Honorary Degrees Awarded in the 1940s

RecipientDateDoctorate TypeOccupation
Grondahl, Lars Olaf1940Science
Reigstad, Olin S.June 4, 1940DivinityPastor
Ronning, H. N.June 4, 1940DivinityPastor
Shurson, H. O.1940Laws
Skindlov, A. M.June 3, 1940DivinityChurch executive
Swain, Carl C., class of 1907June 4, 1940LawsEducator
Tosdal, Harry R., class of 1919June 4, 1940LawsCollege professor
Andersen, Arthur1941Laws
Morgenstierne, Wilhelm1942LawsNorwegian Ambassador to the United States
Balfour, Donald1943Laws
Hanson, Adolph M.May 30, 1943ScienceDoctor and surgeon
Larson, HenriettaMay 30, 1943LettersCollege professor
Thompson, Arthur E.May 30, 1943LawsEducator
Aasgaard, Rev. Dr. Johan Arnd, class of 18981944TheologyPresident, Norwegian Lutheran Church in America
Knubel, F. H.October 14, 1944LawsChurch executive
Skifter, Hector R., class of 19221945ScienceSt. Olaf Professor of Mathematics; founder of WCAL radio
Elstad, Leonard M.1946LawsPresident, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC
Hendrickson, Roy1946Laws
Singstad, Ole1946ScienceCivil Engineer
Melby, SylviaJune 9, 1947ScienceHead, Fairfield School of Nursing, Presbyterian Hospital, Chicago
Skartvedt, Peter Magnus, class of 19061947Science
Adson, A. W.1948Science
Hjortland, Rev. Elmer S.June 7, 1948DivinityPastor
Berggrav, Bishop Eivind1949Humane LettersNorwegian bishop famous for his opposition to the Nazi occupation of Norway
Hao-Ran, ChuJune 6, 1949DivinityFirst Chinese president of the Lutheran Church in China
Dale, MarsJune 6, 1949DivinityPresident, Canada District of the Evangelical Lutheran Church; Director, United Christian Education Appeal
Halvorson, H. OrinJune 6, 1949ScienceBacteriologist
Luvaas, MortonJune 6, 1949MusicConductor and choral composer
Norby, Joseph G.1949LawsChairman, St. Olaf Board of Regents