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 descending Citation
Ryan Arthur F. 2008 Doctor of Laws
Cullman Howard Stix 1959 Doctor of Laws
Norton Eleanor Holmes 1988 Doctor of Laws
Sirleaf Ellen Johnson 2010 Doctor of Laws
Woodward C. Vann 1988 Doctor of Laws
Fenster Saul K. 2002 Doctor of Laws
Cardoso Fernando Enrique 1978 Doctor of Laws
Norwood Janet Lippe 2003 Doctor of Laws
Ferguson, Jr. Clarence Clyde 1966 Doctor of Laws
Nujoma Sam 1997 Doctor of Laws
Bradley Bill 1999 Doctor of Laws
Gordon Lincoln 1967 Doctor of Laws
Bragg Floyd Herman 1990 Doctor of Laws
Smith Frederic William 1964 Doctor of Laws
Finletter Thomas Knight 1959 Doctor of Laws
Hufstedler Shirley M. 1981 Doctor of Laws
McCormick Richard L. 2012 Doctor of Laws
Ramos-Horta José 2000 Doctor of Laws
Hill Anita 2018 Doctor of Laws
Knowles Francis 1965 Doctor of Laws
Davis Jess Harrison 1955 Doctor of Laws
Smith Howard Anthony 1959 Doctor of Laws
Yamba A. Zachary 2006 Doctor of Laws
Hughes Joseph Egan 1956 Doctor of Laws
Randolph Asa Philip 1964 Doctor of Laws
Case Clifford Phillip 1955 Doctor of Laws
Koeppe Alfred C. 2009 Doctor of Laws
Dean Arthur Hobson 1958 Doctor of Laws
Gould William Benjamin, IV 1998 Doctor of Laws
Smith Margaret Chase 1986 Doctor of Laws
Yanitelli Victor Robert, S.J. 1966 Doctor of Laws
Hughes Richard Joseph 1962 Doctor of Laws
Cavazos Lauro F. 1989 Doctor of Laws
Dees, Jr. Morris S. 2006 Doctor of Laws
Linowitz Sol M. 1977 Doctor of Laws
Brennan, Jr. William Joseph 1958 Doctor of Laws
Smithers Robert Brinkley 1964 Doctor of Laws
Yasuhiro Nakasone 1988 Doctor of Laws
Florio James J. 1990 Doctor of Laws
Hughes William John 1995 Doctor of Laws
Dickerson Donald MacMillan 1989 Doctor of Laws
Smyth Henry DeWolf 1968 Doctor of Laws
Foster William Chapman 1968 Doctor of Laws
McGreevey James E. 2002 Doctor of Laws
Waldheim Kurt 1972 Doctor of Laws
Schettino C. Thomas 1961 Doctor of Laws
Gregorian Vartan 1989 Doctor of Laws
Brooks-Randolph Angie 1978 Doctor of Laws
Young, Jr. Andrew J. 1978 Doctor of Laws
Francis John Joseph 1959 Doctor of Laws

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