Banquet Speakers

Each year at the chapter’s annual spring banquet, a distinguished member of the Yale community or a noteworthy guest is asked to address the assembled members on a topic of the speaker’s choosing, a tradition that harks back to the original meetings of the society in Williamsburg, Virginia, in the late 18th-century.

 

YEAR SPEAKER
1966 Thomas Mendenhall
1967 August Heckscher
1968 J. Irwin Miller
1969 Mary Ingraham Bunting
1970 Bernard M. W. Knox
1971 Georges May
1972 Robert Alan Dahl
1973 Hanna Holborn Gray
1974 Paul Horgan
1975 Alvin Kernan
1976 Lewis Thomas
1977 C. Vann Woodward
1978 George Wilson Pierson
1979 John Brademas
1980 A. Bartlett Giamatti
1981 Edmund S. Morgan
1982 Donald Kagan
1983 Maxine Singer
1984 Martin J. Klein
1985 Howard R. Lamar
1986 Ellen Ash Peters
1987 Natalie Zemron Davis
1988 José A. Cabranes
1989 Louis L. Martz
1990 Jonathan D. Spence
1991 Sidney Altman
1992 Ruth Barcan Marcus
1993 David Bromwich
1994 Donald Lamm
1995 Linda K. Lorimer
1996 Guido Calabresi
1997 Anne Fadiman
1998 Richard H. Brodhead
1999 Michael H. Merson
2000 John L. Gaddis
2001 Stephen L. Carter
2002 Cesar Pelli
2003 Willie Ruff
2004 Harold Koh
2005 Ernesto Zedillo
2007 Stephen Stearns
2008 Anthony T. Kronman
2009 Robert A.M. Stern
2010 Linda Greenhouse
2011 Richard C. Levin
2012 Peter Crane