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Honorary Degree Recipients

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Ever wondered who has received an honorary degree from Southwestern? The list is impressive, including a former senator and a former president

1859

Robert Alexander

D.D.

1865

B. T. Kavanaugh

D.D.

1871

James H. Carlisle

LL.D.

1881

Virgil M. DuBose

A.M.

1884

A. G. Haygood
J. W. Miller

LL.D.
A.M.

1885

R. S. Finley
H. S. Thrall

D.D.
D.D.

1888

John Adams
F. T. Mitchell
M. H. Neely

D.D.
D.D.
D.D.

1891

A. A. Thomas

A.M.

1895

T. R. Pierce
James Campbell

D.D.
D.D.

1896

E. S. Smith

D.D.

1900

W. L. Nelms
Seth Ward

D.D.
D.D.

1901

John Hughes

D.D.

1902

George B. Winston

D.D.

1903

W. F. Tillett
Edwin D. Mouzon

LL.D.
D.D.

1907

John M. Barcus

D.D.

1910

W. E. Boggs
C. M. Harless
James Kilgore

D.D.
D.D.
D.D.

1911

E. W. Solomon
J. E. Harrison
E. D. Mouzon
S. E. Mezes
W. P. Few
F. K. Sanders
W. D. Bradfield

D.D.
D.D.
LL.D.
LL.D.
LL.D.
LL.D.
LL.D.

1912

V. A. Godbey
Frank P. Culver

D.D.
D.D.

1914

Robert L. Henry
Emyl Cook Wilm
S. H. C. Burgin
John Wesley Hill
Sam R. Hay

LL.D.
LL.D.
D.D.
D.D.
D.D.

1917

Paul Whitfield Horn
H. C. Tucker

LL.D.
D.D.

1919

Emmett Hightower
K. P. Barton

D.D.
D.D.

1920

Andrew Jackson Weeks
T. C. Ragsdale

D.D.
D.D.

1921

Robert Gibbs Mood
L. B. Elrod
John William Bergin
Etelka Evans

D.D.
D.D.
D.D.
D. Mus.

1922

W. J. Johnson
George W. Davis

D.D.
D.D.

1923

James Samuel Barcus
Joseph Dobes
Sterling Fisher
Frank S. Onderdonk
A. Frank Smith, Sr.
Charles McTyeire Bishop
Lyndsey Blayney
William Luther Dean
Cecil Eugene Evans

D.D.
D.D.
D.D.
D.D.
D.D.
LL.D.
LL.D.
LL.D.
LL.D.

1925

Joseph P. Bartak
Philip Eugene Riley
Jackson B. Cox
Thomas Franklin Session
Jesse H. Jones

D.D.
D.D.
D.D.
D.D.
LL.D.

1926

Julius Earl Crawford
Charles Marvin Raby
John Eber Roach
Charles Tilden Tally
Robert Bartow Cousins
John Monroe Moore

D.D.
D.D.
D.D.
D.D.
LL.D.
LL.D.

1927

Edward Rosman Barcus
Cullom Henry Booth
Oscar Thomas Cooper
James Marvin Culbreth
Ernest Clay Webb
Claude Pollard

D.D.
D.D.
D.D.
D.D.
D.D.
LL.D.

1929

William James Battle
Harry Yandell Benedict
Joseph Mayer
David Knox Porter

LL.D.
LL.D.
LL.D.
D.D.

1930

Euclid Virgil Cole
Henry Edgar Draper
Glenn Flinn
William Martin Pearch
Clustor Quentin Smith
Rentfro Banton Creager

D.D.
D.D.
D.D.
D.D.
D.D.
LL.D.

1931

Hubert Lawrence Mills
Thomas Lee McCullough
James Frank Dobie
Clarence Moore Dannelly
Gaston Hartsfield
Edmund Heinsohn

LL.D.
LL.D.
Litt.D.
Litt.D.
D.D.
D.D.

1932

Harry Samuel DeVore
Henry Bascom Watts
William Allen Tarver
William Hawley Atwell

D.D.
D.D.
LL.D.
LL.D.

1933

John Hoskins Foster
John Fisher Simpson
Hyder Edward Rollins

D.Sc.
D.D.
LL.D.

1934

Edward Jackson Mathews
William Edmund Orgain
Samuel Walter Scott
George Samuel Sexton

LL.D.
LL.D.
LL.D.
LL.D.

1935

James Grady Timmons
Walter William Ward
Andrew H. Hemphill
Sir Josiah Stamp
Hiram Abiff Boaz
Arthur James Moore

D.D.
D.D.
Mus.D.
LL.D.
LL.D.
LL.D.

1936

George Calvin French

D.D.

1937

W. Kenneth Pope
Ira Floyd Key
William Angie Smith
Lewis Neilson Stuckey
Charles Norton Shaver
Lena Triplett Milan

D.D.
D.D.
D.D.
D.D.
LL.D.
Mus.D.

1938

Sloan Lafayette Batchelor
Walter Lee Barr
Paul Elliott Martin
Ernest Lynn Kurth, Sr.
John William Thomason, Jr.
Nita Akin

D.D.
D.D.
D.D.
LL.D.
Litt.D.
Mus.D.

1940

David William Wilcox
Nat Burtis Allen
Alton William Birdwell
Edward Lillo Crain
John Short Fox
Jesse Rush Milam
James Walter Mills
Angie Frank Smith
Elmer Talmage Clark
Abbie Adella Graham
Will Woodward Jackson
Umphrey Lee
Robert E. Smith
Claude Carr Cody, Jr.

D.C.L.
LL.D.
LL.D.
LL.D.
LL.D.
LL.D.
LL.D.
LL.D.
Litt.D.
Litt.D.
Litt.D.
Litt.D.
Litt.D.
D.Sc.

1941

Clifford Bartlett Jones
Harry Carothers Wiess
Hubert Renfro Knickerbocker

LL.D.
LL.D.
Litt.D.

1942

John William Bergin
Caradine Ray Hooton

LL.D.
D.D.

1943

Harold Groves Cooke
William Bebee Slack
Lyndon Baines Johnson
Henry Wesley Stillwell
Robert Guy McCutchan
Charles Houston Harris

D.D.
D.D.
LL.D.
LL.D.
Litt.D.
D.Sc.

1944

R. Otis Sory
Ella Cockrum Fondren
Joe J. Perkins
Lois Craddock Perkins
Hubert Thedford Johnson
Hulon Nimmo Anderson
L. C. Hill
Stella Lea Owsley

D.D.
L.H.D.
L.H.D.
L.H.D.
LL.D.
LL.D.
LL.D.
Mus.D.

1945

Guy Frederick Jones
Earl Jennings Patton
Earl Huffor
Louis Uhland Spellman

D.D.
D.D.
Litt.D.
LL.D.

1946

George C. Baker, Jr.
Carl Waldemar Bergquist
Monroe Vivion
Gibb Gilchrist
Joe J. Mickle
William Ernest Moreland
Chester William Nimitz
Cedric Foster

D.D.
D.D.
D.D.
LL.D.
LL.D.
LL.D.
LL.D.
Litt.D.

1947

Stewart Clendenin
John Lambuth Ferguson, Jr.Clarence Walter Lokey
William Lockhart Clayton
Eugene B. Germany
Albert Dee Simpson
Harry Clay Withers

D.D.
D.D.
D.D.
LL.D.
LL.D.
LL.D.
Litt.D.

1948

Finis Alonzo Crutchfield
Homer T. Fort
Harold Lawson Egger
Beauford H. Jester
Marvin Jones
Sam T. Rayburn
Craig Francis Cullinan
Charles Phillip Yeager

D.D.
D.D.
LL.D.
LL.D.
LL.D.
LL.D.
D.Sc.
D.Sc.

1949

Harrison Baker
R. Floyd Curl
D. Lawrence Landrum
Marvin Alonzo Childers
Marvin L. Graves

D.D.
D.D.
D.D.
LL.D.
LL.D.

1950

Alfredo Nanez
Walter Rabb Willis
Robert Walter Fair

D.D.
D.D.
L.H.D.

1951

Arthur Gale Waldrop
H. William Nordin
J. Chess Lovern
Kenneth W. Copeland
Stanley Carter

Litt.D.
Mus.D.
D.D.
D.D.
D.D.

1952

Wesley Vernon Hite
William Richard Swain
John Henry Sharp
Herman Brown
George Washington Vaught

D.D.
D.D.
D.C.L.
LL.D.
LL.D.

1953

Wilford Virless Bane
Marvin Smith Vance
Walter Paul Paepcke
John Edward Hickman
Alma Langham Thomas
(deferred from 1952)

D.D.
D.D.
L.H.D.
LL.D.
LL.D.

 

1954

John William Donaho
Hugh Brown Loyd
Wayne Hicks McCleskey
Robert Ewing Thomason
Ernest Othmer Thompson

D.D.
D.D.
D.D.
LL.D.
D.Sc.

1955

Robert Louis Armor
Thetford Bolton Boone
Hyman Judah Schachtel
R. E. (Bob) Smith
Jesse Sanford Downs
John Ben Shepperd

D.D.
D.D.
L.H.D.
L.H.D.
LL.D.
LL.D.

1956

Herman Talmage Morgan
Donald Eugene Redmond
Julien William Sprinkle
David Allen Lacy, Sr.
Robert Alonzo Love
Pat Thompson

D.D.
D.D.
D.D.
LL.D.
LL.D.
LL.D.

1957

William Leake Ayres
Edwin Ruthvan Walker
Sterling Fisher Wheeler

D.Sc.
LL.D.
D.D.

1958

George Rufus Brown
Wilfrid Hardy Callcott

LL.D.
Litt.D.

1959

Rowland Andrews Egger
Fred Jacob Heyne

LL.D.
LL.D.

1960

James William Morgan
Ted Isiam Richardson
David Thomas Searls
Titus Holliday Harris

D.D.
D.D.
LL.D.
D.Sc.

1961

Kenneth Koch Woodley
James Fred Rippy

LL.D.
Litt.D.

1962

Henry Grady Hardin
James Daniel Finney Williams
Murray Simmons Dickson
Laurence DeFee Haskew
Oscar Byron Ellis

D.D.
D.D.
D.D. Posthumously
LL.D.
LL.D. Posthumously

1963

A. Christopher Bell, Jr.
Edwin Mouzon Mathison
Howard Charles Wilkinson
John Connally
John DeBerry Wheeler
Robert Homer Simpson

D.D.
D.D.
D.D.
LL.D.
Litt.D.
D.Sc.

1964

Taylor Herbert Minga
Robert Spence Tate, Jr.
Robert Bruce Weaver
John Goodwin Tower

D.D.
D.D.
D.D.
Litt.D.

1965

John Rosenfield
E. C. Scurlock
John Wesley Hardt
Elmer H. Hierholzer
Charles T. Thrift, Jr.

Litt.D.
L.H.D.
D.D.
D.D.
D.D.

1966

Neely Griggs Landrum
William Carrington Finch
Lamar Shaffer Clark
Horace Morgan King
Joe Brown Love
Edward Aubrey Clark

L.H.D.
L.H.D.
D.D.
D.D.
D.D.
LL.D.

1967

Joseph Dillard Quillian, Jr.
Ted Bowen
Mrs. Lyndon Baines Johnson
W. Grogan Lord
William S. Beinecke
Lester Tillery Potter
James Daniel Hardy
James Winfred Edgar

D.D.
L.H.D.
L.H.D.
L.H.D.
LL.D.
LL.D.
D.Sc.
Litt.D.

1968

John William Deschner
Joseph Tyree Sneed

D.D.
LL.D.

1969

Thomas Morgan Garrett
Charles Wesley Williams
Henry Martin Rockwell
Charles Nelson Prothro

D.D.
D.D.
L.H.D.
LL.D.

1970

Gordon Dwain Casad
William Arthur Holmes
Elizabeth Wilder Weismann
Herbert Eugene Dishman
John Taylor King

D.D.
D.D.
HH.D.
L.H.D.
LL.D.

1971

Ima Hogg
Josue Gonzalez
Kelly Williams
Francis Warren Roberts
George Lescher MacGregor

A.F.D.
D.D.
D.D.
D.Litt.
LL.D.

1972

Arthur Rubinstein
Don F. Pevey
Chang Duk Yun
William King McElvaney
Ralph Kinsloe Huitt

A.F.D.
D.D.
D.D.
D.D.
LL.D.

1973

Herbert James Frensley
Thomas Kunhyuk Kim
Decherd H. Turner
John Allen Riddick

LL.D.
L.H.D.
D.Litt.
D.Sc.

1974

Kennard B. Copeland
Beverly Ray Henson
Asbury Lenox
Mrs. Mary Moody Northen
Mrs. Isla Carroll Turner

L.H.D.
Mus.D.
D.D.
D.Litt.
L.H.D.

1975

Victor Alessandro
Jack D. Heacock
Albert C. Outler
Barbara Jordan

D.Mus.
D.D.
Litt.D.
L.H.D.

1976

Ruth Hartgraves
Daniel Rodriguez
H. Eugene Cragg
Charles G. Heyne
Everitt D. Walker
A. Frank Smith, Jr.

D.Sc.
D.D.
D.D.
L.H.D.
LL.D.
LL.D.

1977

Barry Bailey
Marlin L. Brockette
Thomas M. Reavley
Charles Lester Giesler

Litt.D.
LL.D.
LL.D.
D.D.

1978

N. Allen Birtwhistle
Dorothy Candee Davidson
Michael E. DeBakey
William Carroll Fancher

D.D.
L.H.D.
L.L.D.
D.D.

1979

Robert Charles Bennett
Roy Henry Cullen
Milton King Dare
John Thomas Graves

D.Mus.
LL.D.
D.D.
D.D.

1980

Akira Endo
Wayne Harold Holtzman
George M. Ricker
James Jarrell Pickle

D.Mus.
D.H.
D.D.
LL.D.

1981

Harold Dean Burkhardt
Vivian L. Smith
Charles Aubrey LeMaistre
Elizabeth Perkins Prothro

D.D.
L.H.D.
D.S.
Litt.D.

1982

I. J. McCook
Durwood Fleming
Alice Pratt Brown
William A. Smith

L.H.D.
D. Humanities
L.H.D.
L.H.D.

1983

Bob E. Waters

D.D.

1987

John House Duncan
B. R. Inman
William C. Jones
Fred W. Kandeler

LL.D.
LL.D.
D.D.
D.D.

1988

Wilhelmina Ruth Delco
Malford Cothan Hierholzer
Elspeth Rostow
James C. Wright, Jr.

LL.D.
D.D.
LL.D.
LL.D.

1989

Henry Gabriel Cisneros
Julius S. Scott, Jr.
Sarah R. Weddington

LL.D.
LL.D.
LL.D.

1990

Sharon Brown Christopher
William Howard Glaze
Lawrence Meredith
Deborah Ownby McCarty

D.D.
D.Sc.
L.H.D.
L.H.D.

May 1991

Johnnetta Betsch Cole

L.L.D.

November 1991

Jake B. Schrum

LL.D.

May 1993

Kenneth Wayne Day

D.D.

January 1994

Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson
Isabel Brown Wilson

LL.D.
LL.D.

May 1997

Red McCombs
Charline McCombs

LL.D.
L.H.D.

May 2003

David L. Warren

LL.D.

May 2010

Ahmed Zewail

D.Sc.