Philip Solomons


Philip Solomons


Term of Award

Spring 2009

Degree Name

Doctor of Letters

Institution Issuing the Honorary Degree

Armstrong State University

Brief Biography of Degree Recipient

Philip Solomons (1919-2011), a Savannah native, spent his first year of college at Armstrong Junior College before transferring to Georgia Tech. There, he studied industrial management before joining the Air Force during World War II. After returning from the war, he worked in the family business, Solomons Company, a pharmaceutical distributor founded in the 1840's. Solomons was heavily involved in the Boy Scouts and many other community and civic organizations as well as a life-long member of Congregation Mickve Israel.

Solomons attended Armstrong Junior College in 1938 where he was Vice President of the Freshman class. He also served on the Armstrong Atlantic State University Foundation Board of Trustees and Executive Committee. In 1997, he endowed The Philip and Shirley Solomons Eminent Scholar Chair in the Department of Economics at Armstrong and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters on May 9, 2009.


More information about Philip Solomons can be found in the May 2009 Armstrong Atlantic State University Commencement program as well as his obituary.

Photo courtesy of Special Collections at Lane Library (Armstrong).

Philip Solomons