HONORARY DEGREES AWARDED THIS MORNING

President Lowell announced the award of the honorary degreees this morning with the following words.

By virtue of authority conferred upon me by the two Governing Boards I now create

Master of Arts:

Charles Francis Dorr Belden: A Librarian who has ably directed the Boston Public Library both for the advancement of learning and the benefit of the people.

Master of Arts:

Frederick Sumner Mead: By bringing order into her expenditure he has rendered a great and enduring service to the University.

Doctor of Laws:

Joseph Lee: A citizen ever laboring for the welfare of the public and the joyful growth of children.

Doctor of Laws:

George Gray Sears: A physician who has done a memorable public work in promoting the mutual helpfulness of medical school and hospital.

Doctor of Science:

William Lambert Richardson: Fourteen years Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, his work in the Lying-in Hospital made an epoch in the practice of Obstetrics.

Doctor of Laws:

Thomas Nelson Perkins: Modest and wise in helping to shape the destiny of the University for twenty years, and since then in lessening the obstacles to European peace.

Doctor of Laws:

John Hanson Thomas Main: President of Grinnell College, who has stamped his constructive thought upon a leading college of the Middle West.

Doctor of Laws:

Alfred North Whitehead: A philosopher, generous and kind, whose thought pierces deeper than others look.

Doctor of Laws:

George Fisher Baker: A great banker, whose labors have not clogged his sensibility, whose power has not dimmed his magnanimity, whose position has not impaired his simplicity.

Doctor of Laws:

Andrew William Mellon: Who with rare courage and sagacity has conducted on enduring principles the public finance of a vast and complex nation.