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

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Link rowid president president_name title date city state building ▼ room
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    
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    
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    
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    
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    
36 36 Lyndon Johnson Address at the Summer Commencement Exercises of Southwest Texas State College. 8/24/68 San Marcos TX    
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    
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    
53 40 Ronald Reagan Address at Commencement Exercises at the United States Military Academy 5/27/81 West Point NY    
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    
59 40 Ronald Reagan Remarks at the Tuskegee University Commencement Ceremony in Alabama 5/10/87 Tuskegee AL    
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    
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    
102 42 Bill Clinton Commencement Address at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland 5/22/98 Annapolis MD    
103 42 Bill Clinton Commencement Address at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts 6/5/98 Cambridge MA    
104 42 Bill Clinton Commencement Address at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon 6/13/98 Portland OR    
105 42 Bill Clinton Commencement Address at Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana 5/23/99 Grambling LA    
106 42 Bill Clinton Commencement Address at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs 6/2/99 Colorado Springs CO    
107 42 Bill Clinton Commencement Address at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois 6/12/99 Chicago IL    
108 42 Bill Clinton Commencement Address at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan 4/30/00 Ypsilanti MI    
109 42 Bill Clinton Commencement Address at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut 5/17/00 New London CT    
110 42 Bill Clinton Commencement Address at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota 6/10/00 Northfield MN    
111 43 George W. Bush Commencement Address at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana 5/20/01 Notre Dame IN    
112 43 George W. Bush Commencement Address at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut 5/21/01 New Haven CT    
113 43 George W. Bush Commencement Address at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland 5/25/01 Annapolis MD    
114 43 George W. Bush Commencement Address at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York 6/1/02 West Point NY    
115 43 George W. Bush Commencement Address at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio 6/14/02 Columbus OH    
116 43 George W. Bush Commencement Address at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina 5/9/03 Columbia SC    
117 43 George W. Bush Commencement Address at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut 5/21/03 New London CT    
118 43 George W. Bush Commencement Address at Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon, Wisconsin 5/14/04 Mequon WI    
119 43 George W. Bush Commencement Address at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana 5/21/04 Baton Rouge LA    
120 43 George W. Bush Commencement Address at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado 6/2/04 Colorado Springs CO    
121 43 George W. Bush Commencement Address at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan 5/21/05 Grand Rapids MI    
122 43 George W. Bush Commencement Address at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland 5/27/05 Annapolis MD    
123 43 George W. Bush Commencement Address at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma 5/6/06 Stillwater OK    
124 43 George W. Bush Commencement Address at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Biloxi, Mississippi 5/11/06 Biloxi MS    
125 43 George W. Bush Commencement Address at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York 5/27/06 West Point NY    
126 43 George W. Bush Commencement Address at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York 6/19/06 Kings Point NY    
127 43 George W. Bush Commencement Address at Miami Dade College—Kendall Campus in Miami, Florida 4/28/07 Miami FL    
129 43 George W. Bush Commencement Address at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut 5/23/07 New London CT    
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
131 43 George W. Bush Commencement Address at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado 5/28/08 Colorado Springs CO Air Force Academy  

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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
);