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Honorary Doctor of Laws



Upon Patrick Richard Dunigan, Licentiate of Theology of St. Mary's Seminary, Baltimore, Md., Pastor of St. Michael's Parish, Flint, Mich., Priest and Soldier, for that during twenty-five years he has served his fellows in various churches with the spirit of the Master, honored by the Holy Roman Court and the reigning Pontiff, Pius XI, with the purple of domestic prelate, for that he served his country as lieutenant, captain, Major of her armies, with jurisdiction as Senior Chaplain of the 32nd Division, and of the 3rd Corps, and on the 3rd Army, for that he has served in the State of Michigan during the Labor troubles of 1912, on the Mexican Border, in the American Expeditionary Forces in France, in the Army of Occupation in Germany, decorated by the State of Michigan with the Medal for Bravery for service during the small-pox epidemic at Lapeer, decorated by France as Cavalier of the Legion of Honor, decorated by France with the Croix de Guerre with the bronze star, and again with the Croix de Guerre with the Silver star, decorated by the United States with the cross for Distinguished Service, appointed by the President of the United States Member of the Board of Visitors of the Naval Academy, the University of Detroit confers the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws. It welcomes him to the companionship; of the sons and daughters of its school up whom, for their deserts, it has from time to time, conferred its education honors. Commencement, University of Detroit, June 8, 1923.

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