Honorary Degrees

N.B.: The detail displayed about each honorary degree recipient varies, as the database was compiled from a variety of sources. However, more information may be available at the University Archives.


Presentation of an Honorary Degree to Hart, A., May, 1961 (Photograph Collection A-1743)
Name: George Arnold Reeve Hart, N.B.E.
Convocation date: May 11, 1961
Discipline / contribution: business and industry ; community service
Citation / biographical information:
Mr. Hart is president and chief executive officer of the Bank of Montreal, and deputy chairman of the Bank of London and Montreal Limited, Nassau, Bahamas. Born and educated in Toronto,he began his banking career there in 1931. During the Second World War he served with distinction in the army, joining as a lieutenant and achieving the rank of major. He is holder of the the MBE.
On his return from overseas, Mr. Hart served with the Bank of Alberta and New York before being assigned to head office. He is a director of several companies and community organizations and a member of many service, welfare and business organizations. Among these are the Investment Committee of the Canada Council, the Canadian Council of the International Chamber of Commerce, and the Quebec Division of the Health League of Canada.
[U of S press release, 18 April 1961]
Degree received: Doctor of Laws

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