Complete List of Recipients (1945-Present)

Namesort descending Degree or honor Date conferred
Bernard Mannes Baruch LL.D. 06/03/1947
Bernardo Alberto Houssay Sc.D. 10/31/1954
Bertil Ohlin L.H.D. 06/01/1954
Betty Friedan Litt.D. 05/19/1994
Beverly Sills Mus.D. 05/13/1981
Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar LL.D. 06/05/1952
Bill Campbell LL.D. 05/18/2015
Bill D. Moyers LL.D. 11/29/1988
Bishop Desmond M. Tutu S.T.D. 08/03/1982
Bob Hope L.H.D. 03/30/1984
Bradley Efron Sc.D. 05/16/2018
Bradley R. Straatsma Sc.D. 03/30/1984
Brenda Milner Sc.D. 05/22/2002
Brent Scowcroft LL.D. 05/18/2005
Bronislaw Geremek Litt.D. 05/17/1989
Brooke Astor LL.D. 06/01/1971
Bruce Alberts Sc.D. 05/20/1998
Bruce Catton Litt.D. 05/15/1973
Buell Gordon Gallagher LL.D. 07/01/1954
Byron Stookey Sc.D. 05/16/1959
C. H. Elwyn-Jones LL.D. 08/04/1976
C. Lowell Harriss, posthumous Litt.D. 05/18/2010
C. Vann Woodward Sc.D. 06/03/1969
C.K. Chu Sc.D. 05/17/2006
Carl Djerassi Sc.D. 05/14/1975
Carl E. McGowan LL.D. 05/18/1988
Carl Friedrich L.H.D. 01/11/1954
Carlos Castillo Armas LL.D. 11/05/1955
Caroline Bynum Litt.D. 05/20/2009
Cecil Taylor Mus.D. 05/21/2003
Celal Bayar LL.D. 02/01/1954
Chang Poling Litt.D. 06/04/1946
Chaoying Fang Litt.D. 02/26/1976
Charles A. Ragan, Jr. Sc.D. 10/06/1976
Charles D. Brietil LL.D. 08/06/1978
Charles Edouard Jeanneret L.H.D. 05/28/1961
Charles Edward Wilson LL.D. 06/07/1951
Charles Erwin Wilson Sc.D. 06/01/1949
Charles Eustis Bohlen LL.D. 06/04/1968
Charles Habib Malik LL.D. 10/31/1954
Charles Hard Townes Sc.D. 06/04/1963
Charles Kendall Gilbert S.T.D. 06/08/1950
Charles Proctor Cooper Sc.D. 06/08/1950
Charles R. Dawson Sc.D. 05/18/1988
Charles Rangel LL.D. 05/13/1987
Charles Spurgeon Johnson Litt.D. 06/03/1947
Charles Woolsey Cole LL.D. 10/31/1954
Charlotte Haxall Noland L.H.D. 06/03/1958
Chein-Shiung Wu Sc.D. 05/19/1982
Chester William Nimitz LL.D. 02/21/1947
Cicely Mary Strode Saunders LL.D. 05/16/1979
Cicely Tyson L.H.D. 05/21/2014
Claiborne Pell LL.D. 05/17/1983
Claire Shipman University Medal for Excellence 01/01/2003
Clarence Douglas Dillon LL.D. 06/02/1959
Claude Levi-Strauss L.H.D. 06/01/1971
Claude Thomas Bissell LL.D. 06/01/1965
Cleveland E. Dodge LL.D. 07/01/1954
Clifford Philip Case LL.D. 06/06/1967
Clifton Wharton LL.D. 05/17/1978
Colgate Whitehead Darden, Jr. LL.D. 06/01/1948
Constance Baker Motley LL.D. 05/21/2003
Courtney Brown Litt.D. 05/15/1985
Craig Steven Wilder University Medal for Excellence 01/01/2004
Crawford H. Greenewalt LL.D. 06/02/1953
Curt F. Buhler Litt.D. 05/14/1980
Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjold LL.D. 10/31/1954
Dalai Lama (Gyatso, Tenzin) L.H.D. 04/26/1994
Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso) L.H.D. 04/26/1994
Dale R. Corson LL.D. 06/06/1972
Dana Schutz University Medal for Excellence 05/18/2010
Dana Winslow Atchley Sc.D. 06/02/1959
Daniel G. Hoffman University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1964
Daniel Mornet Litt.D. 06/05/1952
Daniel Patrick Moynihan LL.D. 04/25/1987
Daniel S. Greenberg University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1970
Danny Kaye, posthumous L.H.D. 05/13/1987
David B. Springson Sc.D. 05/15/1991
David Baltimore Sc.D. 05/19/2004
David Bernard Steinman Sc.D. 06/02/1953
David Brion Davis LL.D. 05/19/1999
David de Sola Pool S.T.D. 06/01/1955
David Dubinsky LL.D. 06/04/1968
David Ho Sc.D. 05/17/2000
David L. Dodd Litt.D. 05/16/1984
David Levering Lewis 05/18/2015
David M. Heyman L.H.D. 01/11/1954
David Patrick Maxwell Fyfe LL.D. 09/08/1960
David Remnick Litt.D. 05/21/2014
David Rockefeller LL.D. 10/31/1954
David Rosand Litt.D. 05/21/2014
David Sarnoff Sc.D. 06/01/1966
Dawn Greene LL.D. 05/21/2008
Dean Rusk LL.D. 06/04/1963
Deborah W. Meier LL.D. 11/29/1988
Dennis Gabor Sc.D. 05/14/1975
Derek Harold Richard Barton Sc.D. 06/02/1970
Detlev W. Bronk Sc.D. 06/03/1969
Dickinson Woodruff Richards Sc.D. 06/01/1966
Dino Bigongiari Litt.D. 06/01/1954

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