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Baker to give commencement address at son’s graduation

June 11, 2016

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker and his wife Lauren are traveling to Schenectady, New York, to attend the graduation of their son Andrew “A.J.” Baker from Union College.

The governor is scheduled to deliver the commencement address to the class of 2016 during the school’s 222nd commencement.

More than 550 students will receive degrees during the ceremony scheduled for Sunday morning. Baker will receive an honorary doctorate of laws degree.

So far this year, Baker has given commencement addresses at Nichols College, in Dudley; Westfield State University; and the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

The Republican governor graduated from Harvard College and earned an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Baker is planning to leave Massachusetts on Saturday and return to the state on Sunday.

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