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Lehman Honored by Alma Mater, Williams College

June 26, 1929
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Col. Herbert H. Lehman, Lieutenant-Governor of the State of New York, was honored by Williams College, his alma mater, at commencement exercises held here Monday. Col. Lehman was among eight leaders who were awarded honorary degrees.

In the citation for the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws, Professor William Doughty, who conferred the degrees, stated:

“For the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws, I present the Hon. Herbert H. Lehman, Lieutenant-Governor of the State of New York. A graduate of Williams College in the class of ’99, it was not long before Mr. Lehman became prominently associated with many leading financial, industrial, civic and charitable undertakings. Among the first to respond to the call for volunteers to the officers’ training camps in 1917, at the end of two short years he had been promoted to the rank of Colonel in the United States Army, and three months later was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal. Ever attentive to the call of service, whether as undergraduate, citizen, soldier or statesman, his ability, his generosity and his friendliness have without fail won for him admiration, gratitude and affection. In conferring this degree upon Lieutenant-Governor Lehman, his alma mater recognizes that he has honored her, as she now honors him.”

Eight hundred persons witnessed the laying of the cornerstone of the new Brith Israel Synagogue, Philadelphia. The ceremony was presided over by Rabbi Abraham M. Levy.

The stone was placed in position by Harry Fels, chairman of the building committee.

Richard Weglein, Director of Wharves, Docks and Ferries; Joseph Salus, Rabbi Levy and Mr. Fels were the speakers. It was announced that the synagogue and community centre, erected at a cost of more than $125,000, will be ready for occupancy September 1.

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