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of Harry S. Truman

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This Presidential Appointments Calendar is based upon the records contained in the
Matthew J. Connelly Files

Tuesday, June 17, 1947
    (Princeton University)
6:30 am Departed Union Station, Washington, D. C.
9:40 am Arrived lower railroad yards, Princeton, New
Jersey. Party was greeted here by a delegation
of University officials and New Jersey representatives.
The entire party then entered automobiles and drove
to Prospect House (President Dodd's residence on
University campus), where they remained until
10.25 a.m.
10:25 am President Truman, President Dodds, the Governor
General of Canada, Governor Driscoll of New Jersey,
Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson, and General Dwight D. Eisenhower left
Prospect House, and drove to Madison Hall,
where they donned robes and joined academic procession
at 10.50 a.m.
10:50 am President Truman and the above-named individuals
joined academic procession, walked across campus
and along Nassau Street to the Amphitheatre, where
the ceremonies were held.
(Mrs. Truman and Miss Margaret Truman were escorted
on foot across the campus to the reserved seating
section in the Amphitheatre.)
11:00 am Convocation exercises began:
Invocation by Dean
Address by President Dodds
Conferring of Honorary Degrees by President Dodds
Introduction of President Truman by President Dodds
12:30 pm President Truman delivered address
[ Audio: MP3]
[Public Papers] National Anthem sung by audience
    The President, Mrs. Truman, Miss Margaret Truman, the
Wells Family, and Admiral William Leahy were escorted on
foot to Prospect House for luncheon. (The other
members of the Presidential party had luncheon at
Madison Hall and then joined the President at
Prospect House.)
3:15 pm The Presidential party departed from Prospect House
and motored to the Presidential train waiting in
the Princeton lower railroad yards.
3:30 pm Departed for Washington, D. C.
6:40 pm Arrived Washington, D. C.

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The creation of this online resource was made possible in part by funding from the William T. Kemper Foundation - Commerce Bank, Trustee.