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
Dean Arthur Hobson 1958 Doctor of Laws
Brennan, Jr. William Joseph 1958 Doctor of Laws
Jones Lewis Webster 1959 Doctor of Laws
Florio James J. 1990 Doctor of Laws
Simon William E. 1985 Doctor of Laws
Yasuhiro Nakasone 1988 Doctor of Laws
Higginbotham, Jr. A. Leon 1969 Doctor of Laws
Dees, Jr. Morris S. 2006 Doctor of Laws
Ruttan Vernon Wesley 1978 Doctor of Laws
Foster William Chapman 1968 Doctor of Laws
Udall Stewart Lee 1968 Doctor of Laws
Dickerson Donald MacMillan 1989 Doctor of Laws
Marshall Ray 1978 Doctor of Laws
Ryan Arthur F. 2008 Doctor of Laws
Brooks-Randolph Angie 1978 Doctor of Laws
Francis John Joseph 1959 Doctor of Laws
Norton Eleanor Holmes 1988 Doctor of Laws
Sirleaf Ellen Johnson 2010 Doctor of Laws
Young, Jr. Andrew J. 1978 Doctor of Laws
Bowen William Gordon 1972 Doctor of Laws
Brower Charles Hendrickson 1966 Doctor of Laws
Judson Margaret Atwood 1968 Doctor of Laws
Norwood Janet Lippe 2003 Doctor of Laws
Hirschman Albert O. 1978 Doctor of Laws
DiFrancesco Donald T. 2007 Doctor of Laws
Codey Richard J. 2005 Doctor of Laws
Morse David Abner 1957 Doctor of Laws
Nujoma Sam 1997 Doctor of Laws
Dillon Clarence Douglas 1961 Doctor of Laws
Martin, Jr. William McChesney 1965 Doctor of Laws
Katzenbach Nicholas deBelleville 1964 Doctor of Laws
Werblin David A. 1988 Doctor of Laws
Frelinghuysen Peter H.B. 1976 Doctor of Laws
Best William E. 2024 Doctor of Laws
Gidney Ray Millard 1961 Doctor of Laws
Smith Frederic William 1964 Doctor of Laws
Chisholm Shirley 2002 Doctor of Laws
Ramos-Horta José 2000 Doctor of Laws
Martindell Anne Clark 1984 Doctor of Laws
Frazier Kenneth C. 2019 Doctor of Laws
Brown Lester Russell 1978 Doctor of Laws
Kean Thomas H. 1982 Doctor of Laws
Friedman Milton 1968 Doctor of Laws
Smith Howard Anthony 1959 Doctor of Laws
Christie Chris 2010 Doctor of Laws
Randolph Asa Philip 1964 Doctor of Laws
Doar John 1968 Doctor of Laws
Katyal Neal 2019 Doctor of Laws
Brown Raymond A. 1972 Doctor of Laws
Kennan George F. 1966 Doctor of Laws

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