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Education: Kudos, Jun. 22, 1959

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Adelphi College

Hugh L. Dryden, deputy administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration…………………………………………………………………………… LL.D.

Wernher von Braun, spaceman, director of the U.S. Army’s Redstone Arsenal……………………………………………………………………………………. LL.D.

Lieut. General Bernard A. Schriever, chief, U.S.A.F.’s Research and Development Command……………………………………………………………… Sc.D.

John P. Hagen, chief, Vanguard division, N.A.S.A…………………………… Sc.D.

Boston College The Rev. John LaFarge, S.J., associate editor, America……………………. LL.D.

Henry Cabot Lodge, U.S. Ambassador to theU.N…………………………… LL.D.

George Meany, labor leader, president,

A.F.L.-C.I.O …………………………………………………………………………….LL.D.

Brandeis University

Leonard Bernstein, conductor, N.Y.

Philharmonic Orchestra………………………………………………………………… L.H.D.

General Alfred M. Gruenther (ret.). logistician, president, American Red ………………………………………………………………………………………..Cross L.H.D.

Pierre Mendes-France, former Premier of France……………………………… LL.D.

Cornell College

James A. Van Allen, physicist, space scientist……………………………………. Sc.D.

Dartmouth College

Charles H. Malik, president, U.N. General Assembly…………………………. LL.D.

Lawrence McK. Gould, president, Carleton College………………………….. LL.D.

Patrick M. Malin, civic leader, executive director, American Civil Liberties Union …………………………………………………………………………… L.H.D.

James B. Reston. journalist, chief Washington correspondent, New York Times Litt.D.

Harvard University

Richard Cardinal Gushing, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Boston…………LL.D.

Citation: “A prince of his church, ever mindful of the needs of the least of his flock.”

Douglas Horton, Congregational clergyman, retiring dean, Harvard Divinity School……………………………………………………………………………. D.D.

Citation: “Both church and learning have been served by the vigorous ministry of this wise and generous man.”

Robert D. Murphy, U.S. Deputy Under Secretary of State…………………. LL.D.

Citation: “A courageous negotiator to whom we have learned to turn to redeem situations fit for despair.”

Julius A. Stratton, electronics researcher, president-elect, M.I.T…………… LL.D.

Helen Brooke Taussig, pediatrician, heart researcher, Johns Hopkins University…………………………………………………………………………………… Sc.D.

Samuel Barber, U.S. composer of choral music and opera………………….. Mus.D.

Johns Hopkins University

James R. Killian Jr., board chairman, M.I.T., former presidential science adviser……………………………………………………………………………LL.D.

Mills College

Cora Du Bois, professor of anthropology, Harvard University…………… LL.D.

New York University

Earl Warren, former California governor, U.S. Chief Justice…………….. D.C.L.

Citation: “A jovial soul of magnetic human qualities, wise of statecraft and learned in the law, in the fashion of one inured to the blasts that torment the summit of Everest, he mans his lofty eminence with serenity and aplomb begat of a stout heart and the instinct for unswerving rectitude.”

Northeastern University

Edwin H. Land, industrialist, inventor of Polaroid Land camera, president, Polaroid Corp…………………………………………………………… Sc.D.

Ohio State University

Polykarp Kusch, Nobel prizewinning physicist……………………………….. Sc.D.

Quincy College

Louella O. Parsons, Hollywood gossip columnist……………………………. Litt.D.

Citation: “The pioneer journalist of today’s entertainment industry.”

Springfield College

Lou Little, former Columbia football coach Doctor of Humanics

Swarthmore College

Robert Penn Warren, poet, novelist, teacher………………………………….. Litt.D.

Wabash College

Ludwig Erhard, economist, Vice Chancellor and Economics Minister, West Germany…………………………………………………………………………………. LL.D.

Yale University

Edith Hamilton, educator, author, modern interpreter of the ancient Greek world……………………………………………………………………………. Litt.D.

Citation: “By the sheer power of your books you have become one of our great sources of adult education.”

William Ernest Hocking, professor emeritus of philosophy, Harvard University………………………………………………………………………………… L.H.D.

Citation: “You have never lost sight of the moral dimension of human life.”

Elia Kazan, Broadway and Hollywood director and producer…………….M.A.

Citation: “You have turned the words of our country’s leading dramatists into incandescent stage productions.”

Ernst Mayr, professor of zoology, Harvard University……………………. Sc.D.

Citation: “From your contemplation of birds of paradise, you have developed principles that may profoundly affect the destiny of men on earth.”

Gunnar Myrdal, Swedish economist, author…………………………………. LL.D.

Citation: “You have defined with inspired scholarship the greatest social and economic problems of our time.”

Potter Stewart, Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court………………… LL.D.

Citation: “The promise of your record at Yale has been abundantly fulfilled.”

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