Livingston Farrand, 1921
Livingston Farrand was inaugurated on October 20, 1921, at the dawn of the “Roaring Twenties,” on a day of drizzling rain. For his inauguration, the university invited about 200 colleges and universities to be represented; about half sent delegates to attend. About thirty of the over eighty Cornell alumni associations and clubs also sent representatives. The university suspended all regular exercises for the day. After a breakfast for the delegates, the inaugural procession of faculty and delegates assembled at Risley Hall, and proceeded to Bailey Hall, where the Inauguration began at 10:40, with a processional by the University Organist. The Acting President, Albert William Smith, presented the Charter and Seal to President Farrand, and Judge Frank Harris Hiscock, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, inducted the President into office. In his inaugural address, President Farrand spoke about the crisis in Europe, with special regard for the plight of Poland and the need for the university to recognize its “international responsibility.” Speakers representing the faculty and representatives of other universities followed with Addresses of Greeting.
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