Honorary Degree Recipients by Year

1892 Doctor of Laws John Rockey Park
1894 Doctor of Science Joseph T. Kingsbury
1907
1907
Master of Arts
Doctor of Didactics
David Robert Allen
William M. Stewart
1910 Doctor of Laws Joseph W. Rawlins
1916
1916
1916
Master of Arts
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Science
J.E. McKnight
Joseph T. Kingsbury
J.B. Toronto
1919 Doctor of Laws William W. Riter
1920
1920
Doctor of Education
Doctor of Science
George F. Eaton
Joseph F. Merrill
1921
1921
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Literature
John A. Widtsoe
George M. Marshall
1922
1922
1922
1922
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Laws
Dorsey A. Lyon
James E. Talmage
Barton Warren Evermann*
James H. Robinson*
1925 Doctor of Laws Waldermar Van Cott
1927 Doctor of Laws William Frederick Durand
1931
1931
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Education
William H. Wattis
Milton Bennion
1934
1934
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Laws
George H. Dern
J. Reuben Clark, Jr.
1938 Doctor of Literature Maud May Babcock
1939 Doctor of Laws Tillman D. Johnson
1940 Doctor of Laws George Thomas
1942
1942
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Science
Daniel Cowan Jackling
Ralph Vary Chamberlin
1943
1943
Doctor of Literature
Doctor of Laws
Benjamin Rolan Lewis
Marriner Stoddard Eccles
June 1944
June 1944
Sept. 1944
Sept. 1944
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Science
Harvey Fletcher
William H. Leary
Thoman Parran
Samuel Clinton Baldwin
Mar 1946
June 1946
Oct. 1946
Dec. 1946
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Humanities
Doctor of Laws
William Robert Tyndale
Clyde Elmer Williams
LeRoy Eugene Cowles
Theodore Bruce Beatty
June 1947 Doctor of Laws Roy D. Thatcher
1948
1948
Doctor of Education
Doctor of Laws
David H. Christensen
William R. Wallace
1949
1949
1949
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Laws
John Francis Fitzpatrick
James Roscoe Miller
David Douglas Moffat
1950
19501950
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Humanities
Doctor of Laws
Maud Smith (Mrs. A.J.) Gorman
George Albert Smith
Harold Montelle Stephens
1951
1951
1951
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Letters
James W. Collins
Wilson McCarthy
David Oman McKay
1952
1952
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Science
George Madill Gadsby
Henry Eyring
1953
1953
1953
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Laws
Ezra Taft Benson
Charles Rendell Mabey
Sterling Welling Sill
Mar. 27, 1954
June 7, 1954
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Engineering
Sir Alexander Fleming
William Conrad Browning
June 6, 1955
June 6, 1955
Doctor of Humanities
Doctor of Laws
Lucy May Van Cott
Arthur Lawton Beeley
June 4, 1956
June 4, 1956
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Laws
Erenst Bamberger
Richard Louis Evans
June 10, 1957
June 10, 1957
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Laws
Maurice Abravanel
Adam Sharp Bennion
June 9, 1958
June 9, 1958
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Laws
Earl Jay Glade
Frank E. Holman
June 8, 1959
June 8, 1959
June 8, 1959
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Laws
Gustave Pollard Backman
Henry Dinwoodey Moyle
Arthur Vivian Watkins
June 6, 1960
June 6, 1960
June 6, 1960
Aug. 26, 1960
Aug. 26, 1960
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Humanities
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Laws
William Jerome O’Connor
George Wilcken Romney
Levi Edgar Young
Florence Ellinwood Allen
Hyrum Leo Marshall
June 5, 1961
June 5, 1961
June 5, 1961
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Science
William Thomas Gossett
Sterling Moss McMurrin
Simon Ramo
June 11, 1962
June 11, 1962
June 11, 1962
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of LawsDoctor of Laws
George Dewey Clyde
Harry Joseph Loynd
Owen Meredith Wilson
June 10, 1963
June 10, 1963
June 10, 1963
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Laws
Walter Pace Cottam
George Stoddard Eccles
Roger John Traynor
June 8, 1964
June 8, 1964
June 8, 1964
Doctor of Humanities
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Laws
Harold Bingham Lee
Albert Ray Olpin
George Morgan Fister
June 11, 1965
June 11, 1965
June 11, 1965
Aug. 21, 1965
Doctor of Humanities
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Laws
Royden Glade Derrick
John McChrystal Wallace
Barbara Ward, Lady Jackson
Hugh B. Brown
Jan. 24, 1966
June 10, 1966
June 10, 1966
June 10, 1966
Aug. 20, 1966
Doctor of Humanities
Doctor of Humanities
Doctor of Humanities
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Laws
Aaron Copeland
William Averell Harriman
Grant Johannesen
John Willard Marriott
Howard Mumford Jones
June 9, 1967
June 9, 1967
June 9, 1967
June 9, 1967
Aug. 20, 1967
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Humanities
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Humane Letters
Robert Joseph Dwyer
Rosel Herschel Hyde
Arnold Joseph Toynbee
Maxwell Myer Wintrobe
John William Gardner
May 8, 1968
May 14, 1968
May 16, 1968
May 17, 1968
June 7, 1968
June 7, 1968
June 7, 1968
June 7, 1968
June 7, 1968
Aug. 3, 1968
Aug. 18, 1968
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Letters
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Humane Letters
Frederick Seitz
George Porter
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
Wallace Stegner
Sydney Winfield Angleman
Aziz Suryal Atiya
Clarence Bamberger
Alexander Schreiner
J.S. Wallace Sterling
David A. Burchinal
Stewart Lee Udall
Feb. 5, 1969
June 6, 1969
June 6, 1969
June 6, 1969
June 6, 1969
Aug. 16, 1969
Aug. 16, 1969
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Laws
Lee Hills
Louis Sanford Goodman
Neal Ash Maxwell
Frank R. Milliken
Joseph Rosenblatt
Harold P. Fabian
Nathan Eldon Tanner
June 5, 1970
June 5, 1970
June 5, 1970
June 5, 1970
Aug. 8, 1970
Aug. 15, 1970
Oct. 8, 1970
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Science
Murray Gell-Mann
Calvin L. Rampton
L. S. Skaggs, Jr.
Earl Warren
Joseph Randall Holzapple
Armand J. Eardley
Sidney Hook
Glenn T. Seaborg
June 5, 1971
June 5, 1971
June 5, 1971
June 5, 1971
Aug. 14, 1971
Aug. 14, 1971
Oct. 15, 1971
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Humanities
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Humane Letters
Wallace F. Bennett
James C. Fletcher
Alberta Mae Henry
George Wald
Gina Bachauer
David T. Lewis
John P O’Keefe
April 6, 1972
June 3, 1972
June 3, 1972
June 3, 1972
June 3, 1972
June 3, 1972
June 3, 1972
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Humane Letters
Jo Mielziner
Shotaro Kamiya
Wendell Phillips
Leo T. Samuels
Belle S. Spafford
Obert C. Tanner
Esther Peterson
June 2, 1973
June 2, 1973
June 2, 1973
June 2, 1973
June 2, 1973
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Laws
Juanita Leon Brooks
Rrobert Henry Hinckley, Sr.
Frank Edward Moss
Alfred C. Emery
James Reston
June 8, 1974
June 8, 1974
June 8, 1974
June 8, 1974
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Laws
Kenneth B. Castleton
Franklin S. Forsberg
Alice Sheets Marriott
Clark Kerr
June 7, 1975
June 7, 1975
June 7, 1975
June 7, 1975
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Humane Letters
Lorenzo Neville Hoopes
Jerald Hayden Merrill
Merlo John Pusey
Glenn Walker Wallace
June 10, 1976
June 10, 1976
June 10, 1976
June 10, 1976
June 10, 1976
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Laws
W. Hughes Brockbank
Richard P. Condie
Houshang Nahavandi
Lucybeth Cardon Rampton
William W. Scranton
June 11, 1977
June 11, 1977
June 11, 1977
Sept. 10, 1977
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of LawsDoctor of Laws
Reva Beck Bosone
John William Gallivan
George Homer Durham
Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
(Wiesbaden, Germany)
June 10, 1978
June 10, 1978
June 10, 1978
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Laws
Willem F. Christensen
John Hope Franklin
Esther R. Landa
April 4, 1979
June 9, 1979
June 9, 1979
June 9, 1979
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Fine Arts
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Humane Letters
Lord Ashby
Virginia Tanner Bennett
John Aldous Dixon
Theodore M. Hesburgh
June 7, 1980
June 7, 1980
June 7, 1980
Doctor of Fine Arts
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Science
Lila Eccles Brimhall
Jesse D. Jennings
Alex G. Oblad
June 13, 1981
June 13, 1981
June 13, 1981
June 13, 1981
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Humane Letters
Terrel H. Bell
Edward W. Clyde
Camilla Eyring Kimball
Spencer W. Kimball
June 12, 1982
June 12, 1982
June 12, 1982
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Humane Letters
Lowell L. Bennion
Thomas J. Parmley
Louis C. Zucker
June 11, 1983
June 11, 1983
June 11, 1983
June 11, 1983
June 11, 1983
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Engineering
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Letters
Richard A.Harrison
Willem J. Kolff
Elmo R. Morgan
Spyridon D. Moulopoulos
David P. Gardner
June 9, 1984
June 9, 1984
June 9, 1984
June 9, 1984
June 9, 1984
June 9, 1984
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Laws
Marvin J. Ashton
Arch L. Madsen
Norma Warenski Matheson
Scott M. Matheson, Sr.
Helen Zeese Papanikolas
Arvo Van Alstyne
June 8, 1985
June 8, 1985
June 8, 1985
June 8, 1985
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Humane Letters
Fred Friendly
Alwin Nikolais
James E. Petersen
Barbara K. Samuels
June 13, 1986
June 13, 1986
June 13, 1986
June 13, 1986
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Humane Letters
Wayne S. Brown
J. Willard Marriott, Jr.
Ewart A. Swinyard
Vladimir Ussachevsky
June 12, 1987
June 12, 1987
June 12, 1987
June 12, 1987
Doctor of Humanities
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Humanities
William Bailey
David C. Evans
Warren E. Pugh
Brent Scowdroft
June 10, 1988
June 10, 1988
June 10, 1988
June 10, 1988
June 10, 1988
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Humanities
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Humane Letters
Maxine Conder
R. Earl Holding
Roger Rosenblatt
Samuel D. Thurman
Bishop Willam K. Weigand
June 9, 1989
June 9, 1989
June 9, 1989
June 9, 1989
June 9, 1989
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Fine Arts
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Humanities
Leighton E. Cluff
Mrs. Walter E. Cosgriff
James FallowsKendall D. Garff
Joseph Boyer Jarvis
June 8, 1990
June 8, 1990
June 8, 1990
June 8, 1990
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Humanities
Doctor of Humane Letters
Donald B. Holbrook
Roy W. Simmons
Aline W. Skaggs
Parry D. Sorensen
June 14, 1991
June 14, 1991
June 14, 1991
June 14, 1991
June 14, 1991
June 14, 1991
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Humane Letters
Spencer F. Eccles
Amitai Etzioni
Larry H. Miller
John A. Moran
Chase N. Peterson
Grethe B. Peterson
June 12, 1992
June 12, 1992
June 12, 1992
June 12, 1992
June 12, 1992
June 12, 1992
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Humane Letters
Norman H. Bangerter
Iver E. Bradley
Edwin J. Garn
Gordon B. HInckley
Jon M. Huntsman, Sr.
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
June 11, 1993
June 11, 1993
June 11, 1993
June 11, 1993
June 11, 1993
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Education
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Humane Letters
Alan C. Ashton
Ernest L. Boyer
Rev. France A. Davis
William Rolfe Kerr
Dorothy Snow
June 10, 1994
June 10, 1994
June 10, 1994
June 10, 1994
June 10, 1994
June 10, 1994
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Humanities
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Science
Lola M. Atiya
Brewster Ghiselin
Robert D. Hales
Florence S. Jacobsen
G. Frank Joklik
Raymond J. Noorda
June 9, 1995
June 9, 1995
June 9, 1995
June 9, 1995
June 9, 1995
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Humanities
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Science
James H. Clark
Charles H. Dick
Marian Wright Edelman
Grace A. Tanner C.
Ray Wylie, Jr.
June 7, 1996
June 7, 1996
June 7, 1996
June 7, 1996
June 7, 1996
Doctor of Humanities
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Humanities
Doctor of Laws
Daniel J. Boorstin
Ezekiel R. Dumke, Jr.
William R. Gould
Rex A. Skidmore
J. D. Williams
June 13, 1997
June 13, 1997
June 13, 1997
June 13, 1997
June 13, 1997
June 13, 1997
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Science
Rodney H. Brady
Carolyn Tanner Irish
Robert W. Parry
Arthur K. Smith
June D. Smith
John E. Warnock
June 12, 1998
June 12, 1998
June 12, 1998
June 12, 1998
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Humanities
Reed W. Brinton
Christine M. Durham
Yong-Teh Lee
Brigham D. Madsen
May 7, 1999
May 7, 1999
May 7, 1999
May 7, 1999
May 7, 1999
May 7, 1999
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Humanities
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Fine Arts
Doctor of Business
Doctor of Fine Arts
David L. Freed
William Mulder
Robert L. Rice
Shirley R. Rice
W. Mitt Romney
Joan J. Woodbury
May 5, 2000
May 5, 2000
May 5, 2000
May 5, 2000
May 5, 2000
Doctor of Business
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Humane Letters
Frank William Gay
James S. Jardine
Bob Schieffer
Ivan E. Sutherland
Emma Lou Thayne
May 4, 2001
May 4, 2001
May 4, 2001
May 4, 2001
May 4, 2001
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Humane Letters
Annette P. Cumming
Michael D. Zimmerman
Irene S. Fisher
Rocco C. Siciliano
William T. Close
May 10, 2002
May 10, 2002
May 10, 2002
May 10, 2002
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Fine Arts
Ellen G. Callister
Louis H. Callister
James E. Faust
Jon Jory
May 2, 2003
May 2, 2003
May 2, 2003
May 2, 2003
May 2, 2003
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Business
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Public Health
Doctor of Humanities
Afton B. Bradshaw
William H. “Bill” Child
Tom C. Korologos
E.W. Thrasher
Terry Tempest Williams
May 7, 2004
May 7, 2004
May 7, 2004
May 7, 2004
May 7, 2004
May 7, 2004
Doctor of Business
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Laws
Ian Cumming
Cleone P. Eccles
H. Tracy Hall
Chris A. Machen
J. Bernard Machen
Tom Ridge
May 6, 2005
May 6, 2005
May 6, 2005
May 6, 2005
May 6, 2005
May 6, 2005
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Engineering
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Humane Letters
Robert F. Bennett
Edwin E.Catmull
Katherine W. Dumke
Arnie C. Ferrin
George Niederauer
Marta Sutton Weeks
May 5, 2006
May 5, 2006
May 5, 2006
May 5, 2006
May 5, 2006
May 5, 2006
Doctor of Business
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Fine Arts
Doctor of Education
Doctor of Science
Pierre Lassonde
Michael O. Leavitt
John Matsen
Marcia P. Price
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
Homer R. Warner
May 4, 2007
May 4, 2007
May 4, 2007
May 4, 2007
May 4, 2007
May 4, 2007
May 4, 2007
Doctor of Business
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Business
Doctor of Education
Doctor of Science
A. Scott Anderson
Orrin G. Hatch
Mickey Ibarra
L. Ralph Mecham
Thomas .S. Monson
Carmen B. Pingree
James L. Sorenson
May 2, 2008
May 2, 2008
May 2, 2008
May 2, 2008
May 2, 2008
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Humanities
Doctor of Business
Doctor of Business
Mario R. Capecchi
Claudia Skaggs Luttrell
Kent J. Murdock
David G. Neeleman
Dinesh C. Patel
May 8, 2009
May 8, 2009
May 8, 2009
May 8, 2009
May 8, 2009
Doctor of Business
Doctor of Business
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Engineering
Doctor of Humane Letters
Carol M. Fay
James L. Macfarlane
David McCullough
Peter D. Meldrum
Marva M. Warnock
May 7, 2010
May 7, 2010
May 7, 2010
May 7, 2010
May 7, 2010
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Engineering
Doctor of Business
Sue D. Christensen
E. Gordon Gee
Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.
Shane Robison
W. Dean Singleton
May 6, 2011
May 6, 2011
May 6, 2011
May 6, 2011
May 6, 2011
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Business
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Business
Mitch Albom
Ellis R. Ivory
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
Joyce T. Rice
E. Parry Thomas
May 4, 2012
May 4, 2012
May 4, 2012
May 4, 2012
May 4, 2012
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Business
Doctor of Education
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Fine Arts
A. Lorris Betz
H. David Burton
Jerilyn S. McIntyre
Wataru “Wat” Misaka
Beverley Taylor Sorenson
May 2, 2013
May 2, 2013
May 2, 2013
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Humanities
Thomas D. Rees
Apa Sherpa
Andrea Brantzeg Thomas
May 1, 2014
May 1, 2014
May 1, 2014
May 1, 2014
Doctor of Business
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Fine Arts
Doctor of Humane Letters
H. Roger Boyer
Richard E. Kendell
Lewena “Tye” Noorda
Alex D. Smith
May 7, 2015
May 7, 2015
May 7, 2015
Doctor of Fine Arts
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Engineering
Anne Cullimore Decker
Henry B. Eyring
Mark Fuller
May 5, 2016
May 5, 2016
May 5, 2016
May 5, 2016
Doctor of Business
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Humanities
Kem C. Gardner
Lynette Nielsen Gay
Kirk M. Ririe
George D. Smith
May 4, 2017
May 4, 2017
Doctor of Humane Letters
Doctor of Humane Letters
Conrad Anker
Gail Miller

*Eminent scientist.

Awarded at meeting of Pacific Coast Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science held at the University of Utah.  See minutes of Board of Regents of June 22, 1922.

Updated 6/24/2015