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Vice President Richard Nixon to Address DePauw's Business and Industry Day

March 25, 1957

100258March 25, 1957, Greencastle, Ind. — Richard M. Nixon, vice president of the United States of America, has accepted an invitation to speak at DePauw University's fourth annual Business and Industry Day, set for Saturday, May 11.  The distinguished guest will address an anticipated crowd of some 500 Indiana business executives, members of the DePauw faculty and administration, and other special guests at a 12:15 p.m. luncheon in Bowman Gymnasium.

At 11 a.m. that day, DePauw will confer an honorary Doctor of Laws degree on the vice president in ceremonies outside Roy O. West Library, which are open to the public.

Vice President Nixon's appearance will highlight the Business and Industry Day program, which annually attracts business leaders from throughout the state to acquaint 5736them with DePauw's educational program and opportunities. Previous speakers have been Lt. Gen. Albert C. Wedemeyer, former U.S. chief of staff of the Southeast Asia Command; the late Rowland R. Hughes, federal director of the budget; and Ford C. Frick, commissioner of baseball and 1915 graduate of DePauw.

The chairman of this year's event is Eugene C. Pulliam, publisher of the Indianapolis Star and News and member of DePauw's Class of 1910, who extended the invitation to Vice President Nixon on behalf of the University.