All Honorees

2017
Founder, McLaren Technology Group
2017
Guitarist and Founder of Led Zeppelin
2004
Chairman of Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi
1994
Former Poet Laureate of the United States
1996
Bestselling Novelist
2004
National Book Award for Lifetime Achievement
2009
Constitutional Court of South Africa
2008
Former Poet Laureate of the United States
1961
Roger Adams, Ph.D.
Organic Chemistry
1961
Luis W. Alvarez, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
1961
Herbert L. Block
Three Pulitzer Prizes for Editorial Cartooning
1961
Charles Stark Draper, Ph.D.
Aeronautics and Engineering
1961
Rear Adm. George Dufek, USN
South Polar Exploration
2014
Frances H. Arnold, Ph.D.
Inventors Hall of Fame
2014
General Philip M. Breedlove, USAF
Supreme Allied Commander Europe
2014
James W. Breyer
Silicon Valley Investor
2014
Edmund G. Brown, Jr.
Governor of California
2014
Lukasz Gottwald
Record Producer of the Year
2014
Alan H. Guth, Ph.D.
The Inflationary Universe
2014
Joi Ito
Director, MIT Media Lab
2014
Jeff Koons
Contemporary Art Phenomenon
2014
Theodore B. Olson
Constitutional Advocate
2014
Saul Perlmutter, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
2012
David Brooks
Columnist and Cultural Commentator
2012
Eric H. Holder, Jr.
U.S. Attorney General
2012
Salman Khan
Pioneer of Online Education
2012
Edward J. Markey
U.S. House of Representatives
2012
Leon Panetta
U.S. Secretary of Defense
2012
Kevin A. Plank
Founder and Chairman of Under Armour
2012
Adam G. Riess, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
2012
James B. Rogers, Jr.
International Investor and Author
2012
Nouriel Roubini, Ph.D.
Economic Oracle
2012
Natasha Trethewey
Poet Laureate of the United States
2012
Roger Y. Tsien, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
2012
Joel Sartore
Portraits of Natural Wonder
2002
Zhores Alferov, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
2014
Wolf Blitzer
CNN's Pioneering News Anchor
2003
Hillary Clinton
Former U.S. Secretary of State
2002
Bono
Musician and Activist
2009
Joseph E. Stiglitz, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Economics
2009
Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa
Legend of the Liberation Struggle
2009
Navanethem Pillay
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
2009
Alexander McCall Smith
Bestselling Author
2009
Chris Matthews
Host, MSNBC's Hardball
2009
Sol Kerzner
Chairman and CEO, Kerzner International Holdings
2009
Beverly and Dereck Joubert
Award-winning Documentary Filmmakers
2009
Barbara Hogan
Champion of Justice and Public Health
2009
Hal David
Songwriters Hall of Fame
2009
Jackson Browne
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
2009
Tony Bennett
Legendary Singer
2008
Brian Wilson
Music Producer and Performer
2008
Deborah Voigt
Opera's Dramatic Soprano
2008
Andy Stern
Nation's Fastest-growing Union
2008
Jonathan D. Spence, Ph.D.
Scholar of Chinese Civilization
2008
Lisa Randall, Ph.D.
Theoretical Physics
2008
Svante Pääbo, Ph.D.
Evolutionary Genetics
2008
Michael Ondaatje
Author, The English Patient
2008
Janusz Kaminski
Two Oscars for Cinematography
2008
Kenneth C. Griffin
Financier and Patron of the Arts
2008
David Doubilet
Undersea Photography
2008
Joshua Bell
Master Violinist
2008
Rick Atkinson
Pulitzer Prize for History
2007
Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D.
Director, National Institutes of Health
2007
Lawrence Wright
Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction
2007
Calvin Trillin
Humorist and Novelist
2007
Dana Priest
Pulitzer Prize for Journalism
2007
General Peter Pace, USMC
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
2007
John P. Morgridge
Pioneer of Silicon Valley
2007
Craig C. Mello, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Medicine
2007
Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D.
Science and Education
2007
General Michael V. Hayden, USAF
Director, Central Intelligence Agency
2007
Chuck Hagel
United States Senate
2007
Ian Frazer, M.D.
Developer, Cervical Cancer Vaccine
2007
Laurence D. Fink
CEO, BlackRock, Inc.
2007
Brian J. Druker, M.D.
Developer, Gleevec Leukemia Drug
2007
Laura Bush
First Lady of the United States
2007
Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn
Kings of Country Music
2007
Andre Agassi
Sportsman and Philanthropist
2006
William Wrigley, Jr.
Industrialist and Philanthropist
2006
A. Michael Spence, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Economics
2006
Margaret Spellings
U.S. Secretary of Education
2006
Henry Samueli, Ph.D.
Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
2006
David M. Rubenstein
Co-founder of The Carlyle Group
2006
Nancy Pelosi
Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives
2006
John D. Negroponte
Director of National Intelligence
2006
Bernard L. Marcus
Co-founder, Home Depot
2006
Samuel L. Jackson
Actor and Activist
2006
H.R.H. Shaikh Salman Bin Hamad Al-Khalifa
Crown Prince of Bahrain
2006
John L. Hall, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
2006
Robert H. Grubbs, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
2006
Jamie Dimon
CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co.
2006
Daniel C. Dennett, Ph.D.
Philosophy of Science
2006
Richard Dawkins, Ph.D
Evolutionary Biologist
2006
Chris Columbus
Film Producer and Director
2006
William T. Coleman, Jr.
Presidential Medal of Freedom
2006
James L. Balsillie
Developer of the BlackBerry
2005
Frank Wilczek, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
2005
Denzel Washington
Oscar for Best Actor
2005
H.E. Abdoulaye Wade
President of Senegal
2005
Tim Russert
Moderator, Meet the Press
2005
Paul Rusesabagina
Presidential Medal of Freedom
2005
Itzhak Perlman
Virtuoso of the Violin
2005
Toni Morrison
Nobel Prize in Literature
2005
H.E. Festus G. Mogae
President of the Republic of Botswana
2005
Bernard Kouchner, M.D.
Founder, Doctors Without Borders
2005
Carolina Herrera
Fashion Design
2005
David J. Gross, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
2005
Michael J. Fox
Actor and Activist
2005
John Fogerty
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
2005
Shirin Ebadi
Nobel Prize for Peace
2005
Katie Couric
Co-Anchor, The Today Show
2005
Aaron Ciechanover, M.D.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
2005
Sir John R. H. Bond
Chairman, HSBC Holdings
2005
H.M. Queen Rania Al-Abdullah
Advocate for Women's Rights
2004
Lord Puttnam of Queensgate
Academy Award-winning Producer
2004
H.E. Yoweri Museveni
President of the Republic of Uganda
2004
Bernard Lewis, Ph.D.
Middle East Scholar
2004
Mike Lazaridis
Developer of the BlackBerry
2004
Alan G. Lafley
Chairman, Procter & Gamble
2004
Martha R. Ingram
Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
2004
Emmylou Harris
Musician and Humanitarian
2004
H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
President of the Republic of Turkey
2004
Maureen Dowd
Pulitzer Prize for Commentary
2004
José Carreras
Internationally Acclaimed Tenor
2004
Santiago Calatrava
Gold Medal for Architecture
2004
James Brown
Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement
2004
Emilio Azcárraga Jean
Owner of Televisa
2004
John N. Bahcall, Ph.D.
Astronomy Gold Medal
2004
Maria Asunción Aramburuzabala
Mexico's Brewing Empire
2004
Alexei A. Abrikosov, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
2004
H.M. King Abdullah
King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
2003
H.E. Alvaro Uribe Velez
President of the Republic of Colombia
2003
Franklin D. Raines
Chairman, Fannie Mae
2003
Leonard A. Lauder
Patron of the Arts
2003
Baroness Susan A. Greenfield
Director, Royal Institution of Great Britain
2003
Donald E. Graham
The Washington Post
2003
Thomas L. Friedman
Three Pulitzer Prizes for Journalism
2003
Mikhail Fridman
International Oil and Banking Entrepreneur
2003
Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.
National Medal of Science
2003
Bob Dylan
Nobel Prize in Literature
2003
Plácido Domingo
Internationally Acclaimed Tenor
2003
H.E. José Maria Aznar Lopez
President of Spain
2002
Peter D. Sutherland
Chairman, Goldman Sachs International
2002
Gil Shwed
Security Software Pioneer
2002
José Ramos-Horta
Nobel Prize for Peace
2002
H.E. Andres Pastrana Arango
President of the Republic of Colombia
2002
Sir Paul Nurse
Nobel Prize in Medicine
2002
H.E. Lennart Meri
President of the Republic of Estonia
2002
Frank P. Lowy
Developer and Philanthropist
2002
Sir Harold Kroto
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
2002
Paul Greengard, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Medicine
2002
Xingjian Gao
Nobel Prize in Literature
2002
Enya
Grammy Award-winning Musician
2002
Alberto Cairo
Afghanistan's "Angel of Mercy"
2002
Chuck Berry
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
2002
H.R.H. Bandar Aziz
Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the U.S.
2007
Barack Obama
44th President of the United States
1961
Thomas Hart Benton
Painter and Muralist
1961
John W. Galbreath
Industrialist and Sportsman
1961
Learned Hand
Jurist and Judicial Philosopher
1961
Douglas Edison Harding
Philosopher, Author and Teacher
1961
George N. Hatsopoulos, Sc.D.
Thermodynamics and Engineering
1961
Bob Hope
"Ambassador of Entertainment"
1961
Clarence L. (Kelly) Johnson
Aircraft Design Engineer
1961
Yousuf Karsh
Portrait Photography
1961
Frank H. Knight, Ph.D.
Economist and Social Philosopher
1961
R. G. LeTourneau
Inventor and Philanthropist
1961
Willard F. Libby, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
1961
General Douglas MacArthur, USA
Congressional Gold Medal
1961
Charles William Mayo, M.D.
The Mayo Clinic
1961
David H. Murdock
Investor and Developer
1961
Theodore Roethke
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
1961
Alfred Sherwood Romer, Ph.D.
Zoology and Paleontology
1961
George Silk
Photography
1961
Garrison and A. Mose Siskin
Siskin Children's Institute
1961
Lieutenant Don Walsh, USN
Undersea Exploration
1961
Alan T. Waterman, Ph.D.
Science and Public Welfare
1961
Alvin M. Weinberg, Ph.D.
Nuclear Physics
1961
William Wyler
Motion Picture Director
1962
Karel Jan Bossart
"Father of the Atlas Rocket"
1962
Nina S. Braunwald, M.D.
First Woman Heart Surgeon
1962
James S. Copley
Journalism
1962
Maxime A. Faget
Mercury Capsule Design
1962
J. Harry Goldie
Senior Engineer, Dyna-Soar Space Glider
1962
Rafer Johnson
Olympic Champion
1962
Waldo K. Lyon, Ph.D.
Submarine Conquest of the Arctic
1962
Marisol
Sculpture
1962
Louis Nizer
Law and Literature
1962
Alton Ochsner, M.D. and John Ochsner, Sr., M.D.
Founders, The Ochsner Clinic
1962
Peter G. Peterson
Business and Public Service
1962
John R. Pierce, Ph.D.
Electrical Engineering
1962
Frank Press, Ph.D.
Geophysics
1962
Vice Adm. William F. Raborn, Jr., USN
"Father of the Polaris"
1962
Robert Stack
Actor, TV Series The Untouchables
1962
Wendell M. Stanley, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
1962
Colonel John Stapp, M.D., Ph.D.
National Medal of Technology
1962
Harrison A. Storms, Jr., Ph.D.
Aeronautics Pioneer
1962
Thomas Vanderslice, Ph.D.
Vacuum Research
1962
Father William B. Wasson
Savior of Orphaned Children
1964
Jacqueline Cochran
Aviation Hall of Fame
1964
Nicholas Christofilos
Nuclear Science
1964
William H. Fairbank, Ph.D.
Physicist and Pioneer in Quarks
1964
Colonel John H. Glenn, USMC
First American to Orbit the Earth
1964
John Green
Songwriters Hall of Fame
1964
Oscar Griffin, Jr.
Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting
1964
Bernhard Haurwitz, Ph.D.
Atmospheric Research
1964
C. H. Li, Ph.D.
Discoverer, Human Growth Hormone
1964
Paul Manship
Sculpture
1964
Edwin M. McMillan, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
1964
Walter H. Munk, Ph.D.
Pioneering Oceanographer
1964
Jim Murray
Pulitzer Prize for Sportswriting
1964
Floyd B. Odlum
Industry and Public Service
1964
Gerald L. Pearson, Ph.D.
Inventor of Silicon Solar Cell
1964
William H. Pickering, Ph.D.
Interplanetary Exploration
1964
Simon Ramo, Ph.D.
Industrialist and Scientist
1964
Louis Rosen, Ph.D.
Dawn of the Atomic Age
1964
General Holland M. Smith, USMC
"Father of Amphibious Warfare"
1964
Asa T. Spaulding
Civil Rights Pioneer
1964
General Leif J. Sverdrup, USA
Soldier and Civic Leader
1964
King Vidor
Motion Picture Direction
1964
Carlos Raul Villanueva
Modernist Architecture
1964
Joe Walker
X-15 Test Pilot
1965
Howard H. Aiken
"Father of the Computer"
1965
Walter C. Alvarez, M.D.
Medicine
1965
Bill Bradley
Scholar, Athlete and Legislator
1965
Donald De Lue
Sculpture
1965
Captain Roger H. Donlon, USA
Medal of Honor
1965
General Benjamin D. Foulois, USAF
America's First Military Aviator
1965
Rev. Billy Graham
Missionary and Evangelist
1965
Helen Keller
"First Lady of Courage"
1965
Henry H. Kessler, M.D.
Medical Rehabilitation
1965
Harding L. Lawrence
Management
1965
Maria Goeppert-Mayer, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
1965
Brig. Gen. James McDivitt, USAF
Astronaut Hall of Fame
1965
David Merrick
Theater Production
1965
W. Albert Noyes, Jr., Ph.D.
Pioneer of Photochemistry
1965
Harold A. Rosen, Ph.D.
Father of the Communications Satellite
1965
Harold Russell
Employment of the Handicapped
1965
Frank Ryan, Ph.D.
Football Champion and Scholar
1965
General B. A. Schriever, USAF
America's Air Defense
1965
Harris M. (Bud) Schurmeier
Project Manager, Voyager 1
1965
Waldo L. Semon, Ph.D.
Inventor of Vinyl
1965
William J. Sparks, Ph.D.
Inventor, Synthetic Tires
1965
Henry Taube, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
1965
Charles Allen Thomas, Ph.D.
Manhattan Project
1965
Theos (Tommy) Thompson, Ph.D.
Nuclear Engineering
1965
Lt. Col. Edward H. White II, USAF
Congressional Space Medal of Honor
1965
Kemmons Wilson
Founder of Holiday Inn
1966
Lee J. Cobb
Theater
1966
Albert P. Crary
Antarctic Exploration
1966
Harold Edgerton, Ph.D.
Father of Strobeflash Photography
1966
Percy Foreman
Legendary Courtroom Lawyer
1966
Ivar Giaever, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
1966
Paul Herget, Ph.D.
Astronomy
1966
John W. Hill
Co-founder of Hill & Knowlton
1966
George W. Jenkins
Supermarket Industry
1966
C. Paul Jennewein
Architectural Sculptor
1966
Adrian Kantrowitz, M.D.
Artificial Heart Implant
1966
Arthur Kantrowitz, Ph.D.
Scientist and Engineer
1966
E. C. Kendall, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Medicine
1966
Bernard Kilgore
Journalism
1966
Koji Kobayashi, Ph.D.
Japan's Industrial Visionary
1966
Gordon B. McLendon
Radio Pioneer
1966
Allan Nevins, Ph.D.
Two Pulitzer Prizes for History
1966
Irvine H. Page, M.D.
Discoverer of Serotonin
1966
Samuel Ruben
Inventor, the Alkaline Battery
1966
Frederick Seitz, Ph.D.
National Medal of Science
1966
George Gaylord Simpson, Ph.D.
Zoology and Paleontology
1966
Charles B. (Tex) Thornton
Industrialist
1966
Harold C. Urey, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
1966
DeWitt Wallace
Co-founder of Reader's Digest
1966
Lila Bell Acheson Wallace
Presidential Medal of Freedom
1966
John Archibald Wheeler, Ph.D.
Theoretical Physicist
1966
Alvin S. White
XB-70 Chief Test Pilot
1966
Richard L. Wilson
Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting
1967
Admiral Lloyd V. Berkner, USN
Scientist and Explorer
1967
Jacob Bjerknes, Ph.D.
Creator of Modern Meteorology
1967
Andrew L. Brimmer, Ph.D.
Federal Reserve Board
1967
August A. Busch, Jr.
Brewer and Civic Leadership
1967
Anna Chennault
Champion of Democracy
1967
Peter Debye, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
1967
Allen Drury
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
1967
Paul Freund, S.J.D.
Constitutional Law
1967
Philippe Halsman
101 Covers for Life Magazine
1967
David Lawrence
U.S. News & World Report
1967
Lieutenant Walter J. Marm, USA
Medal of Honor
1967
James J. Nance
Banker and Civic Leader
1967
Alan L. Otten
Washington Correspondent
1967
Claude E. Shannon, Ph.D.
Electronics and Mathematics
1967
J. R. Simplot
Agribusiness Pioneer
1967
Robert J. Smithdas
Deaf-Blind Teacher and Advocate
1967
Gordon K. Teal, Ph.D.
Inventor, First Silicon Transistor
1967
Vladimir Zworykin, Ph.D.
"Father of Television"
1968
Joyce Brothers, Ph.D.
Psychologist, Columnist and Author
1968
Carr P. Collins
Financier and Philanthropist
1968
Thomas G. Corcoran
Washington's First Modern Lobbyist
1968
Wallace John Eckert, Ph.D.
Celestial Mechanics
1968
Edward King Gaylord
Newspaper Publishing
1968
William H. Goetzmann, Ph.D.
Pulitzer Prize for History
1968
Chinn Ho
Trans-Pacific Industrialist
1968
Sergeant Jimmie E. Howard, USMC
Medal of Honor
1968
Ewing M. Kauffman
Industrialist and Sportsman
1968
Captain James A. Lovell, Jr., USN
Conquest of Space
1968
Stan Musial
Baseball Hall of Fame
1968
Brig. Gen. Robin Olds, USAF
Aviation Hall of Fame
1968
Allison R. Palmer, Ph.D.
Paleontologist
1968
Eugene Patterson
Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing
1968
John C. Portman, Jr.
Architect and Developer
1968
Eugene C. Pulliam
Newspaper Publishing
1968
George Shearing
Pianist and Composer
1968
Lawrence E. Spivak
Meet the Press
1968
John S. Toll, Ph.D.
Science and Education
1969
Lt. Col. William A. Anders, USAF
Astronaut Hall of Fame
1969
Malcolm Baldridge
Business Management
1969
Hanson W. Baldwin
Pulitzer Prize for WW II Reporting
1969
Colonel Frank Borman, USAF
Space Exploration
1969
Marquis W. Childs
Pulitzer Prize for Commentary
1969
W. W. Keeler
Energy and Development
1969
Charles D. Kelman, M.D.
National Medal of Technology
1969
Mary Wells Lawrence
Advertising
1969
Charles Luckman
Architect and Public Servant
1969
Cyril Magnin
Retailer and Civic Leader
1969
Mickey Mantle
Baseball Hall of Fame
1969
William K. H. Mau
Industrialist
1969
Dean A. McGee
Oil, Gas and Uranium
1969
David Packard
Co-founder of Hewlett-Packard Co.
1969
Edith S. Sampson
"Justice from the Heart"
1969
Muriel Siebert
First Woman, New York Stock Exchange
1969
John C. Slater, Ph.D.
Quantum Revolution in Physics
1969
George M. Steinbrenner III
Owner, New York Yankees
1969
Colonel Robert L. Stephens, USAF
SR-71 Chief Test Pilot
1969
Jack L. Strominger, M.D.
Microbiology
1969
Mitchell Wolfson, Sr.
Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
1969
David L. Wolper
Television
1970
Shirley Temple Black
Film Actress and Diplomat
1970
Terry Bradshaw
All-American Quarterback
1970
Bernard B. Brodie, M.D.
Modern Medicine Award
1970
George Cukor
Oscar for My Fair Lady
1970
Peter C. Goldmark, Ph.D.
Developer of Long-Playing (LP) Phonograph Disc
1970
Robert A. Good, M.D.
First Bone Marrow Transplant
1970
John M. Hightower
Pulitzer Prize Correspondent
1970
Jack S. Kilby
Inventor of the Integrated Circuit
1970
Walter Lantz
Cartoonist -- Creator of "Woody Woodpecker"
1970
Jerry Lewis
Comedian and Humanitarian
1970
Rita Levi-Montalcini, M.D.
Nobel Prize in Medicine
1970
Harry M. Meyer, Jr., M.D. and Paul D. Parkman, M.D.
Co-developers, Rubella Vaccine
1970
Bobby Orr
Hockey Hall of Fame
1970
H. Ross Perot
Computer Services Entrepreneur
1970
Tracy Jackson Putnam, M.D.
Discoverer, Phenytoin Epilepsy Drug
1970
Bernardo Quintana Arrioja
Engineering and Construction
1970
John W. Rollins
Industrialist
1970
Casey Tibbs
Rodeo Champion
1970
Major Jay R. Vargas, USMC
Medal of Honor
1970
John Wayne
Legend of the Silver Screen
1970
Buddy Young
Football Hall of Fame
1970
Richard G. Lugar
Presidential Medal of Freedom
2005
Alberto R. Gonzales
U.S. Attorney General
2002
William J. Clinton
42nd President of the United States
2002
Richard M. Daley
Mayor of Chicago
2003
Tom Daschle
United States Senate
2003
Trent Lott
United States Senate
2003
John McCain
United States Senate
2003
Antonin Scalia
Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
2004
Michael R. Bloomberg
Founder and CEO of Bloomberg L.P.
2005
Richard B. Axel, M.D.
Nobel Prize in Medicine
2005
Lawrence H. Summers, Ph.D.
President, Harvard University
2007
Henry M. Paulson, Jr.
U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
1971
Leone Baxter
Pioneer of Political Consulting
1971
Norris E. Bradbury, Ph.D.
Nuclear Physics
1971
Herbert C. Brown, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
1971
Erwin D. Canham
The Christian Science Monitor
1971
Turner Catledge
The New York Times
1971
Leo M. Cherne
Presidential Medal of Freedom
1971
Gerald R. Ford
38th President of the United States
1971
Walker Hancock
National Medal of Arts
1971
Leon Jaworski
Law and Public Service
1971
Louis I. Kahn
Architecture
1971
H. Gobind Khorana, M.D.
Nobel Prize in Medicine
1971
J. Willard Marriott
Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
1971
Lloyd N. Morrisett, Jr., Ph.D.
Co-creator, Sesame Street
1971
Alexander Sachs
Nuclear Research
1971
Irving Stone
Bestselling Author
1971
Earl W. Sutherland, Jr., M.D.
Nobel Prize in Medicine
1971
Lowell Thomas
Newscaster, Author and Explorer
1971
Edward Villella
Ballet
1971
Jane C. Wright, M.D.
Cancer Researcher and Surgeon
1972
Maurice Abravanel
National Medal of Arts
1972
H. Roe Bartle
"Mr. Kansas City"
1972
Frank Capra
Motion Picture Direction
1972
Edward E. Carlson
Chairman of United Airlines
1972
Frederick C. Crawford
Industrialist and Philanthropist
1972
George S. Eccles
Banker and Philanthropist
1972
Marriner Stoddard Eccles
Former Chairman of Federal Reserve Board
1972
Phil Esposito
Hockey Hall of Fame
1972
Peter Graves
Actor, TV Series Mission: Impossible
1972
Helen Hayes
Film and Stage Actress
1972
Howard P. House, M.D.
Pioneering Otolaryngologist
1972
Robert Trent Jones, Sr.
Golf Course Architect
1972
William (Bill) P. Lear
Inventor and Entrepreneur
1972
Akio Morita
President, Sony Corporation
1972
Charles Stewart Mott
Automotive Pioneer
1972
George E. Mueller, Ph.D.
Father of the Space Shuttle
1972
Elmer E. Rasmuson
Banker and Civic Leader
1972
Willard F. (Al) Rockwell, Jr.
Aerospace Conglomerate
1972
Anthony T. Rossi
Founder, Tropicana Products
1972
Rosalind Russell
Actress and Humanitarian
1972
Harold Schafer
Retailing
1972
Alexander P. de Seversky
Aviation Hall of Fame
1972
Albert Starr, M.D.
Heart Surgeon and Inventor
1972
W. Clement Stone
Insurance
1972
N. Eldon Tanner
Religion
1972
Lord Roy Thomson, First Baron of Fleet
Newspaper Publishing
1972
William Thayer Tutt
Sports Ambassador
1972
John H. Williams
Energy Infrastructure
1973
Neil Armstrong
First Man on the Moon
1973
Howard H. Baker
Presidential Medal of Freedom
1973
Manson Benedict, Ph.D.
Nuclear Engineering
1973
Edward N. Cole
President, General Motors
1973
Curt Gowdy
Emmy for Lifetime Achievement
1973
James A. Jensen
Paleontologist
1973
Colonel James H. Kasler, USAF
Extraordinary Heroism
1973
Jill Kinmont
Inspiration to the Handicapped
1973
Ray A. Kroc
McDonald's Restaurants
1973
Tenzing Norgay
First Man to Stand Atop Mt. Everest
1973
Hugh O’Brian
Television
1973
Mary G. Roebling
Banking
1973
Eric Sloane
Historian
1973
Carl Spielvogel
Marketing and Communications
1973
Bart Starr
Super Bowl Champion Quarterback
1973
Richard L. Strout
Pulitzer Prize for Lifetime Achievement
1973
John E. Swearingen
Chairman of Standard Oil Co. of Indiana
1973
A. Alfred Taubman
Real Estate Development
1973
Howard S. Turner, Ph.D.
Construction
1973
Jonathan Winters
Comedian
2014
Diana Ross
Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement
2014
Thomas Südhof, M.D.
Nobel Prize in Medicine
2014
Wayne Shorter
Master Jazz Saxophonist and Composer
2014
Chris Wallace
Broadcast Journalist
2014
Arieh Warshel, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
2014
David J. Wineland, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
1974
Robert Anderson
Industrial Management
1974
Paul Anka
Singer and Composer
1974
General George S. Brown, USAF
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
1974
Richard M. DeVos
Co-founder of Amway
1974
Lee A. DuBridge, Ph.D.
President Emeritus of Cal Tech
1974
Jack Eckerd
Retailing
1974
Henry Eyring, Ph.D.
National Medal of Science
1974
James C. Fletcher, Ph.D.
Administrator of NASA
1974
Paul J. Flory, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
1974
Malcolm S. Forbes
Magazine Publishing
1974
J. B. Fuqua
Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
1974
Lorne Greene
Actor, TV Series Bonanza
1974
Ernest W. Hahn
Shopping Center Development
1974
John Havlicek
Champion of the Boston Celtics
1974
Cloris Leachman
Television Hall of Fame
1974
Harold B. Lee
Religion
1974
Mervyn LeRoy
Producer, The Wizard of Oz
1974
Harry A. Merlo, Sr.
Timber Industry
1974
Patrick B. Oliphant
Pulitzer Prize-winning Political Cartoonist
1974
Nathan Shapell
Homebuilder and Philanthropist
1974
Jimmy Stewart
Legendary Film Actor
1974
Koong-Kai “K.K.” Tse
American International Group
1974
Jack Valenti
Entertainment Executive
1974
Eugene P. Wigner, D.Sc.
Nobel Prize in Physics
1975
Carl D. Anderson, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
1975
Isaac Asimov, Ph.D.
Science Writer
1975
Rick Barry
Captain, NBA Champions
1975
Ray Charles
Musician and Vocalist
1975
Tom C. Clark
Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
1975
Hugh F. Culverhouse, Sr.
Owner, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1975
Bob Griese
Super Bowl Champion Quarterback
1975
David W. Hartman, M.D.
First Blind Medical School Graduate
1975
Maurice R. Hilleman, Ph.D.
National Medal of Science
1975
Anton (Tony) Hulman, Jr.
Owner, Indianapolis Motor Speedway
1975
J. Kenneth Jamieson
International Industrialist
1975
Jack LaLanne
Physical Fitness Entrepreneur
1975
Herman W. Lay
Founder of Frito-Lay
1975
Art Linkletter
Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement
1975
Edward N. Ney
Advertising Hall of Fame
1975
George Pal
Oscar for Lifetime Achievement
1975
George E. Palade, M.D.
Nobel Prize in Medicine
1975
Ruth Patrick, Ph.D.
Ecology
1975
Carl Sagan, Ph.D.
Astronomy and Literature
1975
Colonel Harland Sanders
Founder, Kentucky Fried Chicken
1975
Harold G. Scheie, M.D.
Pioneering Ophthalmologist
1975
Chris Schenkel
Emmy for Lifetime Achievement
1975
Chesterfield Smith
Law
1975
Paul H. Smucker
Food Retailing
1975
Wernher von Braun, Ph.D.
Rocket Engineer
1975
Caspar W. Weinberger
Law and Public Service
1975
Edwin C. Whitehead
Medical Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
1975
Charles B. (Bud) Wilkinson
Football Hall of Fame
1976
Joe L. Allbritton
Media and Banking
1976
Stephen D. Bechtel, Sr.
International Construction
1976
William Bernbach
Legend in Advertising
1976
General Daniel (Chappie) James, Jr., USAF
Military Service
1976
Helen K. Copley
Newspaper Publishing
1976
John D. DeButts
Chairman of AT&T
1976
Will and Ariel Durant
Pulitzer Prize for History
1976
General Alexander Haig, Jr., USA
Soldier and Statesman
1976
Sir Godfrey N. Hounsfield
Nobel Prize in Medicine
1976
Shirley M. Hufstedler
Law and Public Service
1976
John Cardinal Krol
Religion
1976
Donny and Marie Osmond
Television and Music
1976
Robert B. Pamplin
Industrialist and Philanthropist
1976
Allan R. Sandage, Ph.D.
Astronomy
1976
Hans Selye, M.D., Ph.D.
"Father of Biological Stress Research"
1976
L. S. Skaggs
Retailer and Philanthropist
1976
Lt. General Thomas P. Stafford, USAF
Commander, Apollo-Soyuz Mission
1976
Roger Staubach
Super Bowl Champion Quarterback
1976
Maj. Gen. Leigh Wade, USAF
Aviation Hall of Fame
1977
Raymond P. Ahlquist, Ph.D.
Discoverer, Alpha and Beta Receptors
1977
Paul Anderson
Inspirational Olympic Champion
1977
Edward Asner
Television Hall of Fame
1977
J. Paul Austin
Chairman of The Coca-Cola Company
1977
Nicholas F. Brady
Finance and Public Service
1977
Curtis L. Carlson
Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
1977
John Chancellor
Broadcast Journalism
1977
W. Graham Claytor, Jr.
Business and Public Service
1977
Howard Cosell
Sportscaster
1977
Lt. Gen. Jimmy Doolittle, USAF
Medal of Honor
1977
R. Buckminster Fuller
Inventor of the Geodesic Dome
1977
Alex Haley
Pulitzer Prize for Roots
1977
Peter Kiewit
International Construction
1977
Spencer W. Kimball
Religious Leader
1977
David S. Lewis
Aerospace Industry
1977
John D. MacArthur
Insurance Entrepreneur
1977
Jeffrey K. MacNelly
Pulitzer Prize-winning Editorial Cartoonist
1977
Robert Moses
Master Builder
1977
Sir Anthony J. F. O’Reilly
Entrepreneur and Sportsman
1977
Sir Yue-Kong Pao
Global Shipping Empire
1977
Roy Richards, Sr.
Manufacturer and Philanthropist
1977
General Dan Shomron
Israeli Hero of the Entebbe Rescue
1977
John J. Sirica
Watergate Trial Judge
1977
Samuel C. C. Ting, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
1977
Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan Maguire
Nobel Prize for Peace
1977
General Louis H. Wilson, Jr., USMC
Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps
1977
Stevie Wonder
Music's "Wonder Man"
1977
Rosalyn S. Yalow, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Medicine
1978
Philip W. Anderson, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
1978
Erma Bombeck
Humorist and Bestselling Author
1978
Debby Boone
You Light Up My Life
1978
General Omar N. Bradley, USA
America's Only Five-Star General
1978
Steve Cauthen
Horse Racing Hall of Fame
1978
Clark M. Clifford
Lawyer and Presidential Advisor
1978
J. Robert Fluor
International Construction
1978
Senator Wendell H. Ford
Government Service
1978
Armand Hammer, M.D.
Industrialist
1978
Gordie Howe
Hockey's Legend
1978
Howard Jarvis
"Mr. Proposition 13"
1978
Carl H. Lindner
Financier and Investor
1978
Tom Landry
Football Coach
1978
Seán MacBride
Nobel Prize for Peace
1978
Colleen McCullough
Author, The Thorn Birds
1978
George P. Mitchell
Energy and Development
1978
Andrew V. Schally, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Medicine
1978
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
Pulitzer Prize for History
1978
Admiral Stansfield Turner, USN
Director of Central Intelligence
1978
William H. Webster
Director of the FBI
1978
Colonel Ulrich Wegener
Commando Rescue of 86 Hostages
1979
Paul (Bear) Bryant
Collegiate Football Coach
1979
Joni Eareckson
Inspiring Victory Over Quadriplegia
1979
Henry Fonda
Motion Picture Legend
1979
Christopher B. Hemmeter
Hawaii Resort Developer
1979
Gerald D. Hines
Real Estate Development
1979
Ray L. Hunt
Energy and Development
1979
General David C. Jones, USAF
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
1979
Henry S. Kaplan, M.D.
Radiation Oncologist
1979
Donald M. Kendall
Chairman of PepsiCo
1979
Guy Lafleur
Hockey Hall of Fame
1979
Louis L’Amour
Western Novelist
1979
Russell M. Nelson, M.D.
Religious Leader
1979
Arno A. Penzias, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
1979
Jay A. Pritzker
Finance and Hotels
1979
Dee Glen Smith
Retailer and Philanthropist
1979
Patrick C. Steptoe, M.D.
Creator, World's First Test Tube Baby
1979
Tung Chao Yung
Chairman of Orient Overseas Container Line
1979
Naomi Uemura
Adventurer and Explorer
1980
Paul N. “Red” Adair
Oil Well Firefighter
1980
Robert O. Anderson
Founder and Chairman of Atlantic Richfield Oil Co.
1980
Winton M. Blount
International Construction
1980
Governor John Y. Brown, Jr.
Entrepreneur and Sportsman
1980
Benjamin R. Civiletti
U.S. Attorney General
1980
A. W. (Tom) Clausen
Chairman of Bank of America
1980
Carl Djerassi, Ph.D.
Father of the Birth Control Pill
1980
Clint Eastwood
Motion Picture Production
1980
Jesse Greenstein, Ph.D. and Maarten Schmidt, Ph.D.
Discoverer of Quasars
1980
Elwood V. Jensen, Ph.D.
Discoverer, Estrogen Receptors
1980
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, M.D.
Author, On Death and Dying
1980
Norman Lear
Television Producer
1980
Theodore H. Maiman, Ph.D.
Inventor of the Laser
1980
Hans M. Mark, Ph.D.
Aerospace Engineering
1980
Eugene L. Roberts, Jr.
Newspaper Editor
1980
General Bernard W. Rogers, USA
Supreme Allied Commander Europe
1980
Charles M. Schulz
Cartoonist - Creator of "Snoopy"
1980
Donald R. Seawell
Publisher and Civic Leader
1980
Roger W. Sperry, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Medicine
1980
Ambassador Kenneth D. Taylor
"The Great Escape" from Iran
1980
R. David Thomas
Founder of Wendy's
1980
Cicely Tyson
Actress
1980
Lawrence Welk
Television Impresario
1980
Henry Winkler
Actor, TV Series Happy Days
1980
Don Wright
Pulitzer Prize-winning Editorial Cartoonist
1981
Jay Van Andel
Co-founder of Amway
1981
General Robert H. Barrow, USMC
Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps
1980
Herbert W. Boyer, Ph.D.
Pioneering Research in Gene Splicing
1981
LeRoy Collins
Voice for Civil Rights
1981
William K. Coors
Brewer and Civic Leader
1981
Trammell Crow
Real Estate Development
1981
Sam Ervin, Jr.
Lawyer, Jurist, Legislator and Patriot
1981
Val L. Fitch, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
1981
Emil Frei III, M.D.
Cancer Research
1981
Hanna H. Gray, Ph.D.
President, University of Chicago
1981
Larry Hagman
Actor, TV Series Dallas
1981
William R. Hewlett
Co-founder, Hewlett-Packard Company
1981
Carl Hubbell
Baseball Hall of Fame
1981
Ambassador L. Bruce Laingen
Leader of American Hostages in Iran
1981
Philip Leder, M.D.
Molecular Genetics
1981
Lien Ying Chow
Singapore Banking Tycoon
1981
Timothy J. McCarthy
Hero of Assassination Attempt on President Reagan
1981
Edmund Morris
Pulitzer Prize for Biography
1981
James F. Neal
Law
1981
Jim Plunkett
Super Bowl Champion Quarterback
1981
James W. Rouse
Real Estate Development
1981
Phillip A. Sharp, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Medicine
1981
Doak Walker and Bobby Layne
College Football Hall of Fame
1981
Frank H. Westheimer, Ph.D.
National Medal of Science
1981
Fred L. Whipple, Ph.D.
Astronomy Gold Medal
1982
Ted J. Balestreri
Restaurateur and Developer
1982
Arnold O. Beckman, Ph.D.
Inventor and Entrepreneur
1982
Nolan K. Bushnell
Computer Game Pioneer
1982
Chung Ju Yung
International Construction
1982
J. Desmond Clark, Ph.D.
Gold Medal for Archaeological Achievement
1982
Captain Gerald L. Coffee, USN
Heroic Prisoner of War
1982
Marva N. Collins
Teacher Extraordinaire
1982
Brig. Gen. James L. Dozier, USA
Hero of Rescue from Terrorists
1982
Colonel C. Gordon Fullerton, USAF
Astronaut Hall of Fame
1982
Wayne Gretzky
Hockey's Scoring Champion
1982
Michael R. Harrison, M.D.
"Father of Fetal Surgery"
1982
Admiral Bobby R. Inman, USN
National Security
1982
Steven P. Jobs
Co-founder, Apple Computer
1982
Reuben and Rose Mattus
Founders, Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream Co.
1982
William G. McGowan
Founder of MCI Communications
1982
Roger Milliken
Textile Industrialist
1982
Allen H. Neuharth
Newspaper Publishing
1982
Mike Peters
Pulitzer Prize-winning Editorial Cartoonist
1982
O. Wayne Rollins
Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
1982
Susie Sharp
Trailblazing American Jurist
1982
Brooke Shields
Actress and Model
1982
Louis Sokoloff, M.D.
Developer, Positron Emission Tomography
1982
Dean E. Smith
Legendary Basketball Coach
1982
George D. Snell, Sc.D.
Nobel Prize in Medicine
1982
James LeVoy Sorenson
Inventor and Philanthropist
1982
Preston Robert Tisch
Financier and Philanthropist
1982
General John W. Vessey, Jr., USA
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
1983
General Lew Allen, Jr., USAF
Technology and National Security
1983
Hobart (Hobie) Alter
"Father of the Surfing Industry"
1983
Gene Autry
Entertainment and Broadcasting
1983
Jerry H. Buss, Ph.D.
Owner, Los Angeles Lakers
1983
Mother Antonia Brenner
The Prison Angel
1983
Irving S. Cooper, M.D., Ph.D.
Pioneering Neurosurgeon
1983
William C. DeVries, M.D.
Artificial Heart Surgeon
1983
John Forsythe
Actor, TV Series Dynasty
1983
Fung King Hey
Banking, Development and Securities
1983
Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, USN
Developer of COBOL Computer Language
1983
David H. Hubel, M.D.
Nobel Prize in Medicine
1983
Robert K. Jarvik, M.D.
Developer, the Artificial Heart
1983
Howard W. Jones, Jr., M.D. and Georgeanna Seegar Jones, M.D.
Reproductive Medicine
1983
John W. Kluge
Broadcasting Entrepreneur
1983
Ambassador Sol M. Linowitz
Presidential Medal of Freedom
1983
Robert K. Massie
Pulitzer Prize for Biography
1983
Robert S. Mulliken, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
1983
Joe Paterno
Collegiate Football
1983
Ross Perot, Jr.
First Global Helicopter Flight
1983
Robert A. Pritzker
Investor and Philanthropist
1983
Donald H. Rumsfeld
Business and Public Service
1983
Arthur L. Schawlow, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
1983
William French Smith
U.S. Attorney General
1983
Joe Theismann
Super Bowl Champion Quarterback
1983
Kenneth G. Wilson, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
1984
Ernest L. Boyer, Ph.D.
Education
1984
Philip Caldwell
Chairman of Ford Motor Company
1984
Mildred Cohn, Ph.D.
National Medal of Science
1984
Karl Eller
Media Entrepreneur
1984
Thomas F. Frist, Jr., M.D.
Healthcare Industry
1984
J. Peter Grace
Industrialist
1984
Franco Harris
NFL's "Player of the Decade"
1984
Douglas R. Hofstadter, Ph.D.
Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction
1984
Robert Hofstadter, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
1984
Carl C. Icahn
Financier
1984
Burton M. Joseph
Agricultural Exporting
1984
Ambassador Max M. Kampelman
International Statesman
1984
Amalya L. Kearse
Federal Appeals Court Pioneer
1984
General P. X. Kelley, USMC
Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps
1984
Samuel J. LeFrak
Real Estate Development
1984
Thomas S. Monaghan
Owner, Detroit Tigers
1984
Vernon B. Mountcastle, M.D.
Father of Neuroscience
1984
Roy H. Park
Media Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
1984
T. Boone Pickens, Jr.
Oil Industry Entrepreneur
1984
Carl R. Pohlad
Owner, Minnesota Twins
1984
Brooks Robinson
Baseball Hall of Fame
1984
Carlo Rubbia, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
1984
Howard Schnellenberger
Collegiate Football
1984
Irwin I. Shapiro, Ph.D.
Astrophysics and Radio Astronomy
1984
John Travolta
Trendsetting Motion Picture Actor
1984
Chien-Shiung Wu, Ph.D.
First Lady of Physics
1985
Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D.
Philosopher and Author
1985
Ambassador Walter H. Annenberg
Publishing and Public Service
1985
Philip F. Anschutz
Oil, Railroads and Fiber Optics
1985
Betty Ford
Congressional Gold Medal
1985
Robert C. Gallo, M.D.
Co-discoverer, HIV
1985
Robert W. Galvin
Telecommunications
1985
Edward L. Gaylord
Media Entrepreneur
1985
Gordon P. Getty
Patron of the Arts
1985
Roberto C. Goizueta
The Coca-Cola Company
1985
Maurice Goldhaber, Ph.D.
National Medal of Science
1985
General Andrew J. Goodpaster, USA
Presidential Medal of Freedom
1985
Cecil H. Green
Co-founder of Texas Instruments
1985
Henry J. Heimlich, M.D.
"The Heimlich Maneuver"
1985
Samuel J. Heyman
Investor and Philanthropist
1985
David A. Jones
Co-founder and Chairman of Humana
1985
Mitchell D. Kapor
Computer Software Pioneer
1985
Donald E. Knuth, Ph.D.
National Medal of Science
1985
George Kozmetsky, Ph.D.
Technology Entrepreneur
1985
R. Bruce Merrifield, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
1985
Michael R. Milken
Financier and Philanthropist
1985
Robert Mondavi
Robert Mondavi Winery
1985
William Wilson Morgan, Ph.D.
Astronomy
1985
Romulo O’Farrill, Jr.
Founder of Televisa
1985
Allen E. Paulson
Aviation Industry
1985
Wolfgang Puck
Culinary Revolution
1985
Mary Lou Retton
Gold Medal Gymnast
1985
Roger R. Revelle, Ph.D.
Oceanography and Education
1985
Donald W. Reynolds
Newspaper Publishing
1985
Lionel Richie
Singer and Musician
1985
Laszlo N. Tauber, M.D.
Surgeon, Developer and Philanthropist
1985
Elizabeth Taylor
Two Oscars for Best Actress
1985
Johannes von Thurn und Taxis
Bavarian Industrialist
1985
Robert A. Weinberg, Ph.D.
National Medal of Science
1986
Muhammad Ali
Boxing Champion of the World
1986
Jean M. Auel
Bestselling Author
1986
David Baltimore, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Medicine
1986
Daniel J. Boorstin, J.S.D.
The Librarian of Congress
1986
Michael S. Brown, M.D.
Nobel Prize in Medicine
1986
Kenneth H. Cooper, M.D.
Founder of Aerobics
1986
Captain Robert L. Crippen, USN
First Space Shuttle Pilot
1986
Admiral William J. Crowe, USN
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
1986
Larry Forgione
Master of American Cuisine
1986
Joseph L. Goldstein, M.D.
Nobel Prize in Medicine
1986
Michael Graves
Architecture Gold Medal
1986
Roy M. Huffington
Oil and Natural Gas Exploration
1986
Vincent (Bo) Jackson
Heisman Trophy Winner
1986
John H. Johnson
Founder, Ebony Magazine
1986
Jerome Karle, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
1986
Clare Boothe Luce
Author and Diplomat
1986
Loretta Lynn
Legend of Country Music
1986
J. W. (Bill) Marriott, Jr.
International Hospitality Empire
1986
Ruben F. Mettler, Ph.D.
Aerospace Industry
1986
Emil (Bus) Mosbacher, Jr.
Yachtsman and Businessman
1986
Marsha Norman
Pulitzer Prize for Drama
1986
Joseph Papp
Theatrical Producer
1986
Donald E. Petersen
Chairman, Ford Motor Company
1986
Leontyne Price
Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement
1986
Isidor Isaac Rabi, Ph.D., Sc.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
1986
Robert Rauschenberg
Internationally Honored Artist
1986
Arthur M. Sackler, M.D.
Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
1986
William E. Simon
Business and Public Service
1986
Solomon H. Snyder, M.D.
Neuroscience and Pharmacology
1986
Steven Spielberg
Master Filmmaker
1986
Robert A. Swanson
Biotechnology Revolution
1986
Gloria Vanderbilt
Designer, Artist and Author
1986
Klaus Von Klitzing, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
1986
Lt. General Vernon A. Walters, USA
Ambassador to the United Nations
1986
John C. Whitehead
Financier and Statesman
1986
Robert R. Wilson, Ph.D.
National Medal of Science
1986
Herman Wouk
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
1987
John L. Ashbery
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
1987
John Bardeen, Ph.D.
Two Nobel Prizes in Physics
1987
A. James Clark
Engineering and Construction
1987
Francis H. C. Crick, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Medicine
1987
Paul Fireman
Founder, Reebok International
1987
Barry M. Goldwater
Presidential Medal of Freedom
1987
Stephen D. Hassenfeld
Chairman of Hasbro
1987
Jim Henson
Creator of "The Muppets"
1987
Dudley R. Herschbach, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
1987
Leroy Hood, M.D., Ph.D.
Molecular Biology
1987
Eugene V. Klein
Entrepreneur and Sportsman
1987
Yuan T. Lee, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
1987
Reinhold Messner
Greatest Mountaineer on Earth
1987
Luc Montagnier, M.D.
Discoverer of AIDS Virus
1987
Sandra Day O’Connor
Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
1987
Burton Richter, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
1987
Alice M. Rivlin, Ph.D.
Economic Studies
1987
David M. Robinson
Basketball Player of the Year
1987
Daniel Rose
Real Estate Development
1987
Henry Rosovsky, Ph.D.
Education and Economics
1987
Burt Rutan
Designer of the Voyager
1987
Diane Sawyer
Broadcast Journalism
1987
Julian Schwinger, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
1987
Gordon R. Willey, Ph.D.
Dean of New World Archaeology
1987
Robert W. Wilson, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
1987
Samuel Zell
Investor and Philanthropist
1988
Roy Acuff
The King of Country Music
1988
Robert McC. Adams, Ph.D.
Secretary, Smithsonian Institution
1988
Leonard L. Bailey, M.D.
Pioneer of Infant Heart Transplants
1988
Bernard Bailyn, Ph.D.
Two Pulitzer Prizes for History
1988
Sarah Cannon (Minnie Pearl)
Country Music Hall of Fame
1988
Wendell Castle
Craft Furniture
1988
Donald J. Cram, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
1988
E. L. Doctorow
American Book Award
1988
Michael Douglas
Oscar for Best Actor
1988
Ahmet M. Ertegun
Music Industry
1988
Alan C. Greenberg
Investment Banking
1988
D. Wayne Lukas
U.S. Racing Hall of Fame
1988
Walter Payton
Football Champion
1988
George R. Roberts
Leveraged Acquisitions
1988
Steven J. Ross
Entertainment Conglomerate
1988
Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft, USAF
Presidential Medal of Freedom
1988
William S. Sessions
Director of the FBI
1988
Melvin Simon
Shopping Center Development
1988
James A. Van Allen, Ph.D.
Discoverer of the Magnetosphere
1988
Allan C. Wilson, Ph.D.
Evolutionary Genetics
1988
August Wilson
Pulitzer Prize for Drama
1988
Stanley R. Zax
Insurance Industry
1989
Anne L. Armstrong
Presidential Medal of Freedom
1989
Paul Berg, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
1989
Tom Brokaw
NBC Nightly News
1989
Lester Crown
Investor and Philanthropist
1989
Johann Deisenhofer, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
1989
Ernest and Julio Gallo
Founders of E.& J. Gallo Winery
1989
David P. Gardner, Ph.D.
President, University of California
1989
Donald A. Glaser, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
1989
Vartan Gregorian, Ph.D.
Education
1989
Walter A. Haas, Jr.
Levi Strauss & Co.
1989
William Hanna and Joseph R. Barbera
Animation Pioneers
1989
George H. Hitchings, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Medicine
1989
Philip H. Knight
Co-founder and Chairman, Nike, Inc.
1989
Ralph Lauren
Fashion and Design
1989
Henry Mancini
Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement
1989
Arthur Mitchell
Dance Theatre of Harlem
1989
Robert A. Mosbacher
U.S. Secretary of Commerce
1989
Howard Nemerov
Poet Laureate of the United States
1989
Mike Nichols
Motion Picture and Stage Director
1989
Arthur Rock
Venture Capitalist
1989
Melvin Schwartz, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
1989
Tom Selleck
Actor, TV Series Magnum P.I.
1989
Dinah Shore
Television Hall of Fame
1989
Beverly Sills
Opera
1989
Bill Walsh
Football Coach of the Year
1989
Stephen A. Wynn
Founder and Chairman of Wynn Resorts
1990
Étienne-Émile Baulieu, M.D.
Endocrinologist
1990
Joseph Cardinal Bernardin
Presidential Medal of Freedom
1990
Thomas R. Cech, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
1990
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
1990
Hans G. Dehmelt, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
1990
Bob Feller
Baseball Hall of Fame
1990
Gordon Gund
Investor and Philanthropist
1990
Hal Holbrook
Stage, Screen and Television
1990
Lou Holtz
Collegiate Football
1990
Michael Jordan
Basketball's Most Valuable Player
1990
Thomas N. Jordan, Jr.
Entrepreneur and Vintner
1990
Donald Kennedy, Ph.D.
President, Stanford University
1990
Jim Lehrer
Broadcast Journalism
1990
Theodore N. Lerner
Real Estate Development
1990
Peter Martins
New York City Ballet
1990
Roger S. Penske
Auto Racing and Business
1990
Robert W. Pittman
Creator of MTV
1990
Norman F. Ramsey, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
1990
Jerry M. Reinsdorf
Owner, Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls
1990
Edward S. (Ted) Rogers, Jr.
Telecommunications Entrepreneur
1990
Marvin Schwan
Food Distribution
1990
Sidney Sheldon
Bestselling Novelist
1990
Gene Siskel
Film Critic
1990
Scott Turow
Law and Literature
1990
Harold E. Varmus, M.D.
Nobel Prize in Medicine
1990
Faye Wattleton
Healthcare and Civil Rights
1991
Warren E. Burger
Supreme Court of the United States
1991
Ken Burns
Documentary Classics
1991
Elias J. Corey, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
1991
Oscar De La Renta
Fashion Design
1991
Alan M. Dershowitz
Criminal Law
1991
Donald G. Fisher
Founder of The Gap, Inc.
1991
Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.
Chairman and CEO of IBM
1991
Dizzy Gillespie
Master Trumpeter
1991
Audrey Hepburn
Film Actress and Ambassador
1991
H. Wayne Huizenga
Entrepreneur and Sportsman
1991
Jack Kemp
Sports and Public Service
1991
Darci Kistler
New York City Ballet
1991
Calvin Klein
Fashion Design
1991
Susan Lucci
Television
1991
Peter Matthiessen
Naturalist and Novelist
1991
James Merrill
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
1991
Joseph E. Murray, M.D.
Nobel Prize in Medicine
1991
Javier Pérez De Cuéllar
Secretary-General of the United Nations
1991
Martin Scorsese
Master Filmmaker
1991
Walter Scott, Jr.
Construction and Engineering
1991
Walter H. Shorenstein
Real Estate Development
1991
Wallace Stegner
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
1991
Richard E. Taylor, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
1991
Barbara Walters
Broadcast Journalism
1992
James H. Billington, Ph.D.
The Librarian of Congress
1992
Bonnie Blair
Olympic Champion Speed Skater
1992
Jim Borgman
Pulitzer Prize-winning Editorial Cartoonist
1992
Sir Richard Branson
Virgin Group of Companies
1992
Lodwrick M. Cook
Industrialist and Civic Leader
1992
Kevin Costner
Motion Picture Production
1992
Michael Crichton, M.D.
Bestselling Author
1992
Barry Diller
Entertainment Entrepreneur
1992
Robert M. Gates
Director of Central Intelligence
1992
Phyllis E. Grann
Book Publishing
1992
R. Earl Holding
Petroleum and Development
1992
Judith Jamison
Alvin Ailey Dance Theater
1992
Arthur Kornberg, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Medicine
1992
Judith Leiber
Designer and Entrepreneur
1992
Peter A. Magowan
Entrepreneur and Sportsman
1992
Walter E. Massey, Ph.D.
Science and Education
1992
Dolly Parton
Entertainment
1992
William N. Pennington
Gaming Industry Pioneer
1992
Richard E. Rainwater
Investor and Philanthropist
1992
Steven A. Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D.
National Cancer Institute
1992
Joan A. Steitz, Ph.D.
National Medal of Science
1992
Edward C. Stone, Ph.D.
Interplanetary Exploration
1992
Oliver Stone
Motion Picture Production
1992
Barbra Streisand
Singer, Actress and Director
1992
Helgi Tomasson
Dancer and Choreographer
1992
Mona Van Duyn
Poet Laureate of the United States
1993
Russell Baker
Recipient of Two Pulitzer Prizes
1993
Kathleen Battle
Soprano
1993
Deborah Butterfield
Sculptor
1993
Raymond G. Chambers
Financier and Philanthropist
1993
Betty Comden
Musical Comedy Author
1993
Pat Conroy
Author
1993
Marian Wright Edelman
Children's Defense Fund
1993
Rene G. Favaloro, M.D.
Pioneer, Coronary Bypass Surgery
1993
Zachary Fisher
Developer and Philanthropist
1993
John R. Horner
Paleontologist
1993
Jerry Jones
Owner, Dallas Cowboys
1993
Wynonna Judd
Country Music Artist
1993
Henry W. Kendall, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
1993
Mary-Claire King, Ph.D.
Discoverer of Breast Cancer Gene
1993
Sherry Lansing
CEO of Paramount Pictures
1993
J. Bruce Llewellyn
Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
1993
Rudolph A. Marcus, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
1993
Thomas McGuane
Novelist and Journalist
1993
Agnes Nixon
Television Hall of Fame
1993
Christopher Parkening
Classical Guitarist
1993
Thomas J. Pritzker
Hotelier and Philanthropist
1993
Sumner M. Redstone
Global Television Network
1993
Robert A. M. Stern
Architecture
1993
E. Donnall Thomas, M.D.
Nobel Prize in Medicine
1993
James D. Wolfensohn
Financier and Patron of the Arts
1993
R. James Woolsey
Director of Central Intelligence
1993
Captain John W. Young, USN
Astronaut
1994
Judy Blume
Bestselling Children's Author
1994
James and Sarah Brady
Handgun Control Advocates
1994
Art Buchwald
Pulitzer Prize-winning Humorist
1994
Jerry Colangelo
Sports Entrepreneur
1994
Jan Davidson, Ph.D.
Education Software Entrepreneur
1994
Robert De Niro
Internationally Honored Actor
1994
Dominick Dunne
Bestselling Novelist
1994
Harrison Ford
Motion Picture Actor
1994
David Foster
Producer, Arranger and Composer
1994
Bruce T. Halle
Retailer and Philanthropist
1994
Jon M. Huntsman, Sr.
Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
1994
Donna Karan
Fashion Design
1994
John Napier
Theatre Design
1994
Ralph J. and Brian L. Roberts
Founder and Chairman of Comcast
1994
Richard J. Roberts, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Medicine
1994
Judith Rodin, Ph.D.
President, University of Pennsylvania
1994
General John M. Shalikashvili, USA
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
1994
Michael Smith, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
1994
Lesley Stahl
Broadcast Journalism
1994
Jackson T. Stephens
Financier and Philanthropist
1994
Kathryn D. Sullivan, Ph.D.
Astronaut and Oceanographer
1994
Tommy Tune
Dancer and Choreographer
1995
Norman R. Augustine
Chairman of Lockheed Martin
1995
James MacGregor Burns, Ph.D.
Pulitzer Prize for History
1995
Patricia D. Cornwell
Bestselling Novelist
1995
Robert J. Eaton
Chairman, Chrysler Corporation
1995
Kenneth J. Feld
Entertainment Entrepreneur
1994
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Ph.D.
Education and Literature
1995
Alfred G. Gilman, M.D., Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Medicine
1995
Donald J. Hall Sr.
Hallmark Cards, Inc.
1995
I. Michael Heyman
Secretary, Smithsonian Institution
1995
Lady Bird Johnson
Congressional Gold Medal
1995
Tom Johnson
Journalism and Media
1995
James M. McPherson, Ph.D.
Pulitzer Prize for History
1995
Jerome H. Lemelson
Inventor and Philanthropist
1995
Tom Osborne
Collegiate Football Coach
1995
Martin Rodbell, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Medicine
1995
Terry S. Semel
Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
1995
Joseph H. Taylor, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
1995
Sir Alex J. Trotman
Chairman, Ford Motor Company
1995
Heather Whitestone
Inspirational Miss America
1995
Richard Wilbur
Two Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry
1995
Robin Williams
Comedian, Actor and Activist
1996
Douglas G. Carlston
Educational Software
1996
James H. Clark, Ph.D.
Technology Entrepreneur
1996
John Hope Franklin, Ph.D.
Educator and Historian
1996
Amy Grant
Gospel and Pop Music Singer
1996
Gilbert M. Grosvenor
National Geographic Society
1996
John Guare
Award-winning Playwright
1996
Peter E. Haas
Levi Strauss & Co.
1996
William A. Haseltine, Ph.D.
Biotechnology
1996
Gordon B. Hinckley
Presidential Medal of Freedom
1996
Herbert D. Kelleher
Founder of Southwest Airlines Co.
1996
Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall
Motion Picture Production
1996
General Charles C. Krulak, USMC
Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps
1996
Richard Meier
Architecture
1996
George A. Olah, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
1996
Martin L. Perl, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
1996
Stanley B. Prusiner, M.D.
Nobel Prize in Medicine
1996
F. Sherwood Rowland, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
1996
R. L. Stine
Goosebumps Series
1996
Picabo Street
Downhill Ski Racing Champion
1996
E. Parry Thomas
Banker and Civic Leader
1996
J. Craig Venter, Ph.D.
Biologist and Entrepreneur
1996
Katarina Witt
Olympic Gold Medalist
1997
Leon D. Black
Founder of Apollo Global Management
1997
Stephen J. Breyer
Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
1997
Barbara Pierce Bush
Advocate of Family Literacy
1997
Gerhard Casper, Ph.D.
President, Stanford University
1997
Robert F. Curl, Jr., Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
1997
Peter C. Doherty, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Medicine
1997
Gloria Estefan
Presidential Medal of Freedom
1997
Richard L. Garwin, Ph.D.
National Medal of Science
1997
James H. Goodnight, Ph.D.
Computer Software
1997
F. Warren Hellman
Financier and Investor
1997
John S. Hendricks
Founder, The Discovery Channel
1997
Stanley S. Hubbard
Direct Broadcast Satellite
1997
A. B. (Buzzy) Krongard
Finance and National Security
1997
David M. Lee, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
1997
Thomas H. Lee
Financier and Philanthropist
1997
Drayton McLane, Jr.
Owner, Houston Astros
1997
Peter M. Nicholas
Medical Technology
1997
François Michelin
International Manufacturing
1997
Robert C. Richardson, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
1997
Cal Ripken, Jr.
Baseball All-Star
1997
Cokie Roberts
Broadcast Journalism
1997
Jerry I. Speyer
Real Estate Development
1997
Patrick C. Walsh, M.D.
Prostate Cancer Surgeon
1997
Edward E. Whitacre, Jr.
Chairman of AT&T
1997
William Julius Wilson, Ph.D.
Sociology
1997
Edward Witten, Ph.D.
Theoretical Physicist
1998
James A. Baker III
Former U.S. Secretary of State
1998
Paul D. Boyer, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
1998
Gertrude L. Boyle
Founder of Columbia Sportswear
1998
David Breashears
Filmmaker and Mountaineer
1998
Eli Broad
Financier and Civic Leader
1998
Richard B. Cheney
46th Vice President of the United States
1998
Steven Chu, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
1998
General Wesley K. Clark, USA
Supreme Allied Commander Europe
1998
David A. Duffield
Computer Software
1998
Morgan Freeman
Master Screen Craftsman
1998
Agnes Gund
National Medal of Arts
1998
Thomas O. Hicks
Leveraged Acquisitions
1998
Joseph R. “Pitt” Hyde III
Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
1998
Nannerl O. Keohane, Ph.D.
President, Duke University
1998
James V. Kimsey
Founder, America Online
1998
William L. Mack
Real Estate Development
1998
L. Lowry Mays
Broadcaster and Philanthropist
1998
Robert Pinsky, Ph.D.
Poet Laureate of the United States
1998
Lee R. Raymond, Ph.D.
Petroleum Industry
1998
General Henry (Hugh) Shelton, USA
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
1998
Ted Stevens
United States Senate
1998
George J. Tenet
Director of Central Intelligence
1999
H.E. Valdas Adamkus
President of the Republic of Lithuania
1999
A. Scott Berg
Pulitzer Prize for Biography
1999
Georges Charpak, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
1998
Rita R. Colwell, Ph.D.
National Medal of Science
1999
Aretha Franklin
Queen of Soul
1999
Robert F. Furchgott, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Medicine
1999
Howard Gardner, Ph.D.
Multiple Intelligences
1999
H.E. Bronisław Geremek
Statesman and Historian
1999
Katharine Graham
Pulitzer Prize for Biography
1999
Grant Hill
Basketball All-Star
1999
Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke
Diplomacy
1999
Holly Hunter
Academy Award-winning Actress
1999
Charles Krauthammer
Pulitzer Prize for Commentary
1999
Robert B. Laughlin, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
1999
Alfred Lerner
Financier and Sportsman
1999
William P. Magee, Jr., M.D. and Kathleen Magee
Founders, Operation Smile
1999
Kurt Masur
Legendary Conductor
1999
Red McCombs
Entrepreneur and Sportsman
1999
General Robert F. McDermott, USAF
Business and Military Service
1999
William D. Phillips, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
1999
Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones
First Balloonists to Circle the Globe
1999
Steven Pinker, Ph.D.
Cognitive Neuroscience
1999
Abe Pollin
Developer and Sportsman
1999
General Joseph W. Ralston, USAF
NATO's Supreme Allied Commander
1999
Lord Martin Rees
Astronomer Royal
1999
Joseph E. Robert, Jr.
Real Estate Investments
1999
Pleasant T. Rowland
Founder of American Girl
1999
Janet Davison Rowley, M.D.
National Medal of Science
1999
George F. Russell, Jr.
Investor and Philanthropist
1999
José F. Serrano Segovia
Mexico's Transportation Network
1999
Trisha Yearwood
Country Music "Vocalist of the Year"
1999
Mortimer B. Zuckerman
Publishing and Real Estate
1990
Ronald W. Reagan
40th President of the United States
1970
Robert W. Russell
Adventures In A World I Cannot See
2000
Christiane Amanpour
Broadcast Journalism
2000
Thomas J. Barrack, Jr.
Real Estate Investments
2000
Baruch S. Blumberg, M.D., Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Medicine
2000
Baron Browne of Madingley
Chief Executive of BP
2000
Gustavo A. Cisneros
International Media
2000
Clive Davis
Music Industry
2000
Gururaj (Desh) Deshpande, Ph.D.
Venture Capitalist and Entrepreneur
2000
Sir David Frost
Broadcaster and Commentator
2000
Arthur Golden
Memoirs of a Geisha
2000
Sue Grafton
Mystery Writer
2000
General James L. Jones, USMC
Commandant, United States Marine Corps
2000
Justin Kaplan
Pulitzer Prize for Biography
2000
Vinod Khosla
Venture Capitalist
2000
Sir Aaron Klug
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
2000
Ricardo Legorreta
Architecture Gold Medal
2000
Alfred E. Mann
Medical Technology Entrepreneur
2000
Edna O’Brien
Novelist and Memoirist
2000
Dean Ornish, M.D.
Preventive Medicine
2000
Peter Raven, Ph.D.
Conservationist and Biologist
2000
Lord Jacob Rothschild
Financier and Philanthropist
2000
Salman Rushdie
Novelist and Essayist
2000
Ruth J. Simmons, Ph.D.
President, Brown University
2000
Charles Simonyi, Ph.D.
Computer Software
2000
Brendan V. Sullivan, Jr.
Defense Attorney Extraordinaire
2000
Gerard ‘t Hooft, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
2000
Sir John Vane
Nobel Prize in Medicine
2000
H.E. Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga
President of the Republic of Latvia
2000
John Williams
Award-winning Composer
2000
Ahmed Zewail, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize for Chemistry
2001
George F. Bass, Ph.D.
Underwater Archaeologist
2001
Colonel Eileen Collins, USAF
First Female Space Shuttle Pilot
2001
Garth Fagan
Broadway Choreographer
2001
Bill Frist, M.D.
United States Senate
2001
Peter M. Holt
Owner, San Antonio Spurs
2001
Tracy Kidder
Pulitzer Prize-winning Author
2001
Herbert Kroemer, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
2001
Thomas E. Lovejoy, Ph.D.
Conservation Biologist
2001
Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D
Marine Ecologist
2001
Lynn Margulis, Ph.D.
National Medal of Science
2001
General Richard B. Myers, USAF
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
2001
Jeremiah Ostriker, Ph.D.
Provost, Princeton University
2001
James E. Rogers
Broadcaster and Philanthropist
2001
Roger W. Sant
Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
2001
Gary Becker, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Economics
1999
Stephen M. Case
Co-founder of America Online
1994
Dale Chihuly
Master Glass Artist
1988
Tom Clancy
Bestselling Author
1996
Johnnetta B. Cole, Ph.D.
Former President of Spelman College
2006
Sheryl Crow
Award-winning Singer and Songwriter
1998
Linda and Millard Fuller
Founders, Habitat for Humanity
1993
Charles Kuralt
CBS News Correspondent
2004
Maeve Leakey, Ph.D.
Pioneering Paleoanthropologist
1982
Paul B. MacCready, Ph.D.
Engineer of the Century
1998
Barry J. Marshall, M.D.
Nobel Prize in Medicine
1989
Craig O. McCaw
Cellular Phone Pioneer
2005
Norman Y. Mineta
U.S. Secretary of Transportation
2002
George J. Mitchell
Presidential Medal of Freedom
1986
Paul H. Nitze
Presidential Medal of Freedom
1992
Antonia Novello, M.D.
Former Surgeon General of the United States
1995
Trevor Nunn
Theatrical Director
2001
Dan Rather
Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement
2000
George B. Rathmann, Ph.D.
Co-founder and CEO of Amgen
1985
Fritz Scholder
Native American Artist
1993
Robert Schuller
Crystal Cathedral
1993
Vincent J. Scully, Ph.D.
National Medal of Arts
2005
John E. Sexton, Ph.D.
Education and Law
1998
Carol Shields
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
1998
Donna Shirley
Mars Exploration Program
1998
Alan K. Simpson
Statesman and Advocate
1983
Thomas E. Starzl, M.D.
"Father of Modern Transplantation"
2003
Robert S. Strauss
Presidential Medal of Freedom
2004
Sir John Sulston
Social Activist and Genetic Crusader
2006
Julie Taymor
Theater, Opera and Film Director
1999
James A. Thomson, V.M.D., Ph.D.
Stem Cell Research Pioneer
1991
Clyde Tombaugh, Ph.D.
Discoverer of Planet Pluto
1997
Bert Vogelstein, M.D.
Cancer Genomics
1995
Mike Wallace
CBS News Correspondent
1990
Dennis R. Washington
Industrialist and Philanthropist
1996
Kent Weeks
Living Legend of Egyptology
1997
Sanford I. Weill
Financier and Philanthropist
1995
Tim D. White, Ph.D.
Pioneering Paleoanthropologist
1999
Lenny Wilkens
Basketball Hall of Fame
1998
Sir Ian Wilmut
Embryologist
1996
Robert Zemeckis
Motion Picture Production
1997
David Herbert Donald, Ph.D.
Two Pulitzer Prizes for Biography
1998
Alice Waters
Culinary Revolution
1989
Charles Schwab
Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
1982
Leon M. Lederman, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
1983
Brig. Gen. Peter M. Dawkins, USA
College Football Hall of Fame
1980
Sheldon L. Glashow, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
1996
Tommy Hilfiger
Fashion Design
1997
Lowell Wood, Ph.D.
Astrophysicist and Inventor
1987
Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager
Historic Round-the-World Flight
1999
David Bonderman
Founding Partner of TPG Capital
1971
Arthur S. DeMoss
Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
2014
Aung San Suu Kyi
Nobel Prize for Peace
2004
Peter C. Agre, M.D.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
1997
Douglas Osheroff, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
2007
Rex W. Tillerson
Chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil Corporation
1982
John H. McConnell
Manufacturer and Sportsman
1988
Dean Fearing
Father of Southwestern Cuisine
1972
Rev. Charleszetta “Mother” Waddles
Activist and Minister
1986
Herbert A. Hauptman, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
1999
Ferid Murad, M.D., Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Medicine
1994
George F. Smoot III, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
2000
Lute Olson
Basketball Hall of Fame
1993
Liz Claiborne
Fashion Design
1995
Stanley C. Gault
Chairman of Rubbermaid
1985
John J. Hopfield, Ph.D.
Inventor, Artificial Neural Networks
1987
Frances FitzGerald
Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction
2001
James E. Stowers, Jr.
Founder of American Century Investments
1996
Jerry McMorris
Owner, Colorado Rockies
1995
Peter G. Angelos
Owner, Baltimore Orioles
1968
C. Walton Lillehei, M.D., Ph.D.
Father of Open-Heart Surgery
1980
Mary Kay Ash
Founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics
2001
Frank A. Bennack, Jr.
Chief Executive of Hearst Corporation
2000
Baron Robertson of Port Ellen
Secretary General of NATO
1999
H.E. Árpád Göncz
President of Hungary
1982
Prime F. Osborne III
Industrialist and Civic Leader
1982
Amb. Charles J. Pilliod, Jr.
Industrialist and Diplomat
1982
Lenny Skutnik
Hero of the Potomac air crash
1980
Maxie Anderson
Congressional Gold Medal
1980
Henry W. Bloch
Co-founder, H&R Block, Inc.
1980
Carl N. Karcher
Founder and Chairman, Carl's Jr.
2000
Jeffrey Arnold
Founder of WebMD
1994
Rick Scott
Entrepreneur and Politician
1993
Johnnie Bryan Hunt
J.B. Hunt Transport Services
1998
Donald J. Schneider
Trucking Industry
1974
James A. Ryder
Truck Leasing
2000
Bertie Ahern
Taoiseach of Ireland
1994
Kary B. Mullis, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
1999
Judah Folkman, M.D.
Tumor Angiogenesis
1998
Archie “Red” Emmerson
Founder, Sierra Pacific Industries
1998
Alan Gerry
Founder, Cablevision Industries
1984
John D. Roberts, Ph.D.
National Medal of Science
1976
George S. Hammond, Ph.D.
Father of Organic Photochemistry
2005
Susan J. Hockfield, Ph.D.
President, MIT
1979
Richard “Racehorse” Haynes
Defense Attorney
1979
Captain Eugene “Red” McDaniel, USN
Heroic Prisoner of War in Vietnam
1979
Dixie Lee Ray
Scientist and Politician
1979
Billy Sims
Heisman Trophy Winner
1979
Chester H. Ferguson
Lawyer, Banker and Industrialist
1996
Gerry L. Spence
Trial Lawyer and Author
1982
Melvin Belli
The King of Torts
2000
Mike Moore
Pioneer of Tobacco Litigation
2002
Tony Ryan
Co-founder of Ryanair
1983
Jack Anderson
Pulitzer Prize reporter
1983
Jim Davis
Creator of "Garfield"
1983
Claude D. Pepper
Public Service
1983
Frank Perdue
Food Industry
1983
Sigfried Weis
Supermarket Industry
1988
Edna Buchanan
Pulitzer Prize reporter
1988
Richard Dreyfuss
Oscar for Best Actor
1988
George N. Gillett, Jr.
Entrepreneur
1989
Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
Golf Course Architect
1989
Arthur L. Liman
Law and Public Service
1989
Carl E. Reichardt
Banking Industry
1989
Gov. John H. Sununu
Government Service
1990
Steve Largent
Pro Football Hall of Fame
1991
Doug Marlette
Pulitzer Prize cartoonist
1992
Louis W. Sullivan, M.D.
Medicine and Education
1992
Thomas M. Sutherland
Heroic Captive in Lebanon
1993
Naomi Judd
Humanitarian and Entertainer
1998
C. Michael Armstrong
Chairman of AT&T
1998
Clarence Avant
Music Industry
1998
Carol Bartz
Computer Design Software
1998
Philip M. Condit, Ph.D.
Chairman of Boeing
1998
Stanley Crouch
Social Commentary
1998
General Robert T. Herres
Financial Services
1998
Joseph Neubauer
Food Services
1998
Raymond P. Park
Real Estate and Manufacturing
1998
Gary L. Wilson
Financier and Investor
1998
Barry Sternlicht
Real Estate Investments
1977
Stanley Forman
Pulitzer Prizes for Photography
1965
Herman Chanen
Construction
1981
James M. LaRossa
Criminal Defense Attorney
1981
Harlan J. Smith, Ph.D.
Astronomy
1989
Kenneth E. Behring
Developer and Philanthropist
1995
John M. Deutch
Director of Central Intelligence
1961
Carl Owen Dunbar, Ph.D.
Invertebrate Paleontologist
1961
Isadore Perlman, Ph.D.
Nuclear Chemist
1961
John V. Becker
Father of the X-15
1975
Charles F. Hall
NASA's Pioneer 10 Spacecraft
1965
James B. Thompson, Jr., Ph.D.
Father of Metamorphic Petrology
1968
John Hamilton Reynolds, Ph.D.
Investigation of Meteoric Bodies
1972
Allan V. Cox, Ph.D.
Theory of Plate Tectonics
1973
Hatten S. Yoder, Jr., Ph.D.
Geophysics
1964
Andreas Acrivos, Ph.D.
Fluid Dynamics
1964
Ray Allen Billington, Ph.D.
Bancroft Prize for History
1964
Joseph H. Blatchford
Director, U.S. Peace Corps
1964
Lester R. Dragstedt, M.D., Ph.D.
Surgical Innovator
1964
Lt. Frank K. Ellis, USN
Distinguished Flying Cross
1964
Jerome H. Kay, M.D.
Heart Valve Surgery
1975
Loren M. Berry
Telephone Directory Pioneer
1975
James W. Kerr
Natural Gas Industry
1975
Jim Nabors
Actor and Singer
1975
Edgar B. Speer
Chairman of U.S. Steel
1975
James W. Walter
Home Builder
1997
Robert Addison Day
Financier and Philanthropist
1997
Peter A. Georgescu
Advertising Hall of Fame
1968
Harold P. Furth, Ph.D.
Thermonuclear Plasmas
1968
Robert E. Green
Construction
1965
Adolph Gottlieb
Painter and Sculptor
1990
General William Lyon
Real Estate Development
1980
Harry J. Gray
Chairman of United Technologies
1967
Arthur J. Decio
Manufacturer and Philanthropist
1967
Frank A. Forward, D.Sc.
Metallurgist and Inventor
1967
Martin S. Hayden
Journalist and Editor
1967
Augustus B. Kinzel, Sc.D.
Researcher and Engineer
1967
Richard F. Post, Ph.D.
Thermonuclear Research
1967
Jayne B. Spain
Inspiration to the Handicapped
1967
Rupert C. Thompson, Jr.
Industrialist and Philanthropist
1966
Royal Brougham
Dean of American Sportswriters
1966
Frederic A. Gibbs, M.D.
Electroencephalography
1966
Dwight D. Guilfoil, Jr.
Advocate for Handicapped Workers
1966
Arthur H. “Red” Motley
Parade Magazine Publisher
1966
Kurt F. Wendt
Engineering
1965
Robert H. Felix, M.D.
National Institute of Mental Health
1965
Leo T. Samuels, M.D.
Endocrinology
1965
Morris E. Jacobs
Co-founder of Bozell & Jacobs
1967
Vladimir Haensel, Ph.D.
Chemical Engineering
1968
Edouard Fiset
Architect and Urban Planner
1969
Mills B. Lane, Jr.
Banker and Civic Leader
1969
Melvin D. Yahr, M.D.
Parkinson's Disease Research Pioneer
1972
Enrique Gutierrez
Bacardi Building architect
1972
Donald H. MacLaughlin
Homestake Mining Company
1972
Wendell Phillips
Oil Concessionaire and Archeologist
1971
Riley V. Sims
Cable TV and Construction
1991
Robert F. Greenhill
Mergers and Acquisitions
1991
David T. Kearns
Business and Education
1971
Harold E. Hughes
United States Senate
1971
John J. Williams
United States Senate
1971
Hobart D. Lewis
CEO and Editor-in-Chief of the Reader's Digest
1974
Carlos J. Arboleya
Banker and Civic Leader
1974
Norman G. Dyhrenfurth
Mountaineer and Filmmaker
1974
J. Howard Edgerton
Financier and Civic Leader
1974
Roderick F. Nash, Ph.D.
Wilderness Historian
1974
Vernon H. Winchell
Restaurateur and Sportsman
1974
Oscar S. Wyatt, Jr.
Legendary Oilman
1973
Vernon R. Alden
Financier and Educator
1973
Jeffrey L. Bada, Ph.D.
The Origin of Life
1973
George Champion
Chairman, Chase Manhattan Bank
1973
Sir Kenneth Ping-fan Fung
Co-founder, Bank of East Asia
1973
Mortimor S. Gordon
Chairman, Continental Copper and Steel
1973
Patrick L. O’Malley Sr.
Business and Civil Leader
1973
Captain Robin L. Quigley, USN
First Woman Commanding Officer
1973
Robert M. Zollinger, M.D.
Pioneering Surgeon
1978
Fred L. Hartley
Oilman and Civic Leader
1978
Dorothy Kelly
Heroism on Pan Am Flight 1736
1974
Adele Simpson
Fashion Design
1975
Jack Jordan
Pulitzer Prize Xenia Publisher
1975
Harry J. Volk
Banker and Civic Leader
1976
Frank L. Carney
Founder of Pizza Hut
1976
John C. Crean
Mobile-Home Pioneer
1976
Blanche E. Seaver
Education Philanthropist
1976
V.J. Skutt
Chairman, Mutual of Omaha
1977
Edward K. Thompson
Founding Editor, Smithsonian Magazine
1976
Sol Spiegelman, Ph.D.
Molecular Biology
1998
Stephen E. Ambrose, Ph.D.
Biographer and Historian
2000
Zahi Hawass, Ph.D.
Egyptologist
1987
John F. Wolfe
Publisher and Civic Leader
1992
Daniel B. Burke
Television Hall of Fame
1994
Bernie Taupin
Songwriters Hall of Fame
1996
Willie L. Brown, Jr.
Mayor of San Francisco
1996
Larry King
Broadcasters' Hall of Fame
1998
David Ho, M.D.
AIDS Research
1999
Marcy Carsey
Television Hall of Fame
1999
John A. Catsimatidis
Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
1999
Rita R. Colwell, Ph.D.
National Medal of Science
1999
Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds
Singer, Songwriter and Producer
1999
Shelby Foote
Novelist and Historian
1999
John D. Gearhart, Ph.D.
Stem Cell Research Pioneer
1999
Geraldine Laybourne
Multimedia Entrepreneur
1995
Raymond W. Smith
Chairman of Verizon Communications
1984
Robert S. Howard
Newspaper Publishing
1985
Arthur C. Nielsen, Jr.
Market Research
1968
Orville E. Beal
President of Prudential Insurance Co.
1968
Marshall M. Fredericks
Sculpture
2006
Alphonso R. Jackson
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
1997
Daniel S. Goldin
Administrator of NASA
2000
Sokratis P. Kokkalis
Owner of Intracom, S.A.
1999
Daniel Cohen, M.D., Ph.D.
Human Genome Research
2000
F. Duane Ackerman
Chairman and CEO of BellSouth
2000
Ofelia Zepeda, Ph.D.
Native American poet and linguist
2000
Edward Lewis
Co-founder of Essence magazine
2000
William E. Greehey
Chairman and CEO of Valero Energy
1996
Sam Donaldson
Broadcast Journalism
1989
Rod Canion
Co-founder, Compaq Computer Corporation
1996
Scott Hamilton
U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame
1991
Finis F. Conner
Co-founder of Seagate Technology
1991
James D. Robinson III
Chairman and CEO of American Express
1993
Richard M. Rosenberg
Chairman of BankAmerica Corp.
1965
William L. Langer, Ph.D.
Historian and Intelligence Expert
2017
Svetlana Alexievich
Nobel Prize in Literature
2017
Sir Michael Caine
British Film Icon
2017
Ron Dennis
Founder, McLaren Technology Group
2017
Jennifer A. Doudna, Ph.D.
Co-Developer, CRISPR Gene Editing Technology
2017
Peter Gabriel
Singer, Songwriter and Humanitarian
2017
Valentino Garavani
Fashion Design
2017
Sir Andre K. Geim
Nobel Prize in Physics
2017
Neil M. Gorsuch
Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
2017
Eric Greitens
Governor of Missouri
2017
Sir John Gurdon
Nobel Prize in Medicine
2017
F. Duncan M. Haldane, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics
2017
Demis Hassabis, Ph.D.
Pioneer of Artificial Intelligence
2017
Sebastian Junger
Journalist and Filmmaker
2017
Paul Kagame
President of the Republic of Rwanda
2017
Brian K. Kobilka, M.D.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
2017
John Overdeck
Co-founder, Two Sigma Investments
2017
David Siegel, Ph.D.
Pioneer in Technology and Investment Management
2017
Jimmy Page
Guitarist and Founder of Led Zeppelin
2017
Stefano Pessina
CEO, Walgreens Boots Alliance
2017
Charlie Rose
Broadcast Journalism
2017
Bartlett Sher
Tony Award-winning Theater Director
2017
Ernest Cardinal Simoni
Albania's Heroic Servant of God
2017
Sting
Songwriters Hall of Fame
2017
Randy W. Schekman, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Medicine
2017
John Banville
Acclaimed Irish Novelist
2017
Lynsey Addario
Pulitzer Prize-winning Photojournalist
2017
Dame Antonia Susan Byatt
English Novelist and Essayist
1984
Sandra L. Kurtzig
Technology Entrepreneur
2014
Ann Colgin and Joe Wender
Founders, Colgin Cellars
1999
Patti Austin
Grammy Award-winning Singer
2004
J. Dennis Hastert
51st Speaker, United States House of Representatives
1971
Paul Petzoldt
National Outdoor Leadership School
1974
Ted C. Wetterau, Jr.
Food Distribution
1995
Marshall B. Coyne
Developer and Philanthropist
2008
Greg Mortenson
Author of "Three Cups of Tea"
1977
Lt. Richard Hamilton, NYFD
Most Decorated Firefighter in NYC History