Macmillan gave DePauw address 62 years ago this week

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Harold Macmillan

This Week in Indiana for June 7-13 notes the 1958 appearance in Greencastle of British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan to deliver the commencement address at DePauw University.

He referred to the 410 graduates as “fellow Hoosiers,” noting that his mother, Helen Belles Macmillan, had grown up in Spencer, and that his grandfather, Dr. Josuah Tarleton Belles, was a graduate of DePauw.

In his remarks, Macmillan said, “The people of the free world must see that their political thought and economic policies catch up with scientific and technical advances.”

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  • Let's see...that was probably the last time that DPU had invited a conservative speaker on campus.

    -- Posted by direstraits on Thu, Jun 11, 2020, at 8:37 AM
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