San Diego State College (First PHD)

California State Historic Landmark 798

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#798 San Diego State University
In 1960 the state legislature authorized the California State Colleges to grant honorary doctoral degrees to individuals who have made unusual contributions toward learning and civilization. On June 6, 1963 San Diego State College was the first of the California State Colleges to award the doctorate when it conferred a Doctor of laws degree on John F. Kennedy, President of the United States.

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San Diego State University, N end of the Aztec Bowl, across from parking structure 4, intersection of Scripps Terrace and Canyon Crest Dr, San Diego.

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