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Sen. Bill Bradley, U.S. senator from New Jersey, a former star basketball player for the New York Knickerbockers and a Rhodes Scholar, will receive an honorary degree, Doctor of Laws, from the College of the Holy Cross and address this year’s graduates during the College’s Commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 29 at 10:30 a.m. on the campus.

Bradley earned his indergraduate degree in 1965 at Princeton University, where he was an All American basketball player. He was also a standout on the victorious U.S. Olympic basketball team in 1964.

Bradley turned down offers from professional teams to accept a Rhodes Scholarship and studied for two years at Oxford University in England, where he earned a Master's degree.

He was signed by the Knicks to a four-year contract begining in the 1967-68 season and retired from professional basketball in 1977.

Bradley was elected as a U.S. senator (D) from New Jersey and was re-elected in 1984. He is the author of a book, Life on the Run.

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Worcester, Massachusetts


College of the Holy Cross, graduation


Arts and Humanities | Higher Education

1987 Commencement Address:  Sen.  Bill Bradley (D-New Jersey)



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