Frank William Boreham 1871-1959

Frank William Boreham 1871-1959
A photo F W Boreham took of himself in 1911

Friday, September 22, 2006

Boreham Blog Question

Now for something lighter:

What do Margaret Atwood (novelist), Harry Belafonte (singer), John Kenneth Galbraith (economist), Kenneth Scott Latourette (historian), David Lloyd George (British Prime Minister), Bernard Lonergan (Catholic theologian), Gustav Nossal (Australian scientist), John Ralston Saul (author-philosopher), David Suzuki (geneticist-environmentalist), Lech Walesa (Polish politician-human rights activist-Nobel Prize winner) and F W Boreham all have in common (and it is not the same birthday!)?

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For the answer, scroll down below.

Geoff Pound

Image: Lech Walesa


They are all recipients of honorary doctoral degrees from McMaster University.
F W Boreham was awarded (in absentia) his doctorate in June 1928 (on the same occasion that George Truett and Boreham’s best man, NZ Baptist leader, J J North were awarded theirs. For more description regarding this award read F W Boreham, My Pilgrimage, 230-232.

For the full list of people awarded honorary doctorates from McMaster check the following web address.