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 Yearsort ascending Degree Citation
Huxtable Ada Louise 1974 Doctor of Fine Arts
Cox Archibald 1974 Doctor of Laws
Jacobson Joel Ross 1974 Doctor of Laws
Robeson Paul 1973 Doctor of Humane Letters
Murphy William Beverly 1973 Doctor of Humane Letters
Beal Orville E. 1973 Doctor of Humane Letters
Gibson Eleanor Jack 1973 Doctor of Science
Lewis Anthony 1973 Doctor of Humane Letters
Abdellah Faye Glenn 1973 Doctor of Laws
Gellhorn Walter 1973 Doctor of Laws
Rauscher, Jr. Frank Joseph 1973 Doctor of Science
Schlatter Richard 1973 Doctor of Humane Letters
Mendel Arthur 1973 Doctor of Music
Johnson Leonard C. 1972 Doctor of Humane Letters
Nader Ralph 1972 Doctor of Laws
Levine William 1972 Doctor of Humane Letters
Nevelson Louise 1972 Doctor of Fine Arts
Brown Raymond A. 1972 Doctor of Laws
Bishop Elizabeth 1972 Doctor of Letters
Bowen William Gordon 1972 Doctor of Laws
Zworykin Vladimir K. 1972 Doctor of Science
Waldheim Kurt 1972 Doctor of Laws
Allen Clara L. 1972 Doctor of Humane Letters
Kreeger David Lloyd 1972 Doctor of Humane Letters
Reese Gustave 1972 Doctor of Music
Horne Marilyn 1971 Doctor of Music
Gross Mason Welch 1971 Doctor of Laws
Segal George 1970 Doctor of Fine Arts
Jones Franklin Taylor 1970 Doctor of Humane Letters
Gillespie John Birks 1970 Doctor of Music
Lilley Robert Dodd 1970 Doctor of Humane Letters
Luria Salvador Edward 1970 Doctor of Science
Cahill William T. 1970 Doctor of Laws
Meyerson Martin 1970 Doctor of Humane Letters
Wicker Thomas Grey 1970 Doctor of Letters
Heckel Charles Willard 1970 Doctor of Laws
Boyd Hugh Newell 1970 Doctor of Letters
Seaborg Glenn T. 1970 Doctor of Laws
Mailer Norman 1969 Doctor of Letters
Brée Germaine 1969 Doctor of Letters
Higginbotham, Jr. A. Leon 1969 Doctor of Laws
Baskin Leonard 1969 Doctor of Fine Arts
Lewis Henry 1969 Doctor of Music
Buck Pearl S. 1969 Doctor of Humane Letters
Wheeler John Archibald 1969 Doctor of Science
Alampi Philip 1969 Doctor of Laws
Mitchell Eleanor 1968 Doctor of Letters
Peterson Martha Elizabeth 1968 Doctor of Laws
Foster William Chapman 1968 Doctor of Laws
Thant U 1968 Doctor of Laws

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