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*No doubt the company of Nobel Prize winners was better.*

*Some of the very famous Americans who have been knighted include the
following:*

   - Bill Gates.
   - George Bush Sr.
   - Bob Hope.
   - Colin Powel.


On Sun, Oct 27, 2019 at 7:06 PM David Boyd <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> And non  UK citizens can and do get offered knighthoods - but can’t adopt
> the title of Sir.
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> Eliot is said to have been offered a knighthood but turned it down. See eg
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> https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=CSQ5yRXERZIC&pg=PA46&lpg=PA46&dq=did+ts+eliot+turn+down+knighthood&source=bl&ots=p1Ln_VXbj9&sig=ACfU3U1XhEBDYVGAgYo6-LJR8GpwAyb6wA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj4_aLdwr3lAhVZQUEAHYjbBP8Q6AEwEnoECA4QAQ#v=onepage&q=did%20ts%20eliot%20turn%20down%20knighthood&f=false
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> (Even eg John Betjeman was offered (and accepted) a knighthood, so a bit
> inconceivable that Eliot wouldn’t have been )
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> Sent from my iPad
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> On 27 Oct 2019, at 22:58, Nancy Gish <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Yes--in 1927 at same time as joining church.
> Nancy
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> On Sun, Oct 27, 2019 at 6:53 PM Peter Dillane <[log in to unmask]>
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>> Was he a British citizen? Pete
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>> *Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for
>> Windows 10*
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>> *From: Materer, Timothy J. <[log in to unmask]>Sent: Monday, 28
>> October 2019 6:38 AMTo: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>Subject:
>> Knighthood*
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>> *Here’s a question that arose in my Osher Lifelong Learning class:*
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>> *Why didn't Eliot get a Knighthood?*
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