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Francesco Princiotta

Calvin Coolidge College, 1945

1943 Francesco Princiotta

Dean York awards Princiotta his B.A degree. Courtesy of New England School of Law Library Archives

In 1934, the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled that students beginning law school after 1938 were required to have two years of college in order to take the bar examination. Arthur MacLean responded by founding Calvin Coolidge College of Liberal Arts. Like Portia Law, the college provided opportunities to those in need, including the veterans during the post-war years. Francesco Princiotta graduated from Calvin Coolidge College in 1945, one of the nation’s first G.I. Bill recipients to receive a degree. The college was closed in 1968.

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