Staley School of the Spoken Word
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.
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.
- James Michael Curley, Mayor of Boston, Governor of Massachusetts, Member of the United States House of Representatives
- George Demeter, member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, law professor, and author of Demeter's Manual of Parliamentary Law and Procedure
- Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., United States Navy officer, older brother of John F. Kennedy, killed during World War II
- John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States
- Paul Pender, boxer
- David J. O'Connor, member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1951 to 1970
- Dapper O'Neil, member of the Boston City Council from 1971 to 1999
- Maurice J. Tobin, Governor of Massachusetts, U.S. Secretary of Labor, Mayor of Boston
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