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 descending Degree Citation
Higginbotham, Jr. A. Leon 1969 Doctor of Laws
Segal George 1970 Doctor of Fine Arts
Gillespie John Birks 1970 Doctor of Music
Lilley Robert Dodd 1970 Doctor of Humane Letters
Wicker Thomas Grey 1970 Doctor of Letters
Luria Salvador Edward 1970 Doctor of Science
Meyerson Martin 1970 Doctor of Humane Letters
Heckel Charles Willard 1970 Doctor of Laws
Cahill William T. 1970 Doctor of Laws
Jones Franklin Taylor 1970 Doctor of Humane Letters
Seaborg Glenn T. 1970 Doctor of Laws
Boyd Hugh Newell 1970 Doctor of Letters
Horne Marilyn 1971 Doctor of Music
Gross Mason Welch 1971 Doctor of Laws
Bowen William Gordon 1972 Doctor of Laws
Levine William 1972 Doctor of Humane Letters
Zworykin Vladimir K. 1972 Doctor of Science
Nader Ralph 1972 Doctor of Laws
Nevelson Louise 1972 Doctor of Fine Arts
Brown Raymond A. 1972 Doctor of Laws
Kreeger David Lloyd 1972 Doctor of Humane Letters
Bishop Elizabeth 1972 Doctor of Letters
Allen Clara L. 1972 Doctor of Humane Letters
Waldheim Kurt 1972 Doctor of Laws
Reese Gustave 1972 Doctor of Music
Johnson Leonard C. 1972 Doctor of Humane Letters
Murphy William Beverly 1973 Doctor of Humane Letters
Gibson Eleanor Jack 1973 Doctor of Science
Robeson Paul 1973 Doctor of Humane Letters
Lewis Anthony 1973 Doctor of Humane Letters
Beal Orville E. 1973 Doctor of Humane Letters
Abdellah Faye Glenn 1973 Doctor of Laws
Mendel Arthur 1973 Doctor of Music
Gellhorn Walter 1973 Doctor of Laws
Rauscher, Jr. Frank Joseph 1973 Doctor of Science
Schlatter Richard 1973 Doctor of Humane Letters
Cunningham John T. 1974 Doctor of Letters
Rodriguez Joseph H. 1974 Doctor of Laws
Huxtable Ada Louise 1974 Doctor of Fine Arts
Blake James Hubert 1974 Doctor of Fine Arts
Jacobson Joel Ross 1974 Doctor of Laws
Byrne Brendan T. 1974 Doctor of Laws
Cox Archibald 1974 Doctor of Laws
Stillman W. Paul 1975 Doctor of Laws
Fergusson Francis 1975 Doctor of Letters
Rodino, Jr. Peter Wallace 1975 Doctor of Laws
Rossi Alice S. 1975 Doctor of Science
Hedefine Alfred 1975 Doctor of Science
Bloom Benjamin S. 1975 Doctor of Humane Letters
Pauling Linus 1975 Doctor of Science

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