Welcome to the Yale Class of 1959 Website.

Joe Staley

We mourn our beloved Class Secretary, Joseph Hardin Staley Jr., May 23, 1937 – September 11, 2021.
Joe’s obituary is posted HERE on our class site.
Rest In Peace, Joe.



The Whiffenpoofs of Yale were founded in 1909. The Whiffenpoofs of 1959 recorded the 50th Anniversary Album which is well worth listening to these many years later.

This album presents a representative selection of the songs sung by the 1959 Whiffenpoofs. Annie Laurie, Mavourneen and The Old Songs have been sung and enjoyed by Whiffenpoofs dating back to 1909. This record also includes arrangements, presented this year for the first time, of Mountain Greenery and Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair.

Just click on this link, sit back, and enjoy the rich sound of the ‘59 Whiffs.

60th Reunion Co-Chairs Randy Ney and Charlie Nolan

Click to view the photos of our terrific reunion!

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!