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2007             Chuck Hagel, U.S. Senator (Nebraska)
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== 19th Century ==
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1859 John Tyler – former U.S. President, Rector of the Board of Visitors
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1893 J. Allen Watts
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1893 Robert M. Hughes
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== 20th Century ==
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=== 1923 ===
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1923 Albert Bushnell Hart – former President of American Historical Association and former President of the American Political Science Association
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1937    Wesley Frank Craven - visiting professor of history from New York University
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1939 George Arents – former chairman of the Syracus University Board of Trustees
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1940 Charles Warren – Former Assistant Attorney General of the United States, and Pulitzer Prize winning author
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1941 Max Lerner – Author and syndicated columnist
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1942 James T. Shotwell - Bryce Professor of the History of International Relations at Columbia University
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1943 Oliver C. Carmichael – Chancellor of Vanderbilt University
  
2006 Timothy M. Kaine Governor of Virginia
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1944 Lindsay Rogers Burgess Professor of Public Law, Columbia University
  
2005 James H. Billington The Librarian of Congress
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1945 Kenneth Chorley President of Williamsburg Restoration and Colonial Williamsburg
  
2004 David D. McKiernan, Lieutenant General,
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1946 James William Fulbright – U.S. Senator (Arkansas)
Commanding General, Third U.S. Army
 
Commander, Coalition Land Forces – Second Gulf War
 
  
2003 Kofi A. Annan Secretary-General of the United Nations
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1947 The Right Honorable the Lord Inverchapel British Ambassador to the U.S.
  
2002 Michael K. Powell (1985) Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission
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1948 Paul Eliot Green Playwright
  
2001 Henry A. Kissinger Former Secretary of State
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1949 Frederick D.G. Ribble Dean, Department of Law, The University of Virginia
  
2000 Margaret, The Lady Thatcher – Former Prime Minister of
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=== 1950 ===
Great Britain
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1950 Ceremony cancelled by President Pomfret
  
1999 Richard G. Lugar U.S. Senator (Indiana)
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1951 John A. Krout Dean of Graduate Studies, Columbia University
  
1998 Robert M. Gates (1965) Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
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1952 Raymond B. Pinchbeck Professor of Applied Economics and Dean of Richmond College,
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The University of Richmond
  
1997 David McCullough Pulitzer Prize winning author
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1953 Douglas S. Freeman Journalish and Historian
  
1996 Pamela Churchill Harriman U.S. Ambassador to France
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1954 John A. Krout Vice-President and provost, Columbia University
  
1995 David Salzer Broder National political correspondent and
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1955 Bolitha J. Laws Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
columnist for The Washington Post
 
  
1994 Margaret, The Lady Thatcher – Former Prime Minister of
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1956 Lewis A. McMurran – Member of the House of Delegates, The General Assembly of  
Great Britain
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Virginia
  
1993 His Royal Highness The Prince Charles, Prince of Wales
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1957 Julian P. Boyd – Princeton University, Editor, “The Papers of Thomas Jefferson”
  
1992 D. Allan Bromley – Assistant to the President of the U.S.
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1958 Harold Lees Fowler, - Professor of History, College of William and Mary
for Science and Technology
 
  
1991 Fang Lizhi – Professor of Astrophysics and Former Vice Chancellor
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1959 Graves Glenwood Clark Chancellor Professor of English,
of China Science and Technology University
 
  
1990 Eric Sevareid CBS News Consultant
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1960 Walter Spencer Robertson Former Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs
  
1989 The Right Honorable. The Lord Mackay of Clashfern The Lord Chancellor or the House of Lords
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1961 Carlisle H. Humelsine President, Colonial Williamsburg
  
1988 Robert Wedgeworth - Dean of the School of Library Service,
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1962 Dr. Harold L. Fowler – Chairman, Department of History College of William and Mary
Columbia University
 
  
1987 [[Warren E. Burger]] Chancellor of the College of William and Mary,
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1963 Julian Parks Boyd Editor, “The Papers of Thomas Jefferson”
former Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court;
 
Gerald L. Baliles – Governor of Virginia
 
  
1986 Clark Kerr – President Emeritus, The University of California
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1964 Julius Adams Stratton – President, M.I.T.
  
1985 Donald W. Pritchard Professor, Marine Sciences Research Center
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1965 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. – President, American Bar Association
  
State University of New York, Stony Brook
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1966 Marjorie Hope Nicolson – Professor of English, Emeritus, Columbia University, and Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton
  
1984 J. Carter Brown – Director The National Gallery of Art
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1967 John Walker – Director, National Gallery of Art
Washington, D.C.
 
  
1983 Charles S. Robb – Governor of Virginia
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1968 Sir Patrick Henry Dean – Her Britannic Majesty’s Ambassador to the U.S. The Right Reverand and Right Honorable Robert Wright Stopford, Bishop of London
  
1982 Hays T. Watkins President, CSX Corporation
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1969 Robert Quarles Marston Director, National Institutes of Health
  
1981 John W. Warner, U.S. Senator (Virginia)
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1970 Arthur Lehman Goodhart – University College, Oxford
  
1980 Reverend Theodore M. Hesburg – President of the University of  
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1971 [[Davis Y. Paschall]] – President of the College of William and Mary
Notre Dame
 
  
1979 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. – Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
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1972 [[Thomas Ashley Graves, Jr.]] President of the College of William and Mary
  
1978 Ernest L. Boyer U.S. Commissioner of Education
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1973 Colgate W. Darden, Jr. – Former Congressman, Former Governor of Virginia, Former Chancellor of College of William and Mary
  
1977 Carter O. Lowance Special Assistant to Virginia Governor
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1974 Edgar F. Shannon, Jr. – President of the University of Virginia
  
Mills E. Godwin, Jr. Former VA.Commissioner of Administration
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1975 Virginius Dabney - historian, author, journalist and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing
  
 
1976 Sir Peter Ramsbotham, British Ambassador to the U.S.
 
1976 Sir Peter Ramsbotham, British Ambassador to the U.S.
  
1975 Virginius Dabney - historian, author, journalist and  winner of
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1977 Carter O. Lowance, Special Assistant to Virginia Governor
the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing
 
  
1974 Edgar F. Shannon, Jr. – President of the University of Virginia
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1977  Mills E. Godwin, Jr., Former Virginia Commissioner of Administration
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1978 Ernest L. Boyer U.S. Commissioner of Education
  
1973 Colgate W. Darden, Jr. – Former Congressman, Former Governor
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1979 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. – Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
of Virginia, Former Chancellor of College of William and Mary
 
  
1972 Thomas Ashley Graves, Jr. – President of the College of William and Mary
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1980 Reverend Theodore M. Hesburg – President of the University of Notre Dame
  
1971 Davis Y. Paschall – President of the College of William and Mary
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1981 John W. Warner, U.S. Senator (Virginia)
  
1970 Arthur Lehman Goodhart University College, Oxford
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1982 Hays T. Watkins President, CSX Corporation
  
1969 Robert Quarles Marston Director, National Institutes of Health
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1983 Charles S. Robb Governor of Virginia
  
1968 Sir Patrick Henry Dean Her Britannic Majesty’s Ambassador to the U.S.
+
1984 J. Carter Brown Director The National Gallery of Art Washington, D.C.
The Right Reverand and Right Honorable Robert Wright Stopford,
 
Bishop of London
 
  
1967 John Walker Director, National Gallery of Art
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1985 Donald W. Pritchard Professor, Marine Sciences Research Center State University of New York, Stony Brook
  
1966 Marjorie Hope Nicolson Professor of English, Emeritus,
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1986 Clark Kerr President Emeritus, The University of California
Columbia University, and Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton
 
  
1965 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. – President, American Bar Association
+
1987 Warren E. Burger – Chancellor of the College of William and Mary, former Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
  
1964 Julius Adams Stratton President, M.I.T.
+
1987  Gerald L. Baliles Governor of Virginia
  
1963 Julian Parks Boyd – Editor, “The Papers of Thomas Jefferson”
+
1988 Robert Wedgeworth - Dean of the School of Library Service, Columbia University
  
1962 Dr. Harold L. Fowler Chairman, Department of History
+
1989 The Right Honorable. The Lord Mackay of Clashfern The Lord Chancellor or the House of Lords
College of William and Mary
 
  
1961 Carlisle H. Humelsine President, Colonial Williamsburg
+
1990 Eric Sevareid CBS News Consultant
  
1960 Walter Spencer Robertson – Former Assistant Secretary of State
+
1991 Fang Lizhi Professor of Astrophysics and Former Vice Chancellor of China Science and Technology University
for Far Eastern Affairs
 
  
1959 Graves Glenwood Clark Chancellor Professor of English,
+
1992 D. Allan Bromley Assistant to the President of the U.S. for Science and Technology
College of William and Mary
 
  
1958 Harold Lees Fowler, - Professor of History, College of William and Mary
+
1993 [[His Royal Highness The Prince Charles, Prince of Wales]]
  
1957 Julian P. Boyd Princeton University, Editor, “The Papers of
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1994 Margaret, The Lady Thatcher Former Prime Minister of Great Britain, Chancellor of the College of William and Mary
Thomas Jefferson”
 
  
1956 Lewis A. McMurran Member of the House of Delegates, The
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1995 David S. Broder National political correspondent and columnist for The Washington Post
General Assembly of Virginia
 
  
1955 Bolitha J. Laws Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the
+
1996 Pamela Churchill Harriman – U.S. Ambassador to France
District of Columbia
 
  
1954 John A. Krout Vice-President and provost, Columbia University
+
1997 David McCullough Pulitzer Prize winning author
  
1953 Douglas S. Freeman Journalish and Historian
+
1998 Robert M. Gates (’65) Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
1952 Raymond B. Pinchbeck – Professor of Applied Economics and Dean of
 
Richmond College, The University of Richmond
 
  
1951 John A. Krout Dean of Graduate Studies, Columbia University
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1999 Richard G. Lugar U.S. Senator (Indiana)
  
1950 Ceremony cancelled by President Pomfret
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== 21st Century ==
 +
=== 2000 ===
 +
2000 Margaret, The Lady Thatcher – Former Prime Minister of Great Britain, Chancellor of the College of William and Mary
  
1949 Frederick D.G. Ribble Dean, Department of Law, The University
+
2001 Henry A. Kissinger Former Secretary of State, Chancellor of the College of William and Mary
of Virginia
 
  
1948 Paul Eliot Green Playwright
+
2002 Michael K. Powell (’85) Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission
  
1947 The Right Honorable the Lord Inverchapel British Ambassador to the
+
2003 Kofi A. Annan Secretary-General of the United Nations
U.S.
 
  
1946 James William Fulbright – U.S. Senator(Arkansas)
+
2004 David D. McKiernan, Lieutenant General, Commanding General, Third U.S. Army Commander, Coalition Land Forces – Second Gulf War
  
1945 Kenneth Chorley President of Williamsburg Restoration and
+
2005 James H. Billington The Librarian of Congress
Colonial Williamsburg
 
  
1944 Lindsay Rogers Burgess Professor of Public Law, Columbia University
+
2006 Timothy M. Kaine Governor of Virginia
  
1943 Oliver C. Carmichael – Chancellor of Vanderbilt University
+
2007             Chuck Hagel, U.S. Senator (Nebraska)
  
1942 James T. Shotwell - Bryce Professor of the History of International Relations at Columbia University
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2008  James B. Comey (1982), former Deputy Attorney General of the U.S.,2003-2005; Genreal Counsel and Senior Vice President of Lockheed Martin, 2005-present
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 +
2009    Jim Webb - U.S. Senator (Virginia)
  
1941 Max Lerner – Author and syndicated columnist
+
2010    Robert F. McDonnell - Governor of Virginia
  
1940 Charles Warren – Former Assistant Attorney General of the United States,
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2011    Eric Cantor, J.D.'88, U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader
and Pulitzer Prize winning author
 
  
1939 George Arents – former chairman of the Syracus University Board of Trustees
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2012    Robert M. Gates, '65 - Former U.S. Secretary of Defense and former Director of the CIA
  
1923 Albert Bushnell Hart – former President of American Historical Association and former President of the American Political Science Association
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2013    Robert M. Gates, '65 - Chancellor of William & Mary, Former U.S. Secretary of Defense and former Director of the CIA
  
1893 J. Allen Watts –
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2014    Terry McAuliffe - Governor of Virginia
Robert M. Hughes –
 
  
1859 [[John Tyler]] – former U.S. President, Rector of the Board of Visitors
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2015    James B. Murray, Jr., J.D. ’74, LL.D. ’00 - Former [[Rector of the Board of Visitors]] and Venture Capitalist.

Latest revision as of 16:05, 20 January 2015

19th Century

1859 John Tyler – former U.S. President, Rector of the Board of Visitors

1893 J. Allen Watts

1893 Robert M. Hughes

20th Century

1923

1923 Albert Bushnell Hart – former President of American Historical Association and former President of the American Political Science Association

1937 Wesley Frank Craven - visiting professor of history from New York University

1939 George Arents – former chairman of the Syracus University Board of Trustees

1940 Charles Warren – Former Assistant Attorney General of the United States, and Pulitzer Prize winning author

1941 Max Lerner – Author and syndicated columnist

1942 James T. Shotwell - Bryce Professor of the History of International Relations at Columbia University

1943 Oliver C. Carmichael – Chancellor of Vanderbilt University

1944 Lindsay Rogers – Burgess Professor of Public Law, Columbia University

1945 Kenneth Chorley – President of Williamsburg Restoration and Colonial Williamsburg

1946 James William Fulbright – U.S. Senator (Arkansas)

1947 The Right Honorable the Lord Inverchapel – British Ambassador to the U.S.

1948 Paul Eliot Green – Playwright

1949 Frederick D.G. Ribble – Dean, Department of Law, The University of Virginia

1950

1950 Ceremony cancelled by President Pomfret

1951 John A. Krout – Dean of Graduate Studies, Columbia University

1952 Raymond B. Pinchbeck – Professor of Applied Economics and Dean of Richmond College, The University of Richmond

1953 Douglas S. Freeman – Journalish and Historian

1954 John A. Krout – Vice-President and provost, Columbia University

1955 Bolitha J. Laws – Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

1956 Lewis A. McMurran – Member of the House of Delegates, The General Assembly of Virginia

1957 Julian P. Boyd – Princeton University, Editor, “The Papers of Thomas Jefferson”

1958 Harold Lees Fowler, - Professor of History, College of William and Mary

1959 Graves Glenwood Clark – Chancellor Professor of English,

1960 Walter Spencer Robertson – Former Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs

1961 Carlisle H. Humelsine – President, Colonial Williamsburg

1962 Dr. Harold L. Fowler – Chairman, Department of History College of William and Mary

1963 Julian Parks Boyd – Editor, “The Papers of Thomas Jefferson”

1964 Julius Adams Stratton – President, M.I.T.

1965 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. – President, American Bar Association

1966 Marjorie Hope Nicolson – Professor of English, Emeritus, Columbia University, and Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton

1967 John Walker – Director, National Gallery of Art

1968 Sir Patrick Henry Dean – Her Britannic Majesty’s Ambassador to the U.S. The Right Reverand and Right Honorable Robert Wright Stopford, Bishop of London

1969 Robert Quarles Marston – Director, National Institutes of Health

1970 Arthur Lehman Goodhart – University College, Oxford

1971 Davis Y. Paschall – President of the College of William and Mary

1972 Thomas Ashley Graves, Jr. – President of the College of William and Mary

1973 Colgate W. Darden, Jr. – Former Congressman, Former Governor of Virginia, Former Chancellor of College of William and Mary

1974 Edgar F. Shannon, Jr. – President of the University of Virginia

1975 Virginius Dabney - historian, author, journalist and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing

1976 Sir Peter Ramsbotham, British Ambassador to the U.S.

1977 Carter O. Lowance, Special Assistant to Virginia Governor

1977 Mills E. Godwin, Jr., Former Virginia Commissioner of Administration

1978 Ernest L. Boyer – U.S. Commissioner of Education

1979 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. – Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

1980 Reverend Theodore M. Hesburg – President of the University of Notre Dame

1981 John W. Warner, U.S. Senator (Virginia)

1982 Hays T. Watkins – President, CSX Corporation

1983 Charles S. Robb – Governor of Virginia

1984 J. Carter Brown – Director The National Gallery of Art Washington, D.C.

1985 Donald W. Pritchard – Professor, Marine Sciences Research Center State University of New York, Stony Brook

1986 Clark Kerr – President Emeritus, The University of California

1987 Warren E. Burger – Chancellor of the College of William and Mary, former Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

1987 Gerald L. Baliles – Governor of Virginia

1988 Robert Wedgeworth - Dean of the School of Library Service, Columbia University

1989 The Right Honorable. The Lord Mackay of Clashfern – The Lord Chancellor or the House of Lords

1990 Eric Sevareid – CBS News Consultant

1991 Fang Lizhi – Professor of Astrophysics and Former Vice Chancellor of China Science and Technology University

1992 D. Allan Bromley – Assistant to the President of the U.S. for Science and Technology

1993 His Royal Highness The Prince Charles, Prince of Wales

1994 Margaret, The Lady Thatcher – Former Prime Minister of Great Britain, Chancellor of the College of William and Mary

1995 David S. Broder – National political correspondent and columnist for The Washington Post

1996 Pamela Churchill Harriman – U.S. Ambassador to France

1997 David McCullough – Pulitzer Prize winning author

1998 Robert M. Gates (’65) – Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

1999 Richard G. Lugar – U.S. Senator (Indiana)

21st Century

2000

2000 Margaret, The Lady Thatcher – Former Prime Minister of Great Britain, Chancellor of the College of William and Mary

2001 Henry A. Kissinger – Former Secretary of State, Chancellor of the College of William and Mary

2002 Michael K. Powell (’85) – Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission

2003 Kofi A. Annan – Secretary-General of the United Nations

2004 David D. McKiernan, Lieutenant General, Commanding General, Third U.S. Army Commander, Coalition Land Forces – Second Gulf War

2005 James H. Billington – The Librarian of Congress

2006 Timothy M. Kaine – Governor of Virginia

2007 Chuck Hagel, U.S. Senator (Nebraska)

2008 James B. Comey (1982), former Deputy Attorney General of the U.S.,2003-2005; Genreal Counsel and Senior Vice President of Lockheed Martin, 2005-present

2009 Jim Webb - U.S. Senator (Virginia)

2010 Robert F. McDonnell - Governor of Virginia

2011 Eric Cantor, J.D.'88, U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader

2012 Robert M. Gates, '65 - Former U.S. Secretary of Defense and former Director of the CIA

2013 Robert M. Gates, '65 - Chancellor of William & Mary, Former U.S. Secretary of Defense and former Director of the CIA

2014 Terry McAuliffe - Governor of Virginia

2015 James B. Murray, Jr., J.D. ’74, LL.D. ’00 - Former Rector of the Board of Visitors and Venture Capitalist.