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Honorary Doctor of Engineering



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 Engineering. T. A. Boyd, graduate of Ohio State University with a degree in Chemical Engineering, has devoted his life to the problem of power - power on the highway, power in the air. No gremlin, either chemical or mechanical, has eluded his exorcising research. His discoveries have been shared with his fellow workers in three score illumination articles, and his more popular writings have fired the imagination of thousands of youthful scientists. His achievements have been crowned by the highest awards in his field, notably the Lamme medal from Ohio State University and the Horning Memorial Award conferred by the Society of Automotive Engineers. Commencement, University of Detroit, June 11, 1952.

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