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
Trager William 1965 Doctor of Science
Lewis William Arthur 1965 Doctor of Laws
Knowles Francis 1965 Doctor of Laws
Rees Mina 1965 Doctor of Letters
Reese Everett David 1964 Doctor of Laws
Brown Harrison Scott 1964 Doctor of Science
Bryan James Edmund 1964 Doctor of Letters
Betancourt Romulo 1964 Doctor of Laws
Blackman Samuel Garrison 1964 Doctor of Letters
Shahn Ben 1964 Doctor of Letters
Conn Jerome W. 1964 Doctor of Science
Tatum Edward Lawrie 1964 Doctor of Science
Connor John Thomas 1964 Doctor of Laws
Katzenbach Nicholas deBelleville 1964 Doctor of Laws
Cowdrey Mary Bartlett 1964 Doctor of Letters
Nicolson Marjorie Hope 1964 Doctor of Letters
Smith Frederic William 1964 Doctor of Laws
Randolph Asa Philip 1964 Doctor of Laws
McFarland Ross Armstrong 1964 Doctor of Science
Smithers Robert Brinkley 1964 Doctor of Laws
Wu Chien-Shiung 1963 Doctor of Science
Bender Carl Beitel 1963 Doctor of Science
Miers Earl Schenck 1963 Doctor of Letters
Wayne Edward Anthony 1963 Doctor of Laws
Weaver Robert Clifton 1963 Doctor of Laws
Hellman Lillian 1963 Doctor of Letters
Wescott Glenway 1963 Doctor of Letters
Perkins James A. 1963 Doctor of Laws
Block Herbert Lawrence 1963 Doctor of Letters
Martin George Willard 1963 Doctor of Science
Morrow John Howard 1963 Doctor of Humane Letters
Engstrom Elmer W. 1963 Doctor of Science
Rubinstein Arthur 1963 Doctor of Music
Baron Salo Wittmayer 1963 Doctor of Letters
Clapp Margaret 1962 Doctor of Laws
Dougherty John Joseph 1962 Doctor of Laws
Stevenson Adlai Ewing 1962 Doctor of Laws
Weeks Edward A. 1962 Doctor of Letters
Myers Chauncie Kilmer 1962 Doctor of Humane Letters
Sessions Roger 1962 Doctor of Music
White Ruth Patricia 1962 Master of Fine Arts
Neuberger Maurine Brown 1962 Doctor of Laws
Auchter George David 1962 Doctor of Science
Kessler Henry Howard 1962 Doctor of Humane Letters
Hughes Richard Joseph 1962 Doctor of Laws
Kriendler Irving Robert 1961 Doctor of Humane Letters
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