Father Ted Hesburgh, CSC
Devotion to Country
Father Ted has held 16 Presidential appointments over the years in areas including civil rights, peaceful uses of atomic energy, campus unrest, treatment of Vietnam offenders, Third World development and immigration reform.
He was a national leader in the field of education, helping to establish policies on matters ranging from public funding of independent colleges and universities to the role of foreign languages and international studies in higher education.
He has received 150 honorary degrees, the most ever awarded to an American.
A national leader in the field