WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2014/2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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By the middle of the 20th century, once the town had grown into its identity as a mature and well-nurtured town, the Club turned to learn- ing from lectures rather than participating in debates. Experts of state and national fame were eager to speak, including governors, senators, high-ranking White House aides, and prominent economists. Perhaps of greater note was the constant flow of speakers who were Wellesley residents of significant accomplishment: internationally renowned professors and every president of the three town colleges, the owner of the (then-) Boston Patriots, a congressman and Cabinet Secretary, Boston reporters and anchors, one Nobel Prize winner and two Pulitzer Prize winners, celebrated investment advisors, a network television president, an ambassador, a Presidential speechwriter, and numerous political and social activists. Even with the rise of feminism in the 1970s and 80s, and despite the fact that, in 1984, seven of the nine Wellesley board chairs and Moderator who presented issues 118 How the Wellesley Club Shaped Wellesley W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | w i n t e r 2 0 1 4 / 2 0 1 5 P H O T O C O U R T E S Y O F K A T H E R I N E B A B S O N P H O T O C O U R T E S Y O F T H E W E L L E S L E Y H I S T O R I C A L S O C I E T Y , W E L L E S L E Y , M A S S A C H U S E T T S

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