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Mayor, City of Detroit
The Honorable Frank Couzens, Mayor of this, his native city of Detroit, who in rapid succession and with unusual distinction has served his community in a variety of public offices, and has thereby impressed himself upon the people as an honest, courageous and competent administrator; who, particularly as the Chief Executive of this great metropolis, when it faced most grave and critical economic problems, has initiated and guided a sound and energetic program of recovery, and thus restored security and confidence to thousands; who, in fine, by his soundness of views and integrity of purpose, and energy of execution has won the respect and admiration of his fellow citizens - is recommended for the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, and to be placed on the roll of those whom the University of Detroit has singled out for special recognition. Commencement, University of Detroit, June 3, 1935.