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Byrd degree

In this June 10, 1963 file photo, President John Kennedy shakes hands with Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W. Va., at American University graduation exercises in Washington June 10, 1963. The university gave Kennedy an honorary doctor of law degree. Byrd earned his bachelor of laws degree, cum laude, through night school study. (AP Photo, File)