Staley School of the Spoken Word

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Staley School of the Spoken word (also known as "Staley School of Oratory", "Staley School", "Staley College") was a College in Brookline, Massachusetts that closed its doors in 1957. It was founded by Dr. Delbert Moyer Staley.[1]

Many aspiring leaders and politicians came to Staley, largely to polish their presence and presentation. The majority had already earned college degrees, some from institutions such as Harvard. One famous Harvard graduate to be graduated from Staley College of the Spoken Word, was future president John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

Notable alumni[edit]


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