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University of Alaska Awards Honorary Degrees to Gruening, Knowland

On November 28, 1955, the University of Alaska held a special convocation for the purpose of bestowing honorary doctorates on former Territorial Governor Ernest Gruening and California Senator William Knowland. The convocation was held in the Old Gym, now known as Signers' Hall. Knowland is walking beside Gruening, and the two are following UA President Ernest Patty. Knowland addressed the convention the next day.  

From the News Archive: Honors for Gruening - Anchorage Daily Times - 11-28-55