HENRY HOMES BABCOCK

1875 - Died 1881

Plant Culture, April 29, 1876

What Should Be the Limits of Free Education Furnished by the State? (Conversation), October 14, 1878

Offices:

Chair, Arrangements and Exercises, 1879-80

WILSON MARVIN BACKUS

1901 - Resigned 1905

The Italy of Today, October 13, 1902

HENRY MARTYN BACON

1894 - Resigned 1905

The Supremacy of the Fourth Estate, May 18, 1903

PAUL VALENTINE BACON

1909 - Died 1949

  BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

Leonardo da Vinci, the Great Dilettanti, January 30, 1911

(Re-read before the Club by Llewellyn Jones, January 29, 1934)

ARTHUR ALOIS BAER (Biography) (Concise biography from Notable Members)

1944 - Died 1975

A Day in Oaxaca, December 3, 1945 (N)

604 Jerusalem, May 9, 1949 (N)

Title Impaired, May 14, 1951 (N)

Decline of Hvar, May 23, 1955 (N)

Flight to Zanzibar, March 10, 1958 (N)

The Worst, April 18, 1960 (N)

Inn, February 7, 1966 (N)

The Great Evergreen Park Train Robbery (Presidential Address), October 3, 1966 (N)

Mr. Gookin and the Monetary System, May 17, 1971 (N)

Offices:          

Corresponding Secretary, 1958-59

Chair, Rooms and Finance, 1959-60, 1960-61, 1961-62, 1962-63, 1963-64, 1964-65, 1965-66, 1967-68, 1968-69, 1969-70, 1970-71, 1971-72, 1972-73, 1973-74, 1974-75, 1975-76

President, 1966-67

KLAUS BAER

1977 - Resigned 1982

Humanities? (The Arthur Baer Fellowship Address), March 28, 1977 (N)

EDWARD PAYSON BAILEY

1886 - Died 1925

The Young Men's Christian Association, November 28, 1904 (N)

Offices: 

Chair, Rooms and Finance, 1898-99, 1908-09

ORVILLE T. BAILEY (Biography) (biography)

1961 - Died 1999

Ask the Concierge, January 6, 1964 (N)

Delight in Evil, March 25, 1968 (N)

Book Review, December 16, 1968 (N)

Et in Arcadia Ego, November 22, 1971 (N)

How Fair the Meadows Are Today (Ladies' Night Address), May 21, 1973 (N)

(Re-read before the Club by the author, November 2, 1992)

Migration and Transformation, January 6, 1975 (N)

*Migration and Nemesis (Presidential Address), October 6, 1975 (N)

*Chance Favors the Prepared Mind (Ladies' Night Address), February 13, 1978 (N)

A Voyage of 1052 Days, May 17, 1982 (N)

Leader, Book Night, January 27, 1986 (N)

Architecture, Scholarship, Light and Sherry, October 13, 1997 (with David Vopatek)

Offices: 

Chair, Officers and Members, 1970-71, 1971-72

President, 1975-76

PERCIVAL BAILEY

1934 - Died 1973

Zeitoun, October 21, 1935 (N)

Sisvan, January 8, 1940 (N)

Haci Bektas Veli, March 24, 1941 (N)

Musa Dagh, January 8, 1945 (N)

Needles, Thimbles, or the First Voyage of an Armenian Sinbad, February 17, 1947 (N)

(Re-read before the Club by Anthony J. Batko, January 31, 1983)

Tovarishch Telfeyan, or the Second Voyage of an Armenian Sinbad, November 8, 1948 (N)

West to the Rising Sun, October 16, 1950

Pepperpot (Ladies' Night Address), March 30, 1953 (N)

Msieu Bellay, November 16, 1953 (N)

Der Herr Professor (Presidential Address), October 4, 1954 (N)

Schne Aussicht, October 22, 1956 (N)

Seat of the Soul, January 20, 1958 (N)

Sister Ethelrita, February 9, 1959 (N)

Ol' Doc Artin, December 5, 1960 (N)

Ol' Southern, October 23, 1961

Eulogium Magistrorum Meorum, April 6, 1964 (N)

*Harun al-Rashid , April 11, 1966 (C) (N)

An Armenian Pessa in the Shadow of Ararat (Read by Paul C. Bucy), March 20, 1972 (N)

South of the Border (Read by Nathaniel S. Apter), May 7, 1973 (N)

Offices: 

Chair, Arrangements and Exercises, 1943-44

Corresponding Secretary, 1950-51

President, 1954-55

ALFRED LANDON BAKER

1901 - Resigned 1907

ROBERT WALTER BALDERSTON

1933 - Died 1940

The Gopatis, March 2, 1936

Betsy Ross, Myth or History? February 7, 1938

DAVID S. BALDWIN, SR. (biography)

1989 – Died 2005

C.M.C. 1944 and The Blanks (two papers), October 22, 1990 (N)

Reflections upon the Two Natures of William Wordsworth, October 24, 1994 (N)

The College Girl Dropout and Ben Lapin's Pad (two papers), November 6, 1995 (N)

Nagasaki Prefecture 1949 - - SUIOMASEN, November 15, 1999

JESSE ALBIGENSE BALDWIN

1905 - Resigned 1909

AMOS BALL

1941 - Died 1954

A Clergyman's Theory That Will Not Die, October 13, 1947 (N)

Hoc Multum Est Velle Servari, April 23, 1951 (N)

GEORGE WILDMAN BALL

1939 - Died 1994

  NEW YORK, NEW YORK

The American Traveler, October 28, 1940

ROGER E. BALL

1988 - Resigned 2002

Science, Anti-Science and the Muse, November 14, 1988 (N)

An Accidental Imperialist, November 20, 1989 (N)

The Improbable It, February 4, 1991

*The Legacy of Daedalus, January 6, 1992 (C)(N)

*Anchors Awry, October 18, 1993 (C)(N)

*Across the Boundary, December 9, 1996 (C)(N)

The Masks of Erato (Presidential Address), October 6, 1997 (N)

A Literary Club for a New Millenium, January 11, 1999 (N)

Viniculum Viniculorum, October 23, 2000 (N)

Offices: 

Chair, Publications, 1991-92

President, 1997-98

Chair, Officers and Members, 1998-99

STUART S. BALL

1947 - Died 1983

Free Speech, Communism, Picketing and the Hold-up Man, January 17, 1949

How to Lose a Lawsuit and Enjoy It, January 21, 1952

The Credo of a Contingent Anarchist, January 10, 1955 (N)

Sixteen Royal Bastards, January 23, 1956 (N)

What Do You Read, My Lord? (Ladies' Night Address), March 3, 1958

The Bastard Brother of the Virgin Queen, March 13, 1961 (N)

Co-Leader (with Franklin C. Bing), Book Night, “Shakespeare”; The Anti-Stratfordians, November 30, 1964 (N)

Have You a Fairy in Your Family Tree? October 18, 1965

The God-born Kings, January 20, 1969

Is History Relevant? April 26, 1971 (N)

The Wonderful World of Words, January 17, 1977 (N)

How to Manage the Law, November 19, 1979

More Words, March 1, 1982

JAMES C. BALLOWE

2009 – Resigned 2010

2015 -

A Man of Salt and Trees (The Arthur Baer Fellowship Address), January 12, 2009 (N)

From Joy to Jelly-Roll: Aldine Square & Beyond, December 12, 2016

JAMES T. BALOG

2003 - Resigned 2005

STANLEY BALZEKAS, JR.

1972 –

EDGAR ADDISON BANCROFT

1892 - Died 1925

The Religion of Shelley, May 7, 1894

Our New Foreign Policy, February 1, 1904

Franklin as a Statesman, January 8, 1906

Preparedness, March 6, 1916

The Present Day Business Man Cannot Dispense with the Present Day Lawyer, December 4, 1922

CHARLES A. BANE

1955 - Resigned 1958

Along the Illinois River, February 3, 1958

HENRY CLAY BANNARD

1874 - Resigned 1878

GEORGE A. BARCLAY

1960 - Resigned 1973

The Keeley League, February 4, 1963 (N)

The Man from Winchester, April 1, 1968 (N)

LEWELLYS FRANKLIN BARKER

1902 - Resigned 1903

The Plague as It Appears in Literature, November 3, 1902

CECIL BARNES

1875 - Died 1880

The French Constitution, November 17, 1879

CECIL BARNES, JR.

1907 - Resigned 1912

JOHN PETER BARNES

1920 - Resigned 1922

JOHN POTTS BARNES

1931 - Died 1970

  KESWICK, VIRGINIA

The Peerless Advocate, January 12, 1934

Consumer Co-op. A Story, April 26, 1937

Rose Anna's Return, January 20, 1941

Blind Justice, January 5, 1948 (N)

PATRICIA NICHOL BARNES

2008 –

WILLIAM E. BARNHART

1994 -

The Quest for Character (The Arthur Baer Fellowship Address), April 11, 1994

Public Member, March 22, 1999 (N)

Our Fellow, October 9, 2000 (N)

*Four Score (Presidential Address), October 7, 2002 (N)

The Briar Patch (Joint Meeting with The Fortnightly of Chicago –Unintended Consequences”), March 5, 2004 (N)

Oyez, May 8, 2006 (N)

Book Night, "The Decade of the 1920s"; Book Review, The Big Money, by John Dos Passos, October 13, 2006 (N)

Sit, October 13, 2008 (N)
Tales of Hoffman (Closing Meeting Address), May 17, 2010(N)
Fifth String, April 2, 2012
(N)

*Clubbing, (The 140th Anniversary Celebration, Meeting 4530), April 28, 2014(N)

Offices: 

Chair, Publications, 1999-2000

Chair, Arrangements and Exercises, 2000-01

President, 2002-03

Chair, Officers and Members, 2003-04

WILLIAM HENRY BARNUM

1875 - Resigned 1899

Trial by Jury (Conversation), May 12, 1879

Chief Justice John Marshall, the Expounder of the Constitution, May 12, 1884

JOHN W. BARR

2005 - 

  GREENWICH, CONNCTICUT

The Citizen at the End of the World: The Role of the Poet in Society (The Arthur Baer Fellowship Address), January 16, 2006

“The Hundred Fathom Curve” and other poems (Poetry Night), November 26, 2012 (N)

Building a Fusion Reactor: The First Ten Years of the Poetry Foundation, February 24, 2014 (N)

L. F. BARRY BARRINGTON

1995 – Died 2011

  GRAYSLAKE, ILLINOIS

*Meyotzi, October 9, 1995 (C)(N)

Mister Ogston's Musical Chairs, November 18, 1996 (N)

A Puckish Sage, March 16, 1998 (N)

Desperately Seeking Jupiter Pluvius, November 5, 2001(N)  

This Is Not a Line, May 3, 2004 (N)

Entangling Alliances and Other Knotty Affairs” (Poetry Night), February 21, 2005 (N)

A SouthWind-Elves Tale, April 9, 2007(N)

ELWYN ALFRED BARRON

1891 - Resigned 1894

Certain Phases of the Drama, April 3, 1893

JOHN HENRY BARROWS

1888 - Died 1902

  OBERLIN, OHIO

Rembrandt, the Shakespeare of Art, December 3, 1888

The Moral and Religious World of Shakespeare, October 16, 1893

Inaugural Address as President, October 8, 1895

Recollections, Serious and Not Serious, of a World Pilgrimage, October 18, 1897

Offices: 

Corresponding Secretary, 1894-95

President, 1895-96

ADOLPHUS CLAY BARTLETT

1881 - Died 1922

Trade vs. Profession, October 15, 1888

The Humor of the Wild West, October 8, 1895

Business Men in the Present, October 28, 1895

Hysteria in Reform, October 13, 1913

FREDERIC CLAY BARTLETT

1901 - Resigned 1903

WILLIAM ALVIN BARTLETT

1874 - Died 1917

  NEW YORK, NEW YORK

ROBERT M. BARTLOW

1971 - Resigned 1974

GEORGE PRESTON BARTON

1905 - Resigned 1908

The Influence of the Smaller States in Determining Our Form of Government, March 30, 1908

ALFRED BARTOW

1880 - Resigned 1885

JOHN FOSTER BASS

1903 - Resigned 1911

Paper, April 25, 1904

Russia in Manchuria (Illustrated), March 6, 1905

ROBERT PERKINS BASS

1903 - Died 1960

  PETERBOROUGH, NEW HAMPSHIRE

FLETCHER STEWART BASSETT

1885 - Died 1895

Pleasures and Perils of a Sea Voyage, December 19, 1887

Choson: A Cruise in Forbidden Seas, November 16, 1891

A Nautical View of the Fleet of Columbus and the Sea Life of the Period, March 27, 1893

RALPH P. BASSETT (biography)

1997 –Died 2004

Love Among the Reliquaries, March 30, 1998 (N)

EDSON SUNDERLAND BASTIN

1922 - Resigned 1925

Mineral Resources and Their Influences on Every - Day Life, March 26, 1923

GEORGE BATCHELOR

1883 - Died 1923

  CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS

Salem, October 13, 1884

HENRY MOORE BATES

1896 - Died 1949

  ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN

The Irish Question Historically Considered, April 12, 1897

The Diplomacy of William H. Seward, May 5, 1902

Our Constitutional Development as Affected by the War, December 16, 1918

ROBERT PECK BATES

1899 - Resigned 1909

ANTHONY J. BATKO

1981 – Died 2013

Bergen Evans -- Before Northwestern, May 7, 1984 (N)

(Re-read before the Club by the author, May 10, 1999)

Crucial Decision, March 30, 1987 (N)

Tavern Tales (Presidential Address), October 5, 1987 (N)

BEaN (Ladies' Night Address), May 14, 1990, (N)

Augustine and Rita, May 10, 1993 (N)

*Charlie (Closing Meeting Address), May 19, 1997, (N)

Who's Afraid of Virginia Lupo (Joint Meeting with The Fortnightly -- “Odd Couples”), March 5, 1999 (N)

Your Tax Dollars at Work, Part I, October 30, 2000 (N)

Your Tax Dollars at Work, Part II, February 2, 2001 (N)

The Ultimately Reverend Anthony P. Palazzolo, November 18, 2002 (N)

Summer Sundays, May 16, 2005 (N)

Urban Samurai (Closing Meeting Address), May 21, 2007 (N)

Mayberry, IL  60546, May 11, 2009 (N)
Watch Your Tongue (Joint Meeting with The Fortnightly), The 22, March 4, 2011(N)

Thirteen/Thirteen (Read posthumously by Brian M. Jack), May 6, 2013(N)

Offices: 

Chair, Arrangements and Exercises, 1985-86, 1998-99

President, 1987-88

Chair, Officers and Members, 1990-91

GERALD I. BAUMAN

2005 – Resigned 2009

A Day with Dick, November 5, 2007

Offices:

Treasurer, 2007-08

EDWARD R. BAUMANN

1955 – Died 2001

  CHOCCOLOCCO, ALABAMA

JENS CHRISTIAN BAY

1916 - Resigned 1923

EMMET BLACKBURN BAY

1937 - Died 1973

The Pathologic Physiology of Endowed Institutions, December 18, 1939

Utopia by the Railroad Tracks, May 2, 1949 (N)

A Mystery Partially Solved by a Member of the Chicago Literary Club, December 17, 1951 (N)

Bringing Up a Skipper - - From Scilly (Island) to Sea Scouts, January 14, 1957

WILLIAM GERRISH BEALE

1888 - Resigned 1894

Public School Education (Conversation), January 27, 1890

JOHN TOWNSEND BEATTY

1933 - Resigned 1958

Disraeli, March 5, 1934

Mithraism, October 25, 1937 (N)

Report of a Typical Small Manufacturing Plant Covering the War Period, January 7, 1946 (N)

America Was the Land of Opportunity, May 15, 1950 (N)

Jefferson Reflects, March 23, 1953 (N)

ROSS JAMES BEATTY, JR.

1933 - Resigned 1948

William E. Gladstone, March 5, 1934 (N)

Development of Spatial Relationship in Art and Architecture, January 4, 1937 (N)

Los Californios, February 10, 1941

WILLIAM K. BEATTY (biography)

1963 - Died 2002

Yes Is But Another --- and a Neater --- Form of No, March 20, 1967 (N)

Some Medical Aspects of Rudyard Kipling, January 25, 1971 (N)

Leader, Book Night; Book Review, A History of Poliomyelitis by John R. Paul, February 4, 1974 (N)

Libri, April 14, 1975 (N)

Isn't One Set of Commandments Enough? April 11, 1977 (N)

No Tickets, October 23, 1978 (N)

Book Review, Cadenza by Erich Leinsdorf, April 30, 1979

ESK --- A Medical Original (Presidential Address), October 8, 1979 (N)

Julia and Her Friends (Ladies' Night Address), May 21, 1984 (N)

Book Review, Encounter with Verdi by Marcello Conati, January 27, 1986

Very Good One-Hour-Old Brandy, March 24, 1986 (N)

Book Review, The Book of the Month Club by Al Silverman, January 12, 1987

It's Mostly in the Cards, December 5, 1988 (N)

A Light at the End of the Tunnel, January 20, 1992 (N)

The Battling Urologist, December 6, 1993 (N)

Book Night, February 14, 1994 (N)

Fifty Years a Member (Wendell Krieg Honorary Evening) (Read by William H. Beauman), April 3, 1995 (N)

Keeping a Healthy Eye on Things, May 4, 1998 (N)

Offices: 

Corresponding Secretary, 1971-72, 1972-73, 1973-74, 1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1977-78

Chair, Arrangements and Exercises, 1978-79

President, 1979-80

Chair, Officers and Members, 1985-86

WILLIAM H. BEAUMAN

1986 - 

  ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI

Qin and Qing (The Arthur Baer Fellowship Address), May 12, 1988 (N)

The Chemical Man, January 16, 1989 (N)

Troughs, January 28, 1991 (N)

Book Review, Galileo's Revenge: Junk Science in the Courtroom by Peter W. Huber, March 30, 1992 (N)

*The Secret of the Spring, December 12, 1994 (N)

The Unkindest Cut? March 31, 1997 (N)

Nanoculture, March 1, 1999 (N)

Syndrome X, April 29, 2002

ALFRED BECK

1919 - Resigned 1926

HENRY HOLMES BELFIELD

1884 - Died 1912

Certain Features in Education in Europe, November 5, 1894

Improvements in Educational Methods, April 27, 1896

Buckle and His Book, April 22, 1901

New Year's Resolutions, January 2, 1905

Major General George H. Thomas, March 25, 1907

Industrial Education, May 6, 1907

President Buchanan and the Forts in Charleston Harbor, May 31, 1909

John Calvin, October 11, 1909

WILLIAM THOMAS BELFIELD

1888 - Died 1929

*The Value of Mental Impressions in the Treatment of Disease, February 24, 1896

The Psychology of Sex, April 11, 1904

Recent Progress in Medicine, December 4, 1905

The Venereal Peril, February 24, 1908

Minnesota's and Indiana's Efforts to Prevent the Propagation of the Unfit, March 23, 1908

The Church Today and the Point of View of the Innocent Bystander, April 24, 1911

CHESTER SHARON BELL

1937 - Died 1963

  NEENAH, WISCONSIN

Andrew Johnson, March 11, 1940

RICHARD S. BELL

1991 - Resigned 1997

The Loop, the Bend, and the Hitch, March 23, 1992 (N)

CYRUS BENTLEY

1883 - Resigned 1896

The Third Estate, December 3, 1883

Edited and read an "Informal," March 30, 1885

Frenchman and Russian, March 26, 1888

An Unsettled Subject, April 6, 1891

RICHARD BENTLEY

1930 - Died 1970

JOHN J. BERGAN

1960 - Resigned 1972

Spare Parts, Their Human Implications, March 24, 1969 (N)

RICHARD A. BEYER

1993 - Resigned 1995

HARRY E. BIEDINGER

1958 - Died 1958

FRANK BILLINGS

1888 - Resigned 1909

Micro-organisms in Disease, June 9, 1890

Parasitism, April 8, 1901

JOHN MILTON BINCKLEY

1874 - Resigned 1876

J.D. BINDENAGEL

2014 –

Artworks Looted During the Holocaust: The Unfinished Story (The Arthur Baer Fellowship Address), March 16, 2015

FRANKLIN C. BING

1951 - Died 1988

  UPPER SANDUSKY, OHIO

Gilbert White (1720 - 1793) and His Book (1789 -), January 3, 1955 (N)

On the Writing of Verse, December 10, 1956 (N)

Rafinesque, an Early American Scientist, March 9, 1959 (N)

B.F. Discourses on the Sonnet, January 30, 1961 (N)

Smoothly Spin the Wheel, April 9, 1962

Always Wet Your Hands (Presidential Address), October 1, 1962 (N)

Co-leader (with Stuart S. Ball) of Book Night on Shakespeare, "Recent Books About the Writings of Shakespeare, " November 30, 1964 (N)

The Crime of Fredrick Accum, October 11, 1965 (N)

Sromredevi, or Siromfredevi, of Londra, October 16, 1967 (N)

Old Salvelinus fontinalis, November 17, 1969 (N)

The Sonnets of Shakespeare, November 15, 1971 (N)

*I Sonnetize My Life's Iambic Prime, January 15, 1973 (C) (N)

Robert Collyer, Our First President, October 15, 1973 (N)

Benjamin Franklin's Blazing Cresset, October 20, 1975 (N)

Bull Fiddle Rimes and Whetstone Verses, Part II, March 14, 1977 (N)

Turkey Leftovers, November 28, 1977 (N)

Sir Humphrey Goes on His Honeymoon (Ladies' Night Address), May 22, 1978 (N)

The Medical Editor, November 9, 1981

A Chicago Footnote to the Medical History of a Nutritional Eden, April 11, 1983 (N)

Offices: 

Chair, Rooms and Finance, 1958-59

Chair, Arrangements and Exercises, 1960-61

President, 1962-63

Chair, Publications, 1965-66

HENRY WALKER BISHOP

1874 - Resigned 1891

RICHARD MERVIN BISSELL

1893 - Resigned 1897

ROBERT S. BLACKLOW

1984 -

  LINCOLN, MASSACHUSETTS

TIMOTHY BEACH BLACKSTONE

1877 - Resigned 1886

EDWARD TYLER BLAIR

1882 - Resigned 1897

Men and Manners at the Close of the Eighteenth Century, November 8, 1886

The Private Character of Napoleon Bonaparte, May 14, 1888

The First Grenadier of France, November 30, 1896

EDWARD WILLIAM BLATCHFORD

1911 - Died 1914

  LONDON, ENGLAND

ELIPHALET HUNTINGTON BLATCHFORD

1905 - Died 1905

ELIPHALET WICKES BLATCHFORD

1878 - Died 1914

The World's Three Libraries, June 7, 1897

FRANK WICKES BLATCHFORD

1905 - Resigned 1908

JOHN C. BLEW

1995 - Resigned 2000

2004 – Resigned 2014

Howes' --- The Man (and Woman) Behind the Book, December 7, 1998 (N)

Man Date, May 1, 2006
“The Emperor’s New Clothes” – Now Playing in Plano, January 3, 2011

Offices:
Chair, Publications, 2012-13, 2013-14

ORVILLE JUSTUS BLISS

1874 - Died 1875

SAMUEL BLISS

1876 - Died 1891

Character, October 16, 1882

LOUIS JAMES BLOCK

1894 - Died 1927

The Fascination of Pessimism, January 7, 1895

Improvements in Educational Methods, April 27, 1896

The Significance of the Realistic Movement in Art and Literature, October 12, 1896

Books of the Year (Symposium), December 18, 1899

Bismarck and Gladstone, December 17, 1900

An Imitation of Stephen C. Foster (Verses), December 22, 1902

The Ways of Providence (Story), November 30, 1903

The Life and Work of Maxim Gorky, March 5, 1906

A Shakespearean Soliloquy, April 23, 1906

Edgar Allen Poe, January 18, 1909

The Learned Professions, January 8, 1912

Books of the Year (Symposium), December 16, 1912

The Gospel of Limitation: A Review of George Elliott's Poetry, November 17, 1913

The Critic as Artist, January 12, 1914

The Technique of the Drama, December 7, 1914

The Principles and Methods of Criticism, May 24, 1915

Poems, December 17, 1917

Five One-act Plays, November 20, 1922

Offices: 

Corresponding Secretary, 1901-02

Chair, Publications, 1903-04

Chair, Officers and Members, 1911-12

HENRY WILLIAMS BLODGETT

1882 - Died 1905

Early Mormonism in Illinois, March 17, 1884

The Bering Sea Controversy, April 2, 1894

Slavery in Illinois, January 28, 1895

PIERRE BLOUKE

1965 - Resigned 1969

NATHAN SIDNEY BLUMBERG

1938 - Resigned 1983

Coffee, the Biography of a Beverage, April 10, 1939

Eighteen Cases: The Supreme Court vs. the Constitution, April 2, 1945

The Communists and the Supreme Court, April 14, 1952

DANIEL L. BLUMEN

2003 – Resigned 2009

2011 – Resigned 2014

Rats in Literature:  Beyond the Cloaca, December 20, 2004 (N)

Surviving American Medicine, December 10, 2007(N)

JAMES ST. CLAIR BOAL

1882 - Died 1887

Edited and read an "Informal," April 27, 1885

THOMAS BOAL

1952 - Died 1975

Political Ciphers, March 7, 1955 (N)

Some Aspects of Fun-loving Americans, February 18, 1957 (N)

Leader, Book Night (Leader's review read by Frank P. Breckenridge), February 1, 1960 (N)

"A Notable Lawsuit" Re-examined, March 19, 1962 (N)

Book Review, "East and West" by C. Northcote Parkinson, January 20, 1964 (N)

AJN, February 14, 1966 (N)

Spoliation, May 6, 1968 (N)

Ethics of CATV, December 6, 1971 (N)

The Theory and Practice of Cunctation (Presidential Address), October 16, 1972 (N)

Offices: 

Corresponding Secretary, 1957-58

Chair, Officers and Members, 1961-62

Treasurer, 1966-67, 1967-68, 1968-69, 1969-70, 1970-71, 1971-72, 1972-73

Recording Secretary, 1968-69

President, 1972-73

DAVID P. BODER

1949 - Died 1961

  LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Specters of Damnation, November 7, 1949 (N)

MAURICE L. BOGDONOFF

1975 – Died 2007

Angels Doing the Cake Walk, February 16, 1976 (N)

The Bottom Is a Long Way Down, March 10, 1980 (N)

Matrooshky: Four Books About Mother Russia, March 28, 1983 (N)

The Holy Grid, February 17, 1986 (N)

Puritanical Pleasures, March 20, 1989 (N)

WILLIAM H. BOHNSACK

1987 - Resigned 2001; Died 2007

Return of the See Teufel, March 14, 1988 (N)

From Cripple Creek to Samarkand, February 3, 1992 (N)

The Girl in the String Bikini and Other Nautical Tales, November 23, 1992

Leader, Book Night, February 14, 1994

GEORGE BOLLER

1939 - Died 1951

Printing and the Renaissance, February 9, 1942

Words What You Say, March 1, 1948 (N)

WILLIAM W. BOLTON

1960 - Died 1966

Borborygmus, October 17, 1960 (N)

CHARLES CARROLL BONNEY

1874 - Resigned 1884

American Antiquities, February 15, 1875

HENRY BOOTH

1874 - Resigned 1885

Evidences of the Resurrection Examined, May 17, 1875

Offices: 

Chair, Officers and Members, 1875-76

JOHN BORDEN

1874 - Resigned 1876

NELSON BORELLI

1992 - 

From Textiles to Aquatics, March 21, 1994 (N)

Sor Juana, April 14, 1997 (N)

Alice, March 12, 2001 (N)

JAMES L. BOROWITZ

1988 – Resigned 2002

The Sound of Silence, October 16, 1989 (N)

Metaphorics Ninety, April 29, 1991

Verbatim, January 24, 1994

The Story of Chicken K Little, March 23, 1998 (N)

Offices: 

Chair, Rooms and Finance, 1993-94

JENNIFER MARJORIE BOSCH

2007 – 

Secrets and Lies of the Second City: Cultural Deceptions in Four Acts, December 8, 2008 (N)

MARCUS BOSCH

2007 -  Resigned 2013

The Uncommon Tale: Revealing the Stories of People and Products (Short Paper Night), February 23, 2008 (N)

BENJAMIN BOSHES

1955 - Died 1984

The General Leaves the Line, March 25, 1957 (N)

Culture Comes to Cleveland, February 20, 1961 (N)

Vignettes Algeriennes, January 27, 1964 (N)

The Modern Aeneid or 600 Gunshots of the Leg, January 16, 1967 (N)

When the Town of Phelps Was Robbed, March 9, 1970 (N)

The Magnolia Tree, December 2, 1974 (N)

The Late Twentieth Century Looks at Death (Ladies' Night Address), May 23, 1977 (N)

Encounters, January 18, 1982

Encounters II, November 21, 1983

HENRY SHERMAN BOUTELL

1882 - Died 1926

Chaucer, February 19, 1883

Edited and read an "Informal," October 22, 1883

The Roll of Battle Abbey and the Chicago Public Library, June 2, 1890

*A Deserted Village, December 11, 1893 (N) (W)

The Marvelous Success of Our City Government and the Reasons Therefor (Conversation), May 18, 1896

The Life and Services of Johan Boller, June 8, 1896

Goethe and His Epoch, October 9, 1899

Is the Rush-Bagot Convention Immortal? October 14, 1901

Mr. Stornbeck's Fatal Decision, January 4, 1904

Offices: 

Chair, Arrangements and Exercises, 1895-96

LEWIS HENRY BOUTELL

1888 - Died 1899

Alexander Hamilton, the Constructive Statesman, April 7, 1890

Inaugural Address as President, October 3, 1892

America's Indebtedness to Edmund Burke, May 20, 1895

A Chapter from a "Life of Roger Sherman," April 20, 1896

Paper, May 29, 1899

Offices: 

Chair, Officers and Members, 1891-92

President, 1892-93

Chair, Publications, 1895-96, 1896-97

HAROLD SHELDON BOTT, JR.

1997 - Resigned 1999

GEORGE KENNEY BOWDEN

1924 - Died 1951

Politics, February 19, 1934

Politics, February 17, 1936

Politics, May 2, 1938

Politics, April 12, 1948 (N)

Offices: 

Corresponding Secretary, 1938-39

SEWARD HENRY BOWERS

1935 - Resigned 1948

JAMES H. BOWMAN

2003 – Resigned 2007

The Florsheim Shoe Story, March 29, 2004 (N)

JOHN R. BOWMAN

1958 - Died 1962

  KEY WEST, FLORIDA

INGOLF KROG BOYESEN

1892 - Resigned 1902

The Norwegian Realists, February 6, 1893

Some Norwegian Story Tellers, May 14, 1894

Jonas Lie and His Work, January 18, 1897

The New Woman as Authoress and Heroine in Scandinavian Literature, January 7, 1901

WILLIAM BRACE

1919 - Resigned 1922

WILLIAM BRACKETT

1876 - Died 1888

CHARLES FREDERICK BRADLEY

1886 - Died 1932

The Caricature of Socrates, April 28, 1890

The German Student in Literature and Life, April 17, 1893

Erasmus, February 3, 1896

Offices: 

Corresponding Secretary, 1898-99

PRESTON BRADLEY

1926 - Died 1983

  STOWE, VERMONT

Some Personal Impressions of Iceland (Ladies' Night Address), March 23, 1931

Robert Collyer, March 4, 1935

My Patron Saint, February 7, 1944 (N)

My Summer Neighbors, January 15, 1945 (N)

That Filthy Little Atheist, October 14, 1946 (N)

Ghosts What Ain't, November 22, 1948 (N)

Eagle Remembered, February 10, 1958 (N)

Is Progress a Delusion? November 16, 1970

STUART B. BRADLEY

1959 - Died 1990

Barnacled Hulls on the Inland Seas, January 9, 1961 (N)

Candide in Calked Boots, December 11, 1961 (N)

Book Night, "The Twisted Image" by Arthur Goodfriend, January 20, 1964 (N)

Opsimathy, January 4, 1965 (N)

Pend d'Oreille, February 10, 1969 (N)

Hodags I Have Known, March 19, 1973 (N)

The Big Smoke, January 16, 1978 (N)

Offices: 

Chair, Officers and Members, 1963-64

WILLIAM HARRISON BRADLEY

1881 - Died 1929

  RIDGEFIELD, CONNECTICUT

WILLIAM HENRY BRADLEY

1886 - Died 1892

CHARLES F. BRANCH

1947 - Resigned 1949

KATHRYN BRAND

2012 – Resigned 2014

HENRY JOHN BRANDT

1943 - Resigned 1957

Demosthenes Tries His First Case, February 21, 1949

An Endomorphic Man, March 3, 1952

MELVIN AMOS BRANNON (Associate)

1922 - Died 1950

  GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA

Time Thinking, March 8, 1937

ALISTER JOHN DOUGLAS BRASS

1972 - Died 1986

  GLEBE, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA

FRANK CHAPIN BRAY

1905 - Died 1949

  NEW YORK, NEW YORK

FRANK P. BRECKENRIDGE

1951 - Died 1960

*Mary, the Wife (of Abraham Lincoln): A Drama Adapted for Television, April 19, 1954 (C) (N)

DEA BRENNAN

2006 – Resigned 2007

AILI WEBBER BRESNAHAN

2006 – Resigned 2009

ARTHUR W. BRESNAHAN

2006 – Resigned 2009

NORMAN BRIDGE

1919 - Died 1925

The History of Oil, November 1, 1920

HORACE JAMES BRIDGES

1916 and 1942 - Died 1955

  GREENPORT, NEW YORK

Samuel Butler's Erewhon and Erewhon Revisited, April 23, 1917

On a Certain Condescension in Americans, May 6, 1918

George Eliot --- A Centenary Tribute, October 13, 1919

Modern Tendencies in Religion, January 26, 1920

The Tyranny of Books, January 23, 1922

Are We Wiser or Better Than Our Fathers? December 11, 1922

The Religious Objection to the Animal Origin of Man, and the Misunderstanding Involved in It, November 2, 1925

Mr. Bridges Presents Mr. H.L. Mencken, January 17, 1927

A Misadventure of Sherlock Holmes, January 18, 1943

A Tragedy of Ceylon: An Adventure of Sherlock Holmes (Ladies' Night Address), November 29, 1943

CHARLES HUGHES BRITTAN

1885 - Resigned 1895

The Rational in Music. With musical illustrations. March 30, 1891

JAMES ANDREW BRITTON

1921 - Resigned 1941

The Fight Against Tuberculosis, March 16, 1931

The Professions and Modern Racketeering, February 26, 1934

R. KIRKWOOD BRODIE

2011 – Resigned 2015

  UNION PIER, MICHIGAN

JACOB BRODY

2005 – Resigned 2009; Died 2014

JOHN SHAW BROEKSMIT, JR.

1986 – Died 2011

The Keeley, February 1, 1988 (N)

Art of the State, April 9, 1990

Mothercraft, October 26, 1992 (N)

Daughters of Earth, January 8, 1996 (N)

The Ever-Shifting Opalescence (Presidential Address), October 5, 1998

The True Promethean Fire, January 31, 2000 

Offices: 

Corresponding Secretary, 1991-92, 1992-93

Chair, Arrangements and Exercises, 1995-96

President, 1998-99

Chair, Officers and Members, 1999-2000

BENNETT BRONSON

1999 - Resigned 2002

Pearls Beyond Price (Arthur Baer Fellowship Address), April 10, 2000

ARTHUR BROOKS (In Memoriam)

1874 - Died 1895

  NEW YORK, NEW YORK

ROBERT L. BROOKS

2007 – Resigned 2008

MASON BROSS

1897 - Resigned 1912

Some Sea Folk-Lore, January 14, 1901

Some Verses by the Ghost of Thackeray, December 22, 1902

A Bit of Old Lyme, February 13, 1905

Offices: 

Corresponding Secretary, 1899-1900

Chair, Rooms and Finance, 1901-02, 1907-08

CHARLES LEROY BROWN

1931 - Resigned 1941

An Affront to a Literary Coterie and Its Influence on History Writing, January 27, 1936

EDWARD OSGOOD BROWN (photograph)

1874 - Died 1923

The Modern Idea of Progress: Is It Fallacious? (Conversation), October 18, 1880

The Catholics of England in the Seventeenth Century, May 21, 1883

The Records of the Mission at Michilimackinac, March 4, 1889

Indian and Negro Slavery in the Northwest, April 20, 1891

Taxation (Conversation), December 17, 1894

Personal Recollections of the Early Days of the Club, March 13, 1899

George Borrow, January 5, 1903

*A Catholic's Contribution, December 5, 1904 (N)

Stephen A. Douglas, October 21, 1907

Inaugural Address as President, October 4, 1909

Old News, March 20, 1911

Ten Minutes (Address), October 2, 1911

*De Senectute, March 9, 1914 (C) (N)

Reminiscences of Early Days of the Club, March 16, 1914

Books of the Year (Symposium), December 14, 1914

Poems, December 17, 1917

A Salem Sailor Who Became a Chinese God, January 20, 1919

Vignettes, February 12, 1923

Offices: 

Chair, Arrangements and Exercises, 1896-97

Chair, Rooms and Finance, 1899-1900

President, 1909-10

GEORGE WILLIAM BROWN

1894 - Died 1927

Old Concord, May 11, 1903

Starved Rock, April 20, 1914

Margaret Fuller's Visit to Oregon, March 8, 1915

Two War Poets, October 22, 1917

The History of an Indian Title, March 22, 1920

HUBERT SANFORD BROWN

1874 - Died 1917

  BEAULIEU SUR MER, FRANCE

MARY BETH BROWN

(Member, The Fortnightly of Chicago)

Her Name Is Sal: Musings on the Way to Mundane (Joint Meeting with The Fortnightly of Chicago), March 7, 2003

MURRAY C. BROWN

1971 - Died 1982

Anyone from Winnetka, February 19, 1973 (N)

Leader, Book Night; Book Review, Encyclopedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, December 17, 1973

Oh Dear, What..... , February 23, 1976

Whither Israfel, November 3, 1980 (N)

Grandfather, November 30, 1981

FRANCIS FISHER BROWNE (Honorary)

1874 - Died 1913

  SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA

FRANCIS GRANGER BROWNE

1901 - Resigned 1904

Stepping Stones in Chicago's Literary History, March 2, 1903

AUSTIN MOORE BRUES

1958 - Died 1991

The Chrysanthemum and the Feather Merchant, February 13, 1961 (N)

On Improbability, and the Bomb, February 3, 1969 (N)

The Radium Dial, January 22, 1973 (N)

To Russia with Trepidation, October 30, 1978 (N)

Wild Life, February 27, 1984

KEVIN BRY

1994 - Resigned 1998

PAMELA JEANNE BUBLITZ

1997 -

  KIRKLAND, ILLINOIS

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BUCK

1919 - Resigned 1931

Schools and School Masters, April 19, 1926

PAUL C. BUCY

1935 - Died 1992

  TRYON, NORTH CAROLINA

The Sea to the South, November 1, 1937

One December Morning, December 4, 1939

It's Poison! February 22, 1943

Surgery for Sanity, January 14, 1946 (N)

King James, the American Version, February 12, 1951 (N)

The South American Giant, April 4, 1955 (N)

Oriental Confusion (Ladies' Night Address), May 22, 1961 (N)

Book Review, February 26, 1962

Friedrichstrasse, October 28, 1963 (N)

Back Beyond Yesterday (Presidential Address), October 5, 1964 (N)

When the Candles Go Out, October 17, 1966 (N)

Ike, December 1, 1969 (N)

Sitting on a Basketball, April 16, 1973 (N)

Offices: 

Chair, Publications, 1944-45, 1945-46, 1946-47

Chair, Officers and Members, 1954-55

President, 1964-65

ROBERT E. BUECKER

1995 – Resigned 2009

Linear One, Two, Three, May 1, 2000 (N)

THEODORE ARTHUR BUENGER

1930 - Died 1957

Galla Placidia, February 1, 1932 (N)

Petronius, October 14, 1935 (N)

The Greek Anthology, October 23, 1939 (N)

Gregory the Great, December 14, 1942 (N)

The Family, October 30, 1944

Life and Love of a Philosopher (Presidential Address), October 7, 1946 (N)

Leader, Book Night, December 12, 1949

German Conquistadores, April 25, 1955 (N)

Offices: 

Chair, Publications, 1934-35

Corresponding Secretary, 1935-36

Chair, Arrangements and Exercises, 1937-38, 1944-45

President, 1946-47

Chair, Officers and Members, 1951-52

BENJAMIN REYNOLDS BULKELEY

1885 - Died 1930

  CONCORD, MASSACHUSETTS

The Influence of Poetry, November 16, 1896

FOLLETT WILKINSON BULL

1903 - Resigned 1907

RICHARD S. BULL, JR.

1991 – Resigned 2002

WALTER LLEWELLYN BULLOCK

1930 - Died 1944

  MANCHESTER, ENGLAND

Giovanni Pascoli: Second in a Great Triad of Italian Poets, December 21, 1931

The Poetry of Gabriele D'Annunzio, May 13, 1935

JACK MARTIN BULMASH

1986 –

GEORGE CHRISTIAN BUNGE

1934 - Died 1955

John Law, December 9, 1935

Legal Antiquities, January 15, 1940

The Inhuman Side of the Law, April 22, 1946

The Theory of Games, November 20, 1950

2,000 a.d., February 9, 1953 (N)

RALPH WENDELL BURHOE

1968 - Resigned 1970

AUGUSTUS HARRIS BURLEY

Died 1901

The Cairo Expedition (originally delivered before the Chicago Historical Society, 1890)

Read by Francis A. Lackner, Jr., March 11, 2002

CLARENCE AUGUSTUS BURLEY (photograph)

1877 - Died 1928

Edited and read an "Informal," January 20, 1879

Evolution, March 9, 1885

Utopia, February 27, 1888

A Confab on Climbing (in cooperation with Frederick Wilcox Clarke), November 24, 1890

The Punishment of Crime, March 7, 1898

Art from the Point of View of a Philistine, April 2, 1900

Art: by a Philistine, May 14, 1900

An Essay in Aesthetic Culture (Illustrated), April 29, 1901

Inaugural Address as President, October 6, 1902

Ralph Waldo Emerson, May 25, 1903

Books of the Year (Symposium), December 3, 1906

In the Desert, February 10, 1908

Books of the Year (Symposium), December 21, 1908

Books of the Year (Symposium), December 20, 1909

Utopia: A Retrospect, November 21, 1910

Books of the Year (Symposium), December 18, 1911

On Talking Away from the Subject, May 27, 1912

Books of the Year (Symposium), December 22, 1913

The European War, October 19, 1914

Lost Ideals, February 15, 1915

Books of the Year (Symposium), May 8, 1916

To Smoke or to Be Smoked, May 28, 1917

Poems, December 17, 1917

How it Happened, March 10, 1919

Stories, November 8, 1920

Books of the Year (Symposium), March 19, 1923

Three Stories: Captain Mack, Williams, and a Man Whom Nobody Could See, March 3, 1924

Offices: 

Chair, Rooms and Finance, 1889-90

Chair, Arrangements and Exercises, 1891-92, 1901-02

President, 1902-03

Chair, Officers and Members, 1914-15

Chair, Publications, 1917-18, 1918-19

DANIEL HUDSON BURNHAM

1892 - Died 1912

The Uses of Expositions, April 15, 1895

The Lake Front, December 14, 1896

The City of the Future, February 6, 1911

These papers contained in the collections of The Art Institute, Architectural Division.

JOHN CURTIS BURROUGHS

1874 - Died 1892

Edited and read an "Informal," June 3, 1876

Public School Education --- Practical or Nothing, June 3, 1889

GEORGE S. BURROWS

1988 - Died 1992

Paintings and Models, April 2, 1990 (N)

WILLIAM BURROWS

1952 - Resigned 1970

A Hideous Inversion, May 16, 1955 (N)

LEONARD ASBURY BUSBY

1899 - Resigned 1905

A Chapter in the History of Science, February 17, 1902

FRANCIS READ BUTLER

1879 - Resigned 1883

GEORGE FRANK BUTLER

1913 - Died 1921

  ATTICA, INDIANA

The Origin, Development, and Use of the English Language, October 26, 1914

PIERCE BUTLER

1928 - Resigned 1942

Adventures in Rare Bookmanship, March 31, 1931

The Ancient Books of Wales, December 5, 1932

The Literary History of Scholarship, February 8, 1937

Literary Art: Craftsmanship or Personality, January 22, 1940

The Tale of the Young Man Who Lost His Baggage Keys (Ladies' Night Address), March 30, 1942

ROSWELL O. BYERRUM

1961 - Resigned 1965

HENRY TURMAN BYFORD

1908 - Resigned 1919

Some Characteristics of the Later Work of O'Henry, January 10, 1910

The Relation of Sugar to the Public Health, January 15, 1912

Some Characteristics of Bernard Shaw's Dramas, April 8, 1917