The break between the two dynasties may have been more as an official act than in fact.
The official act of conferral took place on 27 June 2010.
There was more argument about whether private or only official acts could be subject to impeachment.
He followed this with his first official act, which was to reduce the annual salary of the president from $225,000 to $175,000.
But that was in the context of official Presidential acts.
"We should look on this as the first official act of the Dinkins administration."
"This is one of my last official acts," he said then.
He is often called upon to represent the person of the president in official acts and ceremonies.
The official act, by which the school was closed down, must be withdrawn.
His last official act was performed on November 7, 1878.