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Honorary Degrees Awarded 1872 - 2017

Bachelor of Humane Letters James C. Owens 2012
Master of Arts Eugene R. Rivers 1883
Master of Science Bennett Battle Ross 1886
Doctor of Agriculture Edward Asburn O'Neal, III 1932
Clarence Ousley 1932
Doctor of Divinity W. A. McCarty 1872
J. T. Murray 1872
William Shapard 1873
M. S. Andrews 1873
Josephus Shackelford 1873
Joseph M. Weaver 1873
D. W. Gowin 1874
George H. Hunt 1875
Joseph L. Miles 1878
W. C. Hearne 1878
Reid John Mathews 1879
T. F. Mangum 1882
R. B. Crawford 1883
Frederick Howard 1883
Henry Clay Morrison 1883
John W. Rush 1885
W. F. Glenn 1886
Doctor of Engineering Matthew Scott Sloan 1929
Doctor of Humane Letters William Spratling 1962
Hal Stephens Dumas 1969
Charles D. Hudson 1992
Jimmie V. Adams 1993
Ann Draughon Cousins 1993
William R. Ireland, Sr. 1993
Daniel F. Breeden 1993
Joseph Burton Sarver, Jr. 1994
Anne Rivers Siddons 1997
Gerald S. Leischuck 2000
Earl H. "Buddy" Weaver 2006
John C. H. Miller, Jr. 2007
Oliver D. Kingsley 2009
Doctor of Philosophy W. C. Richardson 1878
C. Logs Smith 1879
William C. Stubbs 1886
Doctor of Laws Basil Manley 1874
Cathos W. Smith 1874
John A. Foster 1882
James F. Park 1882
Burwell B. Lewis 1883
I. T. Tichenor 1883
Robert Frazer 1885
A. S. Andrews 1886
J. W. Nicholson 1893
Bolling Hall Crenshaw 1934
Luther Noble Duncan 1934
John Jenkins Wilmore 1934
Hugo Lafayette Black 1935
John Hollis Bankhead 1935
James Albert Keller 1935
Robert Lee Bullard 1938
Albert Hamilton Collins 1938
Thomas Drake Samford, Sr. 1938
Lister Hill 1939
Grover Cleveland Hall 1940
Ethelbert Brinkley Norton 1942
Holland McTyeire Smith 1945
Franklin Augustus Hart 1953
William Samuel Richardson 1957
Roy B. Sewell 1958
Leslie Stephen Wright 1959
Frank Ross Stewart 1959
John Jackson Sparkman 1960
William Howard Smith 1961
Joseph D. Hughes 1962
Milton K. Cummings 1963
Frank Park Samford 1963
Alvin A. Biggio 1965
Peter A. Brannon 1965
Sarah Blanton Folsom 1966
Jackson R. McGowen 1966
Frank M. Malone 1967
Thomas H. Moorer 1968
Herman Douglas Jones, Sr. 1969
George C. Wallace 1973
Edward Lewis Lowder 1980
John C. Godbold 1988
Pete B. Turnham 1994
Henry B. Steagall, II 1996
James T. Tatum, Jr. 2000
Richard C. Shelby 2002
Doctor of Letters Ralph Brown Draughon 1967
Harold A. Franklin 2001
Doctor of Humanities Bibb Graves 1935
William Lee Sims, II 1968
Owen Frederick Wise 1970
Paul Marvin Rudolph 1972
W. Kelly Mosley 1973
Albert S. Golemon 1978
Harry Melvin Philpott 1981
Wilford S. Bailey 1984
Doctor of Science
Atlus Lacey Quaintance 1915
Fred Allison 1931
Theodore Swann 1932
Walter Edward Bryan 1956
Robert Emmett Cammack 1956
Thomas Wesley Martin 1956
Edward A. Hauss 1957
John Koga Hodnette 1958
Ben S. Gilmer 1958
Robert Alexander Nunn 1959
William Rea Blake 1961
John A. Barkley 1961
Paul Shields Haley 1961
John Sidney Luce 1961
William A. Mrazek 1962
Roger Barton McWhorter 1963
George A. Mattison, Jr. 1965
Estes H. Hargis 1965
John Graham Zierdt 1967
D. K. Caldwell 1968
Clifton B. Cox 1968
John L. McDaniel, Sr. 1968
James Johnston Hicks 1969
James W. Goodwin 1976
Lawrence Adler 1977
Solon Dixon 1979
Emory O. Cunningham 1981
John M. Harbert, III 1981
E. T. York, Jr. 1982
Alvin W. Vogtle, Jr. 1982
George J. Tankersly 1982
George W. Peake, Jr. 1983
John Lemley Morrison 1983
Richard G. Smith 1983
Buris R. Boshell 1984
Jack C. Hughston 1985
T. K. Mattingly 1986
Henry W. Hartsfield 1986
Joseph Lamar Lanier, Jr. 1987
Martha Belvin Dixon 1991
Thelma Chapman Dixon 1991
Earle Carter Williams 1991
R. C. "Red" Bamberg 1992
Michael B. McCartney 1994
Thomas H. Dodd, Jr. 1994
Kenneth John Barr 1995
Dwight Lester Carlisle, Jr. 1995
John Thomas Hartley 1996
Harry Campbell 1996
Elmer B. Harris 1996
James Tracy O'Rourke 1997
Don Logan 1997
Charles Franklin Grisham 1998
Samuel L. Guinn 1998
Ruel Russell, Jr. 1999
Samuel Pettijohn 2001
Howell T. Heflin 2001
Edward L. Wampold 2003
Josetta Brittain Matthews 2005
C. Harry Knowles 2008
John A. Oakberg 2015
John W. Brown 2017
Rosemary Kopel Brown 2017
Last updated: 08/20/2018