United States Senator Barack Obama (D-Illinois) gave the 2005 Commencement address at Knox College on Saturday, June 4. Senator Obama was awarded an honorary degree in recognition of his accomplishments in public service.
"Barack Obama has notable accomplishments as a community organizer and civil rights attorney, as well as during his time in the Illinois State Senate," said Roger Taylor, President of Knox College. Obama was elected to the U.S. Senate last November, with the largest victory margin in Illinois history.
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