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
Judson Margaret Atwood 1968 Doctor of Laws
DiFrancesco Donald T. 2007 Doctor of Laws
Wilson Blenda Jacqueline 1989 Doctor of Laws
Morse David Abner 1957 Doctor of Laws
Dillon Clarence Douglas 1961 Doctor of Laws
Frelinghuysen Peter H.B. 1976 Doctor of Laws
Holt Rush 2021 Doctor of Laws
Martin, Jr. William McChesney 1965 Doctor of Laws
Chisholm Shirley 2002 Doctor of Laws
Katzenbach Nicholas deBelleville 1964 Doctor of Laws
Gidney Ray Millard 1961 Doctor of Laws
Neuberger Maurine Brown 1962 Doctor of Laws
Brown Lester Russell 1978 Doctor of Laws
Friedman Milton 1968 Doctor of Laws
Moses Robert Parris 2021 Doctor of Laws
Martindell Anne Clark 1984 Doctor of Laws
Christie Chris 2010 Doctor of Laws
Kean Thomas H. 1982 Doctor of Laws
Doar John 1968 Doctor of Laws
Moyers Bill 2016 Doctor of Laws
Sills Arthur J. 1966 Doctor of Laws
Brown Raymond A. 1972 Doctor of Laws
Hoover, Jr. Herbert 1956 Doctor of Laws
Clapp Margaret 1962 Doctor of Laws
Kennan George F. 1966 Doctor of Laws
Bergethon Kaare Roald 1959 Doctor of Laws
Obama Barack H. 2016 Doctor of Laws
Ginsburg Ruth Bader 1991 Doctor of Laws
Lewis Willard Deming 1966 Doctor of Laws
Simon William E. 1985 Doctor of Laws
Matsepe-Casaburri Ivy F. 2008 Doctor of Laws
Dougherty John Joseph 1962 Doctor of Laws
Goheen Robert Francis 1957 Doctor of Laws
Lewis William Arthur 1965 Doctor of Laws
Fulbright James William 1955 Doctor of Laws
Matsumoto Shigeharu 1966 Doctor of Laws
Udall Stewart Lee 1968 Doctor of Laws
Ruttan Vernon Wesley 1978 Doctor of Laws
Betancourt Romulo 1964 Doctor of Laws
Norton Eleanor Holmes 1988 Doctor of Laws
Sirleaf Ellen Johnson 2010 Doctor of Laws
Galbraith John Kenneth 1979 Doctor of Laws
Woodward C. Vann 1988 Doctor of Laws
Ryan Arthur F. 2008 Doctor of Laws
Norwood Janet Lippe 2003 Doctor of Laws
Bunting Mary Ingraham 1960 Doctor of Laws
Dwyer Bernard J. 1993 Doctor of Laws
Nujoma Sam 1997 Doctor of Laws
Gaskill William John 1978 Doctor of Laws
Abdellah Faye Glenn 1973 Doctor of Laws

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