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To a nomination by Charles S. Harding '45, Lafayette will receive one of seven J. Edgar Hoover Memorial Scholarships awarded by the Society of Former Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Harding, who resides in Atlanta, Ga., returned to campus yesterday to present a $2,500 check to President Arthur J. Rothkopf '55. The award will go into Lafayette's general scholarship fund.

Harding enrolled at Lafayette in September 1941. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in February 1942, but was able to finish his first year of studies before entering the service. He returned to Lafayette in 1945 after his military discharge, graduating in 1947 as a government and law major.

The College's career services, then called the placement bureau, recommended Harding to FBI recruiters seeking candidates. Following training, his first three FBI assignments took him to Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York before Harding settled down in the Atlanta office for 13 years. Much of his time was spent working in internal security cases, including supervision of an internal security squad and another team handling security and racial matters.

Following his retirement from the FBI in 1971, Harding worked 20 years as a fundraising and public relations consultant, including five years as regional vice president of a national firm and 11 years as president of his own company.

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