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Fr. Theodore Hesburgh to be commemorated with postage stamp

| Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Next September, the U.S. Postal Service will issue a postage stamp commemorating University president emeritus Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, according to a University press release.

The release said the stamp will be unveiled Sept. 1, 2017 at a ceremony at the University and will have a first day of sale at the Notre Dame post office.

“It’s fitting that the United States recognizes Fr. Hesburgh’s contributions to our nation and the world in a medium that will literally transport his legacy to households across America and around the world,” University president Fr. John Jenkins said in the release.

Hesburgh, who was president from 1952 to 1987 and died in 2015 at age 97, received hundreds of awards and honorary degrees, as well as presidential and papal appointments. He increased the enrollment and operating budget of the University, introduced coeducation and instituted University governance by laypeople.

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