Glickman to receive Kansas State honorary doctorate


LAS VEGAS – MARCH 16: Motion Picture Association of America Chairman and CEO Dan Glickman speaks during a State of the Industry update at the Paris Las Vegas during ShoWest, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, March 16, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Kansas State University plans to give former Kansas congressman and U.S. secretary of agriculture Dan Glickman an honorary doctorate.

The Manhattan Mercury reports Glickman will receive the doctorate during fall commencement Dec. 7 in Bramlage Coliseum.

Glickman represented the state’s 4th Congressional District from 1977 to 1995. He was appointed U.S. Secretary of Agriculture in 1995 and served until 2001.

Since leaving his cabinet post, Glickman has remained active in several organizations involved with agriculture, public health and others.

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