Complete List of Recipients (1945-Present)

Namesort ascending Degree or honor Date conferred
Zhu Chen 05/17/2016
Zena Stein Sc.D. 05/22/2013
Zaha Hadid L.H.D. 05/18/2005
Yu-lan Fung Litt.D. 09/10/1982
Xu Bing L.H.D. 05/18/2010
Wynton Marsalis Mus.D. 05/15/1996
Wolfgang Panofsky Sc.D. 05/18/1977
Wm. Theodore de Bary Litt.D. 05/19/1994
Winthrop Wiliams Aldrich LL.D. 06/04/1946
Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill LL.D. 03/18/1946
Willis Eugene Lamb Sc.D. 09/26/1990
William York Tindall Litt.D. 05/17/1978
William Walter Pettit Litt.D. 06/01/1948
William Thaddeus Coleman, Jr. LL.D. 05/14/1986
William T. Gossett LL.D. 08/06/1978
William T. Golden LL.D. 05/14/1986
William Stein Sc.D. 03/20/1973
William Schuman Mus.D. 01/11/1954
William S. Paley LL.D. 05/14/1975
William Pierce Rogers LL.D. 06/02/1959
William Pearson Tolley LL.D. 06/01/1955
William P. Alexander L.H.D. 07/01/1954
William O. Douglas LL.D. 12/06/1979
William MacChesney Martin, Jr. LL.D. 06/01/1965
William Leuchtenburg Litt.D. 05/21/2008
William L. Cary, posthumous LL.D. 05/17/1983
William Julius Wilson Litt.D. 05/17/1995
William Joseph Donovan LL.D. 06/03/1947
William John Wallin LL.D. 06/01/1955
William Jansen L.H.D. 07/01/1954
William J. McGill L.H.D. 06/02/1970
William J. Brennan, Jr. LL.D. 05/14/1986
William Frederick Halsey LL.D. 02/21/1947
William E. S. Griswold LL.D. 10/13/1953
William E. Petersen LL.D. 05/14/1980
William Dillard LL.D. 05/15/1991
William Carr L.H.D. 07/01/1984
William C. Warren LL.D. 05/31/1981
William Black L.H.D. 10/20/1967
William Averill Harriman LL.D. 06/01/1954
William Arthur Lewis L.H.D. 06/01/1954
Willard Vinton King L.H.D. 06/01/1954
Willard Cole Rappleye Sc.D. 10/20/1967
Wilhelm Roepke L.H.D. 06/01/1954
Wilfred Feinberg LL.D. 05/15/1985
Whitney North Seymour LL.D. 09/08/1960
Whitney Moore Young, posthumous LL.D. 06/01/1971
Wesley Alba Sturges LL.D. 06/01/1954
Warren E. Burger LL.D. 08/04/1976
Wang Zhen-Yi Sc.D. 05/16/2001
Walter W. Stewart LL.D. 06/07/1951
Walter Herman Bucher Sc.D. 06/03/1958
Walter Hallstein LL.D. 06/04/1963
Walter Gropius L.H.D. 03/21/1961
Walter Gilbert Sc.D. 10/05/1978
Walter Gellhorn LL.D. 05/12/1976
Walter Franklin George LL.D. 06/05/1945
Walter E. Massey Sc.D. 05/15/1991
Walter D. Fletcher LL.D. 06/01/1965
Walter B. Wriston LL.D. 06/06/1972
Wallace Stevens Litt.D. 06/05/1952
Virgil Thompson Mus.D. 05/17/1978
Vincent MacDonald LL.D. 06/01/1954
Vincent Auriol LL.D. 04/03/1951
Vilma S. Martinez University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1978
Victor Lloyd Butterfield LL.D. 10/31/1954
Vannevar Bush Sc.D. 06/03/1947
Val Logsdon Fitch Sc.D. 09/26/1990
Vaclav Havel (President of Czechoslovakia) LL.D. 02/22/1990
V. S. Naipaul L.H.D. 05/13/1981
U Thant LL.D. 06/03/1969
Twyla Tharp University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1986
Tsung Dao Lee Sc.D. 09/26/1990
Trygve Lie LL.D. 06/08/1950
Tracy K Smith 05/17/2016
Toru Takemitsu Mus.D. 04/18/1996
Tony Kushner Litt.D. 05/18/2010
Toni Morrison L.H.D. 05/16/1984
Tom Kitt University Medal for Excellence 09/07/2012
Tito Puente Mus.D. 05/19/1999
Timothy Edward Shea Sc.D. 06/04/1946
Tim Berners-Lee LL.D. 05/16/2001
Thurman W. Van Metre L.H.D. 01/11/1954
Thomas Walter Swan LL.D. 06/01/1954
Thomas Sovereign Gates, Jr. LL.D. 06/06/1961
Thomas S. Kuhn Litt.D. 05/15/1991
Thomas Reed Powell LL.D. 06/01/1955
Thomas J. Watson, Jr. LL.D. 06/01/1966
Thomas H. Kean LL.D. 11/29/1988
Thomas H. Briggs L.H.D. 01/11/1954
Thomas Edmund Dewey LL.D. 11/04/1947
Thomas Day Thacher LL.D. 06/05/1945
Theresa Helburn L.H.D. 01/11/1954
Theodosius Dobzhansky Sc.D. 06/02/1964
Theodore Martin Hesburgh, C.S.C. LL.D. 06/06/1961
Thelma Golden L.H.D. 05/16/2018
Theda Skocpol Litt.D. 05/18/2015
The Reverend George B. Ford L.H.D. 01/11/1954
The Queen Consort of England Elizabeth LL.D. 10/31/1954
Thant U LL.D. 06/03/1969

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