Education: Kudos, Jun. 25, 1956

Boston College

John F. Kennedy, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts LL.D.

Peter J. W. Debye, Nobel Prizewinning chemist D.Sc.

Charles Munch, conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra D.Mus.

Colgate University

Arthur T. Vanderbilt, chief justice of

New Jersey D.C.L.

Allen Tate, poet Litt.D.

Fordham University

Robert F. Wagner, Mayor of New York City LL.D.

Myron C. Taylor, presidential representative to the Vatican under Roosevelt and Truman L.H.D.

Harvard University

John Cowles, publisher of the Minneapolis Star and Tribune LL.D.

John Sloan Dickey, president of Dartmouth College LL.D.

Felix Frankfurter, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court LL.D.

George M. Humphrey, Secretary of the Treasury LL.D.

Senator John F. Kennedy LL.D.

Citation: "Brave officer, able Senator, son of Harvard; loyal...

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