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
Judson Margaret Atwood 1968 Doctor of Laws
Dwyer Bernard J. 1993 Doctor of Laws
Shapiro Harold T. 1988 Doctor of Laws
Bunting Mary Ingraham 1960 Doctor of Laws
Roberts Dorothy 2019 Doctor of Laws
Thant U 1968 Doctor of Laws
Hirschman Albert O. 1978 Doctor of Laws
Abdellah Faye Glenn 1973 Doctor of Laws
Whitehead John C. 1989 Doctor of Laws
Cohen Wilbur J. 1986 Doctor of Laws
Morse David Abner 1957 Doctor of Laws
Dwyer Florence Price 1968 Doctor of Laws
Gaskill William John 1978 Doctor of Laws
Martin, Jr. William McChesney 1965 Doctor of Laws
Katzenbach Nicholas deBelleville 1964 Doctor of Laws
Black Eugene Robert 1959 Doctor of Laws
Neuberger Maurine Brown 1962 Doctor of Laws
Ebadi Shirin 2007 Doctor of Laws
Gidney Ray Millard 1961 Doctor of Laws
Adams Ruth Marie 1966 Doctor of Laws
Whitman Christine Todd 1994 Doctor of Laws
Martindell Anne Clark 1984 Doctor of Laws
Kean Thomas H. 1982 Doctor of Laws
Gellhorn Walter 1973 Doctor of Laws
Kennan George F. 1966 Doctor of Laws
Sills Arthur J. 1966 Doctor of Laws
Ginsburg Ruth Bader 1991 Doctor of Laws
Hoover, Jr. Herbert 1956 Doctor of Laws
Alampi Philip 1969 Doctor of Laws
Matsepe-Casaburri Ivy F. 2008 Doctor of Laws
Commager Henry Steele 1988 Doctor of Laws
Edelman Marian Wright 1986 Doctor of Laws
Simon William E. 1985 Doctor of Laws
Goheen Robert Francis 1957 Doctor of Laws
Lewis Willard Deming 1966 Doctor of Laws
Martinez Judy Perry 2020 Doctor of Laws
Alexander Archibald Stevens 1966 Doctor of Laws
Williams, Jr. Harrison Arlington 1960 Doctor of Laws
Matsumoto Shigeharu 1966 Doctor of Laws
Ruttan Vernon Wesley 1978 Doctor of Laws
Lewis William Arthur 1965 Doctor of Laws
Udall Stewart Lee 1968 Doctor of Laws
Connor John Thomas 1964 Doctor of Laws
Ryan Arthur F. 2008 Doctor of Laws
Norton Eleanor Holmes 1988 Doctor of Laws
Stevenson Bryan A. 2015 Doctor of Laws
Sirleaf Ellen Johnson 2010 Doctor of Laws
Butler Richard 2001 Doctor of Laws
Wilson August 1996 Doctor of Letters
Blume Judy 2010 Doctor of Letters

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