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 ascending Citation
Gaskill William John 1978 Doctor of Laws
Morse David Abner 1957 Doctor of Laws
Abdellah Faye Glenn 1973 Doctor of Laws
Cohen Wilbur J. 1986 Doctor of Laws
Ebadi Shirin 2007 Doctor of Laws
Martin, Jr. William McChesney 1965 Doctor of Laws
Werblin David A. 1988 Doctor of Laws
Katzenbach Nicholas deBelleville 1964 Doctor of Laws
Muskie Edmund Sixtus 1986 Doctor of Laws
Gidney Ray Millard 1961 Doctor of Laws
Black Eugene Robert 1959 Doctor of Laws
Frazier Kenneth C. 2019 Doctor of Laws
Martindell Anne Clark 1984 Doctor of Laws
Rodino, Jr. Peter Wallace 1975 Doctor of Laws
Kean Thomas H. 1982 Doctor of Laws
Gellhorn Walter 1973 Doctor of Laws
Adams Ruth Marie 1966 Doctor of Laws
Perkins James A. 1963 Doctor of Laws
Katyal Neal 2019 Doctor of Laws
Rodriguez Joseph H. 1974 Doctor of Laws
Weisskopf Victor Frederick 1983 Doctor of Laws
Kennan George F. 1966 Doctor of Laws
Nader Ralph 1972 Doctor of Laws
Ginsburg Ruth Bader 1991 Doctor of Laws
Suzman The Honorable Helen 1992 Doctor of Laws
Hoover, Jr. Herbert 1956 Doctor of Laws
Edelman Marian Wright 1986 Doctor of Laws
Matsepe-Casaburri Ivy F. 2008 Doctor of Laws
Alampi Philip 1969 Doctor of Laws
Goheen Robert Francis 1957 Doctor of Laws
Long Virginia 2013 Doctor of Laws
Commager Henry Steele 1988 Doctor of Laws
Lewis Willard Deming 1966 Doctor of Laws
Peterson Martha Elizabeth 1968 Doctor of Laws
Matsumoto Shigeharu 1966 Doctor of Laws
White Katharine Elkus 1967 Doctor of Laws
Nagle Claire Waller 1978 Doctor of Laws
Alexander Archibald Stevens 1966 Doctor of Laws
Lewis William Arthur 1965 Doctor of Laws
Murphy Philip 2019 Doctor of Laws
Butler Richard 2001 Doctor of Laws
Connor John Thomas 1964 Doctor of Laws
Roberts Dorothy 2019 Doctor of Laws
Byrne Brendan T. 1974 Doctor of Laws
Shapiro Harold T. 1988 Doctor of Laws
Thant U 1968 Doctor of Laws
Whitehead John C. 1989 Doctor of Laws
Cortés, Jr. Ernesto J. 2011 Doctor of Laws
Boggs Lindy 2000 Doctor of Laws
Hufstedler Shirley M. 1981 Doctor of Laws

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