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What US President received an honorary law degree from Harvard University?

April 3rd

A diploma from the Harvard Archives at Harvard University is pictured. Pictured here: an 1840 replica of the honorary LLD granted to George Washington on the 18 of April 1776. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff PhotographerApril 3, 1776 — George Washington received an honorary law degree from Harvard University today.

This was also the first law degree that Harvard awarded.

Washington was honored because of his service to the University when he drove the British out of Boston while he was the head of the Continental Army.

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