To kick off the 18-month celebration of Brown’s 200th anniversary, Governor John H. Chaffee delivered the greetings of the State of Rhode Island and a proclamation of Brown’s Bicentennial year. He then assisted the gunners of the Artillery Company of Newport in firing a salute. Later that month, the President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson, delivered an address on campus. He was the first president to visit Brown since George Washington in 1790.
September 2, 1964