served as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
for most of the period 1940-1961. Rayburn's protégé,
Lyndon Johnson, here pays homage to his political mentor.
|A geology major from Saudi
Arabia, Sheik Abdullah Tariki was co-founder of OPEC, the
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. He was
named a Distinguished Alumnus in 1983.
Professor Ilya Prigogine receives the Nobel Prize for
Chemistry from the Swedish Academy in ceremonies in
Stockholm in 1977.
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