Complete List of Recipients (1945-Present)

Namesort ascending Degree or honor Date conferred
John Lewis LL.D. 05/21/1997
John Kelvey Richards, Jr. Sc.D. 06/04/1946
John J. Theobald LL.D. 07/01/1954
John J. McCloy LL.D. 06/02/1953
John Hope Franklin LL.D. 06/02/1970
John Hermann Randall, Jr. L.H.D. 06/04/1968
John Hay Whitney LL.D. 06/01/1965
John H. Fischer L.H.D. 06/02/1964
John George Kemeny LL.D. 06/01/1971
John Foster Dulles LL.D. 06/01/1954
John Fairfield Thompson Sc.D. 06/08/1950
John Davison Rockefeller, III LL.D. 06/02/1959
John D. DeButts LL.D. 05/17/1978
John Courtney Murray, S.J. S.T.D. 06/01/1966
John Coleman Bennett S.T.D. 06/02/1964
John B. Gillespie (Dizzy) Mus.D. 05/15/1991
John Allen Krout LL.D. 06/04/1963
Johan Jorgen Holst, posthumous LL.D. 05/19/1994
Joel Klein LL.D. 05/18/2010
João Gilberto Mus.D. 05/17/2017
Joan Steitz Sc.D. 05/18/2011
Joan Ganz Cooney LL.D. 05/15/1991
Joan Didion Litt.D. 05/22/2002
Jhumpa Lahiri University Medal for Excellence 05/18/2005
Jeseph Wood Krutch Litt.D. 10/31/1954
Jerome S. Bruner Sc.D. 11/29/1988
Jerome L. Greene LL.D. 05/17/1983
Jerome H. Holland LL.D. 06/06/1972
Jean Starobinski Litt.D. 05/13/1987
Jean Sarrailh L.H.D. 10/31/1954
Jean Piaget Sc.D. 06/02/1970
Jean Monnet LL.D. 06/02/1953
Jean Franco Litt.D. 09/07/2012
Jean C. H. H. Roche Sc.D. 06/05/1962
Jawaharlal Nehru LL.D. 10/17/1949
Jamie Kern Lima and Paolo Lima University Medal for Excellence 05/22/2019
James S. Coles LL.D. 06/05/1962
James Rhyne Killian, Jr. Sc.D. 06/03/1958
James Reston L.H.D. 04/15/1963
James Phinney Baxter, III LL.D. 10/31/1954
James Marston Fitch Litt.D. 05/14/1980
James Kip Finch Sc.D. 01/11/1954
James J. Rorimer L.H.D. 06/04/1957
James H. McGregor Sc.D. 01/11/1954
James Francis Byrnes LL.D. 06/01/1948
James Forrestal LL.D. 06/03/1947
James Edward Allen, Jr. L.H.D. 06/02/1964
James Comer LL.D. 05/19/1994
James Brown Fisk Sc.D. 06/01/1960
James Augustine Shannon Sc.D. 10/20/1967
James Alward Van Fleet LL.D. 06/01/1954
James Alfred Perkins LL.D. 06/01/1966
Jaiyeola Aduke Moore LL.D. 11/21/1964
Jacques Pépin L.H.D. 05/17/2017
Jacques Lipchitz L.H.D. 06/04/1968
Jacques Derrida Litt.D. 04/17/1980
Jacqueline K. Barton University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1992
Jacqueline Barton Sc.D. 05/18/2010
Jacob Viner L.H.D. 06/01/1954
Jacob Neusner University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1974
Jacob K. Javits LL.D. 11/18/1976
Jacob Furth Sc.D. 11/18/1976
Jack Weinstein LL.D. 05/19/2004
Jack Tworkov L.H.D. 06/06/1972
Jack Steinberger Sc.D. 09/26/1990
Jack Greenberg LL.D. 05/16/1984
Jack Beeson Mus.D. 05/22/2002
J. Paul Leonard L.H.D. 07/01/1954
J. George Harrar LL.D. 06/01/1971
J. Emerson Moore University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1983
J. Edward Lumbard, Jr. LL.D. 06/06/1972
J. E. Wallace Sterling LL.D. 06/05/1962
J. A. Mattfeld L.H.D. 05/12/1976
Ivan Mestrovic Litt.D. 06/05/1956
Ivan C. Rand LL.D. 01/11/1954
Itzhak Perlman Mus.D. 05/17/1989
Isidore Edelman Sc.D. 05/16/2001
Isidor Issac Rabi Sc.D. 06/04/1968
Isamu Noguchi L.H.D. 05/16/1984
Isabel Maitland Stewart L.H.D. 07/01/1954
Isaac Stern Mus.D. 05/18/1977
Isaac Asimov Sc.D. 05/17/1983
Irwin D. Mandel Sc.D. 05/15/1996
Irving Weissman Sc.D. 05/17/2006
Irving Shapiro LL.D. 05/16/1979
Ira D. Wallach LL.D. 05/17/1983
Iphingene Ochs Sulzberger LL.D. 06/07/1951
Iosif Alexandrovich Brodsky Litt.D. 09/26/1990
Ingvar Svennilson L.H.D. 01/11/1954
Inge Lehmann Sc.D. 06/02/1964
Ieoh Ming Pei L.H.D. 05/14/1980
Hyman George Rickover Sc.D. 06/01/1960
Hugh Hammond Bennett Sc.D. 06/05/1952
Hugh Carey LL.D. 05/12/1976
Howard Stix Cullman LL.D. 01/11/1954
Howard L. Clark LL.D. 05/15/1985
Howard Hanson Mus.D. 06/04/1946
Howard Alexander Smith LL.D. 06/01/1955
Horst Fuhrmann Litt.D. 05/13/1992
Horace Donegan S.T.D. 06/01/1960

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