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C      2011            Brian P. Lamb (L.H.D.), Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network (C-SPAN)
C      2011            Brian P. Lamb (L.H.D.), Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network (C-SPAN)
CD      2012            Robert M. Gates (L.H.D.), Former Secretary of Defense and former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.)
CD      2012            [[James A. Bill]] (L.H.D.), Professor Emeritus of Government at the College of William and Mary.
CD      2012            [[James A. Bill]] (L.H.D.), Professor Emeritus of Government at the College of William and Mary.

Revision as of 15:47, 8 February 2016

Honorary degrees are typically awarded by the College of William and Mary at Charter Day and Commencement ceremonies as well as other special events to distinguished individuals. Currently, there are usually multiple honorary degree recipients at Charter Day (CD) and Commencement (C). The tradition was begun in 1756 with the granting of an honorary degree to Benjamin Franklin.

When available, lists and general information about honorary degree recipients can be found in the University Archives Subject File Collection folder "Degrees--Honorary". The remarks of honorary degree recipients at Charter Day and Commencement are part of clovis carpet cleaning the University Archives in the Special Collections Research Center (most often found in the University Archives Subject File Collection).

Honorary Degree Abbreviations

Honorary degree abbreviations are generally based on the Latin name of the degree and are used by many universities.

A.M. artium magister Master of Arts

Art.D. artium doctor Doctor of Arts

D.D. divinitatis doctor Doctor of Divinity

D.P.S. Doctor of Public Service

L.H.D. litterarum humanorum doctor Doctor of Humane Letters

Litt.D. (also LTD) litterarum doctor Doctor of Letters

LL.D. legum doctor Doctor of Laws

Mus.D. musicae doctor Doctor of Music

S.D. scientiae doctor Doctor of Science

A "C" before the year indicates that the honorary degree was awarded at the College's commencement and "CD" indicates it was awarded at Charter Day, "SC" indicates a "Special Convocation".

18th Century


1756 Benjamin Franklin (A.M.) printer, scientist, statesman, and philanthropist

1782 Marquis Francois Jean deChastellux (LL.D.) soldier, author

1782 Jean Francois Coste (M.D.) physician

1782 Thomas Jefferson (LL.D.) Third President of the United States, Governor of Virginia

1784 David Rittenhouse (M.A.) astronomer

1785 James Madison (LL.D.) Fourth President of the United States

1785 John Page (degrees unknown) patriot, U.S. Representative, Governor of Virginia

1785 Edmund Jennings Randolph patriot, Governor of Virginia, first (degrees unknown) Attorney General of the United States

1790 Robert Andrews (A.M.) Episcopal clergyman, educator

1790 Charles Bellini (A.M.) college professor

1790 James Madison (D.D.) Bishop of Virginia, college president

1790 St. George Tucker (LL.D.) professor of law, jurist, poet

1790 George Wythe (LL.D.) statesman, jurist, college professor

1791 Humphrey Harwood (A.B.) lawyer

1791 Granville Sharp (LL.D.) philanthropist, author

1793 Thomas Andrews (D.D.) Episcopal clergyman

1793 John Bracken (D.D.) clergyman, college president

1793 John Cameron (D.D.) clergyman

1793 James Maury Fontaine (D.D.) clergyman 1793 Samuel Smith McCroskey (D.D.) Episcopal clergyman

1794 Rev. John Buchanan (D.D.) clergyman

1794 James Craig (D.D.) clergyman

19th Century


1824 Marquis de Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier (LL.D.), soldier, statesman, and patriot

1827 William Marshall (D.D.) clergyman

1827 William Meade (D.D.) Bishop of Virginia

1827 Robert Baylor Semple (D.D.) Baptist clergyman

1833 Alexander Galt Taliaferro (A.M.) soldier

1835 Benjamin Watkins Leigh (LL.D.) lawyer, U.S. Senator

1837 Henry St. George Tucker (LL.D.) U.S. Representative, lawyer, university professor

1841 William Hickling Prescott (LL.D.) historian


185? William Cunningham Parham (A.M.)educator

1850 Robert Christian (A.M.) educated at William and Mary

1850 Richard Hooker Wilmer (D.D.) Bishop of Alabama

1851 Hubert Pierre Lefebvre (A.M.) educator

1851 John Payne (D.D.) Bishop of Cape Palmes, West Africa

1851 Alexander Eakin Shiras (A.M.) soldier

1851 Marcus Tullius Cicero Wing (D.D.) Episcopal clergyman, educator

1852 Richard Ford (A.M.) Educator

1852 William H. Gilham (A.M.) soldier, professor

1852 Dennis Hart Mahan (LL.D.) engineer, educator

1852 George Parker Scarburgh (LL.D.) lawyer, educator

1852 John Tyler, Jr. (A.M.) Assistant Secretary of War of the Southern Confederacy

1852 Charles Scott Venable (A.M.) professor, mathematician, soldier

1853 John Blair Dabney (LL.D.) lawyer, author

1853 George Littleton Upshur (A.M.) physician

1854 John B. Cary (A.M.) educator

1854 James Lewis Corbin Griffin (A.M.) college professor, Universalist

1854 Charles Frederic Ernest Minnigerode (D.D.) college professor, Episcopal clergyman

1854 John Bowie Strange (A.M.) soldier

1854 Littleton Waller Tazewell (LL.D.) U.S. Representative and Senator, Governor of Virginia

1854 John Tyler (LL.D.) Tenth President of the United States, Governor of Virginia

1854 Oliver White (A.M.) educator

C 1855 Hugh Blair Grigsby (LL.D.) editor, historian

C 1855 John Johns (LL.D.) Bishop of Virginia, college president

C 1855 Ro. Gatewood (A.M) adjunct professor of Math

1855 William Yelverton Peyton (A.M., educator, B.L.)

1856 William Green (LL.D.) lawyer

1856 Edward Hugh Henry (A.M.) educated at William and Mary

1856 John H. Ivey (A.M.) educated at William and Mary

1856 Christopher J.D. Pryor (A.M.) lawyer, educator

1857 Mottrom Dulany Ball (A.M.) soldier, lawyer

1857 Edwin Augustine Dalrymple (D.D.) clergyman, educator

1857 Samuel Goode Harriss (A.M.) physician

1857 George Woodbridge (D.D.) Episcopal clergyman

1858 George Dodd Armstrong (D.D.) Presbyterian clergyman, professor

1858 Alexander Taylor Bell (A.M.) physician

1858 Robert John Morrison (A.M.) college professor

1858 Nicholas Albertson Okeson (D.D.) Episcopal clergyman

1858 Daniel Lee Powell (A.M.) soldier, educator

1858 George Douglas Wise (A.M.) U.S. Representative

1859 James H. Barnes (A.M.) Baptist clergyman

1859 John Albert Broadus (D.D.) Baptist clergyman, educator

1859 John Collins McCabe (D.D.) Episcopal clergyman, author

1859 John J. McElhinney (D.D.) clergyman, educator

1859 Reginald Heber Murphy (A.M.) Episcopal clergyman

1859 William Barton Rogers (LL.D.) geologist, educator

1859 Cornelius Walker (D.D.) Episcopal clergyman

1860 H.B. Browne (A.M.) educator

1860 Caleb S. Hallowell (A.M.) educator

C 1860 William Hodges (D.D.) Episcopal clergyman

C 1860 Silas Totten (LL.D.) Protestant Episcopal clergyman, college president

C 1860 George Thornton Wilmer (D.D.) Episcopal clergyman

1866 Channing Moore Williams (D.D.) Bishop of Japan

1867 James Barron Hope (M.A.) lawyer, editor, poet

1867 John Reuben Thompson (M.A.) editor, poet

1868 Edmund R. Bagwell (A.M.) soldier, legislator

1868 Aurelius Sydney Furcron (A.M.) educator

1868 Joseph Eggleston Johnston (LL.D.) soldier, U.S. Congressman

1868 Edmund C. Murdaugh (D.D.) Episcopal clergyman

1868 George Hatley Norton (D.D.) Episcopal clergyman

1869 John Monroe Bannister (D.D.) clergyman

1869 Otto Sievers Barten (D.D.) Episcopal clergyman

1869 Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve (LL.D.) philologist

1869 Milo Mahan (LL.D.) Episcopal clergyman

1869 Henry Niles Pierce (LL.D.) Bishop of Arkansas

1869 Frank Preston (M.A.) college professor

1869 A. Paul Repiton (D.D.) Baptist clergyman

1869 Thomas Jefferson Stubbs (A.M.) Presbyterian clergyman, college professor

1869 Francis Vinton (D.C.L.) clergyman

1869 William Dwight Whitney (LL.D.) philologist

1869 Richard Alsop Wise (M.A.) physician, educator, legislator

1869 Christopher B. Wyatt (D.D.) Episcopal clergyman

1869 William McIntosh Young (D.D.) clergyman

1870 Samuel Benedict (D.D.) Episcopal clergyman

1870 William Izard Clopton (A.M.) lawyer, jurist

1870 Raleigh Edward Colston (A.M.) soldier

1870 Churchill Jones Gibson (D.D.) clergyman

1870 John Francis Hoff (D.D.) Episcopal clergyman

1870 James Lyons (LL.D.) lawyer, legislator

1870 William H. McFarland (LL.D.) lawyer, legislator

1870 John M. Mitchell (D.D.) Episcopal clergyman

1870 Reuben Denton Nevius (D.D.) Episcopal clergyman

1870 Charles H. Sheild (D.D.) Episcopal clergyman

1870 Henry A. Strode (A.M.) educator

1870 Henry Wall (D.D.) Episcopal clergyman

1870 William C. Williams (D.D.) Episcopal clergyman

1871 Thomas G. Addison (D.D.) Episcopal clergyman

1871 John A. Harrison (D.D.) Episcopal clergyman

1871 William Clarkson Meredith (D.D.) Episcopal clergyman

1871 William Trebell Saunders (D.D.) clergyman

1871 John Jackson Scott (LL.D.) Episcopal clergyman

1871 Horace Stringfellow (D.D.) Episcopal clergyman

1872 John Clopton (M.A.) physician

1872 Charles B. Coffin (A.M.) clergyman

1872 Charles B. Duffield (LL.D.) (no information)

1872 William Fulton (D.D.) clergyman

1872 Robert Johnston Graves (D.D.) Presbyterian clergyman

1872 James Fillmer Hubbard (A.M.) educated at William and Mary

1872 James Robert Hubbard (D.D.) Episcopal clergyman, college professor

1872 John William Mallot (LL.D.) chemist, educator

1872 Legrand Winfield Perce (LL.D.) Congressman

1872 Robert Potts (LL.D.) mathematician, author

1872 William Henry Sheild (A.M.) physician

1872 John Randolph Tucker (LL.D.) U.S. Representative, university professor

1872 Van Franklin Garrett (A.M.) soldier, physician, college professor

1873 William George Farrington (D.D.) clergyman

1873 George Frisbie Hoar (LL.D.) U.S. Senator

1873 Henry Champlin Lay (S.T.D.) Bishop of Arkansas, Bishop of Easton, Md.

1873 Robert Nelson (D.D.) Episcopal clergyman

1873 William Pinkney (LL.D.) Bishop of Maryland

1873 Charles Henry Wright Episcopal clergyman, educator, Stocking (D.D.) author

1873 James H. Ticknor (D.D.) Protestant Episcopal clergyman

1873 Francis McNeece Whittle (LL.D.) Bishop of Virginia

1873 Charles Scott Venable (LL.D.) professor, mathematician, soldier

1874 John William Claxton (D.D.) clergyman

1874 Rev. John Muehleisen Arnold (D.D.) Episcopal clergyman, missionary

1874 Robert Dabney (LL.D.) university professor

1874 Samuel Smith Harris (D.D.) Bishop of Michigan

1874 Alexander Hogg (A.M.) college professor

1874 W. Frank Mitchell (LL.D.) educated at William and Mary

1874 Elihu Morrisett (A.M.) educator

1874 John Martin Philip Otts (D.D.) Presbyterian clergyman, author

1874 Philip Slaughter (D.D.) Episcopal clergyman, historian

1874 Daniel Francis Sprigg (D.D.) Episcopal clergyman, editor

1874 John Henry Ducahet Wingfield Bishop of Northern California (LL.D.)


1875 Claudius R. Hains, Jr. (D.D.) clergyman

1875 C.H. Leverett (A.M.) professor

1875 Matthias Murry Marshall (D.D.) clergyman

1875 Charles Landon Carter Minor (LL.D.) college president

1875 Alfred Magill Randolph (D.D.) Bishop of Virginia

1875 James Clifton Wheat (D.D.) clergyman, educator

1876 James Craik (LL.D.) clergyman

1876 Elijah Weaver Hager (D.D.) Episcopal clergyman

1876 William Stevens Perry (LL.D.) Bishop of Iowa

1876 William Stoddert (D.D.) Presbyterian clergyman

1876 Lyman Brown Wharton (D.D.) Episcopal clergyman, college professor

1877 Thomas Dunn English (LL.D.) lawyer, journalist, legislator

1877 Samuel Miller Moore (D.D.) Presbyterian clergyman

1878 Mathew Ker (D.D.) Episcopal clergyman

1878 Francis Henney Smith (LL.D.) soldier, college president

1878 Alexander Watson Waddell (D.D.) Episcopal clergyman

C 1878 Edward S. Joynes (LL.D.)

C 1878 T. Grayson Dashiell (D.D.) clergyman

C 1878 Thomas A. Tidball (D.D) clergyman

C 1878 Julius J. Sams (D.D) clergyman

C 1878 Frederick Evans (D.D) clergyman

1879 Douglas French Forrest (D.D.) clergyman

1881 John S. Cowlick (D.D.) clergyman

1881 Benjamin Franklin DeCosta (D.D.) Episcopal clergyman, editor, author

1881 Robert Gatewood (D.D.) college professor, clergyman

1881 Robert William Hughes (LL.D.) editor, lawyer

1881 John Summerfield Lindsay (D.D.) Episcopal clergyman

1882 Edward Henry Ward (D.D.) Episcopal clergyman

1883 Robert J. McBryde (D.D.) Episcopal clergyman

1883 Zebulon M. Pike Powers (D.D.) Episcopal clergyman

1883 Geoge Wolfe Shinn (D.D.) Episcopal clergyman

1883 Thomas G. Williamson (D.C.E.) civil engineer

1884 Charles Rogers (LL.D.) clergyman, author

20th Century


1900 Alexander Brown (LL.D.) merchant, farmer, historian

1900 William Wirt Henry (LL.D.) lawyer, historian

C 1903 William Minor Lile (LL.D.) lawyer, university professor

1905 Daniel Coit Gilman (LL.D.) university president

1905 John Goode (LL.D.) lawyer, U.S. Congressman

1905 Thomas Nelson Page (LL.D.) lawyer, author, ambassador

1906 Armistead Churchill Gordon (LL.D.) lawyer, author

1906 William Gordon McCabe (LL.D.) educator, author

1907 George Clinton Batcheller (LL.D.) manufacturer

C 1909 Phillip Alexander Bruce (LL.D.) historian

1913 Edwin Augustus Grosvenor (LL.D.) historian, educator

C 1913 Gaillard Hunt (LL.D.) author, editor

C 1913 Samuel Black McCormick (LL.D.) college president

C 1916 Kate Mason Rowland (LL.D.) author

C 1916 William Glover Stanard (LL.D.) editor

C 1918 Clarence Winthrop Bowen (LL.D.) publisher, author

C 1919 Lyon Gardiner Tyler (LL.D.) college president, historian

1919 Thomas Woodrow Wilson (LL.D.) 28th President of the United States

C 1920 Douglas Southall Freeman (LL.D.) editor, historian

C 1920 Robert Morton Hughes (LL.D.) lawyer, Rector, member of the Board of Visitors

C 1920 Beverley Dandridge Tucker (LL.D.) Bishop of Southern Virginia

1921 Westmoreland Davis (LL.D.) Governor of Virginia

1921 Thomas Fell (LL.D.) college president

1921 Harry Augustus Garfield (LL.D.) college president

1921 John Lesslie Hall (LL.D.) college professor

1921 Warren Gamaliel Harding (LL.D.) 29th President of the United States

1921 Alton Brooks Parker (LL.D.) Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals of New York

C 1923 Berryman Green (LL.D.) clergyman, educator

C 1923 Frank Orren Lowden (LL.D.) lawyer, U.S. Congressman, Governor of Illinois

C 1923 Robert Walton Moore (LL.D.) lawyer, representative for Virginia

C 1924 Dice Robins Anderson (LL.D.) educator, historian

1924 Charles Richard Crane (LL.D.) manufacturer, diplomat


1925 Edward Christian Glass (LL.D.) educator

1925 Robert Riddick Prentis (LL.D.) judge

1925 George Drayton Strayer (LL.D.) university professor

1926 Harry Flood Byrd (LL.D.) Governor of Virginia, U.S. Senator

C 1926 Oliver Perry Chitwood (LL.D.) educator, historian

1926 John Calvin Coolidge (LL.D.) 30th President of the United States

C 1926 John William Henry Crim (LL.D.) lawyer

C 1926 Cary Travers Grayson (LL.D.) physician, naval officer

C 1926 William Arthur Maddox (LL.D.) college president

1926 John Barton Payne (LL.D.) lawyer

C 1926 Robert Henry Tucker (LL.D) economist

C 1927 Oscar McMurtrie Voorhees (LL.D.) clergyman, official of Phi Beta Kappa

1928 Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor Member of Parliament (LL.D.)

C 1929 Frank Pierrepont Graves (LL.D.) university professor

C 1930 Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor (LL.D.) author, editor, naturalist

1931 Paul Louis Charles Claudel (LL.D.) diplomat, poet, dramatist

C 1931 Henry Jackson Davis (LL.D.) educator

C 1931 James Noah Hillman (LL.D.) college president

C 1931 James Southall Wilson (LL.D.) university professor

1931 Herbert Clark Hoover (LL.D.) 31st President of the United States

1931 John Joseph Pershing (LL.D.) soldier

1931 Henri Philippe Benoni Omer French soldier Joseph Petain (LL.D.)

1931 John Garland Pollard (LL.D.) Governor of Virginia

C 1932 Edgar Erskine Hume (LL.D.) physician, soldier

C 1933 Archibald Henderson (LL.D.) professor of mathematics

C 1933 Charles Henry Taylor (LL.D.) journalist

C 1934 Kenneth Chorley (LL.D.) corporation executive

C 1934 Cordell Hull (LL.D.) Secretary of State

1934 George Campbell Peery (LL.D.) Governor of Virginia

1934 Franklin Delano Roosevelt (LL.D.) 32nd President of the United States

C 1935 Carter Glass (LL.D.) U.S. Senator

1935 John Lloyd Newcomb (LL.D.) university president

C 1936 James Bryant Conant (LL.D.) college president, diplomat

1937 Walter Lippman (LL.D.) editor, author

SC 1937 Sir Campbell Stuart (LL.D.) editor

C 1937 Elbert Lee Trinkle (LL.D.) Governor of Virginia

1937 Alexander Wilbourne Weddell diplomat (LL.D.)

C 1938 Frank Porter Graham (LL.D.) university president, U.S. Senator, diplomat

SC 1938 Georgia O’Keeffe (D.F.A.) artist

C 1938 Claude Vernon Spratley (LL.D.) judge

C 1939 Grover Ashton Dovell (LL.D.) lawyer, Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates

C 1939 Ellen Glasgow (LL.D.) author

1939 W.A.R. Goodwin (LL.D)Episcopal clergyman, educator

C 1939 Ernest Martin Hopkins (LL.D.) college president

SC 1939 Alexander Edward Christian Crown Prince of Norway Frederik Olav (LL.D.)

C 1939 Henry St. George Tucker (LL.D.) Bishop of Virginia

C 1940 Theodore Floyd Adams (D.D.) Baptist clergyman

C 1940 George Arents (Litt.D.) corporation official, bibliophile

C 1940 Sidney Bartlett Hall (LL.D.) university professor

C 1940 Everett Victor Meeks (D.F.A.) architect, educator

C 1940 Charles Edward Wilson (LL.D.) business executive

C 1941 Jesse Wakefield Beams (D.Sc.) physicist

C 1941 George Catlett Marshall (LL.D.) army officer, U.S. Secretary of State

C 1941 Oscar DeWolf Randolph (D.D.) Episcopal clergyman

C 1941 Joseph Henry Saunders (Pd.D.) educator

C 1941 Earl Gregg Swem (LL.D.) librarian, editor, bibliographer

C 1941 Thomas Jefferson Wertenbaker university professor (Litt.D.)

C 1942 John Stewart Bryan (LL.D.) publisher, 20th President of the College of William and Mary

C 1942 Robert DeBlois Calkins (LL.D.) economist

C 1942 George Preston Coleman (LL.D.) civil engineer

C 1942 Homer Lenoir Ferguson (LL.D.) engineer

C 1942 Ernest Joseph King (LL.D.) naval officer

C 1943 William Orville Douglas (LL.D.) Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

C 1944 Virginius Dabney (LL.D.) editor, author

SC 1944 Sir John Greer Dill (LL.D.) soldier

C 1945 Schuyler Otis Bland (LL.D.) lawyer, U.S. Congressman

C 1945 Edmund Ezra Day (LL.D.) university president

C 1946 Claude C. Coleman (D.Sc.) surgeon

C 1946 Colgate Whitehead Darden, Jr. Governor of Virginia, (LL.D.) university president

C 1947 Karl Taylor Compton (LL.D.) physicist, college president

C 1947 John Womack Wright (LL.D.) soldier, author

SC 1948 Harold Rupert Leofric George soldier, Governor-general of Canada Alexander, 1st Earl of Tunis (LL.D.)

C 1948 Dudley Redwood Cowles (LL.D.) educator, publisher

SC 1948 William Lyon Mackenzie King Prime Minister of Canada (LL.D.)

C 1948 Leverett Saltonstall (LL.D.) Governor of Massachusetts, U.S. Senator

1948 Harry S. Truman (LL.D.) 33rd President of the United States

SC 1948 William Munford Tuck (LL.D.) Governor of Virginia

C 1949 John Lesslie Hall, Jr. (LL.D.) naval officer


C 1950 Amos Ralph Koontz (D.Sc.) surgeon

C 1951 Paul Howard Douglas (LL.D.) economist, U.S. Senator

C 1951 Frederick Deane Goodwin (LL.D.) Bishop of Virginia

C 1952 Ella Graham Agnew (LL.D.) home economist

C 1952 Frederick Deane Goodwin Ribble university professor (LL.D.)

1953 John Stewart Battle (LL.D.) lawyer, legislator, Governor of Virginia

SC 1953 Dwight David Eisenhower (LL.D.) 34th President of the United States

C 1953 William Thomas Sanger (LL.D.) educator

1954 Jessie Ball duPont (LL.D.) business executive, philanthropist

1954 Rayner Goddard (Baron) (LL.D.) Lord Chief Justice of England

C 1954 John Jacob Scherer, Jr. (LL.D.) Lutheran clergyman

1954 Earl Warren (LL.D.) Chief Justice of the United States

1955 Carlos Pena Romulo (LL.D.) editor, soldier, diplomat

1955 Henry Irving Willett (LL.D.) educator

C 1956 A. Willis Robertson (LL.D.) U.S. Senator

SC 1957 James M. Robertson (LL.D.) rector of William and Mary

C 1957 Pierson John Dixon (LL.D.) British foreign service officer

C 1957 Oscar Lane Shewmake (LL.D.) lawyer, insurance executive

1957 James Rhyne Killian, Jr. (LL.D.) college president

C 1958 Dabney Stuart Lancaster (LL.D.) educator

C 1958 Walter Edward Vest (A.M.H.C.) physician

SC 1959 Sir Harold Anthony Caccia (LL.D.) British Ambassador

C & SC 1959 J. Lindsay Almond, Jr. (LL.D.) Governor of Virginia

SC 1959 Ross L. Malone (LL.D.) President, American Bar Association

C 1960 Gaylord Probasco Harnwell (LL.D.) educator, physicist

CD 1960 Alfred A. Knopf (L.H.D.) publisher

CD 1960 Walter Spencer Robertson (LL.D.) government official

CD 1960 Allie Edward Stokes Stephens lawyer, state official (LL.D.)

CD 1960 Jerauld Wright (LL.D.) naval officer

C 1961 Ruby Altizer Roberts (L.H.D.) Poetess of Virginia

C 1961 Robert E. Henley (LL.D.) business executive

C 1961 Winthrop Rockefeller (LL.D.) investment management

C 1963 J.D. Carneal (L.T.D.) business executive

C 1963 Alvin Duke Chandler (LL.D.) college president

C 1963 Albertis S. Harrison, Jr. (LL.D.) Governor of Virginia

C 1963 Carlisle H. Humelsine (LL.D.) business executive

C 1963 Floyd L. Thompson (D.Sc.) aeronautical engineer

CD 1964 Laurence Warren I’Anson (LL.D.) jurist

CD 1964 Harold Winfrey Ramsey (LL.D.) educator

CD 1964 Thomas Bahnson Stanley (L.T.D.) Governor of Virginia

CD 1964 Julius Adams Stratton (Sc.D.) university president

C 1964 Otto Lowe (L.T.D.) attorney-at-law

C 1964 Lloyd U. Noland, Jr. (LL.D.) business executive

C 1964 C. Vann Woodward (L.H.D.) university professor

CD 1965 William David Ormsby-Gore British Ambassador to the (Baron Harlech) (LL.D.) United States

CD 1965 Richard Lee Morton (LL.D.) educator, historian

CD 1965 Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr. (LL.D.) President, American Bar Association

CD 1965 James Moody Robertson (LL.D.) alumnus, lawyer, former Rector of Board of Visitors

CD 1966 Marjorie Hope Nicholson (Litt.D) eminent scholar in English literature

CD 1966 Mills E. Godwin, Jr. (LL.D.) Governor of Virginia

C 1966 Henry Hamill Fowler (LL.D.) Secretary of the Treasury

CD 1967 Leslie Cheek, Jr. (D.F.A.) Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond

CD 1967 Jay Winston Johns (LL.D.) philanthropist, Patron of History Landmarks

CD 1967 John Walker (D.F.A.) Director, National Gallery of Art

CD 1968 Hugh Williams Farmar (LL.D.) clerk, Drapers’ Company

CD 1968 Robert Wright Stopford (D.D.) Lord Bishop of London

CD 1968 Sir Patrick Henry Dean (LL.D.) British Ambassador to the United States

C 1968 Sterling Hutcheson (LL.D.) distinguished jurist and former Rector of the Board of Visitors

C 1968 John Jennings (LL.D.) Director, Virginia Historical Society

CD 1969 Dr. William Guy (D.Sc.) Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

CD 1969 Dr. Robert Q. Marston (D.Sc.) Director, National Institute of Health

C 1969(summer) Judge H. Lester Hooker (LL.D.) Chairman, State Corporation Commission, distinguished public Servant

CD 1970 Robert Earll McConnell (LL.D.) philanthropist, mining engineer, government official

CD 1970 Jack Morpurgo (L.H.D.) author, scholar

C 1970 Edmund S. Muskie (LL.D.) U.S. Senator – Maine

C 1972 Theodore Roosevelt Dalton (LL.D.) federal judge, alumnus

C 1972 Ralph Waldo Ellison (Litt.D.) distinguished author

C 1972 Joseph Andorfer Ewan (Sc.D.) distinguished botanist

C 1972 William Brooks George (L.H.D.) distinguished alumnus, former Rector of the Board of Visitors

C 1972 Abner Linwood Holton, Jr. (LL.D.) Governor of Virginia

C 1972 William Graves Perry (D.F.A.) outstanding architect, chief architect in the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg

C 1973 Warren E. Burger (LL.D.) Chief Justice of the United States

CD 1974 Edgar F. Shannon, Jr. (L.H.D.) President, University of Virginia

C 1974 Arthur B. Hanson (LL.D.) outstanding alumnus, outstanding service in military, community, and legal affairs

C 1974 T. Granville Pullen, Jr. (L.H.D.) State Superintendent of Schools, university president, outstanding alumnus

C 1974 Addison Roberts (LL.D.) outstanding alumnus, business executive

C 1974 Walter Muir Whitehill (L.H.D.) distinguished historian


C 1975 Kingman Brewster, Jr. (LL.D.) President of Yale University

C 1975 Thomas N. Downing (LL.D.) U.S. Congressman

C 1975 Roy R. Charles (LL.D.) alumnus, philanthropist, civic leader

C 1975 Guy Coheleach (D.Arts) artist, conservationist

C 1975 T. Edward Temple (LL.D.) President of Virginia Commonwealth University

CD 1976 Sir Peter Ramsbotham (LL.D.) British Ambassador to the United States

C 1976 Thomas Roy Jones (LL.D.) corporate executive, civic leader, philanthropist

C 1976 Robert Coles (L.H.D.) author, researcher, poet, psychiatrist

C 1976 Henry Rosovsky (LL.D.) scholar, renowned leader in higher education, alumnus

C 1976 Forrest David Mathews (L.H.D.) Secretary of Health, Education, Welfare, former President of the University of Alabama

CD 1977 Carter O. Lowance (LL.D.) government executive, aide and confidante to six governors

C 1977 Harrry F. Byrd, Jr. (LL.D.) Virginia and U.S. Senator, Newspaperman, public servant

C 1977 Clement E. Conger (L.H.D.) journalist, protocol expert, diplomat, connoisseur, curator, collector, scholar, lecturer, preservationist

C 1977 William H. Rehnquist (LL.D.) Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

C 1977 Dumas Malone (D.Litt.) historian, biographer, political scientist, editor

C 1977 Catherine Filene Shouse (L.H.D.) member, Virginia Commission of the Arts and Humanities, donated land for Wolf Trap Farm for the Performing Arts, first chairman of the President’s Music Commission, People to People Program

CD 1978 Ernest Leroy Boyer (LL.D.) U.S. Commissioner of Education, university chancellor

CD 1978 Howard K. Smith (L.H.D.) leader in the communications field

CD 1978 Lindley J. Stiles (L.H.D.) professor of education for interdisciplinary studies, sociology, and political science

C 1978 Barbara C. Jordan (LL.D.) U.S. Congresswoman – Texas

C 1978 John Wills Tuthill (LL.D.) Former U.S. Ambassador, president of Salzburg seminar in American Studies

C 1978 Walter J. Zable (LL.D.) business leader, dedicated humanitarian

CD 1979 John Ritchie III (LL.D.) university professor

CD 1979 William Warner Van Alstyne (LL.D.) university professor

C 1979 John Nicholas Dalton (LL.D.) Governor of Virginia, alumnus

C 1979 Daniel J. Boorstin (Litt.D) Librarian of Congress, author, educator

C 1979 Jeffrey Kenneth MacNelly (L.H.D.) cartoonist

C 1979 Richard Beale Davis (Litt.D) educator

CD 1980 Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh (L.H.D.) President of Notre Dame, clergyman, educator

CD 1980 Daniel Bell (Litt.D.) university professor, sociologist

C 1980 Art Buchwald (L.H.D.) humorist, author

C 1980 John Warren Cooke (LL.D.) journalist, publisher, businessman, former Speaker of Virginia House of Delegates

C 1980 Sir Nevill Mott (Sc.D.) scientist, author, Nobel prize winner

C 1980 Rafael Torrens (D.Litt.) physician, teacher, public servant, author, philosopher

CD 1981 Marquis Jean Pierre de Chambrun (L.H.D.) direct descendant of the Marquis de Lafayette

CD 1981 Lewis A. McMurran, Jr. (LL.D.) Chairman, Virginia Independence Bicentennial Commission

CD 1981 John W. Warner (LL.D.) U.S. Senator – Virginia; Director, American Revolution Bicentennial Administration

SC 1981 His Royal Highness The Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (received an Honorary Fellowship not Honorary Degree)

C 1981 William F. Buckley, Jr. (L.H.D.) editor, writer, political philosopher

C 1981 Helen Hayes (L.H.D.) actress, author, humanitarian

C 1981 J. Wilfred Lambert (L.H.D.) Former Dean of Students, College of William and Mary

C 1981 Edmund Sears Morgan (Litt.D) teacher, historian, author

CD 1982 Hays T. Watkins (LL.D.) corporate executive, civic leader

CD 1982 Edwin D. Dodd (LL.D.) corporate executive

CD 1982 Donald Hillsdon Ryan (LL.D.) corporate executive

C 1982 Garry B. Trudeau (L.H.D.) cartoonist, creator of “Doonesbury” comic strip

C 1982 C. Waller Barrett (Litt.D.) bibliophile

C 1982 Vincent Theodore DeVita, Jr. (D.Sc.) oncologist, alumnus

C 1982 Frederick Campion Steward (D.Sc.) botanist

CD 1983 Charles Spittal Robb (LL.D.) Governor of Virginia

C 1983 Elizabeth Hanford Dole (LL.D.) U.S. Secretary of Transportation

C 1983 Ivor Noel Hume (L.H.D.) archaeologist, author, historian, lecturer, script writer

C 1983 Walter Gordon Mason (LL.D.) businessman, former Trustee, Rector of the Board of Visitors

C 1983 Kenneth Nebenzahl (L.H.D.) rare book and rare map dealer, scholar

CD 1984 J. Carter Brown (D.F.A.) Director of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

C 1984 Paul A. Volcker (L.H.D.) Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

C 1984 R. Harvey Chappell, Jr. (LL.D.) lawyer, former Rector of William and Mary

C 1984 William Louis Zimmer, III (LL.D.) businessman, Chairman of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

C 1984 Lawrence A. Cremin (L.H.D.) President of Teachers College, Columbia University

CD 1985 Donald W. Pritchard (D.S.) Professor of Marine Science

C 1985 Grace Murray Hopper (LL.D.) U.S. Navy Commodore, mathematician, computer scientist

C 1985 Walter Edward Hoffman (LL.D.) judge

C 1985 Eudora Welty (D.Litt.) author

C 1985 John Boyd Bentley (D.D.) Bishop of Alaska

CD 1986 Clark Kerr (L.H.D.) President Emeritus, The University of California

CD 1986 Joseph C. Smiddy (L.H.D.) President Emeritus, Clinch Valley College

C 1986 John Bruce Bredin (LL.D.) businessman, Class of 1936, former member of the Board of Visitors

C 1986 Richard Hendrik Fein (LL.D.) Ambassador of the Netherlands to the United States

C 1986 George Frost Kennan (L.H.D.) diplomatist and historian

C 1986 Jeane Duane Jordan Kirkpatrick Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. (LL.D.)

C 1986 Charles Robert Longsworth (L.H.D.) President of Colonial Williamsburg

CD 1987 Gerald L. Baliles (LL.D.) Governor of Virginia

C 1987 Denton A. Cooley, (D.Sc.) surgeon

C 1987 Gilbert M. Grosvenor (L.H.D.) Editor, National Geographic Magazine

C 1987 John Hersey (L.H.D.) author, journalist, professor

C 1987 Roger H. Mudd (D.P.S.) journalist, television news anchorman

C 1987 William B. Spong, Jr. (LL.D.) Dean, Marshall-Wythe School of Law

CD 1988 Robert Wedgeworth, Jr. (L.H.D.) Dean, School of Library Service, Columbia University

C 1988 John Angus McPhee (Litt.D) author and essayist

C 1988 Anne Dobie Peebles (L.H.D.) former Rector of the College of William and Mary Board of Visitors

C 1988 Colin L. Powell (D.P.S.) U.S. National Security Advisor, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army

C 1988 Diane Sawyer (D.P.S.) CBS News, “60 Minutes”, co-anchor

C 1988 Barbara Wertheim Tuchman (L.H.D.) Pulitzer Prize winning author and historian

CD 1989 Bruce Bernard Weatherill (LL.D.) Speaker of the House of Commons of Great Britain

CD 1989 James Peter Hymers Mackay (LL.D.) The Lord Chancellor of Great Britain

CD 1989 H.R.H. The Princess Margriet of the Netherlands (Honorary Fellowship not Honorary Degree)

C 1989 Robert McCormick Adams (L.H.D.) anthropologist, historian, educator

C 1989 Glenn Close (Arts D.) alumna, actress, producer

C 1989 Mary Maples Dunn (L.H.D.) alumna, scholar, historian, President of Smith College

C 1989 Sir Denys H. Wilkinson (D.Sc.) scientist, academic leader

CD 1990 A. Eric Sevareid (L.H.D.) newspaper, radio, television correspondent, CBS newscaster, Emmy Award winner, Member, TV Academy Hall of Fame

CD 1990 Dennis F. Thompson (L.H.D.) Director, Program in Ethics and the Professions, Harvard University; Member of Advisory Board for the Public Policy Program at the College of William and Mary

C 1990 Lawrence Douglas Wilder (L.L.D.) Governor of Virginia

C 1990 Sir Antony Acland (L.L.D.) British Ambassador to the U.S.

C 1990 Janet Haldane Coleman Kimbrough (L.H.D) Class of 1921, physician

C 1990 David Tennant Bryan (L.H.D.) newspaper publisher, philanthropist, community leader

CD 1991 Fang Li Zhi (L.H.D.) Chinese astrophysicist and human rights advocate

CD 1991 A.E. Dick Howard (L.L.D.) White Burkett Miller Professor of Law and Public Affairs at UVA

C 1991 Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr. (L.H.D.) tennis champion, author

C 1991 Hanna Holborn Gray (L.H.D.) historian

C 1991 Antonin Scalia (L.L.D.) Supreme Court Justice, educator. See Commencement Speakers (1996) and University Archives Subject Headings under V to C--Scalia, Antonin

C 1991 Frank M. Turner (L.H.D.) historian

CD 1992 D. Allan Bromley (D.Sc.) Assistant to the President for Science and Technology

CD 1992 Sir Cyril A. Clarke (D.Sc.) British biologist

CD 1992 Hermann A. Grunder (D.Sc.) Director, Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility

CD 1992 Richard H. Petersen (D.Sc.) Associate Administrator, Office of Aeronautical and Space Technology

C 1992 Mary L. Good (D.Sc.) Senior Vice President for Technology at Allied Chemical

C 1992 Floyd D. Gottwald, Jr. (L.H.D.) Chairman, Ethyl Corporation

C 1992 J. Bryan Hehir (L.H.D.) Senior Research Scholar, Kennedy Institute of Ethics

C 1992 Stephen J. Wright, Jr. (L.H.D.) Former President, Fisk University, Nashville

C 1992 James A. Baker III (LL.D.) Secretary of State

CD 1993 Hunter B. Andrews (LL.D.) Senator, William and Mary Alumnus

CD 1993 Harry L. Carrico (LL.D.) Virginia Chief Justice

CD 1993 Jane Goodall (D.Sc.) anthropologist, author

CD 1993 Sir Robin Renwick (L.H.D.) British Ambassador to the U.S.

CD 1993 Robert Charles Gordon Strick (L.H.D.) Clerk of the Drapers’ Company of London

C 1993 William H. Cosby, Jr. (A.M.) actor, author, educator, humorist

C 1993 Herbert V. Kelly (LL.D.) attorney, alumnus, former Rector

C 1993 William Styron (L.H.D.) author

CD 1994 George F. Allen (LL.D.) Governor of Virginia

C 1994 George F. Will (L.H.D.) columnist and commentator

C 1994 Rozanne L. Ridgway (D.P.S.) former Ambassador to Germany

C 1994 Bernard Bailyn (L.H.D.) professor, Harvard University, historian

CD 1995 David S. Broder (L.H.D.) columnist, author

CD 1995 Damon J. Keith (L.L.D.) circuit judge, U.S. Supreme Court of Appeals, 6th circuit

C 1995 Mark J Wills (L.H.D.) Founder of the Bobbie Bryan House, AIDS/HIV Awareness

C 1995 George Herbert Walker Bush (LL.D.) Former President of the United States

C 1995 J. Maxwell Irvine (D.Sc.) scientist, educator, President of the University of Aberdeen, Scotland

C 1995 David Beers Quinn (L.H.D.) scholar, educator

CD 1996 Pamela C. Harriman (LL.D.) U.S. Ambassador to France, Philanthropist

CD 1996 Frank Batten (L.H.D.) Chairman, Landmark Communications, publisher, Philanthropist

C 1996 Oliver W. Hill, Sr. (LL.D.) civil rights activist, attorney

C 1996 William Jackson Payne (D.Sc.) microbiologist, educator

CD 1997 David McCullough (L.H.D.) historian, author, public television host

CD 1997 Alan A. Diamonstein (LL.D.) lawyer, member of the Virginia House of Delegates, public servant

C 1997 Herbert H. Bateman (LL.D.) U.S. Congressman, William and Mary Alumnus

C 1997 Natalie Zemon Davis (L.H.D.) Professor, Princeton University, historian

C 1997 Mark H. McCormack (L.H.D.) entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, William and Mary Alumnus

CD 1998 James Stuart Gilmore III (LL.D.) Governor of Virginia

CD 1998 William W. Abbott (L.H.D.) historian, editor, educator

CD 1998 Raymond A. Mason (L.H.D.) President, Legg Mason, Inc., philanthropist, William and Mary Alumnus

CD 1998 Robert M. Gates (L.H.D.) former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, William and Mary Alumnus Class of 1965

C 1998 Joseph J. Ellis (L.H.D.) historian, scholar, teacher, William and Mary Alumnus

C 1998 Edward E. Brickell (L.H.D.) President, Eastern Virginia Medical School, educator, William and Mary Alumnus, member and Rector of the Board of Visitors, 1976-1984

C 1998 Benjamin S. Carson, Sr. (D.Sc.) physician, author

CD 1999 Pamela P. Chinnis (L.H.D.) President of the House of Deputies of the Episcopal Church, William and Mary Alumna

CD 1999 James D. Watkins (D.Sc.) former Chief of Naval Operations, public servant, environmentalist

CD 1999 Richard G. Lugar (L.L.D.) U.S. Senator, Indiana

C 1999 Shelby Foote (L.H.D.) novelist, historian, playwright

C 1999 James E. Ukrop (L.H.D.) Chairman, Ukrop’s Super Markets, Inc., public servant, William and Mary Alumnus

21st Century


CD 2000 Margaret, The Lady Thatcher (LL.D.) former Prime Minister of Great Britain, Chancellor of the College of William and Mary

CD 2000 James W. McGlothlin (LL.D.) entrepreneur, civic leader, William and Mary Alumnus

C 2000 Brent Scowcroft (L.H.D.) former National Security Advisor, educator

C 2000 James B. Murray, Jr. (LL.D.) entrepreneur, civic leader, William and Mary Alumnus

CD 2001 Lawrence S. Eagleburger (D.P.S.) diplomat, humanitarian, political leader, public servant, former Secretary of State under George H. W. Bush, former member of the Board of Visitors

CD 2001 Adolphus C. Hailstork (L.H.D) musician, composer, conductor, educator

C 2001 Madeleine K. Albright (L.H.D.) former U.S. Secretary of State

C 2001 J. Stewart Bryan III (L.H.D.) Chairman, President and CEO of Media General

CD 2002 Mark R. Warner (LL.D.) 69th Governor of Virginia, public servant, entrepreneur, philanthropist

CD 2002 Donald Kennedy (D.Sc.) scientist, teacher, public servant, scholar

CD 2002 Michael K. Powell (D.P.S.) soldier, lawyer, public servant, Chairman of the FCC, William and Mary Alumnus, Class of 1985

C 2002 A. Lamar Alexander (LL.D.) public servant, educator, businessman, Former U.S. Secretary of Education, Former Governor of Tennessee, Goodman Visiting Professor of Practice in Public Service Harvard University Kennedy School of Government

C 2002 Ernest Whitmore Goodrich (LL.D.) William and Mary alumnus, Lieutenant Commander U.S. Navy, former Board of Visitors rector and Marshall-Wythe School of Law professor, Commonwealth Attorney for Surry County

CD 2003 Kofi Annan (D.P.S.) Secretary-General of the United Nations, awarded Noble Peace Prize

CD 2003 Anthony C. Zinni (D.P.S.) General USMC Ret., President Bush’s Envoy to the Middle East

CD 2003 James W. Brinkley (L.H.D.) President and CEO Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc.

C 2003 John Robert Lewis (D.P.S.) public servant, civic activist, protector of human rights, elected to Congress in 1986, member of the United States House of Representatives

C 2003 Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan (L.H.D.) international negotiator, advocate for democracy and peace, active patron of many national institutions in Jordan, chair of the King Hussein Foundation established in 1999

CD 2004 John H. Chichester (D.P.S.) Virginia Senate President Pro Tempore and Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, elected to the Senate in 1978

CD 2004 Lt. Gen. David D. McKiernan (D.P.S.) William and Mary alumnus, U.S. Army Lt. Gen., commanding general of the 3rd U.S. Army

CD 2004 Ronald E. Carrier (L.H.D.) James Madison University President Emeritus, also served as James Madison University chancellor from 1998 to 2002, member of the Planning and Capacity Steering Committee of the state’s Higher Education Summit

CD 2004 George W. Johnson (L.H.D.) George Mason University President Emeritus (serving from 1978 to 1996), opened the region’s first performing arts center, helped found the Northern Virginia Roundtable (an influential business and civic organization) C 2004 Jon Stewart (M.A.) William and Mary alumnus Class of 1984, host and executive producer of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"

C 2004 William Ivey Long (L.H.D.) William and Mary alumnus, costume designer, winner of four Tony awards, historic preservationist

C 2004 Carolynn Reid-Wallace (L.H.D.) scholar, visionary, educational leader, public servant

CD 2005 James Hadley Billington (Litt.D.) author, scholar, leader, statesman, became Director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in 1973 serving fifteen years, Librarian of Congress since 1987

CD 2005 John Tilghman Hazel, Jr. (D.P.S.) visionary, advocate, philanthropist, public servant, lawyer, former rector of George Mason University, member of Virginia Business Higher Education Council

C 2005 Sir John Elliott (L.H.D.) scholar, author, expositor, Regius Professor of Modern History Emeritus at Oxford University

C 2005 Margaret McKane Mauldin (L.H.D.) linguist, preservationist, teacher, author, instructor in the Department of Anthropology at The University of Oklahoma

CD 2006 Timothy M. Kaine (LL.D.) 70th Governor of Virginia, former Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, former Mayor of Richmond, lawyer

CD 2006 Shirley Ann Jackson (L.H.D.) President of Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute, former chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, scientific pioneer, public servant

CD 2006 Virginia Forwood Pate Wetter (D.P.S.) William and Mary alumna, chair of The Chesapeake Broadcasting Corporation, entrepreneur, steward of public education

C 2006 Archbishop Desmond M. Tutu (D.P.S.) cleric, author, teacher, Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

C 2006 Willard A. Van Engel (S.D.) Professor Emeritus, VIMS Fisheries Science, founding professor at VIMS, founder of blue crab studies

CD 2007 A. Marshall Acuff, Jr. (L.H.D.) William and Mary Alumnus, served nine years on the College’s Board of Visitors (three of those years as Rector), president of AMA Investment Counsel, LLC., former president and managing director of Smith Barney

CD 2007 JoAnn Falletta (Art.D.) Music Director of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, artist

CD 2007 Chuck Hagel (D.P.S) U.S. Senator (R-Nebraska)

C 2007 William T. Coleman, Jr. (LL.D.) Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, noted civil rights advocate and legal scholar

C 2007 William M. Kelso (S.D.) William and Mary alumnus, M.A. 1964, Director of archaeology for the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities and the Jamestown Rediscovery Project, Located the James Fort at Jamestown

CD 2008 James B. Comey, class of 1982(LL.D.), former Deputy Attorney General of the United States, 2003-2005; General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Lockheed Martin, 2005-present

CD 2008 Harriet Mayor Fulbright (D.P.S), president of the J. William & Harriet Fulbright Center

CD 2008 James C. Rees, class of 1974 (L.H.D.), executive director of George Washington’s Mount Vernon

C 2008 Rabbi David Ellenson (L.H.D.), Class of 1969, president of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

C 2008 Mike Tomlin (L.H.D.), Class of 1995, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach

CD 2009 Glenn Lowry (Art.D.), founding director of the Muscarelle Museum of Art and current director of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

CD 2009 John Hope Franklin (L.H.D), author and James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of History at Duke University

CD 2009 Jim Webb (D.P.S), author and U.S. Senator (D-Virginia) 2007-

C 2009 Tom Brokaw (L.H.D.), journalist and writer, former Today Show anchor, former NBC Nightly News anchor

C 2009 Linda Lavin (Art. D.), Class of 1959, theater and television actress featured in Alice

C 2009 Sherman Cohen (L.H.D.), philanthropist and real estate developer, donor for The Sherman and Gloria H. Cohen Career Center at William and Mary.


CD 2010 Robert F. McDonnell (LL.D.), 71st Governor of Virginia, 2010-

CD 2010 Martha C. Nussbaum (L.H.D), author and Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago.

CD 2010 R. Wayne Kernodle (L.H.D.), Sociology professor at the College of William and Mary, 1945-1987.

C 2010 Christina D. Romer (D.P.S), Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, 2009-; Class of 1957 Garff B. Wilson Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley

C 2010 Annette Gordon-Reed (L.H.D), Professor of History at Rutgers University and Professor of Law at New York Law School.

C 2010 Paul H. O'Neill (D.P.S.), former Secretary of the Treasury under George W. Bush, 2001-2002.

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

CD 2011 J. Edward Grimsley ’51 (L.H.D.), former editorial page editor of the Richmond Times-Dispatch and former rector of the College

CD 2011 Thaddeus W. Tate, Jr. (L.H.D.), William & Mary Emeritus Professor of History and Director Emeritus of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture

C 2011 Joseph J Plumeri '66 (D.P.S.), Chariman and CEO of Willis Group Holdings

C 2011 Marian Wright Edelman (D.P.S.), Founder and President of the Children's Defense Fund

C 2011 Brian P. Lamb (L.H.D.), Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network (C-SPAN)

CD 2012 James A. Bill (L.H.D.), Professor Emeritus of Government at the College of William and Mary.

C 2012 Jim Lehrer (L.H.D.), PBS NewsHour anchor

C 2012 Carolyn A. Martin '73 (L.H.D.), Amherst College president

C 2012 Jonathan Jarvis '75 (D.P.S.), Director of the National Park Service

CD 2013 Lois Critchfield, worked for the CIA for 28 years, actively involved with the Reves Center

C 2013 Colin Campbell, President of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Board of Visitors 2008-2012.

C 2013 Warren W. Buck, III, M.S. '70, Ph. D. '76 (S.D.), prominent physicist and chancellor emeritus of the University of Washington-Bothell

CD 2014 Terry McAuliffe, Governor of Virginia

CD 2014 David Lutzer, Emeritus Chancellor Professor of Mathematics

C 2014 Leroy Petry, Medal of Honor recipient, Commencement speaker

C 2014 Alan B. Miller, chairman and CEO of Universal Health Services and namesake of the Mason School of Business’ Miller Hall

CD 2015 President Emeritus Thomas A. Graves, Jr., HON '02, Twenty-Third President of the College of William & Mary

CD 2015 Dr. Grace E. Harris, Distinguished Professor, Former Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Virginia Commonwealth University

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