Letter from Lloyd H. Elliott, George Washington University to Marshall W. Nirenberg
Elliot informs Nirenberg that the trustees of the George Washington University have voted to confer upon him the honorary
degree of Doctor of Science due to his outstanding contributions in the field of biochemistry.
It is my great pleasure to inform you that the trustees of The George Washington University have voted to confer upon you
the honorary degree of Doctor of Science in recognition of your outstanding leadership in the field of biochemistry. On behalf
of the trustees, as well as myself, may I congratulate you upon this recognition, and express our hope that it will be possible
for you to accept this honor.
Our convocation is scheduled for February 21, 1972 at 8 p.m. in Constitution Hall, and we look forward to your participation.
Other details will be sent along by the University Marshal, Dr. Robert G. Jones, as soon as plans are completed.
In the meantime, it would be helpful if your secretary could supply me with an up-to-date biographical sheet and a glossy
print of yourself by late December for publicity purposes. May I ask further that this information be kept confidential until
such time as our news office makes appropriate public announcements.
We look forward to having you with us on February 21.