Welcome to the Yale Class of 1959 Website.

THURSDAY, MAY 23 to SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2024

Don Watson and his committee have done a great job lining up talent and events for our 65th Reunion next May. Headquarters will be Jonathan Edwards College. Hotel reservations will be available at the Omni, with bus service provided to and from Reunion events and venues.

Here are some of the anticipated highlights:

• Our Kick-Off event will be a talk by Professor Guido Calebresi

• Richard Maltby and David Shire will present a review of their current Pre-Broadway show.

• Anne Applebaum, noted author, cable news analyst and daughter of classmate Harvey Applebaum will be a guest speaker

• Music will be provided by classmate Alki Scopelitis and the Bales & Gitlin Band.

• And of course, the opportunity to connect and re-connect with classmates as we celebrate and enjoy sharing memories of our Yale undergraduate days, and life after Yale.

Be on the lookout for the announcement from Yale with registration and hotel information, and by all means, SAVE THE DATE!


Looking for our ’59 Online Zoom Discussions? They are in our Zoom Discussions Archive right here.


Richard and John Contiguglia


Richard and John Contiguglia, duo pianists

Richard and John Contiguglia’s performances at our reunions have brought delight to their classmates and friends at Yale. We are grateful to Richard and John for allowing us to share their genius on our 1959 website.

Follow this link to hear all of the tracks they have sent to share with the class.

The Life Stories contributions from classmates keep getting better. Here is the direct link. Do take a look.

“But time and change shall naught avail
To break the friendships formed at Yale.”

Classmates write in . . .

Please send us your news! Write to us at web@yale1959.org!

George Buchanan, Charles Griffith, Ben Gertz and Al Atherton at the Yale-Harvard lacrosse game April 28, 2018, a Yale win 16-8. Onward then to win the national division 1 title a few later!

How To Participate: Classmates are enthusiastically invited to write to us at web@yale1959.org with news and material that we can communicate to class members on our website. Thank you for contributing!