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The University of San Francisco in 1959 conferred upon Charles Leonard Harney a doctorate of laws, honoris causa. On Dec. f last, the university lost the friend and alumnus it had honored. City, state, and nation, as well, were deprived of the energy, the courage, and the vision that lifted him to eminence among the builders of the new West. Wheels will roll, f ower will throb, water will bring life, and crowds will roar for years to come in the places where the heavy engineering equipment of Charles I.. Harney, Inc. went to work to produce freeways, dams, airbases, and. for San Francisco, a major league ball park.
To put the proper measure on it, Mr. Harney's regard for USF ran deeper than friendship. His loyalty to the university had roots in his own education at what was then called St. Ignatius College. It was nurtured on abiding admiration for the Jesuit Fathers. Beneath it lay the hard pan of his own Catholic faith. In token of his affection he gave generously to the university of his time, of his counsel, and of his material resources. He was a member of the Board of Regents from 1948 to 1952 and again from 1958 until the time of his death, heading the buildings and grounds committee. The marble sanctuary and altar in St. Ignatius, the university church, wherein his Requiem was recited, were a 1949 gift from Mr. and Mrs. Harney.
USF proudly claimed two national championships in basketball and an undefeated season in its final year of football, both feats made easier by Mr. Harney's enthusiasm for and support of his beloved Dons. It pleased him greatly to contribute toward the War Memorial Gymnasium, completed in 1958 to give USF teams the first home of their own.
The, man's heart was a big one, capacious enough for causes and institutions and charities whose number will never fully be told, because he gave to many of them without public notice. Charles Harney reserved a special corner of that heart for boys—especially those in need of help, like the lads at Hanna Center near Sonoma, and the members, many of them from poor families, of the Salesian Boys’ Club. Informed of such generosities. Pope John XXIII in June of 1902 honored Mr. Harney with knighthood in the ancient Order of Malta, a distinction given to Catholic laymen who serve their Church in an outstanding manner.
The University of San Francisco is greater for having had Mr. Harney as an alumnus, a regent, and a friend.
A True Friend...
A Generous Benefactor... A Valued Counselor...
In 1959 in recognition of his great service to the University, an honorary degree was conferred upon Mr. Harney by Father Connolly.
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The coffin surrounded by the scaffolding, symbolic of his career, Charles Harney's requiem is sung at the altar which was his gift to Saint Ignatius.
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Mr. Charles Kendrick Chairman of the Board Schlagc Lock Company
The Board of Regents was created in 1958 to aid the President in developing the long range goals and objectives of the University. Since that time their counsel and guidance have been truly significant particularly in regard to the Second Century Program. All of these men are prominent in the community and have a real interest in its development. It was felt that while their names are well known in the business and professional circles in which they move, the students might well not be so familiar with them. It is for this reason that we have included the positions they occupy and the companies or organizations with which they are associated. It is hoped that through this means the student body as a whole may have a greater appreciation of the men who are helping to make the Second Century what it must be.
Mr. Christian de Guigne III Chairman of the Board Stauffer Chemical Company
Honorable Preston Devine Justice District Court of Appeal
Mr. Adrien J. Falk President of the Board of Directors Bay Area Rapid Transit District
Mr. Paul B. Fay President The Fay Improvement Company
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