Kudos: Political Color

In an election year, the chance to honor a big-catch politician with a degree often lets a university push forward a favorite son, influence the vote, win cubits of reflected prestige, or give a statesman a platform. President Johnson inaugurated the kudos season by accepting a Doctor of Civil Laws degree at the University of Michigan, then got an LL.D. from Texas (see below). But if politics promised to color the commencements, honors were also going as usual to artists, inventors and scholars. Last week's:

BOB JONES UNIVERSITY George Corley Wallace, Governor of Alabama—LL.D. You have demonstrated in the showing...

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