JOHN G. RAFFENSPERGER

2005 – Resigned 2005

ANTHONY J. RAIMONDI

1973 - Resigned 1992

  VERONA, ITALY

*Concezio Di Rocco, January 27, 1975 (N)

Ninjo, January 23, 1978 (N

 

J. USHA RAJ

2016 -

LON W. RAMSAY

1988 - Resigned 1990

SEYMOUR S. RAVEN

1965 - Died 1994

*Crescendos and Dim Innuendos, February 12, 1968

(Re-read before the Club by William K. Beatty, April 25, 1994;

Re-read before the Club by Hugh J. Schwartzberg, May 5, 2008) (C) (N)

Bugles, Beagles and Goldbricks, November 9, 1970

To Err Is Huperson, January 12, 1976 (N)

Book Review, "Paul Hindemith, the Man Behind the Music" by Geoffrey Skelton, April 30, 1979 (N)

Scrimmage with Self-Image, March 9, 1987 (N)

High Crimes or Misperceptions? November 13, 1989 (N)

Irregardless of, March 8, 1993 (N)

EDWARD CHITTENDEN RAY

1887 - Resigned 1893

WILLIAM HENRY RAY

1885 - Died 1889

Russia in Asia, March 22, 1886

ANAN RAYMOND

1932 - Died 1975

Through a Glass Darkly, April 15, 1935

Auri Fames, April 11, 1938 (N)

The Four Horsemen, April 29, 1940 (N)

A Logistic Parallel, April 16, 1945 (N)

This Above All, April 14, 1947

Another Logistic Parallel, April 30, 1951 (N)

Book Review, February 18, 1963

HENRY WARREN RAYMOND

1877 - Died 1925

  GERMANTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA

The History of a Miniature Republic (San Marino), January 7, 1878

Hark! from the Tombs, March 14, 1881
Offices: 
Corresponding Secretary, 1882-83

CHARLES FRANCIS READ

1924 - Resigned 1925

HARLAN E. READ

1951 - Resigned 1953

LIONEL I. REBHUN (biography)

1956 – Died 2002

  CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA

Book Review, "Journey into Wonder" by Berill, March 17, 1958 (N)

EDWARD RECTOR

1905 - Resigned 1910

CHARLES BERT REED (photograph)

1906 - Died 1940

The Venereal Peril, February 24, 1908

The Lords of the North, May 11, 1908

The First Great Canadian, Pierre Le Moyne, Sieur d'Iberville, April 5, 1909

Waboos: A Forest Idyll, January 17, 1910 and January 24, 1910

An Ojibway Legend, May 22, 1911

The Beatification of the Novice (Story), May 29, 1911

Toxaemia as a Stimulus in Literature, March 4, 1912

The Orientation of Waboosons, April 29, 1912

The Beaver Club, February 10, 1913

The Curse of Cahaba, October 13, 1913

*Inaugural Address, October 5, 1914 (C) (N)

*Albrecht von Haller: A Physician -- Not Without Honor, March 5, 1915 (N)

Eleanor of Aquitane, January 31, 1916

Poems, March 5, 1917

Utopia and Life, March 26, 1917

Ubi Leones Erunt, February 4, 1918

Jiminido, January 17, 1921

Hygiene for the Middle Aged (Symposium), April 25, 1921

*Duke, April 24, 1922 (C) (N)

Survivals, October 16, 1922

The Guardian of Gargantua, November 12, 1923

The First Sestina, January 12, 1925

Le Bel Cavalier, March 15, 1926

The Case of Lady Godiva (What Really Happened), May 21, 1928

A Profession, Incorporated (With Apologies to Mr. Pettibone), April 21, 1930

Forest Phantasms, November 2, 1931

Sieur de St. Denis, and Jallot his Valet de Chambre, January 22, 1934

A Predatory Prince, February 10, 1936

The Lamps of Style, December 6, 1937

The Gossip of the Pines, October 16, 1939

The Haunted Cedar (Written before the author's death and read by Payson Sibley Wild), October 20, 1941
Offices: 
Chair, Arrangements and Exercises, 1909-10
President, 1914-15
Chair, Rooms and Finance, 1918-19
Chair, Publications, 1922-23, 1939-40

CLARK SCAMMON REED

1919 - Resigned 1934

DUDLEY BILLINGS REED

1920 - Resigned 1921

EARL HOWELL REED, JR.

1915 - Resigned 1917

FRANK FREEMONT REED

1916 - Resigned 1917

GUY E. REED

1949 - Died 1959

The Unholy Alliance of Politics and Crime, January 30, 1950

The City, January 31, 1955 (N)

MARY HUTCHINGS REED

2014 –

When Walls Weep, May12, 2014 (N)

Mrs. Satan: A New Evangel of Womanhood (Joint Meeting with The Fortnightly of Chicago; Icons, March 4, 2016

ABIGAIL REESE

2010 – Resigned 2012

An Excerpt from ‘Erased from the Landscape’”, January 17, 2011

CURTIS WILLIFORD REESE

1923 - Resigned 1930

Humanism, March 7, 1927

A Humanistic Philosophy of Life, April 1, 1929

HEATHER REFETOFF

2015-

Snippets: Dead Shrimp and Dolly Parton and Snowdownia, January 23, 2017

HENRY REGNERY (Biography)

1966 - Died 1996

*Wyndham Lewis: A Man Against His Time, January 22, 1968 (C) (N)

T. S. Eliot, Wyndham Lewis, Ezra Pound: A Creative Friendship, January 3, 1972 (N)

Leader, Book Night; Book Review, "The Degradation of the Academic Dogma" by Robert Nisbet, March 5, 1973 (N)

Against the Stream: Book Publishing in Chicago 1840 - 1940, March 4, 1974 (N)

Author and Publisher (Ladies' Night Address), May 17, 1976 (N)

Chicago and Its Authors, January 12, 1981 (N)

*A Prophet Without Honor in His Own Country: Francis F. Browne and THE DIAL, February 3, 1986 (C) (N)

Leader, Book Night; Book Review, "The Book of the Month Club" by Al Silverman, January 12, 1987

Richard Weaver: A Southern Agrarian at the University of Chicago, May 2, 1988 (N)

The Founding Father, March 19, 1990

Henry B. Fuller: The First Chicago Writer to Gain National Recognition, January 13, 1992 (N)

*To Edit or Not to Edit (Read by William K. Beatty), March 7, 1994, (N)
Offices: 
Chair, Publications, 1975-76, 1981-82
Corresponding Secretary, 1993-94

ALEXANDER FREDERICK REICHMANN

1913 - Died 1948

The State of the Nation (Conversation), May 29, 1916

LEONARD REIFFEL

1959 -

Power and Time, February 6, 1961 (N)

Project X, February 17, 1964 (N)

G Like N-G, March 17, 1969 (N)

That Which I Should Have Done I Did Not Do, February 21, 1977 (N)

Future Tense (Ladies' Night Address), May 18, 1981 (N)

*Will of Iron, Flesh of Stone, March 19, 1984 (N)

The Roamer, April 15, 1991 (N)

*Zona, February 13, 1995 (N)

Turn Down an Empty Glass (Closing Meeting Address), May 17, 1999 (N)

An Eye for Scenes Unseen, (Joint meeting with The Fortnightly --The Eye of the Beholder-), March 1, 2002 (N)

MARTIN W. REINHART

1989 - Resigned 1994

The Modeler's Thumb, October 29, 1990

THEODORE G. REMER

1966 - Resigned 1978

Professor Sylvester's Dilemma, May 15, 1967 (N)

An Autobiography of a Common Man, October 27, 1969

Peregrinaggio di Tre Giovani Figliuoli del Re di Serendippo, May 13, 1974 (N)

Clybourn Junction Redux, May 8, 1978
Offices: 
Chair, Arrangements and Exercises, 1970-71

I. DRUMMOND RENNIE

1971 - Resigned 1977

Folly, December 4, 1972 (N)

Folly -- II, December 15, 1975

WILLIAM MORTON REYNOLDS

1874 - Resigned 1876

MAX RHEINSTEIN

1939 - Died 1977

*Inside Germany, 1914 - 1918, April 14, 1941 (C) (N) (W)

            (Re-read before the Club by John S. Wilson, March 17, 1997)

Birth of a Nation, October 23, 1944

Military Government in Germany, May 5, 1947

Leader, Book Night, March 20, 1950

The Justice of the Law, February 11, 1952

Witchcraft, January 17, 1955 (N)

Leader, Book Night, February 20, 1956

Until Death Us Do Part (Presidential Address), October 15, 1956 (N)

Law and Social Change in Africa, March 11, 1963 (N)

Royal Bavarian, April 6, 1970 (Read by Maurice Jackson) (N)
Offices: 
Corresponding Secretary, 1955-56
President, 1956-57

CHARLES SPENCER RICHARDSON

1907 - Not Known

  NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT

WILLIAM LEE RICHARDSON

1920 - Died 1940

The Letters of Keats, December 19, 1921

Thomas Hardy, December 3, 1923

Book Review, November 24, 1924

A Group of Immortals, May 17, 1926

One Hundred Years Ago, October 24, 1927

West Meets East, October 28, 1929

On Giving Oneself Away, October 20, 1930
Offices: 
Chair, Officers and Members, 1924-25
Chair, Arrangements and Exercises, 1931-32

RICHARD BIDDLE RICHTER

1948 - Resigned 1961

The Debauchee, May 8, 1950 (N)

Nature's Unfortunate Child, May 11, 1953 (N)

Book Night, "My Life on the Plains" by George A. Custer, February 20, 1956 (N)

JOHN RIDLON

1897 - Resigned 1899

Paper, June 13, 1898

A Consideration of the Medical Charities of Chicago, March 20, 1899

THOMAS P. RILEY

2013 -

SAMUEL MAYO RINAKER

1921 - Died 1964

An English University, April 20, 1925

CARL OTTO RINDER

1929 - Died 1974

Hew to the Viands, Let the Vitamines Fall Where They May, January 30, 1933

So They Went West, February 24, 1941

The Little Colonel, November 12, 1956 (N)
Offices: 
Chair, Officers and Members, 1945-46

JACOB RINGER

1919 - Died 1922

PAUL LOCKWOOD RITTENHOUSE

1927 - Resigned 1928

GEORGE EVAN ROBERTS

1910 - Died 1948

  LARCHMONT, NEW YORK

WILLIAM CHARLES ROBERTS

1887 - Resigned 1892

The Beauties of Hebrew Literature, April 16, 1888

JOHN ROY ROBERTSON

1874 - Resigned 1875

TIMOTHY ALAN ROBIESON

1986 -

That Filling Is No Banana, October 10, 1988 (N)

Sweepers, sweepers ..... , November 4, 1991 (N)

..... you're welcome, April 5, 1993 (N)

Ribbons & Frogs, April 17, 1995 (N)

Cutting the Cord, October 31, 2016

SIDNEY L. ROBIN

1936 - Died 1979

Incunabula of the Illiterate, May 5, 1941

EDWARD STEVENS ROBINSON

1926 - Died 1937

HARRY FRANKLIN ROBINSON

1924 - Died 1959

Lafcadio Hearn, Rover, Interpreter of Life and Literature, May 16, 1927

Leader, Book Night, December 16, 1930

Stephen Crane, January 26, 1931

The Master of Gunston Hall, March 13, 1933

I Will Be Heard, November 26, 1934

Precursors of Mark Twain, February 28, 1938

Mr. Dooley, April 19, 1943

Leader, Book Night, March 19, 1951
Offices: 
Chair, Arrangements and Exercises, 1928-29
Chair, Officers and Members, 1933-34
Chair, Publications, 1937-38

STANTON ROBINSON

1988 - Resigned 1998

CARL BISMARCK RODEN

1917 - Died 1956

Literary Stragglers and Strugglers in Early Chicago, April 21, 1919

What a Librarian Thinks About, December 6, 1920

Pennsylvany-Dutch, March 6, 1922

Francis Parkman, May 19, 1924

Chicago (Presidential Address), October 11, 1926

The Epic of the Prairie Schooner, January 7, 1929

Overland Stage and Pony Express, May 19, 1930

Informal Talk on Recent Book Trends, November 23, 1936
Offices: 
Chair, Publications, 1920-21
Chair, Officers and Members, 1923-24
Chair, Arrangements and Exercises, 1925-26
President, 1926-27

ERWIN W. ROEMER

1937 - Died 1960

Wit and Humor of Judge Joseph E. Gary, November 10, 1941

A Notorious Illinois Trial, February 5, 1945

Forensic Humor, March 17, 1947

Cicero Antiracial Uprising: An Appraisal, April 7, 1952

Judicial Reform in Illinois, February 2, 1959

BRIAN J. ROGAL

2011 –

Borders: The Drugs Go North (Joint paper with Helen Rogal), May 1, 2017

HELEN R. ROGAL

1997 -

Full Circle, March 27, 2000 (N)

The Train, February 25, 2002  (N)
A Somewhat Comic Tragedy or Just a Little Anxiety, February 13, 2006
Black, White and Sometimes Gray, April 26, 2010 (N)
The Yellow Wall, February 18, 2013 (N)

Borders: The Guns Go South (Joint paper with Brian Rogal), May 1, 2017

CARL R. ROGERS

1951 - Resigned 1953

GEORGE MILLS ROGERS

1880 - Resigned 1888

Edited and read an "Informal," April 23, 1883

JOHN GORIN ROGERS

1874 - Resigned 1886

JOSEPH MARTIN ROGERS

1883 - Died 1923

  TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN

Engraving, March 1, 1886

Edited and read an "Informal," March 14, 1892

CHARLES G. ROLAND

1968 - Resigned 1987

  ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA

FREDERICK WOODMAN ROOT

1884 - Died 1916

An American Basis of Musical Criticism, November 22, 1886

A Study of Musical Taste, November 25, 1889

The Need of the Hour, April 18, 1892

The Resources of Musical Expression, November 11, 1895

The Real American Music (Illustrated), October 25, 1897 and November 29, 1897

The Voice in Song and Speech, October 23, 1899

Inaugural Address as President, October 10, 1904

The Story of Alice in Words and Tones: a new excursion into the domain of musical expression, February 5, 1906

Peter Iljitsch Tschaikowsky, November 30, 1908

Nothing in Particular (After-dinner speech), October 2, 1911

Lowell Mason, November 27, 1911

Bill Nye, May 27, 1912

Confessions of an Intruder, March 31, 1913

Nominations of Members of the Chicago Literary Club for Eminent Positions in Washington, D.C. (After-dinner speech), October 6, 1913

The Humor and Sparkle of Song, November 30, 1914
Offices: 
Chair, Rooms and Finance, 1900-01
Chair, Arrangements and Exercises, 1903-04
President, 1904-05

JOHN WELLBORN ROOT

1876 - Died 1891

The Art of Abstract Color, March 19, 1883

Idealism and Realism in Art, January 19, 1885

Broad Art Criticism, December 12, 1887

A Great Architectural Problem, February 10, 1890

Conventionality in Architecture, March 16, 1891

JOHN WELLBORN ROOT, JR.

1915 - Resigned 1916

HAROLD F. ROSENBAUM

1976 -

  STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT

Odds and Ends, February 4, 1980 (N)

Cat and Mouse, March 7, 1983 (N)

Guilt and Punishment, November 3, 1986 (N)

JOHN C. ROSENGREN

2013 – Resigned 2015

JULIUS ROSENTHAL

1874 - Died 1905

The German Citizen in America (Conversation), May 11, 1885

The Widow's Mite, May 9, 1892

The Law Institute Library (Conversation), February 6, 1905

LESSING ROSENTHAL (photograph)

1898 - Died 1949

Ethics and the Law, May 1, 1899

Tendencies in Modern Industrial Societies, Particularly of Trusts and Combinations, May 29, 1899

Some General Reflections Touching Recent Progress and General Tendencies, May 12, 1902

Books of the Year (Symposium), May 27, 1918

Are Lawyers Leaders or Followers in the Improvement of Society? February 23, 1920

Milton's "Areopagitica" and the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing, October 6, 1930
Offices: 
President, 1930-31

ROBERT ROSENTHAL

1977 - Resigned 1982

Berlin and Bacon, March 8, 1982

SOL ROY ROSENTHAL

1951 - Died 1995

  RANCHO SANTA FE, CALIFORNIA

Magnificent Failures, March 5, 1956 (N)

I Consume, January 12, 1959 (N)

R. E., November 19, 1962 (N)

Strangers in Our Midst, April 25, 1966 (N)

ELAINE G. ROTH

2002 – Resigned 2005

EDWARD WILLIAM ROTHE

1959 - Resigned 1972

The Union of the State, April 3, 1961 (N)

The Ashes and the Phoenix, January 24, 1966 (N)

HEIDI STEVENSON ROTHENBERG

2014 –

A Summer Afternoon, February 22, 2016

CYRUS DUSTIN ROYS

1890 - Resigned 1896

RUDY L. RUGGLES

1955 - Died 1992

  NORTH PALM BEACH, FLORIDA

The Role of Real in the Realm of the Hyper, May 26, 1958

Containing the Freshest Advices, Foreign and Domestick, May 14, 1962

N.B., May 8, 1972 (N)

KATHLEEN KEHOE RUHL

2002 – Resigned 2015
Hats on the Floor:  Acting and Teaching, March 15, 2004 (N)
Books by My Bed, February 20, 2006
Book Night, Novels of India: Then and Now, February 11, 2008
Making Connections: ‘You Be Mimi and I’ll Be St. Louis’ (Closing Meeting Address,) May 16, 2011

JOSEPH W. RUKLICK

1992 – Resigned 1997

CHARLES OWEN RUNDALL

1931 - Died 1953

JOHN SUMNER RUNNELS

1891 - Resigned 1915

Essay, January 30, 1893

Paper, April 17, 1899

JAMES BOYER RUNNION

1874 - Died 1897

  KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

The Recent Drama, May 17, 1880

SUSAN T. RUSSELL

2015 -

PAUL T. RUXIN

2003-Resigned 2013
Dorando and the Douglas Cause, December 15, 2003 (N)

One Thing Leads to Another (Joint Meeting with The Fortnightly of Chicago--One Thing Leads to Another), March 4, 2005 (N)

* How Sam and Dave Helped Save Bill, (Closing Meeting Address), May 22, 2006 (N)

An Hospitable and Well-Covered Table…, October 15, 2007 (N)

WILLIAM HENRY RYDER

1875 - Resigned 1878

The American Public School (Conversation), December 11, 1876

EDWARD LARNED RYERSON

1907 - Resigned 1911

EDWIN WARNER RYERSON

1921 - Resigned 1934

MARTIN ANTOINE RYERSON

1891 - Died 1932

Sicily, December 12, 1898

Coucy le Chateau, November 21, 1904