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Villanova Becomes a University

1950-1960

Decree

Decree, Villanova University

This decree was granted on 18 November 1953 by The Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County and marked the beginning of Villanova’s legal existence as a university. Depicted in the illuminated capital "A" are from left to right: Reverend Francis X.N. McGuire, O.S.A., D.D.; Reverend Joseph M. Dougherty, O.S.A., Ph.D.; and Reverend James A. Donnellon, O.S.A., Ph.D.

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