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) was a Savannah native who spent his first year of college at Armstrong State College before transferring to Georgia Tech. After graduation, he served in the Army Air Corp in World War II and later in the Korean War. For 47 years he worked in the family business, Solomons Company, a pharmaceutical distributer founded in the 1840's. Solomons was a member of many community and civic organizations and a life-long member of Congregation Mickve Israel. 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.

Philip Solomons