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
Dillon Clarence Douglas 1961 Doctor of Laws
Stetin Sol 1961 Doctor of Humane Letters
Heidelberger Michael 1961 Doctor of Science
Piel Gerard 1961 Doctor of Letters
Gidney Ray Millard 1961 Doctor of Laws
Rukeyser Muriel 1961 Doctor of Letters
Ormandy Eugene 1960 Doctor of Music
Williams, Jr. Harrison Arlington 1960 Doctor of Laws
Hall Frederick Wilson 1960 Doctor of Laws
MacKay Kenneth Campbell 1960 Doctor of Laws
Bunting Mary Ingraham 1960 Doctor of Laws
Herrmann Lewis Mordecai 1960 Doctor of Laws
Lett Harold Alfred 1960 Doctor of Humane Letters
Kaiser John Boynton 1960 Doctor of Humane Letters
Powers William 1960 Doctor of Humane Letters
Wescott Lloyd Bruce 1960 Doctor of Humane Letters
Houle Cyril Orvin 1959 Doctor of Humane Letters
Finletter Thomas Knight 1959 Doctor of Laws
Smith Howard Anthony 1959 Doctor of Laws
Graham Martha 1959 Doctor of Fine Arts
Diekhoff John Siemon 1959 Doctor of Humane Letters
Francis John Joseph 1959 Doctor of Laws
Bergethon Kaare Roald 1959 Doctor of Laws
Cleary Edward John 1959 Doctor of Science
Fuchs Morris 1959 Doctor of Humane Letters
Mitchell James Paul 1959 Doctor of Laws
Black Eugene Robert 1959 Doctor of Laws
Jones Lewis Webster 1959 Doctor of Laws
Everett Thomas Henry 1959 Master of Science
Fair Ethel Marion 1959 Doctor of Humane Letters
Cullman Howard Stix 1959 Doctor of Laws
Bailey Charles Philamore 1958 Doctor of Humane Letters
Cuthbertson David Paton 1958 Doctor of Science
Dean Arthur Hobson 1958 Doctor of Laws
Volk Harry Joseph 1958 Doctor of Humane Letters
Fiske Jessie Gladys 1958 Doctor of Science
Brennan, Jr. William Joseph 1958 Doctor of Laws
Gronquist Carl Harry 1958 Doctor of Science
Melcher Frederic Gershom 1958 Doctor of Letters
MacCarter Beatrice Bouchier 1958 Master of Arts
Mahan Edna 1958 Doctor of Humane Letters
Weintraub Joseph 1958 Doctor of Laws
Leopold Alice Koller 1958 Doctor of Laws
Blackmur Richard Palmer 1958 Doctor of Letters
Martin William Hope 1958 Doctor of Science
Moxon Rosamond Sawyer 1958 Master of Arts
Hottel Althea Kratz 1958 Doctor of Humane Letters
Reston James Barrett 1957 Doctor of Letters
Cole William Harder 1957 Doctor of Science
Peyre Henri Maurice 1957 Doctor of Letters

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