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
Baskin Leonard 1969 Doctor of Fine Arts
Friedman Milton 1968 Doctor of Laws
Doar John 1968 Doctor of Laws
Peterson Martha Elizabeth 1968 Doctor of Laws
Mitchell Eleanor 1968 Doctor of Letters
Thant U 1968 Doctor of Laws
Dwyer Florence Price 1968 Doctor of Laws
Burke Kenneth 1968 Doctor of Letters
Udall Stewart Lee 1968 Doctor of Laws
Judson Margaret Atwood 1968 Doctor of Laws
Vermeule Emily Dickinson Townsend 1968 Doctor of Letters
Smyth Henry DeWolf 1968 Doctor of Laws
Foster William Chapman 1968 Doctor of Laws
Payne-Gaposchkin Cecelia 1968 Doctor of Science
Still Timothy 1968 Doctor of Humane Letters
Nagel Ernest 1967 Doctor of Letters
Mahoney Sister Hildegarde Marie 1967 Doctor of Laws
Copland Aaron 1967 Doctor of Music
Caldwell William Anthony 1967 Doctor of Letters
Bowen Catherine Drinker 1967 Doctor of Letters
L'Hommedieu Paige D. 1967 Doctor of Humane Letters
Gordon Lincoln 1967 Doctor of Laws
Fisk James Brown 1967 Doctor of Science
White Katharine Elkus 1967 Doctor of Laws
Stewart William Huffman 1967 Doctor of Science
Brower Charles Hendrickson 1966 Doctor of Laws
Weisenfeld Allan 1966 Doctor of Humane Letters
Miller William Christian 1966 Doctor of Laws
Nannes Caspar 1966 Doctor of Letters
Coffey Katherine Frances 1966 Doctor of Fine Arts
Rogosin Israel 1966 Doctor of Humane Letters
Bixby Frederick Lovell 1966 Doctor of Humane Letters
Adams Ruth Marie 1966 Doctor of Laws
Sills Arthur J. 1966 Doctor of Laws
Alexander Archibald Stevens 1966 Doctor of Laws
Ellison Ralph Waldo 1966 Doctor of Letters
Kennan George F. 1966 Doctor of Laws
Yanitelli Victor Robert, S.J. 1966 Doctor of Laws
Boocock Philip Milledoler Brett 1966 Doctor of Letters
Lewis Willard Deming 1966 Doctor of Laws
Matsumoto Shigeharu 1966 Doctor of Laws
Ferguson, Jr. Clarence Clyde 1966 Doctor of Laws
Gordon Julia Weber 1966 Doctor of Humane Letters
Walter F. Austin 1966 Doctor of Music
Warren Earl 1966 Doctor of Laws
Reilly Hilda Christine 1966 Doctor of Science
Humphrey Hubert H. 1966 Doctor of Laws
Lowell Robert 1965 Doctor of Letters
Hyde Mary Morley Crapo 1965 Doctor of Letters
Jacobs Nathan Leonard 1965 Doctor of Laws