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LaGrange Awarded Honorary Doctorate

By ROBERT E. BARNES Special to the Chronicle

Federal District Judge Vicki Miles LaGrange was awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters degree during spring commencement ceremonies of the University of Oklahoma. Four others received honorary degrees at the ceremonies. They are Catherine F. Bishop, Philip O. Geier and Jon and Dee Dee Stuart. Judge LaGrange graduated with honors from Vassar College and earned her law degree with honors from Howard University School of Law. She became the first Black woman elected to the Oklahoma Senate in 1986. In 1993, she became the first woman to be appointed as U.S. attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma. Then, she became the first Black to be named a...To read more, subscribe to the blackchronicle newspaper