Welcome to the Yale Class of 1959 Website.

Sharon Buccino, in conversation with Bob Semple

On Thursday, March 23, 2023, Sharon Buccino ’87, Adjunct Professor of Law and for 25 years an attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, discussed with Bob Semple the record the Biden administration is building, in regard to climate change. Please enjoy our recording of the event. (Click the ‘play’ arrow in the middle of the photo to view it.)


Our First Online Class Discussion!

On Tuesday, June 7, classmate and retired diplomat Jack Maresca gave a wonderfully insightful, far-ranging talk which included his thoughts about Ukraine, Russia, and the formal end of World War II in the 1990s. Please enjoy our recording of the event. (Click the ‘play’ arrow in the middle of the photo to view it.)


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!