador, United States Foreign Service Doctor of Public Service
1987 (May 24) (Law) Cargill, Thomas E., Jr. Senior Partner, Cargill, Masterman & Culbert Law Firm Doctor of Laws
1987 (May 24) (Law) Huber, Richard G. Dean, School of Law, Boston College Doctor of Laws
1987 (May 24) (Law) Lewis, Anthony Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Doctor of Laws
1987 (Jun 21) - a.m. Frank, Hon. Barney Representative, Fourth Congressional District, Massachusetts None
1987 (Jun 21) - a.m. Bromsen, Maury Austin Head, Bromsen Associates Doctor of Humane Letters
1987 (Jun 21) - a.m. Parker, Robert B. Novelist; Professor, Englsih, Northeastern University Doctor of Letters
1987 (Jun 21) - a.m. Wallace, Phyllis Ann Professor Emerita, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Doctor of Humane Letters
1987 (Jun 21) - p.m. Cisneros, Hon. Henry G. Mayor, San Antonio, Texas None
1987 (Jun 21) - p.m. Hennessey, Edward L., Jr. Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Allied-Signal, Inc. Doctor of Commercial Science
1987 (Jun 21) - p.m. Verrett, Shirley Opera Singer Doctor of Music
1987 (Sep 17) Ho, Lee Hee Former President, Center for Women's Problems, Korea Doctor of Humane Letters
1987 (Sep 17) Karnovsky, Shirley Founder, Youth Outreach Program Doctor of Humane Letters
1987 (Sep 17) Murphy, Evelyn F. Lieutenant Governor, Massachusetts Doctor of Public Service
1987 (Sep 17) MacDougall, Roderick M. Treasurer and Member of the Governing Boards, Harvard University Doctor of Humane Letters
1988 (May 29) (Law) Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla President, African National Congress; Anti-Apartheid Activist Doctor of Laws
1988 (May 29) (Law) Carter, Robert L. Judge, United States District Court, Southern District of New York Doctor of Laws
1988 (May 29) (Law) Healey, John G. Executive Director, Amnesty International USA; President, Concerts for Human Rights Foundation Doctor of Laws
1988 (May 29) (Law) Totenberg, Nina Legal Affairs Correspondent, National Public Radio Doctor of Laws
1988 (Jun 19) - a.m. Bombeck, Erma Louise Author; Journalist; Former Member, President's Advisory Committee on Women None
1988 (Jun 19) - a.m. Gould, Stephen Jay Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology, Harvard University; Curator, Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology Doctor of Humanities
1988 (Jun 19) - a.m. Hampton, Henry E. Founder and President, Blackside, Inc. Doctor of Arts
1988 (Jun 19) - a.m. Kariotis, George S. Founder, Alpha Industries; Former Secretary of Economic Affairs, Massachusetts Doctor of Engineering
1988 (Jun 19) - p.m. Willis, Robert H. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Director, Connecticut Natural Gas Company (retired) None
1988 (Jun 19) - p.m. Kurzweil, Raymond C. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kurzweil Applied Intelligence, Inc. and Kurzweil Music Systems Inc. Doctor of Science
1988 (Jun 19) - p.m. Low, K. Prescott Vice Presdient, Inland Daily Press Association Doctor of Journalism
1988 (Jun 19) - p.m. Roberts, Daniel J. Senior Vice President and Treasurer, Northeastern University Doctor of Laws
1988 (Jun 19) - p.m. Ross, Stephan B. Founder, Fredom Memorial, Inc. Doctor of Humane Letters
1988 (Sep 15) Bradstreet, Raymond Bradford Founder, Bradstreet Laboratories; Supervisor, Chemical Laboratory, United States Testing Company Doctor of Science
1988 (Sep 15) Zraket, Charles A. President and Chief Executive Officer, MITRE Corporation Doctor of Engineering
1989 (May 28) (Law) Jones, Elaine Deputy Director, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc. Doctor of Laws
1989 (Jun 17) - a.m. Asner, Edward Former President, Screen Actors Guild; Founder, L.A. Classic Theatre Works Doctor of Humanities
1989 (Jun 17) - a.m. Batson, Ruth Marion Former President and Executive Director, Boston Museum of African-American History Doctor of Pedagogy
1989 (Jun 17) - a.m. Brown, William L. Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bank of Boston Corporation Doctor of Humane Letters
1989 (Jun 17) - a.m. Cohen, Morris Professor Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Doctor of Science
1989 (Jun 17) - a.m. Ulmann, Liv Goodwill Ambassador, United Nations Children's Fund; Actress; Author Doctor of Arts
1989 (Jun 17) - p.m. Bernays, Edward L. Former Professor, Public Relations, Boston University; Public Relations Counsel to numerous federal agencies Doctor of Public Service
1989 (Jun 17) - p.m. Elfers, William Chairman, Board of Overseers, Northeastern University Doctor of Humane Letters
1989 (Jun 17) - p.m. Johnson, Edward C. III Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, Fidelity Investments Doctor of Commercial Science
1989 (Jun 17) - p.m. Mahidol, Chulabhorn Visiting Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, University of Illinois at Chicago Doctor of Science
1989 (Jun 17) - p.m. Picard, Dennis J. President, Raytheon Doctor of English
1989 (Sep 14) LaWare, John P. Member, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System Doctor of Political Science
1989 (Sep 14) Lowell, John Director and Executive Vice President, Welch & Forbes Doctor of Public Service
1989 (Sep 14) Norris, William C. Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors, Control Data Corporation Doctor of Engineering
1990 (May 27) (Law) Wattleton, Faye President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America Doctor of Laws
1990 (May 27) (Law) Brutus, Dennis Vincent Poet; Activist Doctor of Laws
1990 (May 27) (Law) Tiernan, Kip Founder, Rosie's Place Doctor of Laws
1990 (Jun 16) - a.m. Fireman, Paul Chair, Reebok International Ltd. Doctor of Humanities
1990 (Jun 16) - a.m. Allen, William F., Jr. Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Stone & Webster, Inc. Doctor of Engineering
1990 (Jun 16) - a.m. Ferguson, Vernice D. Director of Nursing and Deputy Assistant Chief Medical Director, Veterans Administration Doctor of Public Service
1990 (Jun 16) - a.m. Horowitz, Morris A. Professor, Economics, Northeastern University Doctor of Humanities
1990 (Jun 16) - p.m. Brazelton, Thomas Berry Member, Governor's Advisory Council on the Family Doctor of Humane Letters
1990 (Jun 16) - p.m. Cobb, Jewel Plummer President, California State University at Fullteron Doctor of Science
1990 (Jun 16) - p.m. Heney, Joseph Edward President, Chair, and Chief Executive Officer, Camp Dreser & McKee Doctor of Engineering
1990 (Jun 16) - p.m. Tagliabue, Paul J. Commissioner, National Football League Doctor of Humane Letters
1990 (Jun 16) - p.m. Tauro, Joseph L. United States District Court Judge, Massachusetts Doctor of Laws
1990 (Sep 13) Ashe, Arthur, Jr. Championship-Winning Tennis Player; Author Doctor of Public Service
1990 (Sep 13) Coppersmith, S. James President and General Manager, WCVB-TV Channel 5 Doctor of Journalism
1990 (Sep 13) Loftman, Kenneth Astley Corporate Director of Government Relations, Cabot Corporation of Boston Doctor of Science
1991 (May 24) (Law) Bell, Derrick Weld Professor of Law, Harvard University None
1991 (May 24) (Law) Auger, Diana J. Former President, National Association of Women Lawyers Doctor of Laws
1991 (May 24) (Law) Liacos, Hon. Paul J. Chief Justice, Supreme Judicial Court, Massachusetts Doctor of Laws
1991 (Jun 15) - a.m. Bush, Barbara Pierce First Lady; Literacy Advocate Doctor of Public Service
1991 (Jun 15) - a.m. Mavroules, Nicholas Representative, Sixth Congressional District, Massachusetts Doctor of Political Science
1991 (Jun 15) - a.m. Neal, Richard I. Brigadier General, United States Marines Doctor of Military Science
1991 (Jun 15) - a.m. Rosenblatt, Norman Dean, College of Criminal Justice, Northeastern University Doctor of Humane Letters
1991 (Jun 15) - a.m. Solomon, Bernard Vice-Chair Elect, Board of Trustees, Northeastern University Doctor of Public Service
1991 (Jun 15) - p.m. Love, Susan Margaret, M.D. Founder, Faulkner Brest Centre; Clinical Associate in Surgical Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute Doctor of Science
1991 (Jun 15) - p.m. Bateman, Robert Artist Doctor of Fine Arts
1991 (Jun 15) - p.m. Krentzman, Harvey "Chet" Trustee, Boston Symphony Orchestra; Trustee, Northeastern University Doctor of Business Administration
1991 (Jun 15) - p.m. White, William D. Sportscaster; Professional Baseball Player Doctor of Humane Letters
1991 (Sep 12) Kushner, Harold S. Author; Lecturer Doctor of Humanities
1991 (Sep 12) Hogan, William T. President, University of Lowell Doctor of Humane Letters
1991 (Sep 12) Murtha, John P. Representative, Twelfth Congressional District, Pennsylvania Doctor of Political Science
1992 (May 22) (Law) Totenberg, Nina Legal Affairs Correspondent, National Public Radio None
1992 (May 22) (Law) Ehrmann, Sara R. Capital Punishment Abolitionist Doctor of Laws
1992 (May 22) (Law) Henry, Aaron E. President, Mississippi State Conference, NAACP; Member, Board of Directors, NAACP Doctor of Laws
1992 (Jun 20) - a.m. Gray, William H. III Representative, Second Congressional District, Pennsylvania Doctor of Humane Letters
1992 (Jun 20) - a.m. Henderson, Ernest III Chairman of the Board, Henderson Houses of America, Inc. Doctor of Public Service
1992 (Jun 20) - a.m. Rowlands, Jeanne L. Director, Women's Athletics, Northeastern University Doctor of Humane Letters
1992 (Jun 20) - a.m. Silber, John R. President, Boston University Doctor of Humane Letters
1992 (Jun 20) - p.m. Sullivan, Leon Howard Founder, Opportunities Industrialization Centers Doctor of Divinity
1992 (Jun 20) - p.m. Briscoe, Benjamin Andrew Member, Parliament, Ireland Doctor of Political Science
1992 (Jun 20) - p.m. Wooden, Ruth A. President, Advertising Council, Northeastern University Doctor of Public Service
1992 (Sep 17) Angelou, Maya Author Doctor of Fine Arts
1992 (Sep 17) Roosevelt, Anna Curtenius Anthropologist; Curator of Archaeology, Field Museum of Natural History Doctor of Science
1992 (Sep 17) Walsh, Martin F. Corporator, Northeastern University Doctor of Commercial Science
1993 (May 28) (Law) Frank, Congressman Barney Representative, Fourth Congressional District, Massachusetts None
1993 (May 28) (Law) Dunn, Dr. Martin J. Humanitarian, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Doctor of Laws
1993 (May 28) (Law) MacKinnon, Catharine A. Professor, Law School, University of Michigan Doctor of Laws
1993 (Jun 19) - a.m. Clinton, Pres. William Jefferson President, United States Doctor of Public Service
1993 (Jun 19) - a.m. Childers, John Barton Vice President of Regions and Government Affairs, The College Board Doctor of Political Science
1993 (Jun 19) - a.m. Ahmad, Dato' Dr. Abdullah Sanusi Vice President of Human Resource Management, PETRONAS Doctor of Laws
1993 (Jun 19) - a.m. Waters, James L. Owner, Waters Associates Inc. Doctor of Science
1993 (Jun 19) - p.m. Levine, Irving R. Chief Economics Correspondent, NBC News Doctor of Laws
1993 (Jun 19) - p.m. Bassuk, Ellen Linda, M.D. Associate Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School Doctor of Public Service
1993 (Jun 19) - p.m. O'Brien, Paul Charles President and CEO of the New England Telephone and Telegraph Company Doctor of Laws
1993 (Jun 19) - p.m. Stone, Galen Luther Chairman, Board of Overseers,  Northeastern University Doctor of Political Science
1993 (Jun 19) - p.m. Weiss, Karl Director, External Relations, Massachusetts Microelectronics Center Doctor of Science
1993 (Sep 14) Curtin, Jane Actor, Paramount Pictures Doctor of Arts
1993 (Sep 14) McDonough, Will Sportswriter, Boston Globe Doctor of Journalism
1993 (Sep 14) Wong, William Owner, Kowloon Restaurant Doctor of Public Service
1994 (May 27) (Law) Guinier, Lani Writer, The Tyranny of the Majority Doctor of Civil Law
1994 (May 27) (Law) Lapchick, Richard E. Founder and Director, Center for the Study of Sport in Society, Northeastern University Doctor of Laws
1994 (Jun 18) - a.m. Harris-Lewis, Donna Widow, Reggie Lewis None
1994 (Jun 18) - a.m. Lewis, Reggie Basketball Player, Boston Celtics (Posthumous) Doctor of Humanities
1994 (Jun 18) - a.m. Kartasasmita, Ginandjar Minister of State, National Development Planning, Indonesia Doctor of Public Service
1994 (Jun 18) - a.m. Rabkin, Mitchell T. President, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston Doctor of Science
1994 (Jun 18) - a.m. Tobin, Alan D. Partner, Tobin & Waldstein Doctor of Laws
1994 (Jun 18) - a.m. Wharton, Clifton R., Jr. Former chair and CEO, TIAA-CREF Doctor of Humane Letters
1994 (Jun 18) - p.m. Deutch, John M. Deputy Secretary, Defense Department Doctor of Public Service
1994 (Jun 18) - p.m. Cotton, Clare M. President, Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts Doctor of Humane Letters
1994 (Jun 18) - p.m. Hiatt, Arnold S. Head, Stride Rite Foundation Doctor of Public Service
1994 (Jun 18) - p.m. Parks, Paul, Sr. President, Paul Parks and Associates Doctor of Engineering
1994 (Jun 18) - p.m. Shaw, Bernard Anchor, CNN, Washington, D.C Doctor of Journalism
1994 (Sep 13) Sweeney, Stephen J. Retired Chairman and CEO, Boston Edison Company Doctor of Public Service
1994 (Sep 13) Hatch, Francis W. Chairman, John Merck Foundation Doctor of Humanities
1994 (Sep 13) Lesser, Laurence President, New England Conservatory of Music Doctor of Music
1995 (May 26) (Law) Hentoff, Nat Staff Writer, New Yorker None
1995 (May 26) (Law) Brown, Michael H. Co-Founder and Co-Director, City Year Doctor of Public Service
1995 (May 26) (Law) Khazei, Alan Amir Ali Co-Founder and Co-Director, City Year Doctor of Public Service
1995 (May 26) (Law) Lewis, John Congressman, Fifth District, Georgia Doctor of Public Service
1995 (Jun 17) - a.m. Weld, William Floyd Governor, Massachusetts Doctor of Letters
1995 (Jun 17) - a.m. Egan, Richard J. Co-founder and Chairman, EMC Inc. Doctor of Laws
1995 (Jun 17) - a.m. Grace, Helen K. Special Assistant to the CEO, W.K Kellogg Foundation Doctor of Humane Letters
1995 (Jun 17) - a.m. Robinson, Rachel Annetta Founder and Chairperson, Jackie Robinson Foundation Doctor of Humane Letters
1995 (Jun 17) - a.m. Thomas, Helen Reporter, United Press International Doctor of Journalism
1995 (Jun 17) - a.m. Ockerbloom, Richard C. Vice Chairman, Boston Globe (retired) Doctor of Laws
1995 (Jun 17) - a.m. Poe, Sheri President and CEO, Ryka Inc. Doctor of Commercial Science
1995 (Jun 17) - a.m. Reppucci, Eugene M., Jr. Senior Vice President, Development Office, Northeastern University Doctor of Humanities
1995 (Sep 12) Coles, Robert Psychology Professor, Harvard University Doctor of Letters
1995 (Sep 12) Crotty, Philip Thomas Professor, Northeastern University Doctor of Business Administration
1995 (Sep 12) Edgerly, William S. Chairman and CEO, State Street Corporation (retired) Doctor of Public Service
1996 (May 23) (Law) Higginbotham, Hon. A. Leon, Jr. Chief Judge, U.S Court of Appeals, Third Circuit None
1996 (May 23) (Law) Fraser, Robert B. Chairman, Goodwin, Proctor, and Hoar Doctor of Humane Letters
1996 (May 23) (Law) Hartle, Terry W. Vice President of Governmental Relations, American Council of Education Doctor of Laws
1996 (Jun 15) - a.m. Sacco, Albert, Jr. Astronaut Doctor of Engineering
1996 (Jun 15) - a.m. Curry, John A. President, Northeastern University Doctor of Public Service
1996 (Jun 15) - a.m. Lipman, Ira A. Owner and CEO, Guardsmark Doctor of Laws
1996 (Jun 15) - a.m. Marino, Roger M. Co-Founder, EMC Doctor of Humane Letters
1996 (Jun 15) - a.m. Menino, Thomas M. Mayor, Boston Doctor of Public Service
1996 (Jun 15) - p.m. West, Cornel Professor, Harvard University Doctor of Humane Letters
1996 (Jun 15) - p.m. Becton, Henry P., Jr. President and General Manager, WGBH Educational Foundation Doctor of Public Service
1996 (Jun 15) - p.m. Georgoulis, Stratton J. President and CEO, TIC United Corporation Doctor of Engineering
1996 (Jun 15) - p.m. Taylor, H. Patricia Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance, Houghton Chemical Corporation Doctor of Public Service
1996 (Sep 12) Heard, Marian L. President and CEO, United Way Doctor of Divinity
1996 (Sep 12) Brooks, Robert A. Founder and CEO, Brooks Telecommunications International Doctor of Engineering
1996 (Sep 12) Castelli, William P. Director, Framingham Heart Study Doctor of Science
1996 (Sep 12) McIntyre, Keith L. President, Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology Doctor of Pedagogy
1997 (May 23) (Law) Williams, Patricia J. Professor, Columbia University School of Law Doctor of Humane Letters
1997 (May 23) (Law) Driscoll, John P., Jr. Former President, Boston Bar Association Doctor of Public Service
1997 (May 23) (Law) Greenhouse, Linda Joyce New York Times correspondent, Supreme Court Doctor of Laws
1997 (Jun 14) - a.m. Cleland, Max Senator, Georgia Doctor of Public Service
1997 (Jun 14) - a.m. Finneran, Thomas M. Speaker of the House, Massachusetts Legislature Doctor of Political Science
1997 (Jun 14) - a.m. Gilligan, Carol Professor, Harvard University Doctor of Humanities
1997 (Jun 14) - a.m. Marini, Robert Charles Chairman and CEO, Camp Dresser & McKe Doctor of Engineering
1997 (Jun 14) - a.m. Mejía, Most Rev. Jorge María Archbishop, Vatican Doctor of Divinity
1997 (Jun 14) - a.m. Price, Hugh B. President and CEO, National Urban League Doctor of Laws
1997 (Jun 14) - p.m. Kessler, David A. Dean, Yale University School of Medicine Doctor of Science
1997 (Jun 14) - p.m. Dove, Rita Frances Consultant in poetry, Library of Congress Doctor of Letters
1997 (Jun 14) - p.m. Hewitt, Colby, Jr. Chairman, Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research Doctor of Humane Letters
1997 (Jun 14) - p.m. Marks, Bruce Artistic Director, Boston Ballet (retired) Doctor of Arts
1997 (Sep 11) Schaap, Richard J. Host, ESPN Doctor of Journalism
1997 (Sep 11) Gillin, Laurence Murray Pro-vice chancellor, Swinburne University Doctor of Pedagogy
1997 (Sep 11) Lynch, Peter S. Vice Chairman, Fidelity Management and Research Company Doctor of Commercial Science
1997 (Sep 11) Walker, Liz Co-anchor, CBS Boston Doctor of Public Service
1998 (May 22) (Law) Kennedy, Sen. Edward M. Senator, Massachusetts None
1998 (May 22) (Law) Fabe, Hon. Dana Supreme Court Justice, Alaska Doctor of Laws
1998 (May 22) (Law) Ireland, Hon. Roderick L. Supreme Court Justice, Massachusetts Doctor of Laws
1998 (Jun 20) - a.m. Gorbachev, Mikhail S. Former President, Union of Soviet Socialist Republic; Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Doctor of International Affairs
1998 (Jun 20) - a.m. Cole, Johnnetta Betsch Former President, Spelman College Doctor of Public Service
1998 (Jun 20) - a.m. Finnegan, Neal F. President and CEO, USTrust Doctor of Commercial Science
1998 (Jun 20) - a.m. Gorbachev, Raisa Maksimovna Former First Lady, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Doctor of Social Science
1998 (Jun 20) - a.m. Lockhart, Keith Conductor, Boston Pops Doctor of Music
1998 (Jun 20) - a.m. Riesman, David Professor Emeritus, Harvard University Doctor of Social Thought
1998 (Jun 20) - p.m. Richards, Ann W. Former Governor, Texas Doctor of Public Service
1998 (Jun 20) - p.m. Behrakis, George D. President and CEO, Muro Pharmaceutical Doctor of Health Science
1998 (Jun 20) - p.m. Franklin, John Hope Professor Emeritus, Duke University Doctor of Humane Letters
1998 (Jun 20) - p.m. Fuller, Linda Caldwell Co-Founder, Habitat for Humanity Doctor of Public Service
1998 (Jun 20) - p.m. Fuller, Millard Dean Co-Founder, Habitat for Humanity Doctor of Public Service
1998 (Jun 20) - p.m. Ramelan, Rahardi Minister of State, Research and Technology, Indonesia Doctor of Public Service
1998 (Sep 17) Jones, Anna Faith President and CEO, Boston Foundation Doctor of Humane Letters
1998 (Sep 17) Ramelan, Rahardi Minister of State, Research and Technology, Indonesia Doctor of Public Service
1998 (Sep 17) Rochefort, J. Spencer Professor Emeritus, Northeastern University Doctor of Engineering
1998 (Sep 17) Strom, Margot Stern Executive Director, Facing History and Ourselves National Foundation Doctor of Humane Letters
1999 (May 28) (Law) Gertner, Hon. Nancy Judge, United States District Court, District of Massachusetts Doctor of Laws
1999 (May 28) (Law) Markey, Congressman Edward J. Congressman, Seventh District, Massachusetts Doctor of Laws
1999 (May 28) (Law) Prothrow-Stith, Deborah B. Associate Dean, Harvard School of Public Health Doctor of Public Service
1999 (Jun 19) - a.m. Bond, Julian Distinguished Scholar in Residence, American University Doctor of Public Service
1999 (Jun 19) - a.m. Campbell, Right Hon. A. Kim Former Prime Minister, Canada Doctor of Public Service
1999 (Jun 19) - a.m. Cullinane, John J. President, Cullinane Group Doctor of Business Administration
1999 (Jun 19) - a.m. McNeice, John A., Jr. CEO, Colonial Group (retired) Doctor of Business Administration
1999 (Jun 19) - a.m. Wilmut, Ian Researcher, Roslin Institute Doctor of Science
1999 (Jun 19) - p.m. Lewis, Congressman John Congressman, Fifth District, Georgia None
1999 (Jun 19) - p.m. Garcia, Frieda President, United South End Settlements Doctor of Public Service
1999 (Jun 19) - p.m. Hatsopoulos, John N. President, Thermo Electron Corporation Doctor of Business Administration
1999 (Jun 19) - p.m. Wilson, William Julius Professor, Harvard University Doctor of Social Science
1999 (Jun 19) - p.m. Zakim, Leonard Paul Executive Director, Anti-Defamation League, New England Region Doctor of Public Service
1999 (Sep 16) Minehan, Cathy Elizabeth President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank, Boston Doctor of Public Service
2000 (May 26) (Law) Prejean, Sr. Helen, csj Author, Dead Man Walking; 2-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Doctor of Public Service
2000 (May 26) (Law) Boyan, William L. Vice Chairman, John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company Doctor of Community Service
2000 (May 26) (Law) Simmons, Ruth J. President, Smith College Doctor of Science in Education
2000 (Jun 17) - a.m. Albright, Madeleine Korbel Secretary of State, United States of America Doctor of Public Service
2000 (Jun 17) - a.m. Davis, Robert J. President and CEO, Lycos Inc. Doctor of Business Administration
2000 (Jun 17) - a.m. Shillman, Robert J. Founder, President, and CEO, Cognex Corporation Doctor of Business Administration
2000 (Jun 17) - a.m. Takaki, Ronald Professor, University of California- Berkeley Doctor of Humane Letters
2000 (Jun 17) - a.m. Widnall, Sheila E. Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Doctor of Public Service
2000 (Jun 17) - p.m. Kerry, John F. Senator, Massachusetts Doctor of Public Service
2000 (Jun 17) - p.m. Caruso, Nancy J. Chairperson, North End Waterfront Central Artery Committee Doctor of Community Service
2000 (Jun 17) - p.m. Gagosian, Robert Berj Director, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Doctor of Science
2000 (Jun 17) - p.m. Rochin, Refugio I. Director, Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives Doctor of Humane Letters
2000 (Sep 12) Fowler, Dr. William Morgan, Jr. Director, Massachusetts Historical Society Doctor of Humane Letters
2001 (May 25) (Law) Jones, Nathaniel Raphael Judge, United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit Doctor of Laws
2001 (May 25) (Law) Hanlon, Sydney First Justice, Dorchester District Court Doctor of Laws
2001 (May 25) (Law) Southgate, Richard W. Adjunct Professor, Northeastern University Doctor of Public Service
2001 (Jun 16) - a.m. Richardson, Bill Secretary of Energy, United States; Nobel Peace Prize nominee Doctor of Public Service
2001 (Jun 16) - a.m. Hidalgo, Diego President and Chairman, Fund for Research and Investment for the Development of Africa Doctor of Journalism
2001 (Jun 16) - a.m. Kaufman, Nancy K. Executive Director, Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston Doctor of Public Service
2001 (Jun 16) - a.m. Kramer, Donald J. Director, Micro Component Technology Doctor of Business Administration
2001 (Jun 16) - a.m. Patterson, Orlando Professor, Harvard University Doctor of Letters
2001 (Jun 16) - p.m. Kanter, Elizabeth Moss Professor, Harvard University Doctor of Business Administration
2001 (Jun 16) - p.m. Abele, John E. Founder, Boston Scientific Corporation Doctor of Science
2001 (Jun 16) - p.m. Chu, David, Yu-Lin Legislative Councilor, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Doctor of Public Service
2001 (Jun 16) - p.m. Jackson, Shirley Ann President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Doctor of Engineering
2001 (Sep 11 - Postponed) Ellis, David W. President, Museum of Science, Boston Doctor of Public Service
2001 (Sep 11 - Postponed) Short, Janet M. Principal, Maurice J. Tobin School, Boston (retired) Doctor of Public Service
2002 Payzant, Thomas Superintendent, Boston Public Schools Doctor of Pedagogy
2002 (May 24) (Law) Patrick, Deval L. Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Coca-Cola Corporation Doctor of Laws
2002 (May 24) (Law) Charren, Peggy Scholar, Harvard University Doctor of Public Service
2002 (Jun 15) - a.m. Egan, Richard J. Ambassador to Ireland, Co-founder, EMC Corp. None
2002 (Jun 15) - a.m. Brudnick, Irving S. Board of Trustees, Northeastern University Doctor of Public Service
2002 (Jun 15) - a.m. Gaviria, Cesar Former President, Colombia Doctor of Civil Law
2002 (Jun 15) - a.m. Lawrence-Lightfoot, Sara Professor, Harvard University Doctor of Pedagogy
2002 (Jun 15) - a.m. McCullough, David Writer, John Adams, Truman Doctor of Humane Letters
2002 (Jun 15) - p.m. Ellis, David W. President, Museum of Science, Boston Doctor of Science
2002 (Jun 15) - p.m. Chandler, Alfred D. Jr. Professor Emeritus, Harvard University Doctor of Business Administration
2002 (Jun 15) - p.m. Haynes, C. Vincent Chairperson emeritus, Madison Park Development Corporation Doctor of Public Service
2002 (Jun 15) - p.m. Short, Janet M. Principal, Maurice J. Tobin School, Boston (retired)  Doctor of Pedagogy
2003 (May 23) (Law) Marshall, The Honorable Margaret Hilary Chief Justice, Supreme Judicial Court, Massachusetts Doctor of Laws
2003 (May 23) (Law) Neufeld, Peter J. Co-Founder, Innocence Project Doctor of Public Service
2003 (May 23) (Law) Scheck, Barry C. Co-Founder, Innocence Project Doctor of Public Service
2003 (Jun 14) - a.m. Whitman, Christine Todd Director, Enviornmental Protection Agency Doctor of Public Service
2003 (Jun 14) - a.m. Ikenberry, Stanley O. Former President, American Council on Education Doctor of Education
2003 (Jun 14) - a.m. Tempel, Jean Curtin Managing Director, First Light Capital LLC Doctor of Business Administration
2003 (Jun 14) - a.m. Tyson, Neil de Grasse Director, Hayden Planetarium Doctor of Science
2003 (Jun 14) - a.m. Wilson, Brian Douglas Musician, Beach Boys Doctor of Music
2003 (Jun 14) - p.m. Werner, Thomas C. Chairman and co-owner, Boston Red Sox Doctor of Business Administration
2003 (Jun 14) - p.m. Hammond, Rev. Dr. Ray A. Co-Founder and President, TenPoint Coalition Doctor of Public Service
2003 (Jun 14) - p.m. Henry, John W. Co-owner, Boston Red Sox Doctor of Business Administration
2003 (Jun 14) - p.m. Walsh, Diana Chapman President, Wellesley College Doctor of Education
2003 (Sep 4) Martin, Ralph C. II Partner, Bingham McCutcheon LLP Doctor of Public Service
2004 (May 1) - a.m. Carmona, Richard Henry Surgeon General, United States Public Health Service Doctor of Public Service
2004 (May 1) - a.m. Ifill, Gwen Moderator and Managing editor, Washington Week Doctor of Journalism
2004 (May 1) - a.m. Sample, Steven Browning President, University of Southern California Doctor of Education
2004 (May 1) - a.m. Tucci, Joseph M. President and CEO, EMC Corporation Doctor of Business Administration
2004 (May 1) - p.m. Goodman, Ellen Reporter, Boston Globe; Pulitzer Prize winner Doctor of Humane Letters
2004 (May 1) - p.m. Folkman, Judah Surgeon-in-chief, emeritus, and Director, Surgical Research Laboratory, Children's Hospital Boston Doctor of Science
2004 (May 1) - p.m. Kraft, Myra Hiatt President, New England Patriots Charitable Foundation Doctor of Public Service
2004 (May 1) - p.m. Kraft, Robert Owner, Kraft Group, New England Patriots Doctor of Public Service
2004 (May 1) - p.m. Volpe, Mark Managing Director, Boston Symphony Orchestra Doctor of Music
2004 (May 28) (Law) Bright, Stephen B Director, Southern Center for Human Rights Doctor of Public Service
2004 (May 28) (Law) Feuerstein, Aaron M. President and CEO, Malden Mills Doctor of Public Service
2004 (May 28) (Law) Roberts, The Honorable Victoria A. Federal Judge, Eastern District of Michigan Doctor of Laws
2004 (Sep 2) Jenkins-Scott, Jackie President, Wheelock College Doctor of Public Service
2005 (Apr 30) - a.m. Panetta, Leon E. Co-director, Leon & Sylvia Panetta Institute for Public Policy Doctor of Public Service
2005 (Apr 30) - a.m. Cantor, Nancy President, Syracuse University Doctor of Education
2005 (Apr 30) - a.m. Evers-Williams, Myrlie Former chairwoman, NAACP; widow, Medgar Evers Doctor of Public Service
2005 (Apr 30) - a.m. Hollis, Walter W. Deputy Undersecretary, Operations Research, United States Army Doctor of Science
2005 (Apr 30) - a.m. Ruettgers, Michael C. Chairman, EMC Corporation Doctor of Business Administration
2005 (Apr 30) - p.m. Lander, Eric Steven Founding Director, Broad Institute, Massachusettes Institute of Technology Doctor of Science
2005 (Apr 30) - p.m. Jones, Clarence J. Chairman, Boston Redevelopment Authority Doctor of Public Service
2005 (Apr 30) - p.m. Larson, Gloria Cordes Cochair, Government Practices Group, Foley Hoag LLP Doctor of Laws
2005 (Apr 30) - p.m. Snowe, The Honorable Olympia J. Senator, Maine Doctor of Public Service
2005 (May 27) (Law) Chambers, Julius L. Distinguished Professor, North Carolina Central University None
2005 (May 27) (Law) Arterton, The Honorable Janet Bond United States District Judge, District of Connecticut Doctor of Laws
2005 (Sep 1) Robinson, Walter V. Editor, Boston Globe Doctor of Journalism
2006 (May 6) - a.m. Immelt, Jeffery R. CEO, General Electric Doctor of Business Administration
2006 (May 6) - a.m. Coleman, Mary Sue President, University of Michigan Doctor of Education
2006 (May 6) - a.m. Freeland, Richard M. President, Northeastern University Doctor of Education
2006 (May 6) - a.m. LaFeber, Walter Professor, Cornell University Doctor of Humane Letters
2006 (May 6) - a.m. Rossetti, Ronald Louis President, Riverside Capital Partners Doctor of Business Administration
2006 (May 6) - a.m. Schmoke, The Honorable Kurt L. Dean, Howard University School of Law Doctor of Public Service
2006 (May 6) - p.m. Burns, The Honorable R. Nicholas Undersecretary of State, Political Affairs Doctor of Public Service
2006 (May 6) - p.m. Massey, Walter E. President, Morehouse College Doctor of Science
2006 (May 6) - p.m. Mulcahy, Anne M. Chairman and CEO, Xerox Corporation Doctor of Business Administration
2006 (May 6) - p.m. Robinson, Raymond H. Professor, Northeastern University Doctor of Humane Letters
2006 (May 26) (Law) Langa, The Honorable Chief Justice Pius Nkonzo Chief Justice, Republic of South Africa Doctor of Public Service
2006 (May 26) (Law) Domini, Amy L. Founder and CEO, Domini Social Investments Doctor of Business Administration
2006 (May 26) (Law) Seligman, Joel President, University of Rochester Doctor of Laws
2006 (Aug 31) Jones, Hubert E. Dean Emeritus, Boston University's School of Social Work Doctor of Public Service
2006 (Aug 31) Bailey, Eric M. President and CEO, NeuroLogica Corporation Doctor of Biomedical Engineering
2007 (May 5) - a.m. Negroponte, Dr. Nicholas Founder and Chairman, One Laptop Per Child Doctor of Public Service
2007 (May 5) - a.m. Gordon, Dr. Bernard Co-founder, NeuroLogica Corporation Doctor of Science
2007 (May 5) - a.m. Manning, Dr. Sylvia Chancellor, University of Illinois at Chicago Doctor of Humane Letters
2007 (May 5) - p.m. Prothrow-Stith, Dr. Deborah Associate Dean and Professor, harvard School of Public Health None
2007 (May 5) - p.m. Chamillard, George W. Chairman and CEO, Teradyne Inc. (retired) Doctor of Business Administration
2007 (May 5) - p.m. Kostas, George Founder, Tesco Inc. Doctor of Science
2007 (May 25) (Law) Burnes, The Honorable Nonnie S. Commissioner, Division of Insurance, Massachusetts Doctor of Public Service
2007 (May 25) (Law) Greco, Michael S. Partner, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP Doctor of Public Service
2007 (May 25) (Law) Sotomayor, The Honorable Sonia Judge, U.S Court of Appeals, Second Circuit Doctor of Laws
2007 (Aug 30) Gruman, Jessie Founder and President, Center for Advancement of Health Doctor of Public Service
2008 (May 2)- a.m. Cox, Christopher Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission Doctor of Public Service
2008 (May 2)- a.m. Cronin, Michael J. Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees, Northeastern University Doctor of Science
2008 (May 2)- a.m. Manganaro, Anthony R. Member, Board of Overseers, Northeastern University Doctor of Public Service
2008 (May 2)- a.m. Zimpher, Nacy L. President, University of Cincinnati Doctor of Humane Letters
2008 (May 2)- p.m. Hurtado, Sylvia Director and Professor, Higher Education Research Institute, UCLA Doctor of Humane Letters
2008 (May 2)- p.m. McHugh, Katherine S. Senior Management, MassINC Doctor of Laws
2008 (May 2)- p.m. Nasella, Henry J. Partner, Landau, Nasella & Klatsky LLC Doctor of Commercial Science
2008 (May 23) - Law Breyer, The Honorable Stephen G. Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court Doctor of Laws
2008 (May 23) - Law Botsford, The Honorable Margot Associate Justice, Supreme Judicial Court, Massachusetts Doctor of Public Service
2008 (August 28) Zane, Ellen M. President and CEO, Tufts Medical Center None
2008 (August 28) Zane, Peter L. Board of Directors, Adhesive Technologies None
2009 (May 1)- a.m. Cole, Kenneth D. Founder and CEO, Kenneth Cole Productions Doctor of Public Service
2009 (May 1)- a.m. Broad, Molly Corbett President, American Council on Education Doctor of Letters
2009 (May 1)- a.m. Shrage, Barry President, Combined Jewish Philanthropies Doctor of Humane Letters
2009 (May 1)- p.m. Gottlieb, Gary Lloyd President, Brigham and Women's Hospital Doctor of Science
2009 (May 1)- p.m. Menino, Angela Faletra Advisory Member, Bay Cove Human Services Doctor of Public Service
2009 (May 1)- p.m. Motley, James Keith Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Doctor of Humane Letters
2009 (May  22) - Law Oleskey, Stephen Howes Partner, WilmerHale Doctor of Laws
2010 (May 7)- a.m. Chenault, Kenneth I. Chairman and CEO, American Express Company Doctor of Commercial Science
2010 (May 7) - a.m. Gregorian, Vartan C. President, Carnegie Corporation Doctor of Humane Letters
2010 (May 7) - a.m. Kennedy, Victoria Reggie Founding President, Common Sense about Kids and Guns Doctor of Public Service
2010 (May 7) - p.m. Bhagwati, Jagdish Natwarlal Professor, Colombia University; Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations Doctor of Humane Letters
2010 (May 28) - Law Koh, Harold Hongju Legal Adviser, State Department Doctor of Laws
2010 (Oct. 16) - CPS Pond, Jonathan Financial advisor, PBS None
2011 (April 30) - CPS Walker, Liz Minister, African Methodist Episcopal Church None
2011 (May 6) - a.m. Termeer, Henri A. Former President and CEO, Genzyme Corporation Doctor of Global Business
2011 (May 6) - a.m. Berlowitz, Leslie Cohen President, American Academy of Arts Doctor of Humane Letters
2011 (May 6) - a.m. Groover, Rev. Dr. Gregory G. Sr. Chairman, Boston School Committee; Pastor, Charles Street AME Church Doctor of Public Service
2011 (May 6) - a.m. Jacobs, Bert and John Co-founders, Life is Good Company Doctors of Entrepreneurship
2011 (May 6) - a.m. The People of Japan People of Japan Doctor of Humane Letters
2011 (May 6) - p.m. Burwell, Slyvia Matthews President, Global Development Program, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Doctor of Philanthropy
2011 (May 27) - Law Manjoo, Rashida Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, United Nationals Human Rights Council Doctor of Laws
2012 (April 12) - CPS Kraft, Josh Nicholas President and CEO of Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston None
2012 (May 4) - a.m. Powell, Gen. Colin General, United States Army (retired) and former Secretary of State Doctor of Public Service
2012 (May 4) - a.m. Mangkusubroto, Kuntoro, ME'77 Head of the President's Delivery Unit for Development Monitoring and Oversight in Indonesia Doctor of Engineering
2012 (May 4) - a.m. Rodin, Judith President, Rockefeller Foundation Doctor of Humane Letter
2012 (May 4) - a.m. Sternberg, Sy, ME'68 Chair, Northeastern University Board of Trustees Doctor of Commerce
2012 (May 4) - p.m. Ferriero, David, BA’72, MA’76 10th Archivist of the United States Doctor of Humane Letters
2012 (May 25) - Law Berrien, Jacqueline A. Chair of the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Doctor of Laws
2012 (Sept. 29) - CPS Lehane, Dennis Author none
2013 (Apri 30) - CPS Kaplan, Karen President, Hill Holliday and Chairman of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce none
2013 (May 3) - a.m. Kim, Jim Yong President of World Bank Group none
2013 (May 3) - a.m. Bryant, Jack D. President of Bryant Associates Doctor of Engineering
2013 (May 3) - a.m. Lynch, Barbara CEO of Barbara Lynch Gruppo Doctor of Public Service
2013 (May 3) - a.m. Davis, Edward F., III Boston Police Commissioner Doctor of Public Service
2013 (May 3) - p.m. Arora, Nikesh CBO of Google Doctor of Commerce
2013 (May 24) - Law Hassan, The Honorable Margaret Wood Governor of New Hampshire Doctor of Laws
2013 (Aug. 29) - D'Amore-McKim Vachon, Mark L. member of Overseers Board none