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Detroit U. Gives Rabbi Franklin Ll. D. Degree

June 8, 1923
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The University of Detroit, a Roman Catholic institution, today conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws upon Rabbi Leo M. Franklin, of the Detroit Temple Beth El. The citation giving the reasons for the honor is as follows:

“Upon Leo Morris Franklin, Bachelor of Arts of the University of Cincinnati, rabbi for the duration of his life of the Congregation Beth El in the city of Detroit, for that, during nearly a quarter of a century of leadership of his people he has been an apostle of amity between citizens of all religious beliefs in his community and a participant in every worthy endeavor for the development of culture, tolerance and kindly living among men and women of good purpose, the University of Detroit, in a solemn session of its faculty, confers the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws. It welcomes him to the companionship of its sons and daughters of its schools upon whom, for their desrts, it has from time to time, confered its educational honors.”

Dr. Franklin recently played a prominent part in the campaign which resulted in the defeat of a bill in the legislature which proposed to make Roman Catholic, Lutheran and Seventh Day Adventist private schools illegal.

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