Honorary Degrees
1918 - Present

Covey Thomas Oliver 
Doctor of Laws  1976
Status: conferred

Covey Thomas Oliver, distinguished law professor, scholar, and diplomat, was born in Texas and educated in law at the Universities of Texas and Columbia. His career in law and in diplomacy has been outstanding. As a law professor at many of the important law schools in this country and abroad he is recognized as a brilliant classroom teacher. His legal publications in the fields of public and private international law combine a deep knowledge of all relevant material as well as a vast culture in the fields. He has served his country with distinction in diplomatic posts culminating in his appointment as Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Colombia and later as Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs. In recognition of his contribution to the law teaching profession, for his legal scholarship, and for his diplomatic acumen and for service to his county, we are pleased to confer upon him this day the Degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa.