In 1951, four honorary Doctor of Law degrees were conferred on the following recipients: Rev. Henry J. O'Brien, Bishop of Hartford; Rev. William R. Arnold, Titular Bishop of Phocaea and Military Delegate of the Armed Forces of the U.S.; Rev. John J. McEleney, S.J., Titular Bishop of Zeugma and Vicar Apostolic of Jamaica (and former First Rector of Fairfield); J. Howard McGrath, Attorney General of the United States.
This picture is one of a series of photographs taken during Fairfield University's First Commencement in June 1951. 81 students received a Bachelor of Social Science, making it the most popular degree for the class of 1951.
Photographic print; black-and-white; 4 x 6 in.
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Art Perry. "Governor Lodge with honorary degree receipients at podium." 1951. Image Archive. Fairfield University Archives and Special Collections. https://digitalcommons.fairfield.edu/image-archive/234.