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The History of Harvard's Commencement, Explained

Aids, Marshals Announced For Commencement Week

25 Classes Represented

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Newspaper publisher Gardner Cowles '25, Chief Marshal of Commencement, announced yesterday a list of leaders in business, education, publishing, law, art, and government who will act as Aids and Marshals on June 22.

The list includes members of all graduating classes of the past 25 years.

The Aids have been selected from Cowles' own Class of 1925, which will be celebrating its 25th reunion. They include Representative John D. Lodge of Connecticut; theatrical producer Richard S. Aldrich of New York; Arthur Menken of the Department of State; George P. Baker, James J. Hill Professor of Archaeology; John H. Finley, Jr., Eliot Professor of Greek Literature; Professor Raymond M. Fuoss of Yale University; City Councillor Milton Cook of Boston; and Harold S. Marcus, vice-president of Neiman-Marcus Company, Dallas, Texas.

The selection of Marshals representing other classes will include Judge Charles E. Wyzanski '27, of the U. S. District Court; Columnist Joseph W. Alsop, Jr. '32 of Washington, D. C.; William A. M. Burden '27, former Assistant Secretary of Commerce; Publisher Philip S. Weld '36, of Gloucester; Attorney Richard H. Field '26, former General Counsel of the O. P. A.; W. Nelson Bump '29, vice-president of Pan American Airlines; and Attorney Endicott "Chub" Peabody '42, 1941 All-American guard.

The complete list includes 72 Aids and 84 Marshals, the Aids all coming from the Class of 1925, and the Marshals being compiled from the succeeding classes, at least one from each.

This will be Harvard's 299th Commencement.

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