WALTHAM, Mass (May. 27)
Former U.S. Senator Herbert H, Lehman has been elected a trustee emeritus of Brandeis University, the first such honor ever conferred by the 15-year-old university. The election followed a recent board of trustees decision to create the emeritus category as a recognition of distinguished service to the general welfare of the university.
Mr. Lehman’s official association with Brandeis dates back to 1950, when he was appointed honorary chairman of the then newly formed Fellows of the University, an advisory group to the trustees. Brandeis awarded an honorary degree to Sen. Lehman in 1954. Other U.S. colleges and universities have so honored him. Today he holds honorary degrees from some 20 institutions, including Williams College, his alma mater.