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Following is a sampling of the many people who have received honorary degrees from Holy Cross. The College began the  tradition of assigning honorary degrees in 1851 to individuals who embrace the mission of Holy Cross in their daily lives. Eavan Boland Irish poet and essayist; Melvin and Bill Lane Professor in the humanities, Stanford University; author of eight volumes of poetry; Doctor of Humane Letters 2000 Bill Bradley Former New Jersey senator; Doctor of Laws 1987 James Edward Burke '47 Former chair and CEO, Johnson & Johnson; Doctor of Commercial Science 1989 Robert Cousy '50 Basketball legend and NBA Hall of Famer; led the Boston Celtics to an unprecedented five straight NBA titles; Doctor of Laws 1998 Mario Matthew Cuomo Former governor of New York; Doctor of Laws 1984 Eamon DeValera Former president of Ireland; Doctor of Laws 1920 Joseph DiMaggio Baseball Hall of Famer and banker;
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