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Honorary Doctor of Laws



From time to time it is proper for the University of Detroit to single out individual men and women whose lives illustrate what is meant by the achievement of an ideal. Tonight on the occasion of its 75th anniversary year, the University has chosen to be especially bountiful not only in the number of those whom it presents for emulation and for honor, but also in the wide diversity of the vocations in which they have made their dreams come true. I present, Very Reverend President, for the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws. Edward Joseph Hayes, great and generous friend of the University, powerful and wise promoter of its interests in the Capital of our Nation, a member of the Class of 1921 of the Law School of the University of Detroit, has rendered distinguished service to our Government in numerous appointive posts: as Trial Examiner for the Bituminous Coal Commission; as Assistant to Attorney Generals Biddle and Clark; as Chief of the Administrative Regulations Section of the Department of Justice, and as General Counsel of War Mobilization and Reconversion and Economic Stabilization during World War II. The University is proud to acclaim Edward J. Hayes, man of vision and man of action, as one of her own. Commencement, University of Detroit, June 11, 1952.

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