CLARK L. WAGNER

1972 -

Carrara Marble, January 26, 1976 (N)

Percina Imostoma tenasi, January 22, 1979 (N)

Potpourri, November 22, 1982 (N)

Arthur Schopenhauer, March 4, 1985 (N)

*Words (Presidential Address), October 3, 1988 (C)(N)

Pulling a Thread (Ladies' Night Address), May 18, 1992 (N)

Gold, January 10, 1994 (N)

Is It a Rubens? May 6, 1996 (N)

Our Victorian Roots, November 16, 1998 (N)

*"Who's There?" (Closing Meeting Address), May 13, 2002 (C)(N)
*Carp Wars,  February 12, 2004 (N)
A Life of Crime, February 27, 2006
Leader, Book Night, "The Decade of the 1920s"; Book Review, Only Yesterday, by Frederick Lewis Allen, October 13, 2006 (N)
*Death, November 10, 2008 (N)
A Life Saved, January 18, 2010 (N)
A Father-Daughter Paper (with Suzanne L. Wagner), April 20, 2015
Offices: 
Chair, Arrangements and Exercises, 1986-87, 1987-88
President, 1988-89
Historian, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18

 

SUZANNE L. WAGNER

2007 -
A Matter of Taste, December 10, 2007 (N)
*Baroque Idol: The Little-Known, Barely Remembered, Oft-Disregarded Origins of Reality TV, October 24, 2011 (N)
A Father-Daughter Paper (with Clark L. Wagner), April 20, 2015

Offices:

Chair, Publications, 2017-18

HENRY HEILEMAN WAIT

1895 - Resigned 1907

Recent Progress in Engineering, December 4, 1905

HORATIO LOOMIS WAIT

1877 - Died 1916

Mirth, April 1, 1878

Fort Sumter, November 21, 1881

Reminiscences of the Blockade, March 3, 1884

The Art of Killing, October 28, 1889

Novel Forms for Vessels, October 20, 1890

Inaugural Address as President, October 2, 1893

The Deeds and Needs of Our Navy, October 10, 1898

Submarine Warfare, October 21, 1901

Some Incidents at Fort Barrancas, November 11, 1907

When General Sherman Reached the Coast, October 24, 1910

Some Incidents of the Blockading Service, October 9, 1911

Charleston During the Siege, October 21, 1912

Some Reminiscences of the Civil War, February 9, 1914

Incidents in the War of the Rebellion, January 11, 1915

In Time of Peace Prepare for War, October 18, 1915
Offices: 
Chair, Arrangements and Exercises, 1888-89
President, 1893-94

JAMES JOSEPH WAIT

1890 - Died 1925

Memories of the Sea, December 3, 1894

Philippine Reminiscences -- The Brown Man's Bondage, April 10, 1899

Poetry and Songs of the Sea, January 23, 1905

Miss Morning Glory (Story), November 10, 1913

Le Hollandais Volant (Story), March 12, 1917

The Spectre of Roncador Reef (Story), March 29, 1920
Offices: 
Chair, Rooms and Finance, 1904-05
Chair, Officers and Members, 1905-06, 1909-10

DAVID S. WALD

1962 - Resigned 1976

Adam's Rib, May 11, 1964 (N)

Book Review, "Russia at War" by A. Werth, January 31, 1966 (N)

Leader, Book Night (three papers), January 8, 1968 (N)

The Bridge of Louis Ray, April 17, 1972 (N)
Offices: 
Chair, Publications, 1971-72

ALDACE FREEMAN WALKER

1889 - Died 1901

  NEW YORK, NEW YORK

Competition, March 2, 1891

Government Ownership of Railways (Conversation), December 7, 1891

How to Place the Government of Cities in the United States on a Business Footing, February 12, 1894
Offices: 
Chair, Rooms and Finance, 1893-94

GEORGE RICHARD WALKER

1899 - Resigned 1901

JAMES MONROE WALKER

1877 - Died 1881

WENDELL WALKER

1957 - Died 1967

  DOWAGIAC, MICHIGAN

WIRT DEXTER WALKER

1888 - Died 1899

SEYMOUR WALTON

1888 - Resigned 1894

The Authorship of the Pentateuch, November 23, 1891

Personal Reminiscences of Reconstruction in Louisiana, December 21, 1891

DONALD BUTLER WARD

1972 - Resigned 1976

SINcerely Yours, March 17, 1975 (N)

FRANK GIBSON WARD

1916 - Died 1930

The Losing and Finding of the Community Ideal, April 30, 1917

The Valley of Democracy, May 3, 1920

William Allen White at Home, February 27, 1922

Outliving War, March 8, 1926

HENRY ARTHUR WARE

1898 - Resigned 1900

KELLY WARNKEN

1999 – Resigned 2002
Vocation, Avocation, Vacation, January 15, 2001 (N)

SHERWYN E. WARREN

1997 -
Carrel of Discontent, November 8, 1999 (N)
Smoke Screens: Enchantment and Menace of an American Weed , April 21, 2003 (N)
*
Saluting, November 22, 2004 (N)
Participant, Poetry Evening, (poems), February 6, 2006 (N)
*F.D.R., Dr. Bruenn, Etc., October 28, 2013 (N)
Offices: 
Chair, Arrangements and Exercises,  2005-06

WILLIAM B. WARTMAN

1947 - Died 1988

  CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA

His Mother's Son, December 20, 1948

The Night of January Tenth, February 2, 1953

Arthur Phillip and the Course of Empire, March 26, 1956 (N)

How Much the Fool, November 3, 1958

The Red Nun, March 20, 1961 (N)

Leader, Book Night; Book Review, "The Great Auk" by Allen W. Eckert, January 20, 1964 (N)

The Sound of the Dijeridu, May 1, 1967 (N)

Contemplation from the Rock - The Wood-Burner (Presidential Address), October 2, 1967 (N)
Offices: 
Chair, Officers and Members, 1960-61, 1964-65
President, 1967-68

JOHN F. WASIK

2007 – Resigned 2010
Samuel Insull and the Creation of the Modern Age, November 12, 2007 (N)
The Cul-de-Sac Syndrome and the Future of Housing, February 23, 2009 (N)

JOHN P. WATERHOUSE

1978 - Died 1993

  CANTERBURY, ENGLAND

Louis Pasteur, Iconoclast, January 17, 1983 (N)

One to Forty? April 29, 1985 (N)

Leader, Book Night, October 28, 1985 (N)

As for the West Thereof, the Limits Are Unknown, March 11, 1991
Offices: 
Chair, Rooms and Finance, 1982-83

ARBA NELSON WATERMAN

1883 - Died 1917

The War in Its Effects on Public and Private Opinion, November 19, 1883

A Few Thoughts Concerning Charles I and the English Revolution, March 17, 1890

The Civilizations of Japan and America Compared, April 1, 1895

The Philosophy of Buddhism, March 2, 1896

A Chapter from a Century of Caste, April 9, 1900

Inaugural Address as President, October 5, 1903

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, February 27, 1905

The Meditations of a Village Philosopher, December 10, 1906

More Reflections of a Village Philosopher, February 28, 1910

The Relations of the United States with Mexico, February 16, 1914
Offices: 
President, 1903-04

EDWARD STANLEY WATERS

1874 - Died 1916

  SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS

The Pottery of the Renaissance, January 3, 1876

The South Kensington Museum, October 29, 1877

WILLIAM OTIS WATERS

1904 - Resigned 1909

Chicago, November 6, 1905

English Church and State, December 17, 1906

PHILIP MAISH WATROUS

1963 - Resigned 1973

Is That a Fact? November 1, 1965 (N)

EDWARD J. WAWSZKIEWICZ

1969 – Died 2012

The Nobel Ones, February 21, 1972 (N)

Romans, Countrymen, Friends, May 3, 1976 (N)

A Fairy Tale, March 13, 1978 (N)

Fugu, May 4, 1981 (N)

The Great Walls of China, March 18, 1985 (N)

And What About the Cut Sleeve? November 18, 1985 (N)
Offices: 
Chair, Publications, 1987-88

JOHN WEAVER

1928 - Resigned 1931

LUCILLE MARIE REBECCA WEBER

2000 – Resigned 2004

A Heap of Broken Images, November 13, 2000

CHARLES RIPLEY WEBSTER

1900 - Resigned 1902

GEORGE WASHINGTON WEBSTER

1900 - Resigned 1914

The Captain of the Hosts of Death, May 2, 1904

JOHN CLARENCE WEBSTER

1906 - Resigned 1916

The Influence of Japanese Art on Whistler and His Contemporaries, May 18, 1908

Characteristics of Robert Louis Stevenson, October 25, 1909

JOSEPH DANA WEBSTER

1875 - Died 1876

CYNTHIA WEESE

2006 – Resigned 2007
The Power of Place (The Arthur Baer Fellowship Address), January 8, 2007

DAVID SPENCER WEGG

1892 - Resigned 1916

Changes in the Legal Status of Women, February 10, 1896

The Moors and Some Things We Owe to Them, February 20, 1905 (N)

The Rebellion of 37, April 12, 1909 (N)

PAUL ALFRED WEISS

1946 - Resigned 1985

  NEW YORK, NEW YORK

GEORGE PHILIP WELLES

1881 - Died 1912

Patriotism vs. Philanthropy, February 16, 1885

As Others See Us, November 16, 1885

The Senator's Error, March 25, 1889

ARTHUR BRATTLE WELLS

1890 - Resigned 1909

A Just Judge, November 12, 1900

Beneath the Dust of a Generation, May 10, 1909

JAMES WELLS

1955 - Resigned 1964

Portrait of an Enlightened Man, April 21, 1958 (N)

CHARLES WILLIAM WENDT

1874 - Died 1931

Church and State, November 1, 1875

Genius in Art, October 10, 1881

LOUIS WERNER

1988 - Died 1997

THOMAS H. WETZEL

1988 - Resigned 1998

The Selling of the Civil War, March 6, 1989 (N)

BENJAMIN WHAM

1926 - Died 1969

The Trend of the Law, May 7, 1928 (N)

The Mysterious, Insidious, Doctor Fu Manchu, or Lo! the Poor Landlord, November 21, 1932

The Wonderland of Finance Regulation, December 7, 1936 (N)

Railroads and the National Transportation Policy, November 18, 1940

The Strange Case of the Sewer Which Flowed Up Hill, November 1, 1943 (N)

Give Them Wings or Bedtime Stories, October 16, 1944 (N)

Mistaken Identity, December 2, 1946 (N)

The Blind Goddess Brandishes Her Sword, February 14, 1949

Our "Unknown Ex-President" Rides Again: A Study in Bureaucracy and the Democratic Process, October 31, 1949

The Strange Case of Alger Hiss, November 13, 1950 (N)

Perry Mason: Peerless Advocate, December 3, 1951 (N)

The Pro-Communist Conspiracy in Our Midst, October 13, 1952 (N)

Brush Up Your Shakespeare, October 19, 1953 (N)

Mr. Blaustein's Will or the Lawyer's Best Friend, October 25, 1954 (N)

A Great Reckoning in a Little Room, November 19, 1956 (N)

Crimes, Courts, and Courtesans, January 27, 1958 (N)

The Blind Goddess Balances Her Scales, November 9, 1959 (N)

Week Half Gone and Nothing Done, November 14, 1960 (N)

How to Try a Jury Case in One Easy Lesson, March 9, 1964 (N)

ARTHUR DANA WHEELER

1887 - Died 1912

The Partitioning of Africa, May 28, 1894

Some Telephone History and Problems, May 23, 1898

The Future of the American Negro, January 29, 1906

The Ethics of Present-day Finance, January 16, 1911

Newspapers: Corporations, May 15, 1911
Offices: 
Chair, Rooms and Finance, 1891-92

DAVID HINTON WHEELER

1874 - Resigned 1875

SAMUEL HICKOX WHEELER

1877 - Resigned 1883

CHARLES CRAWFORD WHINERY

1920 - Died 1950

HORACE WHITE

1874 - Died 1916

  NEW YORK, NEW YORK

Financial Crises, April 15, 1876

The Centenary of Adam Smith (Conversation), November 13, 1876

HERBERT CLARKSON WHITEHEAD

1925 - Resigned 1931

A Trilogy of Essays in Outline: Institutions, Their Functions and Instruments; the Near and the Remote Aspects of Liberty; Publicists, their Characteristics and Functions, November 22, 1926

DAVID B. WHITEHURST

2003- Resigned 2010

RUSSELL WHITMAN

1890 and 1934 - Resigned 1936

Pilgrim Plymouth, April 25, 1892

JAMES L. WHITMER

2012 – Resigned 2013
Hanging Around with No Place to Go, December 10, 2012 (N)

MARCIA WHITNEY-SCHENCK

2013 –

Inquisitor, Aristocrat, Mayor, and a Nun, May 11, 2015

Demon Rum, December 7, 2015

GEORGE FRANCIS WHITSETT

1924 - Resigned 1980

  MILL VALLEY, CALIFORNIA

PETER BONNETT WIGHT

1875 - Resigned 1896

The Practice of Architecture as a Fine Art, January 8, 1877

Edited and read an "Informal," December 15, 1879

The Development of New Phases of the Fine Arts in America, May 5, 1884

The Graduates' Club -- A Story of Christmas Eve, June 4, 1894

Can Architecture Become Again a Living Art? December 23, 1895

JOHN HENRY WIGMORE

1897 - Resigned 1898

EDWARD BYERS WILCOX

1932 - Died 1972

Mysticism in Modern Science, May 8, 1933 (N)

Review of "Poems from 1924 to 1933" by Archibald MacLeish, May 7, 1934

Anneke Jans, April 7, 1941 (N)

Leader, Book Night, December 13, 1948

*An Ecclesiastical Autobiography, October 29, 1951 (C) (N)

            (Re-read before the Club by Carl A. Dragstedt, May 6, 1974,

            and by Hugh Schwartzburg, February 17, 1992)

Price Level Adjustments (Presidential Address), October 5, 1953 (N)

Ethics, October 21, 1957 (N)

Leader, Book Night; Book Review, "Old Africa's Last Secrets" by Lawrence G. Green, November 26, 1962 (N)
Offices: 

Chair, Arrangements and Exercises, 1936-37
President, 1953-54
Chair, Rooms and Finance, 1956-57, 1957-58

JOHN DANIEL WILD

1910 - Died 1929

The Philosophy of Bergson, April 14, 1913

*Pseudo-Humanism, April 26, 1915 (C) (N)

Bertrand Russell's "Proposed Roads to Freedom," December 22, 1919

Fallacies, April 17, 1922
Offices: 
Chair, Rooms and Finance, 1914-15

PAYSON SIBLEY WILD (photograph) (Biography)

1902 - Died 1951

Humorous poems: "The Smell of the Stock Yards," "Calling Me Back Thar," and "An Ode to My Stein," April 4, 1904

An Old Satirist Modernized, November 20, 1905 (N)

Cicero's Theory of Humor, November 16, 1908 (N)

A Chemico-Literary Fact, May 29, 1911 (N)

A New Poet, March 18, 1912

Ausonius, November 25, 1912 (N)

*The Valley and Villa of Horace, February 8, 1915 (N) (W)

*An Early Literary Club (Presidential Address), October 4, 1915 (C) (N)

The Skillet Fork Literary Club (Poem), May 29, 1916

De Duabus Juliis, January 29, 1917

Poems, March 5, 1917

*On the Hades Golf Club Portico, December 2, 1918 (C) (N)

Poems, November 3, 1919

Fantasia Humanistica, May 23, 1921

*Megistotheos and My Anima Vagula, May 21, 1923 (C) (N) (W)
           
(Re-read before the Club by Francis A. Lackner, Jr, November 4, 2002)

What Really Happened (the Case of Xanthippe), May 21, 1928 (N)

Rutilius, May 2, 1932 (N)

How Old Is Horace? (Ladies' Night Address), April 29, 1935

Ulmus Susurrans (The Whispering Elm), April 17, 1939 (N)
Offices: 
Chair, Arrangements and Exercises,  1910-11
Corresponding Secretary,  1911-12
Chair, Publications,  1914-15
President,  1915-16
Recording Secretary,  1920-21, 1921-22, 1922-23, 1923-24, 1924-25, 1925-26, 1926-27, 1927-28, 1928-29, 1929-30, 1930-31, 1931-32, 1932-33, 1933-34, 1934-35, 1935-36, 1936-37, 1937-38, 1938-39, 1939-40, 1940-41, 1941-42, 1942-43, 1943-44, 1944-45, 1945-46, 1946-47, 1947-48, 1948-49, 1949-50, 1950-51
Treasurer,  1920-21, 1921-22, 1922-23, 1923-24, 1924-25, 1925-26, 1926-27, 1927-28, 1928-29, 1929-30, 1930-31, 1931-32, 1932-33, 1933-34, 1934-35, 1935-36, 1936-37, 1937-38, 1938-39, 1939-40, 1940-41, 1941-42, 1942-43, 1943-44, 1944-45, 1945-46, 1946-47, 1947-48, 1948-49, 1949-50, 1950-51

PAYSON S. WILD, JR.

1950 - Resigned 1953

SEARGENT PEABODY WILD

1929 - Died 1967

  RUTLAND, VERMONT

Travails Outside the Fourth Estate, December 8, 1930 (N)

ROBERT HALL WILES

1903 - Died 1907

ERNEST H. WILKINS

*Dante the Apostle (Symposium), January 3, 1921 (C) (N) (W)

DUDLEY PHELPS WILKINSON

1876 - Resigned 1898

JOHN WILKINSON

1874 - Died 1904

Edited and read an "Informal," January 21, 1878

The Microscope, April 6, 1885

JAMES ROWLAND WILLETT

1888 - Resigned 1893

EDWARD FRANKLIN WILLIAMS

1876 and 1916 - Died 1919

The Outlook for Russia, May 6, 1878

Oxford and the High Church Anglicans, April 21, 1884

A Forgotten American Hero, April 28, 1902

Alexander von Humboldt, February 1, 1909

Memories of an Indian Pay Party, May 4, 1914

HENRY PERCY WILLIAMS

1915 - Died 1928

The Literature of Business, February 26, 1917

Poems, December 17, 1917

The Professional Spirit in Business, April 5, 1920

Making a World, April 4, 1921

The Re-incarnation of Bill Spencer (Story), October 30, 1922

Short Story: Decoration Day, November 8, 1926

MARY WILLIAMS

2009 – Resigned 2013

NORMAN WILLIAMS

1875 - Died 1899

ROBERT WILLIAMS

1881 - Resigned 1884

Gambetta, February 4, 1884

STALHAM LEON WILLIAMS, JR.

1899 - Resigned 1907

Some Literary Lapses, January 21, 1901

CHARLES HENRY WILMERDING

1890 - Resigned 1895

Practical Electricity, December 22, 1890

BENJAMIN MAIRS WILSON

1876 - Resigned 1892

Edited and read an "Informal," November 19, 1877

Taxation (Conversation), January 17, 1881

DOUGLAS L. WILSON

2007 – Resigned 2010
  GALESBURG, ILLINOIS
Lincoln’s War Powers and the Power of Words, The Arthur Baer Fellowship Address, January 14, 2008

JOHN P. WILSON

1878 - Died 1922

JOHN S. WILSON

1993 – Resigned 2010

Foot-Note, November 28, 1994 (N)

Faithful Faithless Famous, February 24, 1997 (N)

*The Importance of a Hat, October 11, 1999 (N)

Rue 28 Vignon, December 17, 2001 (N)
Offices:
 
Corresponding Secretary, 1995-96, 1999-2000
Recording Secretary, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99
Chair, Arrangements and Exercises, 2001-02

ARTHUR WELLESLEY WINDETT

1874 - Resigned 1886

The Roman Tribune and the Modern Chancellor, May 3, 1880

DeWITT COSGROVE WING

1913 - Died 1951

  NORMAL, ILLINOIS

Culture and Agriculture, January 4, 1915

An Old Country Editor, March 20, 1916

A Woman's World, February 17, 1919

Books of the Year (Symposium), December 22, 1919

Three Books of Proverbs, March 1, 1920

Women and Words, November 29, 1920

Newspaper Book-Reviewing, May 15, 1922

The Modern Iconoclast, March 23, 1925

The Newer Nutrition, April 26, 1926
Offices: 
Chair, Arrangements and Exercises,  1916-17
Chair, Officers and Members,  1921-22

JACK WING

2006 – Resigned 2006

WILLIAM HERMAN WINSLOW

1898 - Resigned 1905

FREDERICK SEYMOUR WINSTON

1880 - Resigned 1893

ALBRECHT WIRTH

1895 - Resigned 1914

THOMAS FOSTER WITHROW

1877 - Died 1893

The Literature of the Law (Conversation), April 8, 1878
Offices: 
Chair, Arrangements and Exercises,  1878-79

ALBERT HENRY WOLF

1914 - Died 1921

HENRY MILTON WOLF (photograph)

1906 - Died 1935

Some Suggestions about Education, May 15, 1916

And Who Was Townsend Harris? (Presidential Address), October 8, 1934
Offices: 
Chair, Officers and Members, 1920-21
Chair, Publications,  1924-25
President, 1934-35

BENJAMIN WOLHAUPTER

1895 - Resigned 1899

One Proposed Solution of a Difficult Chicago Problem, April 19, 1897

HARRY HINES WOOD

1935 - Died 1948

WALTER MABIE WOOD

1901 - Died 1941

  PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

Simplicity the Genius of Invention, January 19, 1903

Supplemental Education; or the Education of Employed Men, April 3, 1905 (N)

Recent Progress in Physics, December 4, 1905

FREDERIC WOODMAN

Lowell Mason, November 27, 1911

HERBERT NORTON WOODWARD

1968 - Died 2002

  ATTLEBORO, MASSACHUSETTS

I Will! Or Do I? January 31, 1972 (N)

Book Review, "The Coming Dark Ages" by Roberto Vacca, February 4, 1974 (N)

The Incident at Adelphi, II, January 5, 1976

Howard Bemming's Awakening, December 11, 1978 (N)

Book Review, "Energy Future" (Harvard Report), December 17, 1979 (N)

The Two Worlds, May 10, 1982 

The Hinge of History, January 23, 1984 (N)

Arrows of Flying Fire (Presidential Address), October 7, 1985 (N)
Offices: 
Corresponding Secretary,  1979-80
Treasurer,  1983-84, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88
President,  1985-86

WILLIAM CREIGHTON WOODWARD

1928 - Resigned 1937

ROLLIN TURNER WOODYATT

1915 - Resigned 1937

JOHN HOPKINS WORCESTER, JR.

1889 - Died 1893

Tolstoi as a Reformer, November 10, 1880

SAMUEL HENRY WRIGHT

1895 - Died 1900

*A Local Phase of Labor Combination, November 27, 1899 (C) (N) (W)

DONALD VON FENNIG WROBLESKI

1992 -

The High Life, November 21, 1994 (N)

Sleeping Around, April 8, 1996 (N)

The New Jerusalem, February 17, 1997 (N)

More Than Just a Fancy Window, December 8, 1997 (N)

The Three Burnham Papers April 22, 2002 (N)
The House of Tomorrow 1945, November 21, 2005

A Little House in the Country: The Farnsworth House, (Short Paper Night) February 23, 2009 (N)
Home and the Chicago Bungalow (Presidential Address), October 3, 2011 (N)

At Home in Chicago, March 20, 2017
Offices:
Chair, Rooms and Events, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11
President, 2011-12
Chair, Officers and Members, 2012-13

AUSTIN L. WYMAN

1946 - Resigned 1973

Who Called the Piccolo Player a Liberal? November 3, 1947 (N)

A Matter of Standards, January 7, 1952

People and Politicians, December 12, 1955 (N)

The Case of the Second Charlie Ross, January 21, 1963 (N))