Sesquicentennial: Roosevelt Degree Conferral Simon Roosevelt

Winter 2009

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September 25, 2008
Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Plaza, New York City

Simon Roosevelt accepted a posthumous J.D. on behalf of his great-great-grandfather Theodore Roosevelt, class of 1882.

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Dean Schizer honored Presidents Theodore and Franklin Delano Roosevelt with posthumous degrees. Both attended Columbia Law School but never received their J.D.s, instead departing early to embark on their historic political careers.