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Honorary Degrees

1899

David Charles Plannette
James William Robins
Edward Williams
L. Morgan Wood

1900

Judge Hugh J Cadwell
Rev. Ward Beecher Picard
Rev. Jacob B. Uber
Rev. Elmer B. Whittaker

1901

Attorney General Philander Chase Knox
Rev. Edward George Loughry
Rev. Milton Butler Pratt

1902

Bishop John William Hamilton
Rev. William Henry Morgan
Rev. Mahlon J Slutz
Rev. Thomas Rush Thoburn

1903

Rev. Samuel J Arbuthnot
Rev. Clark Crawford
Rev. Robert S. Ross

1904

Rec. Hugh F. Earseman
Rev. Francis G. Howell
Rev. James A. Ulman
Bishop William Frazer McDowell

1905

Rev. A.J. Ashe
Rev. Robert A. Carnahan

1906

Rev. Charles Josiah Adams

1907

Rev. G. Bickley Burns
Rev. Charles N. Church
William A. Wright

1908

John W. Craine
William Lamartine Thompson
Charles Summer Howe
Rev. William Luther Tedrow
Rev. Josephus Ricketts Jacob
Rev. David Scott Clark
Rev. Edward Everett Ayers
Rev. George Milton Fowles
Rev. John Robertson Henry

1909

Thomas H. Anderson

1910

Joseph Warren G. Fast
William Fry Wykoff
Milton Jay Lichty

1911

Ner Wallace Stroup
Issac Taylor Headland
Rev. Daniel Westfall
Rev. W.E. Fetch
Rev. Thomas Hambly

1912

Lynn Harold Hough
John H. Jordannnnn

1913

Harriet Newhall Marsh
Walter R. Fruit
Joseph McGire Shepler
Hon. Atlee Pomerene

1914

Foster C. Anderson
J. Frank Knotts
Sherman Asher Kirkbride
John Jacob Wallace

1915

Parren Ulysses Hawkins
John Zachariah Moore
Charles Howard Taylor

1916-

1917

Richard Makin Fowles
Boyd L. George
Joeseph Lorain Shunk

1918

Major General Edwin Forbes Glenn
Brigadier General Evan M. Johnson
Justice William Rufus Day
The Reverend Isaac Eugene Miller
The Reverend John Fene Ion Jose

1919

Judge William D. Chapman
The Rev. William B. West

1920

Fred Luke Wiseman
James Franklin Hoffman
James M. Shaffer
John Brady Bowman

1921

Ira G. McCormack
Frank G. Fowler

1922

Lemon Dorsey Spaugy
Edward H. Roberts
Benjamin D. Edwards

1923

Harvey Samuel Firestone
James Newton Parker
Howard Hammond Scott

1924

Olin Clarke Jones
William W. Dieterich

1925

Judson Jeffreys
Charles Linville Wallace

1926

John Taylor Alton
George Emmor Brenneman
Mark W. Brown
Will H. Hays
Everett William Lord
James B. Ruhl

1927

William Francois Connor
Cyrus Hamline Frampton
Wilbur E. Hammaker
Charles Bentley Hess

1928

Frank Durward Slutz
Norman Charles Milliron
John Dick Van Horn

1929

William L. Hart
Charles C. Amendt
Ralph Emerson Davis

1930

Mary Jobe Akeley
Earl Roy Brown
John William Hamilton
William Henry Hoover

1931

Louis Herbert Brush
Thomas Alva Edison
Katherine Berry Richardson
Fred B. Newell
William Pearson Tolle

1933

Charles Armstrong
George Denton Beal
Homor Willis Courtney

1934

Charles William Foulk
Mazey Stephen James
Horace Horton Underwood
George Frederick Zook

1935

Charles Albert Goss
David Ellwood Scott
Wilbur Stanley Smith
Evelyn Mabel Watson

1936

William A. Buttolph
William Christy Craig
Sammuel Elmer Lawson
Wilbur Stout

1937

Lincoln Robinson Gibbs
Jay Homes Smith
Otto Scott Steele

1938

Louis Herbert Brush
William Arthur Mitchell
Oscar Thomas Olson

1939

Wilbur Emery Hammaker
Robert William Hegner
Benjamin Fitts Stanton

1940

Raymond Francis McLain
Melvin Wayne McQueen
William Delbert Shilts
Daniel Webster Shumaker

1941

Norman Rudolph Stoll
Ernest Weals
John Z. Moore

1942

John Richard Cheney
Howard Bancroft Andervont

1943

George Franklin Lamb
Merle LeRoy Dundon
Aaron John Brumbaugh
Harold Hitz Burton

1944

Oswald Hance Blackwood
Mrs. Thomas Alva Edison
Harry F. Hazlett
Harold Baird Williams

1945

Frank Scott Gibson
Russell J. Humbert

1946

Leon A. Beeghly
Charles F. Rittenhouse
John O. Gross
Nolan R. Harmon
Henry R. Van Deusen
Clyde E. Whitehill
William Henry McMaster

1948

Richard Bartley Cattell
Edwin John Keifer
Clarence James Rodman

1949

Louis Tomlinson Benezet
Ella Wilcox Peasley
Hazen Groff Werner

1950

Charles Erwin Wilson
William Arthur Milne

1951

Charles Balough
Alton Frank Davis
Walter G. Williams

1952

Robert L. Scranton
Bowman Foster Ashe

1953

Stanley Jay Shoemaker
John Lane Williams
A. Robert Anderson
Charles F. Jones
Harold Henry Eibling
Merrill Mead Parvis
Lowell Christian Ruch

1954

George Lincoln King

1956

Homer Vernon Bradshaw
Matthew Alexander McDowell
George Carlan Elliott
Raymond Wilbur Hibbard

1957

William Brook Robinson
Harvey Baldwin Wallace

1958

Donald Whitney Bowman
George Melvin Karns
Melvin Guy Mellon
Lowell Orlando Randall
Robert Eliot Stauffer
Howard Albert Tanner
William H. Stewart
Vance Donald Rogers

1959

Herbert William Hoover
Elmer Thomas Phillips
Robert Elihu Stauffer

1960

Homer Jonathan Rodney Elford
William Ralph Ward, Jr.

1962

William Vernon Middleton

1963

S. Lee Whiteman, Jr.
Frank Townsend Bow
Howard Wesley Brown
Luther Hartwell Hodges

1964

Raymond Francis McLain
Harry Neal
Cecil E. Lapo
Robert Pratt Fountain
Charles Roy Keller
Michael Leo Furcolow

1965

Mabel M. Riedinger
James Edward Doty
Francis E. Kearns
Morris Nielsen

1966

Richard Kinney
Howard Wigton Swank
Howard Foster Lowry
John W. Freiling
William Brooks Fortune

1967

DeWayne Stanley Woodring
James Lee Goddard
Eric Wilfred Baker

1968

John Semple Galbraith
Norman Emerson Crewson

1969

Kenneth H. McFall
F. Gerald Ensley
Jean E. Karl
George A. Parsons, Jr.
Gladstone L. Brown
John D. Millett

1971

John Carl Buterbaugh
Roy C. Nichols

1972

Lucile Brown Ketcham
Ralph K. Ramsayer

1974

Henry Gaylord Cramblett

1976

Lester D. Crow
Perry G. Rigby

1977

Thomas S. Brush
Davis Eugene Boster

1979

Alfred Bryan Bonds, Jr.
Richard G. McCuskey
James S. Thomas

1980

Ronald G. Weber
Abel Tendekayi Muzorewa

1981

Ralph Straus Regula

1983

Terrel H. Bell

1984

Francis G. Rodgers

1985

Forest Jay Shollenberger

1986

Yost Osborne
Richard Wayne Dirksen
Clifford D. Shields

1987

John D. Brumbaugh
Charles J. Pilliod, Jr.

1988

Norman Vincent Peale
Donald A. Peterson

1989

Edwin C. Bolton
Mark O. Hatfield

1991

Martin E. Marty
Samuel D. Proctor

1992

Edsel A. Ammons
Allen P. Splete

1993

Ernest L. Boyer

1994

Robert E. Mercer

1995

Arthur E. Levine

1996

Jeanette Grasselli Brown
John E. Saffell

1997

David L. Warren

1998

Alejandro Gertz Manero

1999

Charles B. Ketcham
Mary Rogusky Regula

2000

Craig W. George
Harold M. Kolenbrander

2001

Brian L. Stafford

2002

Fred J. Haupt

2004

Bernadine Healy

2005

Victor J. Boschini, Jr.

2006

David Brown
Truman Turnquist

2007

Richard McPherson

2008

Sylvester Green

2009

James Griffith

2011

Vanita D. (Bauknight ’63) Oelschlager
Jack Peters
Charles Grove