Title supplied by cataloger. China's First Lady, Madame Chiang Kai-shek (middle), received an honorary degree of doctor of laws by Loyola University a few hours before heading for the East after an 11-day visit in the city. Dressed in the academic robe of her alma mater, Wellesley College, Madame Chiang received the degree from Rev. Edward Whelan, S.J., President of Loyola. It was presented to her recognition of China's aid to the Jesuit Missionary Fathers, who founded the first Catholic missions in that country in the 15th century. Joseph Scott (far right), a member of the board of regents of Loyola Law School, read the citation at the ceremonies held in the host room at the Ambassador. His Excellency, Most Reverend John J. Cantwell (far left), Archbishop of Los Angeles, then placed the academic hood of the new degree over the shoulders of the wife of the president of the Chinese Republic. Also in attendance was John Connolly, S.J. (2nd from right), Dean of Studies. Photograph dated April 14, 1943.
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