Menu JTA Search

Vice President Humphrey Gets Honorary Degree from Jewish Seminary

Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey received an honorary degree of doctor of laws from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America at a luncheon here yesterday. Mr. Humphrey was cited for his “conviction that American life should embody the truths of Biblical prophecy concerning the pursuit of economic justice and peace among men.”

The degree was conferred upon Mr. Humphey by Rabbi Louis Finkelstein, chancellor of the Seminary, as the prelude to a Seminary convocation to be launched here tomorrow. At the convocation, Brig. Gen. David Sarnoff, chairman of the board of RCA, Inc., will receive the Herbert H. Lehman Medal. Eight other Jewish leaders will be given the Seminary’s National Community Service Awards during the convocation.