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Black and white photograph taken during the Eighty-Sixth Annual Commencement of Bryant College of Business Administration, on August 5, 1949, in the Albee Theatre in Providence, RI.

The Reverend Richard Alban Johnson, Assistant, St. Martin's Episcopal Church, reads the Benediction. Visible behind him, in the front row, are (from left to right) an unknown person, Governor John O. Pastore, Dr. Jacobs (President of Bryant College), Benjamin F. Fairless (President of U.S. Steel) and another unknown person.

The three honorary degree recipients of that year were Benjamin Franklin Fairless, Col. Clement Kennedy, President of the New Ocean House Hotel in Swampscott, MA, and Governor John O. Pastore or Rhode Island.


Commencement, 1949; The Reverend Richard Alban Johnson;