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
152 44 Barack Obama Commencement Address at the University of California-Irvine in Anaheim, CA 6/14/14 Anaheim CA Angel Stadium na
20 36 Lyndon Johnson Remarks at the University of Michigan 5/22/64 Ann Arbor MI University of Michigan  
74 41 George H.W. Bush Remarks at the University of Michigan Commencement Ceremony in Ann Arbor 5/4/91 Ann Arbor MI    
137 44 Barack Obama Commencement Address at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan 5/1/10 Ann Arbor MI University of Michigan Michigan Stadium
11 34 Dwight Eisenhower Address at U. S. Naval Academy Commencement. 6/4/58 Annapolis MD    
14 35 John Kennedy Remarks at Annapolis to the Graduating Class of the United States Naval Academy. 6/7/61 Annapolis MD    
41 37 Richard Nixon Remarks at Commencement Ceremonies at the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland. 6/5/74 Annapolis MD    
49 39 Jimmy Carter United States Naval Academy Address at the Commencement Exercises. 6/7/78 Annapolis MD    
57 40 Ronald Reagan Address at the United States Naval Academy Commencement Exercises in Annapolis, Maryland 5/22/85 Annapolis MD    
85 41 George H.W. Bush Remarks at the United States Naval Academy Commencement Ceremony in Annapolis, Maryland 5/27/92 Annapolis MD    
90 42 Bill Clinton Remarks at the United States Naval Academy Commencement Ceremony in Annapolis, Maryland 5/25/94 Annapolis MD    
102 42 Bill Clinton Commencement Address at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland 5/22/98 Annapolis MD    
113 43 George W. Bush Commencement Address at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland 5/25/01 Annapolis MD    
122 43 George W. Bush Commencement Address at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland 5/27/05 Annapolis MD    
136 44 Barack Obama Commencement Address at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland 5/22/09 Annapolis MD United States Naval Academy  
149 44 Barack Obama Commencement Address at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland 5/24/13 Annapolis MD United States Naval Academy Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
148 44 Barack Obama Commencement Address at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia 5/19/13 Atlanta GA Morehouse College Century Campus
22 36 Lyndon Johnson Commencement Address at the University of Texas. 5/30/64 Austin TX    
73 41 George H.W. Bush Remarks at the University of Texas Commencement Ceremony in Austin 5/19/90 Austin TX    
12 34 Dwight Eisenhower Remarks on Introducing Prime Minister Macmillan at the Johns Hopkins University Commencement. 6/10/58 Baltimore MD    
97 42 Bill Clinton Commencement Address at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland 5/18/97 Baltimore MD    
119 43 George W. Bush Commencement Address at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana 5/21/04 Baton Rouge LA    
2 33 Harry Truman Commencement Address at the University of California. 6/12/48 Berkeley CA    
44 38 Gerald Ford Remarks at Graduation Ceremonies at Holton-Arms School, Bethesda, Maryland. 6/5/75 Bethesda MD Holton-Arms School grounds
124 43 George W. Bush Commencement Address at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Biloxi, Mississippi 5/11/06 Biloxi MS    
66 41 George H.W. Bush Remarks at the Boston University Commencement Ceremony in Massachusetts 5/21/89 Boston MA    
88 42 Bill Clinton Remarks at the Northeastern University Commencement Ceremony in Boston, Massachusetts 6/19/93 Boston MA    
103 42 Bill Clinton Commencement Address at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts 6/5/98 Cambridge MA    
61 40 Ronald Reagan Remarks at the Commencement Ceremony for Area High School Seniors in Chattanooga, Tennessee 5/19/87 Chattanooga TN    
6 34 Dwight Eisenhower Remarks at the Washington College Commencement, Chestertown, Maryland. 6/7/54 Chestertown MD    
51 39 Jimmy Carter Cheyney State College Address at the Commencement Exercises 5/20/79 Cheyney PA Cheyney State College quadrangle
45 38 Gerald Ford Commencement Address at Chicago State University. 7/12/75 Chicago IL McCormick Place Arie Crown Theatre
107 42 Bill Clinton Commencement Address at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois 6/12/99 Chicago IL    
63 41 George H.W. Bush Remarks at the Texas A&M University Commencement Ceremony in College Station 5/12/89 College Station TX    
133 43 George W. Bush Commencement Address at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas 12/12/08 College Station TX Texas A&M University  
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    
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
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    
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    
92 42 Bill Clinton Remarks at the United States Air Force Academy Commencement Ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colorado 5/31/95 Colorado Springs CO    
106 42 Bill Clinton Commencement Address at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs 6/2/99 Colorado Springs CO    
120 43 George W. Bush Commencement Address at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado 6/2/04 Colorado Springs CO    
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  
146 44 Barack Obama Commencement Address at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado 5/23/12 Colorado Springs CO United States Air Force Academy unknown
3 33 Harry Truman Commencement Address at the University of Missouri. 6/9/50 Columbia MO    
71 41 George H.W. Bush Remarks at the University of South Carolina Commencement Ceremony in Columbia 5/12/90 Columbia SC    
116 43 George W. Bush Commencement Address at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina 5/9/03 Columbia SC    
115 43 George W. Bush Commencement Address at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio 6/14/02 Columbus OH    
147 44 Barack Obama Commencement Address at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio 5/5/13 Columbus OH Ohio State University Ohio Stadium
83 41 George H.W. Bush Remarks at the Southern Methodist University Commencement Ceremony in Dallas, Texas 5/16/92 Dallas TX    
91 42 Bill Clinton Remarks at the Michigan State University Commencement Ceremony in East Lansing, Michigan 5/5/95 East Lansing MI    
10 34 Dwight Eisenhower Address at the Sesquicentennial Commencement of Mount St. Mary's College, Emmitsburg, Maryland. 6/2/58 Emmitsburg MD    
54 40 Ronald Reagan Address at Commencement Exercises at Eureka College in Illinois 5/9/82 Eureka IL Eureka College Reagan Physical Education Center
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    
58 40 Ronald Reagan Remarks at the High School Commencement Exercises in Glassboro, New Jersey 6/19/86 Glassboro NJ Glassboro High School Gymnasium
105 42 Bill Clinton Commencement Address at Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana 5/23/99 Grambling LA    
121 43 George W. Bush Commencement Address at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan 5/21/05 Grand Rapids MI    
130 43 George W. Bush Commencement Address at Greensburg High School in Greensburg, Kansas 5/4/08 Greensburg KS Greensburg High School  
132 43 George W. Bush Commencement Address at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina 5/31/08 Greenville SC Furman University Paladin Stadium
75 41 George H.W. Bush Remarks at the Hampton University Commencement Ceremony in Hampton, Virginia 5/12/91 Hampton VA    
138 44 Barack Obama Commencement Address at Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia 5/9/10 Hampton VA Hampton University  
5 34 Dwight Eisenhower Remarks at the Dartmouth College Commencement Exercises, Hanover, New Hampshire. 6/14/53 Hanover NH    
93 42 Bill Clinton Remarks at the Dartmouth College Commencement Ceremony in Hanover, New Hampshire 6/11/95 Hanover NH    
21 36 Lyndon Johnson Remarks in Texas to the Graduating Class of the Johnson City High School. 5/29/64 Johnson City TX    
145 44 Barack Obama Commencement Address for Joplin High School in Joplin, Missouri 5/21/12 Joplin MO Missouri Southern State University Leggett & Platt Athletic Center
140 44 Barack Obama Commencement Address at Kalamazoo Central High School in Kalamazoo, Michigan 6/7/10 Kalamazoo MI Western Michigan University Arena
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    
70 41 George H.W. Bush Remarks at the Texas A&I University Commencement Ceremony in Kingsville 5/11/90 Kingsville TX    
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  
101 42 Bill Clinton Remarks at a Commencement Luncheon at the University of California San Diego in La Jolla 6/14/97 La Jolla CA University of California  
128 43 George W. Bush Commencement Address at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania 5/11/07 Latrobe PA Saint Vincent College Robert S. Carey Student Center
46 38 Gerald Ford Commencement Address at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 5/8/76 Lincoln NE University of Nebraska Sports Center
64 41 George H.W. Bush Remarks at the Alcorn State University Commencement Ceremony in Lorman, Mississippi 5/13/89 Lorman MS    
72 41 George H.W. Bush Remarks at the Liberty University Commencement Ceremony in Lynchburg, Virginia 5/12/90 Lynchburg VA    
142 44 Barack Obama Commencement Address at Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis 5/16/11 Memphis TN Memphis Cook Convention Center unknown
118 43 George W. Bush Commencement Address at Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon, Wisconsin 5/14/04 Mequon WI    
127 43 George W. Bush Commencement Address at Miami Dade College—Kendall Campus in Miami, Florida 4/28/07 Miami FL    
141 44 Barack Obama Commencement Address at Miami Dade College in Miami, Florida 4/29/11 Miami FL Miami Dade College James L. Knight International Center
82 41 George H.W. Bush Remarks at the Florida International University Commencement Ceremony in Miami Beach, Florida 4/27/92 Miami Beach FL    
16 35 John Kennedy Commencement Address at Yale University. 6/11/62 New Haven CT    
76 41 George H.W. Bush Remarks at the Yale University Commencement Ceremony in New Haven, Connecticut 5/27/91 New Haven CT    
112 43 George W. Bush Commencement Address at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut 5/21/01 New Haven CT    
23 36 Lyndon Johnson Commencement Address in New London at the United States Coast Guard Academy. 6/3/64 New London CT    
62 40 Ronald Reagan Remarks at the United States Coast Guard Academy Commencement Ceremony in New London, Connecticut 5/18/88 New London CT    
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    
95 42 Bill Clinton Remarks at the United States Coast Guard Academy Commencement in New London, Connecticut 5/22/96 New London CT    
109 42 Bill Clinton Commencement Address at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut 5/17/00 New London CT    
117 43 George W. Bush Commencement Address at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut 5/21/03 New London CT    
129 43 George W. Bush Commencement Address at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut 5/23/07 New London CT    
143 44 Barack Obama Commencement Address at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut 5/18/11 New London CT United States Coast Guard Academy unknown
154 44 Barack Obama Commencement Address at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut 5/20/15 New London CT United States Coast Guard Academy unknown
144 44 Barack Obama Commencement Address for Barnard College in New York City 5/14/12 New York NY Columbia University South Lawn
110 42 Bill Clinton Commencement Address at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota 6/10/00 Northfield MN    
48 39 Jimmy Carter UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME - Address at Commencement Exercises at the University 5/22/77 Notre Dame IN    
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
111 43 George W. Bush Commencement Address at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana 5/20/01 Notre Dame IN    
39 37 Richard Nixon Remarks at Commencement Exercises of Florida Technological University, Orlando, Florida. 6/8/73 Orlando FL    
81 41 George H.W. Bush Remarks at the California Institute of Technology Commencement Ceremony in Pasadena, California 6/14/91 Pasadena CA    
42 38 Gerald Ford Commencement Address at the University of Pennsylvania. 5/18/75 Philadelphia PA University of Pennsylvania  

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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
);