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Presidential Commencement Speeches: commencement_speeches.csv

This table contains data behind the story Sitting Presidents Give Way More Commencement Speeches Than They Used To

Data does not include commencement speeches by President Obama in 2016.

Header Definition
president Number of president (33 is Harry Truman, the 33rd president; 44 is Barack Obama, the 44th president)
president_name Name of president
title Description of commencement speech
date Date speech was delivered
city City where speech was delivered
state state where speech was delivered
building Name of building in which speech was delivered
room Room in which speech was delivered

Source: American Presidency Project, Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley

Data license: CC Attribution 4.0 License · Data source: fivethirtyeight/data on GitHub

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Link rowid president president_name title date city state building room
1 33 Harry Truman Commencement Address at Princeton University. 6/17/47 Princeton NJ Princeton University Nassau Hall
2 33 Harry Truman Commencement Address at the University of California. 6/12/48 Berkeley CA    
3 33 Harry Truman Commencement Address at the University of Missouri. 6/9/50 Columbia MO    
4 33 Harry Truman Commencement Address at Howard University. 6/13/52 Washington DC Howard University unknown
5 34 Dwight Eisenhower Remarks at the Dartmouth College Commencement Exercises, Hanover, New Hampshire. 6/14/53 Hanover NH    
6 34 Dwight Eisenhower Remarks at the Washington College Commencement, Chestertown, Maryland. 6/7/54 Chestertown MD    
7 34 Dwight Eisenhower Address at the Graduation Ceremonies, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York 6/7/55 West Point NY    
8 34 Dwight Eisenhower Address at the Centennial Commencement of Pennsylvania State University. 6/11/55 University Park PA    
9 34 Dwight Eisenhower Address and Remarks at the Baylor University Commencement Ceremonies, Waco, Texas. 5/25/56 Waco TX    
10 34 Dwight Eisenhower Address at the Sesquicentennial Commencement of Mount St. Mary's College, Emmitsburg, Maryland. 6/2/58 Emmitsburg MD    
11 34 Dwight Eisenhower Address at U. S. Naval Academy Commencement. 6/4/58 Annapolis MD    
12 34 Dwight Eisenhower Remarks on Introducing Prime Minister Macmillan at the Johns Hopkins University Commencement. 6/10/58 Baltimore MD    
13 34 Dwight Eisenhower Address "Beyond the Campus" Delivered at the Commencement Exercises of the University of Notre Dame. 6/5/60 South Bend IN University of Notre Dame O'Shaughnessy Hall
14 35 John Kennedy Remarks at Annapolis to the Graduating Class of the United States Naval Academy. 6/7/61 Annapolis MD    
15 35 John Kennedy Remarks at West Point to the Graduating Class of the U.S. Military Academy. 6/6/62 West Point NY    
16 35 John Kennedy Commencement Address at Yale University. 6/11/62 New Haven CT    
17 35 John Kennedy Remarks at Colorado Springs to the Graduating Class of the U.S. Air Force Academy. 6/5/63 Colorado Springs CO    
18 35 John Kennedy Commencement Address at San Diego State College. 6/6/63 San Diego CA    
19 35 John Kennedy Commencement Address at American University in Washington 6/10/63 Washington DC American University John M. Reeves Athletic Field
20 36 Lyndon Johnson Remarks at the University of Michigan 5/22/64 Ann Arbor MI University of Michigan  
21 36 Lyndon Johnson Remarks in Texas to the Graduating Class of the Johnson City High School. 5/29/64 Johnson City TX    
22 36 Lyndon Johnson Commencement Address at the University of Texas. 5/30/64 Austin TX    
23 36 Lyndon Johnson Commencement Address in New London at the United States Coast Guard Academy. 6/3/64 New London CT    
24 36 Lyndon Johnson Address at the Centennial Commencement of Swarthmore College. 6/8/64 Swarthmore PA    
25 36 Lyndon Johnson Commencement Address at Holy Cross College. 6/10/64 Worcester MA    
26 36 Lyndon Johnson Commencement Address at Baylor University. 5/28/65 Waco TX    
27 36 Lyndon Johnson Remarks at the Commencement Exercises of the National Cathedral School. 6/1/65 Washington DC Washington Cathedral na
28 36 Lyndon Johnson Commencement Address at Howard University: "To Fulfill These Rights." 6/4/65 Washington DC Howard University Main Quadrangle
29 36 Lyndon Johnson Commencement Address at Catholic University. 6/6/65 Washington DC Catholic University Gymnasium
30 36 Lyndon Johnson Remarks at the Graduation Ceremony of the School for Capitol Page Boys. 6/15/65 Washington DC White House Rose Garden
31 36 Lyndon Johnson Remarks at the Graduation Ceremony of the Capitol Page School. 6/14/66 Washington DC White House Rose Garden
32 36 Lyndon Johnson Remarks at the Graduation Ceremony of the Capitol Page School. 6/13/67 Washington DC White House Rose Garden
33 36 Lyndon Johnson Commencement Address at Texas Christian University. 5/29/68 Fort Worth TX    
34 36 Lyndon Johnson Commencement Address at Glassboro State College. 6/4/68 Glassboro NJ    
35 36 Lyndon Johnson Remarks at the Graduation Exercises of the Capitol Page School. 6/11/68 Washington DC White House East Room
36 36 Lyndon Johnson Address at the Summer Commencement Exercises of Southwest Texas State College. 8/24/68 San Marcos TX    
37 37 Richard Nixon Address at the Air Force Academy Commencement Exercises in Colorado Springs, Colorado 6/4/69 Colorado Springs CO Air Force Academy Falcon Stadium
38 37 Richard Nixon Remarks at the Graduation Ceremony of the Capitol Page School. 6/12/69 Washington DC White House Rose Garden
39 37 Richard Nixon Remarks at Commencement Exercises of Florida Technological University, Orlando, Florida. 6/8/73 Orlando FL    
40 37 Richard Nixon Remarks at Commencement Exercises at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma. 5/11/74 Stillwater OK    
41 37 Richard Nixon Remarks at Commencement Ceremonies at the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland. 6/5/74 Annapolis MD    
42 38 Gerald Ford Commencement Address at the University of Pennsylvania. 5/18/75 Philadelphia PA University of Pennsylvania  
43 38 Gerald Ford Commencement Address at the United States Military Academy. 6/4/75 West Point NY U.S. Military Academy Michie Stadium
44 38 Gerald Ford Remarks at Graduation Ceremonies at Holton-Arms School, Bethesda, Maryland. 6/5/75 Bethesda MD Holton-Arms School grounds
45 38 Gerald Ford Commencement Address at Chicago State University. 7/12/75 Chicago IL McCormick Place Arie Crown Theatre
46 38 Gerald Ford Commencement Address at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 5/8/76 Lincoln NE University of Nebraska Sports Center
47 38 Gerald Ford Commencement Address at Warner Pacific College in Portland. 5/23/76 Portland OR Warner Pacific College Center for Christian Ministers Auditorum
48 39 Jimmy Carter UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME - Address at Commencement Exercises at the University 5/22/77 Notre Dame IN    
49 39 Jimmy Carter United States Naval Academy Address at the Commencement Exercises. 6/7/78 Annapolis MD    
50 39 Jimmy Carter Capitol Page School Remarks to Members of the Graduating Class. 6/12/78 Washington DC White House Rose Garden
51 39 Jimmy Carter Cheyney State College Address at the Commencement Exercises 5/20/79 Cheyney PA Cheyney State College quadrangle
52 40 Ronald Reagan Address at Commencement Exercises at the University of Notre Dame 5/17/81 Notre Dame IN University of Notre Dame Notre Dame Athletic and Convocation Center
53 40 Ronald Reagan Address at Commencement Exercises at the United States Military Academy 5/27/81 West Point NY    
54 40 Ronald Reagan Address at Commencement Exercises at Eureka College in Illinois 5/9/82 Eureka IL Eureka College Reagan Physical Education Center
55 40 Ronald Reagan Address at Commencement Exercises at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey 5/21/83 South Orange NJ    
56 40 Ronald Reagan Address at Commencement Exercises at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado 5/30/84 Colorado Springs CO    
57 40 Ronald Reagan Address at the United States Naval Academy Commencement Exercises in Annapolis, Maryland 5/22/85 Annapolis MD    
58 40 Ronald Reagan Remarks at the High School Commencement Exercises in Glassboro, New Jersey 6/19/86 Glassboro NJ Glassboro High School Gymnasium
59 40 Ronald Reagan Remarks at the Tuskegee University Commencement Ceremony in Alabama 5/10/87 Tuskegee AL    
60 40 Ronald Reagan Remarks at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences Commencement Ceremony 5/16/87 Washington DC John F. Kennedy Center for the Performin Concert Hall
61 40 Ronald Reagan Remarks at the Commencement Ceremony for Area High School Seniors in Chattanooga, Tennessee 5/19/87 Chattanooga TN    
62 40 Ronald Reagan Remarks at the United States Coast Guard Academy Commencement Ceremony in New London, Connecticut 5/18/88 New London CT    
63 41 George H.W. Bush Remarks at the Texas A&M University Commencement Ceremony in College Station 5/12/89 College Station TX    
64 41 George H.W. Bush Remarks at the Alcorn State University Commencement Ceremony in Lorman, Mississippi 5/13/89 Lorman MS    
65 41 George H.W. Bush Remarks at the Mississippi State University Commencement Ceremony in Starkville 5/13/89 Starkville MS    
66 41 George H.W. Bush Remarks at the Boston University Commencement Ceremony in Massachusetts 5/21/89 Boston MA    
67 41 George H.W. Bush Remarks at the United States Coast Guard Academy Commencement Ceremony in New London, Connecticut 5/24/89 New London CT    
68 41 George H.W. Bush Remarks at the Cheltenham High School Commencement Ceremony in Wyncote, Pennsylvania 6/19/89 Wyncote PA    
69 41 George H.W. Bush Remarks at the Oklahoma State University Commencement Ceremony in Stillwater 5/4/90 Stillwater OK    
70 41 George H.W. Bush Remarks at the Texas A&I University Commencement Ceremony in Kingsville 5/11/90 Kingsville TX    
71 41 George H.W. Bush Remarks at the University of South Carolina Commencement Ceremony in Columbia 5/12/90 Columbia SC    
72 41 George H.W. Bush Remarks at the Liberty University Commencement Ceremony in Lynchburg, Virginia 5/12/90 Lynchburg VA    
73 41 George H.W. Bush Remarks at the University of Texas Commencement Ceremony in Austin 5/19/90 Austin TX    
74 41 George H.W. Bush Remarks at the University of Michigan Commencement Ceremony in Ann Arbor 5/4/91 Ann Arbor MI    
75 41 George H.W. Bush Remarks at the Hampton University Commencement Ceremony in Hampton, Virginia 5/12/91 Hampton VA    
76 41 George H.W. Bush Remarks at the Yale University Commencement Ceremony in New Haven, Connecticut 5/27/91 New Haven CT    
77 41 George H.W. Bush Remarks at the United States Air Force Academy Commencement Ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colorado 5/29/91 Colorado Springs CO    
78 41 George H.W. Bush Remarks at the Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy Commencement Ceremony in Quantico, Virginia 5/30/91 Quantico VA    
79 41 George H.W. Bush Remarks at the United States Military Academy Commencement Ceremony in West Point, New York 6/1/91 West Point NY    
80 41 George H.W. Bush Remarks at the James H. Groves Adult High School Commencement Ceremony in Seaford, Delaware 6/11/91 Seaford DE    
81 41 George H.W. Bush Remarks at the California Institute of Technology Commencement Ceremony in Pasadena, California 6/14/91 Pasadena CA    
82 41 George H.W. Bush Remarks at the Florida International University Commencement Ceremony in Miami Beach, Florida 4/27/92 Miami Beach FL    
83 41 George H.W. Bush Remarks at the Southern Methodist University Commencement Ceremony in Dallas, Texas 5/16/92 Dallas TX    
84 41 George H.W. Bush Remarks at the University of Notre Dame Commencement Ceremony in South Bend, Indiana 5/17/92 South Bend IN    
85 41 George H.W. Bush Remarks at the United States Naval Academy Commencement Ceremony in Annapolis, Maryland 5/27/92 Annapolis MD    
86 42 Bill Clinton Remarks at the New Hampshire Technical College Commencement Ceremony in Stratham, New Hampshire 5/22/93 Stratham NH    
87 42 Bill Clinton Remarks at the United States Military Academy Commencement Ceremony in West Point, New York 5/29/93 West Point NY    
88 42 Bill Clinton Remarks at the Northeastern University Commencement Ceremony in Boston, Massachusetts 6/19/93 Boston MA    
89 42 Bill Clinton Remarks at the Gallaudet University Commencement Ceremony 5/13/94 Washington DC Gallaudet University unknown
90 42 Bill Clinton Remarks at the United States Naval Academy Commencement Ceremony in Annapolis, Maryland 5/25/94 Annapolis MD    
91 42 Bill Clinton Remarks at the Michigan State University Commencement Ceremony in East Lansing, Michigan 5/5/95 East Lansing MI    
92 42 Bill Clinton Remarks at the United States Air Force Academy Commencement Ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colorado 5/31/95 Colorado Springs CO    
93 42 Bill Clinton Remarks at the Dartmouth College Commencement Ceremony in Hanover, New Hampshire 6/11/95 Hanover NH    
94 42 Bill Clinton Remarks at the Pennsylvania State University Graduate School Commencement in State College, Pennsylvania 5/10/96 State College PA    
95 42 Bill Clinton Remarks at the United States Coast Guard Academy Commencement in New London, Connecticut 5/22/96 New London CT    
96 42 Bill Clinton Remarks at the Princeton University Commencement Ceremony in Princeton, New Jersey 6/4/96 Princeton NJ    
97 42 Bill Clinton Commencement Address at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland 5/18/97 Baltimore MD    
98 42 Bill Clinton Commencement Address at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York 5/31/97 West Point NY    
99 42 Bill Clinton Commencement Address at the Sidwell Friends School 6/6/97 Washington DC Sidwell Friends School Gymnasium
100 42 Bill Clinton Commencement Address at the University of California San Diego in La Jolla, California 6/14/97 La Jolla CA University of California  

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CREATE TABLE "presidential-commencement-speeches/commencement_speeches" (
"president" INTEGER,
  "president_name" TEXT,
  "title" TEXT,
  "date" TEXT,
  "city" TEXT,
  "state" TEXT,
  "building" TEXT,
  "room" TEXT
)
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