Honorary Degree Recipients by Year

HONORARY DEGREE RECIPIENTS BY YEAR, 1892-2021

*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.

1892

John Rockey Park, Doctor of Laws

1894

Joseph T. Kingsbury, Doctor of Science

1907

David Robert Allen, Master of Arts
William M. Stewart, Doctor of Didactics

1910

Joseph W. Rawlins, Doctor of Laws

1916

Joseph T. Kingsbury, Doctor of Laws
J.E. McKnight, Master of Arts
J.B. Toronto, Doctor of Science

1919

William W. Riter, Doctor of Laws

1920

George F. Eaton, Doctor of Education
Joseph F. Merrill, Doctor of Science

1921

John A. Widtsoe, Doctor of Laws
George M. Marshall, Doctor of Literature

1922

Barton Warren Evermann, Doctor of Laws*
Dorsey A. Lyon, Doctor of Science
James H. Robinson, Doctor of Laws*
James E. Talmage, Doctor of Laws

1925

Waldermar Van Cott, Doctor of Laws

1927

William Frederick Durand, Doctor of Laws

1931

Milton Bennion, Doctor of Education
William H. Wattis, Doctor of Laws

1934

Reuben Clark, Jr., Doctor of Laws
George H. Dern, Doctor of Laws

1938

Maud May Babcock, Doctor of Literature

1939

Tillman D. Johnson, Doctor of Laws

1940

George Thomas, Doctor of Laws

1942

Ralph Vary Chamberlin, Doctor of Science
Daniel Cowan Jackling, Doctor of Science

1943

Marriner Stoddard Eccles, Doctor of Laws
Benjamin Rolan Lewis, Doctor of Literature

1944

Samuel Clinton Baldwin, Doctor of Science
Harvey Fletcher, Doctor of Science
William H. Leary, Doctor of Laws
Thomas Parran, Doctor of Science

1946

Theodore Bruce Beatty, Doctor of Laws
LeRoy Eugene Cowles, Doctor of Humanities
William Robert Tyndale, Doctor of Laws
Clyde Elmer Williams, Doctor of Science

1947

Roy D. Thatcher, Doctor of Laws

1948

David H. Christensen, Doctor of Education
William R. Wallace, Doctor of Laws

1949

John Francis Fitzpatrick, Doctor of Laws
James Roscoe Miller, Doctor of Laws
David Douglas Moffat, Doctor of Laws

1950

Maud Smith Gorman, Doctor of Laws
George Albert Smith, Doctor of Humanities
Harold Montelle Stephens, Doctor of Laws

1951

James W. Collins, Doctor of Laws
Wilson McCarthy, Doctor of Laws
David Oman McKay, Doctor of Letters

1952

Henry Eyring, Doctor of Science
George Madill Gadsby, Doctor of Laws

1953

Ezra Taft Benson, Doctor of Laws
Charles Rendell Mabey, Doctor of Laws
Sterling Welling Sill, Doctor of Laws

1954

William Conrad Browning, Doctor of Engineering
Sir Alexander Fleming, Doctor of Science

1955

Arthur Lawton Beeley, Doctor of Laws
Lucy May Van Cott, Doctor of Humanities

1956

Ernest Bamberger, Doctor of Laws
Richard Louis Evans, Doctor of Laws

1957

Maurice Abravanel, Doctor of Laws
Adam Sharp Bennion, Doctor of Laws

1958

Earl Jay Glade, Doctor of Laws
Frank E. Holman, Doctor of Laws

1959

Gustave Pollard Backman, Doctor of Laws
Henry Dinwoodey Moyle, Doctor of Laws
Arthur Vivian Watkins, Doctor of Laws

1960

Florence Ellinwood Allen, Doctor of Laws
Hyrum Leo Marshall, Doctor of Laws
William Jerome O’Connor, Doctor of Laws
George Wilcken Romney, Doctor of Humanities
Levi Edgar Young, Doctor of Laws

1961

William Thomas Gossett, Doctor of Laws
Sterling Moss McMurrin, Doctor of Science
Simon Ramo, Doctor of Science

1962

George Dewey Clyde, Doctor of Laws
Harry Joseph Loynd, Doctor of Laws
Owen Meredity Wilson, Doctor of Laws

1963

Walter Pace Cottam, Doctor of Science
George Stoddard Eccles, Doctor of Laws
Roger John Traynor, Doctor of Laws

1964

George Morgan Fister, Doctor of Laws
Harold Bingham Lee, Doctor of Humanities
Albert Ray Olpin, Doctor of Laws

1965

Hugh B. Brown, Doctor of Laws
Royden Glade Derrick, Doctor of Humanities
Terri “Lady” Jackson, Doctor of Laws
John McChrystal Wallace, Doctor of Laws
Barbara Ward, Doctor of Laws

1966

Aaron Copeland, Doctor of Humanities
William Averell Harriman, Doctor of Humanities
Grant Johannesen, Doctor of Humanities
Howard Mumford Jones, Doctor of Laws
John Willard Marriott, Doctor of Laws

1967

Robert Joseph Dwyer, Doctor of Laws
John William Gardner, Doctor of Humane Letters
Rosel Herschel Hyde, Doctor of Laws
Arnold Joseph Toynbee, Doctor of Humanities
Maxwell Myer Wintrobe, Doctor of Science

1968

Sydney Winfield Angleman, Doctor of Humane Letters
Aziz Suryal Atiya, Doctor of Humane Letters
Clarence Bamberger, Doctor of Humane Letters
David A. Burchinal, Doctor of Humane Letters
George Porter, Doctor of Science
Alexander Schreiner, Doctor of Laws
Frederick Seitz, Doctor of Science
Wallace Stegner, Doctor of Humane Letters
J.S. Wallace Sterling, Doctor of Humane Letters
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Doctor of Science
Stewart Lee Udall, Doctor of Humane Letters

1969

Harold P. Fabian, Doctor of Laws
Louis Sanford Goodman, Doctor of Science
Lee Hills, Doctor of Humane Letters
Neal Ash Maxwell, Doctor of Laws
Frank R. Milliken, Doctor of Laws
Joseph Rosenblatt, Doctor of Humane Letters
Nathan Eldon Tanner, Doctor of Laws

1970

Armand J. Eardley, Doctor of Humane Letters
Murray Gell-Mann, Doctor of Science
Joseph Randall Holzapple, Doctor of Laws
Sidney Hook, Doctor of Humane Letters
Calvin L. Rampton, Doctor of Laws
Glenn T. Seaborg, Doctor of Science
L. S. Skaggs, Jr., Doctor of Laws
Earl Warren, Doctor of Laws

1971

Gina Bachauer, Doctor of Humanities
Wallace F. Bennett, Doctor of Laws
James C. Fletcher, Doctor of Science
Alberta Mae Henry, Doctor of Humane Letters
David T. Lewis, Doctor of Laws
John P. O’Keefe, Doctor of Humane Letters
George Wald, Doctor of Science

1972

Shotaro Kamiya, Doctor of Humane Letters
Jo Mielziner, Doctor of Humane Letters
Esther Peterson, Doctor of Humane Letters
Wendell Phillips, Doctor of Science
Leo T. Samuels, Doctor of Science
Belle S. Spafford, Doctor of Laws
Obert C. Tanner, Doctor of Laws

1973

Juanita Leon Brooks, Doctor of Humane Letters
Alfred C. Emery, Doctor of Humane Letters
Robert Henry Hinckley, Sr., Doctor of Humane Letters
Frank Edward Moss, Doctor of Laws
James Reston, Doctor of Laws

1974

Kenneth B. Castleton, Doctor of Humane Letters
Franklin S. Forsberg, Doctor of Laws
Clark Kerr, Doctor of Laws
Alice Sheets Marriott, Doctor of Humane Letters

1975

Lorenzo Neville Hoopes, Doctor of Laws
Jerald Hayden Merrill, Doctor of Humane Letters
Merlo John Pusey, Doctor of Laws
Glenn Walker Wallace, Doctor of Humane Letters

1976

Hughes Brockbank, Doctor of Laws
Richard P. Condie, Doctor of Humane Letters
Houshang Nahavandi, Doctor of Laws
Lucybeth Cardon Rampton, Doctor of Humane Letters
William W. Scranton, Doctor of Laws

1977

Reva Beck Bosone, Doctor of Laws
George Homer Durham, Doctor of Laws
John William Gallivan, Doctor of Humane Letters
Alexander M. Haig, Jr., Doctor of Laws (Wiesbaden, Germany)

1978

Willem F. Christensen, Doctor of Humane Letters
John Hope Franklin, Doctor of Humane Letters
Esther R. Landa, Doctor of Laws

1979

Lord Ashby, Doctor of Humane Letters
Virginia Tanner Bennett, Doctor of Fine Arts
John Aldous Dixon, Doctor of Science
Theodore M. Hesburgh, Doctor of Humane Letters

1980

Lila Eccles Brimhall, Doctor of Fine Arts
Jesse D. Jennings, Doctor of Science
Alex G. Oblad, Doctor of Science

1981

Terrel H. Bell, Doctor of Laws
Edward W. Clyde, Doctor of Laws
Camilla Eyring Kimball, Doctor of Humane Letters
Spencer W. Kimball, Doctor of Humane Letters

1982

Lowell L. Bennion, Doctor of Humane Letters
Thomas J. Parmley, Doctor of Science
Louis C. Zucker, Doctor of Humane Letters

1983

David P. Gardner, Doctor of Letters
Richard A. Harrison, Doctor of Laws
Willem J. Kolff, Doctor of Science
Spyridon D. Moulopoulos, Doctor of Science
Elmo R. Morgan, Doctor of Engineering

1984

Arvo Van Alstyne, Doctor of Laws
Marvin J. Ashton, Doctor of Laws
Arch L. Madsen, Doctor of Laws
Norma Warenski Matheson, Doctor of Humane Letters
Scott M. Matheson, Sr., Doctor of Laws
Helen Zeese Papanikolas, Doctor of Humane Letters

1985

Fred Friendly, Doctor of Laws
Alwin Nikolais, Doctor of Humane Letters
James E. Petersen, Doctor of Laws
Barbara K. Samuels, Doctor of Humane Letters

1986

Wayne S. Brown, Doctor of Science
J. Willard Marriott, Jr., Doctor of Laws
Ewart A. Swinyard, Doctor of Science
Vladimir Ussachevsky, Doctor of Humane Letters

1987

William Bailey, Doctor of Humanities
David C. Evans, Doctor of Science
Warren E. Pugh, Doctor of Laws
Brent Scowcroft, Doctor of Humanities

1988

Maxine Conder, Doctor of Science
R. Earl Holding, Doctor of Laws
Roger Rosenblatt, Doctor of Humanities
Samuel D. Thurman, Doctor of Laws
Bishop William K. Weigand, Doctor of Humane Letters

1989

Leighton E. Cluff, Doctor of Science
Mrs. Walter E. Cosgriff, Doctor of Fine Arts
James Fallows, Doctor of Humane Letters
Kendall D. Garff, Doctor of Laws
Joseph Boyer Jarvis, Doctor of Humanities

1990

Donald B. Holbrook, Doctor of Laws
Roy W. Simmons, Doctor of Humane Letters
Aline W. Skaggs, Doctor of Humanities
Parry D. Sorensen, Doctor of Humane Letters

1991

Spencer F. Eccles, Doctor of Laws
Amitai Etizioni, Doctor of Laws
Larry H. Miller, Doctor of Laws
John A. Moran, Doctor of Laws
Chase N. Peterson, Doctor of Laws
Grethe B. Peterson, Doctor of Humane Letters

1992

Norman H. Bangerter, Doctor of Laws
Iver E. Bradley, Doctor of Humane Letters
Edwin J. Garn, Doctor of Laws
Gordon B. Hinckley, Doctor of Laws
Jon M. Huntsman, Sr., Doctor of Science
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Doctor of Humane Letters

1993

Alan C. Ashton, Doctor of Science
Ernest L. Boyer, Doctor of Education
Rev. France A. Davis, Doctor of Humane Letters
William Rolfe Kerr, Doctor of Humane Letters
Dorothy Snow, Doctor of Humane Letters

1994

Lola M. Atiya, Doctor of Humane Letters
Brewster Ghiselin, Doctor of Humane Letters
Robert D. Hales, Doctor of Humane Letters
Florence S. Jacobsen, Doctor of Humanities
G. Frank Joklik, Doctor of Science
Raymond J. Noorda, Doctor of Science

1995

James H. Clark, Doctor of Science
Charles H. Dick, Doctor of Humanities
Marian Wright Edelman, Doctor of Humane Letters
Grace A. Tanner, Doctor of Humane Letters
C. Ray Wylie, Jr., Doctor of Science

1996

Daniel J. Boorstin, Doctor of Humanities
Ezekiel R. Dumke, Jr., Doctor of Humane Letters
William R. Gould, Doctor of Science
Rex A. Skidmore, Doctor of Humanities
J.D. Williams, Doctor of Laws

1997

Rodney H. Brady, Doctor of Laws
Carolyn Tanner Irish, Doctor of Humane Letters
Robert W. Parry, Doctor of Science
Arthur K. Smith, Doctor of Humane Letters
June D. Smith, Doctor of Humane Letters
John E. Warnock, Doctor of Science

1998

Reed W. Brinton, Doctor of Humane Letters
Christine M. Durham, Doctor of Laws
Yong-The Lee, Doctor of Science
Brigham D. Madsen, Doctor of Humanities

1999

David L. Freed, Doctor of Humane Letters
William Mulder, Doctor of Humanities
Robert L. Rice, Doctor of Humane Letters
Shirley R. Rice, Doctor of Fine Arts
W. Mitt Romney, Doctor of Business
Joan J. Woodbury, Doctor of Fine Arts

2000

Frank William Gay, Doctor of Business
James S. Jardine, Doctor of Laws
Bob Schieffer, Doctor of Humane Letters
Ivan E. Sutherland, Doctor of Science
Emma Lou Thayne, Doctor of Humane Letters

2001

William T. Close, Doctor of Humane Letters
Annette P. Cumming, Doctor of Humane Letters
Irene S. Fisher, Doctor of Humane Letters
Rocco S. Siciliano, Doctor of Laws
Michael D. Zimmerman, Doctor of Laws

2002

Ellen G. Callister, Doctor of Humane Letters
Louis H. Callister, Doctor of Laws
James E. Faust, Doctor of Laws
Jon Jory, Doctor of Fine Arts

2003

Afton B. Bradshaw, Doctor of Humane Letters
William H. “Bill” Child, Doctor of Business
Tom C. Korologos, Doctor of Humane Letters
E.W. Thrasher, Doctor of Public Health
Terry Tempest Williams, Doctor of Humanities

2004

Ian Cumming, Doctor of Business
Cleone P. Eccles, Doctor of Humane Letters
H. Tracy Hall, Doctor of Science
Chris A. Machen, Doctor of Humane Letters
J. Bernard Machen, Doctor of Humane Letters
Tom Ridge, Doctor of Laws

2005

Robert F. Bennett, Doctor of Laws
Edwin E. Catmull, Doctor of Engineering
Katherine W. Dumke, Doctor of Humane Letters
Arnie C. Ferrin, Doctor of Humane Letters
Rev. George Niederauer, Doctor of Humane Letters
Marta Sutton Weeks, Doctor of Humane Letters

2006

Pierre Lassonde, Doctor of Business
Michael O. Leavitt, Doctor of Laws
John Matsen, Doctor of Science
Marcia P. Price, Doctor of Fine Arts
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Doctor of Education
Homer R. Warner, Doctor of Science

2007

Scott Anderson, Doctor of Business
Orrin G. Hatch, Doctor of Laws
Mickey Ibarra, Doctor of Humane Letters
L. Ralph Mecham, Doctor of Laws
Thomas S. Monson, Doctor of Business
Carmen B. Pingree, Doctor of Education
James L. Sorenson, Doctor of Science

2008

Mario R. Capecchi, Doctor of Science
Claudia Skaggs Luttrell, Doctor of Humane Letters
Kent J. Murdock, Doctor of Humanities
David G. Neeleman, Doctor of Business
Dinesh C. Patel, Doctor of Business

2009

Carol M. Fay, Doctor of Business
James L. Macfarlane, Doctor of Business
David McCullough, Doctor of Humane Letters
Peter D. Meldrum, Doctor of Engineering
Marva M. Warnock, Doctor of Humane Letters

2010

Sue D. Christensen, Doctor of Humane Letters
E. Gordon Gee, Doctor of Laws
Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., Doctor of Humane Letters
Shane Robison, Doctor of Engineering
W. Dean Singleton, Doctor of Business

2011

Mitch Albom, Doctor of Humane Letters
Ellis R. Ivory, Doctor of Business
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Doctor of Science
Joyce T. Rice, Doctor of Humane Letters
E. Parry Thomas, Doctor of Business

2012

A. Lorris Betz, Doctor of Science
H. David Burton, Doctor of Business
Jerilyn S. McIntyre, Doctor of Education
Wataru “Wat” Misaka, Doctor of Humane Letters
Beverley Taylor Sorenson, Doctor of Fine Arts

2013

Thomas D. Rees, Doctor of Science
Apa Sherpa, Doctor of Humane Letters
Andrea Brantzeg Thomas, Doctor of Humanities

2014

H. Roger Boyer, Doctor of Business
Richard E. Kendell, Doctor of Humane Letters
Lewena “Tye” Noorda, Doctor of Fine Arts
Alex D. Smith, Doctor of Humane Letters

2015

Anne Cullimore Decker, Doctor of Fine Arts
Henry B. Eyring, Doctor of Humane Letters
Mark Fuller, Doctor of Engineering

2016

Kem C. Gardner, Doctor of Business
Lynette Nielsen Gay, Doctor of Humane Letters
Kirk M. Ririe, Doctor of Science
George D. Smith, Doctor of Humanities

2017

Conrad Anker, Doctor of Humane Letters
Gail Miller, Doctor of Humane Letters

2018

Barbara L. Tanner, Doctor of Humane Letters
Raymond S. Uno, Doctor of Laws

2019

Robert “Archie” Archuleta, Doctor of Humane Letters
Gary L. Crocker, Doctor of Science
May S. Farr, Doctor of Science

2020

Kristen Ries, Doctor of Science

2021

C. Hope Eccles, Doctor of Humane Letters
Russell M. Nelson, Doctor of Science
William J. Rutter, Doctor of Science