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Description: Black and white photograph of, from left to right, Senator John O. Pastore (D-R.I.); Charles S. Sawyer, Secretary of Commerce; Nellie Tayloe Ross, Director of the United States Mint, who had been the first female state governor in the United States; Jeannette Carroll Jacobs (Dr. Harry L. Jacobs' wife); and Dr. Harry L. Jacobs, President of Bryant College. Charles Sawyer and Nellie Tayloe Ross were two of four honorary degree recipients. The other two receiving honorary degrees on this day were William D. Fales, Head of the Textile School of the Rhode Island School of Design; and Lucius A. Whipple, President of Rhode Island College of Education.


John O. Pastore; Charles S. Sawyer; Nellie Tayloe Ross; Jeannette Carroll Jacobs; Dr. Harry L. Jacobs; Commencement 1950