Antonio Delgado ’99, U.S. Representative for the 19th Congressional District, will deliver the commencement address to Colgate University’s Class of 2019 on May 19, 2019.

Delgado majored in philosophy and political science at Colgate, graduating magna cum laude and earning Phi Beta Kappa membership. He attended Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship, receiving a second degree in the school’s Philosophy, Politics, and Economics program, then returned to the United States to earn his JD from Harvard Law School in 2005.

Delgado began his professional career in the music industry, empowering young people through Hip Hop culture. He went on to work as an attorney, specializing in complex commercial litigation, at the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, where he also dedicated significant time to pro bono work in connection with criminal justice reform. He was elected as the U.S. Representative from the 19th District of the State of New York in November 2018.

Delgado lives in Rhinebeck, N.Y., with his wife, Lacey, whom he met in law school, and their young twin boys, Maxwell and Coltrane.

The University will recognize Delgado with an honorary doctorate.