Past Rutgers University Honorary Degree Recipients

This list of honorary degree recipients is sortable by last name, year conferred, and degree type. Click on the title of the column to sort the list by that particular content.

We have added the honorary degree citations for some of our recipients. Click on the Citation images, where shown, to read them.

Last name First name Year Degreesort descending Citation
Alexander Archibald Stevens 1966 Doctor of Laws
Jacobs Nathan Leonard 1965 Doctor of Laws
Udall Stewart Lee 1968 Doctor of Laws
Ruttan Vernon Wesley 1978 Doctor of Laws
Norton Eleanor Holmes 1988 Doctor of Laws
Butler Richard 2001 Doctor of Laws
Sirleaf Ellen Johnson 2010 Doctor of Laws
Mahoney Sister Hildegarde Marie 1967 Doctor of Laws
Jacobson Joel Ross 1974 Doctor of Laws
Connor John Thomas 1964 Doctor of Laws
Miller William Christian 1966 Doctor of Laws
Murphy Philip 2019 Doctor of Laws
Ryan Arthur F. 2008 Doctor of Laws
Lee Percy Maxim 1956 Doctor of Laws
Norwood Janet Lippe 2003 Doctor of Laws
Byrne Brendan T. 1974 Doctor of Laws
Roberts Dorothy 2019 Doctor of Laws
Leopold Alice Koller 1958 Doctor of Laws
Whitehead John C. 1989 Doctor of Laws
Nujoma Sam 1997 Doctor of Laws
Cortés, Jr. Ernesto J. 2011 Doctor of Laws
Mitchell James Paul 1959 Doctor of Laws
Cahill William T. 1970 Doctor of Laws
Smith Frederic William 1964 Doctor of Laws
Ramos-Horta José 2000 Doctor of Laws
Corzine Jon S. 2006 Doctor of Laws
Boggs Lindy 2000 Doctor of Laws
Whitman Christine Todd 1994 Doctor of Laws
Smith Howard Anthony 1959 Doctor of Laws
Marin Luis Muñoz 1965 Doctor of Laws
Randolph Asa Philip 1964 Doctor of Laws
Bongiovanni Michael 1991 Doctor of Laws
Herrmann Lewis Mordecai 1960 Doctor of Laws
Smith Margaret Chase 1986 Doctor of Laws
Higginbotham, Jr. A. Leon 1969 Doctor of Laws
Smithers Robert Brinkley 1964 Doctor of Laws
Jones Lewis Webster 1959 Doctor of Laws
Cox Archibald 1974 Doctor of Laws
Martinez Judy Perry 2020 Doctor of Laws
Williams, Jr. Harrison Arlington 1960 Doctor of Laws
Smyth Henry DeWolf 1968 Doctor of Laws
Schettino C. Thomas 1961 Doctor of Laws
Fenster Saul K. 2002 Doctor of Laws
Cardoso Fernando Enrique 1978 Doctor of Laws
Marshall Ray 1978 Doctor of Laws
Stevenson Bryan A. 2015 Doctor of Laws
Cullman Howard Stix 1959 Doctor of Laws
Waldheim Kurt 1972 Doctor of Laws
Ferguson, Jr. Clarence Clyde 1966 Doctor of Laws
Hirschman Albert O. 1978 Doctor of Laws

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