The Commonwealth Blog
Forty-four years ago: NASA administrator James Fletcher gave "An Assessment of the Space Program" in his February 11, 1972, speech to The Commonwealth Club of California?. Fletcher, a physicist, was responsible for beginning the space shuttle program during his first tenure at NASA.
Legendary CBS newsman Walter Cronkite addressed the Club on February 10, 1983, on the occasion of its 80th anniversary celebration
Fifty-six years ago today: India's ambassador to the United States, Gaganvihari L. Mehta, discussed "The First Decade of Independent India" in his speech to The Commonwealth Club of California on February 7, 1958.
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Filene's Basement founder & philanthropist Edward A. Filene discussed "Business and the Wage Problem" in his Depression-ear speech to The Commonwealth Club of California on February 6, 1935.
"Nationalization in Mexico" was discussed by Herbert I. Priestley in his February 3, 1939, speech to The Commonwealth Club of California.
Thomas C. Hayes discussed "Reinventing Silicon Valley" in his January 30, 1993, speech to The Commonwealth Club of California?.
Walter S. Douglas spoke about "Mass Transportation for the Bay Area?" in his January 28, 1955, address to The Commonwealth Club of California.