Allen University Branch Rickey, major league baseball executive L.H.D.
Bates College Sylvia Porter, syndicated financial columnist Litt.D.
Beloit College Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, actors L.H.D.
Boston University The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Baptist minister, author, Montgomery, Ala. D.D.
Citation: "'Leader of the new Negro,' whose approach to controversial problems has been with determination but without anger, whose role in this nation has become a world symbol."
Brown University Olin J. Stephens II and Roderick Stephens Jr., naval architects, famed designers of the America's Cup winner Columbia M.A.
Catholic University of America John H. Lawrence, physician,...