A degree of Doctor of Law was presented to Mr. Dag Hammarakjoeld, Secretary-General of the?
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Background: A degree of Doctor of Law was presented to Mr. Dag Hammarakjoeld, Secretary-General of the United Nations, at Cambridge University by Lord Tedder, Chancellor of the University, on Thursday June 5th.
The orator, Mr. L.P. Wilkinson, said that Mr. Hammarakjoeld had indertaken an assignment which demanded a man who was lofty and far removed from any taint of fear or favour so that he may further the harmony of the United Nations.
Mr. Wilkinson continued; "He has devoted himself entirely to his truly Herculean labours, passed hither and thither across the skies and does not regard the so-called Iron Curtain."
Among other recipients of honorary degrees was Mr. Dean Acheson, former American Secretary of State, who was presented with a Doctorate in Law also.