Notable Speakers in Lafayette’s History

1877  William Cullen Bryant
1880  Rutherford B. Hayes
1883  Susan B. Anthony
1942  Lowell Thomas
1946  Dwight D. Eisenhower
1956  Richard Nixon
1958  Robert Frost
1966 W.H. Auden
1968  Gerald Ford
1972  William F. Buckley, Jr.
1973  Anthony Burgess
1975  Elliott Richardson
1977  Isaac Asimov
1977  Vernon Jordan
1977  Jane Fonda
1977  Fred (Mr.) Rogers
1978  Lillian M. Gilbreth
1979  Philippe de Montebello
1979  Stokely Carmichael
1980  Garry Trudeau
1982  Edward Teller
1981  Julian Bond
1982  Bill Bradley
1983  Neil Armstrong
1983  Gwendolyn Brooks
1984  José Ferrer
1984  Rev. Jesse Jackson
1984  E.L. Doctorow
1984  Henry Kissinger
1985  Meryl Streep
1986  Peter Ueberroth
1988  William Gray III
1989  Robert Darnton
1991  Jacques Cousteau
1992 Thomas Pickering
1993  Toni Morrison
1995  David McCullough
1996  Bill Cosby
1997  John Updike
1998  George Herbert Walker Bush
1999  Maya Angelou
2000  George Will
2001  Doris Kearns Goodwin
2002  Jim Lehrer
2003  Vartan Gregorian
2004  Ed Rendell
2005  Tom Ridge
2006 Gloria Steinem
2007  David McCullough
2007  Michael Beschloss
2008  Gloria Steinem
2008  Salman Rushdie
2008  Juan Williams
2008  Simon Schama
2010  Nicholas Katzenbach
2010  Taylor Branch
2011  Mikhail Gorbachev
2011  Gwen Ifill
2012  Joe Biden
2013 Martin Amis
2013 Jane Goodall
2013 Tony Blair
2013 Jimmy Carter
2014 Portia Simpson Miller