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Common Wealth Award Of Distinguished Service
... The Common Wealth Awards of Distinguished Service (or Common Wealth Awards) were created under the will of the late Ralph Hayes, an influential American business executive and ... Hayes conceived the awards to reward and encourage the best of human performance worldwide ... Through the Common Wealth Awards, he sought to recognize outstanding achievement in eight disciplines dramatic arts, literature, science, invention, mass communications, public service ...

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