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Recipents By Decade

1920 to 1929

1925 Charles M. Russell, Great Falls, MT, School of Law, Doctor of Law

1927 Frank Bird Linderman, Somers, MT, School of Law, Doctor of Law

1928 John Hurst Durston, Butte, MT, School of Law, Doctor of Law

1928 Frank E. Bonner, San Francisco, CA, School of Forestry and Conservation, Master of Forest Engineering

1930 to 1939

1930 James M. Hamilton, Bozeman, MT, School of Law, Doctor of Law

1932 Emil Alfred Starz, Helena, MT, Doctor of Science

1933 Guy Emerson Sheridan, Doctor of Science

1935 Harold Clayton Urey, Doctor of Science

1935 Edward Octavius Sisson, Doctor of Letters

1936 James Henry Rowe, Butte, MT, School of Law, Doctor of Law

1936 Melvin Amos Brannon, Madison, WI, School of Law, Doctor of Law

1937 Ralph Robinson Parker, Hamilton, MT, College of Arts and Sciences, Doctor of Science

1937 Oliver Sherman Warden, Great Falls, MT, School of Law, Doctor of Law

1938 Morton J. Elrod, Missoula, MT, School of Law, Doctor of Law

1938 Frederick Charles Scheuch, Battle Creek, MI, School of Law, Doctor of Law

1939 Fred Ernest Thieme, Missoula, MT, School of Forestry and Conservation, Master of Forest Engineering

1939 Clarence Kirshman Streit, Washington, D.C., School of Law, Doctor of Law

1940 to 1949

1940 Evan W. Kelley, Missoula, MT, School of Forestry and Conservation, Master of Forest Engineering

1940 Gordon S. Watkins, Los Angeles, CA, School of Law, Doctor of Law

1941 Justin Miller, Washington D.C., School of Law, Doctor of Law

1942 John Mason Brown, New York, NY, College of Arts and Sciences, English, Doctor of Letters

1942 Herald Rea Cox, Hamilton, MT, Bacteriology and Hygiene, Doctor of Science

1943 Herbert Reynolds Inch, New York, NY, Music, Doctor of Music

1944 George Herbert Greenwood, Seattle, WA, School of Law, Doctor of Law

1945 Josiah John Moore, Chicago, IL, School of Law, Doctor of Law

1946 Reynold Clayton Fuson, Urbana, IL, Chemistry, Doctor of Science

1947 Robert Chilton Gutherie, Washington, D.C., Physical Sciences, Doctor of Science

1949 Carl McFarland, Washington, D.C., School of Law, Doctor of Law

1949 Walter Lyndon Pope, San Francisco, CA, School of Law, Doctor of Law

1950 to 1959

1950 Alfred Bertram Gutherie Jr., Lexington, KY, Doctor of Literature

1951 Earl James McGrath, Washington, D.C., School of Law, Doctor of Law

1951 Chester Charles Davis, Pasadena, CA, School of Law, Doctor of Law

1952 William James Jameson, Billings, MT, School of Law, Doctor of Law

1952 William Larkin Murphy, Missoula, MT, School of Law, Doctor of Law

1953 Charles A. Bovey, Great Falls, MT, College of Arts and Sciences, History and Political Science, Master of Arts

1953 Mrs. Charles A. Bovey, Great Falls, MT, College of Arts and Sciences, History and Political Science, Master of Arts

1954 Charles A. Joy, Washington, D.C., School of Forest and Conservation, Doctor of Forest Science

1954 Carl Leonard Larson, Hamilton, MT, Bacteriology and Hygiene, Doctor of Science

1954 William McPherson Allen, Seattle, WA, School of Law, Doctor of Law

1955 Otis O. Benson Jr., Washington, D.C., Bacteriology and Hygiene, Doctor of Science

1955 Charles Nelson Pray, Great Falls, MT, School of Law, Doctor of Law

1956 Philip Rodney White, Bar Harbor, ME, Botany, Doctor of Science

1956 Michael Joseph Mansfield, Washington, D.C., School of Law, Doctor of Law

1957 Russell Blackwell Hart, Billings, MT, School of Law, Doctor of Law

1959 Ralph Willard Imlay, Washington, D.C., Geology, Doctor of Science

1960 to 1969

1960 Virgil Melvin Hancher, Iowa City, IA, School of Law, Doctor of Letters

1962 Charles Edgar Erdmann, Great Falls, MT, Geology, Doctor of Science

1963 Harold Guy Merriam, Missoula, MT, College of ARts and Sciences, English, Doctor of Letters

1963 Franklin A. Long, Ithaca, NY, Chemistry, Doctor of Science

1964 Louis James Fischil, Oakland, CA, School of Pharmacy, Doctor of Science

1964 James Allen McCain, Manhattan, KS, School of Law, Doctor of Law

1966 George W. Bartelmez, Missoula, MT, Zoology, Doctor of Science

1966 John C. Ewers, Washington, D.C., School of Law, Doctor of Law

1966 Peter H. Odegard, Berkeley, CA, School of Law, Doctor of Law

1967 Jessie M. Bierman, Berkeley, CA, Doctor of Science

1969 Hugh D. Galusha, Doctor of Law

1969 Dr. Herbert E. Robinson, Doctor of Law

1970 to 1979

1970 Jack Vaughn, Doctor of Science

1973 Dorothy M. Johnson, College of Arts and Sciences, English, Doctorate of Humane Letters

1973 Lee Metcalf, School of Law, Doctor of Law

1974, Edna Rankin McKinnon, School of Law, Doctor of Law

1974 Lowndes Maury, School of Art, Music, Doctorate of Humane Letters

1974 William R. Moore, School of Forestry and Conservation, Doctor of Science

1975 Edmund Freeman, College of Arts and Sciences, English, Doctorate of Humane Sciences

1975 Emeritus C. Leo Hitchcock, College of Arts and Sciences, Botany, Doctor of Science

1977 Lucile Speers, Library Services, Doctorate of Humane Letters

1978 James Robert Browning, School of Law, Doctor of Law

1978 John Woodenlegs, College of Arts and Sciences, Native American Studies and Anthropology, Doctorate of Humane Letters

1978 Melvin S. Morris, School of Forestry and Conservation, Doctor of Science

1979 Dr. Edwin T. Mertz, College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry, Doctor of Science

1980 to 1989

1980 Russell E. Smith, School of Law, Doctor of Law

1981 Norman Maclean, Doctorate of Humane Letters

1981 Gerald W. Prescott, Doctor of Science

1982 William H. Forbis, School of Journalism, Doctorate of Humane Letters

1982 Dr. Jean'ne M. Shreeve, College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry, Doctor of Science

1983 Harold G. Stearns (Hal), School of Journalism, Doctorate of Humane Letters

1983 Frederick Gordon Renner, School of Forestry and Conservation, Doctor of Science

1984 Dr. Richard D. Remington, College of Arts and Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Doctor of Science

1985 Carroll O'Connor, School of Fine Arts, Doctorate of Fine Arts

1985 Michael Smuin, School of Fine Arts, Doctorate of Fine Arts

1985 Aline Mosby, School of Journalism, Doctorate of Humane Letters

1986 John Robert Horner, College of Arts and Sciences, Geology, Doctor of Science

1987 Judith E. Blegen, School of Fine Arts, Doctorate of Humane Letters

1988 Dr. Wayne D. Rasmussen, College of Arts and Sciences, History, Doctorate of Humane Letters

1988 Dr. Daniel Poole, Doctor of Science

1989 Paul Dyck, Doctorate of Humane Letters

1990 to 1999

1990 Brent Musberger, Doctorate of Human Letters

1991 Margaret Kingsland, College of Arts and Sciences, Political Sciences, Doctorate of Humane Letters

1994 John J. Craighead, School of Forestry and Conservation, Wildlife Biology Program and Division of Biological Sciences, Doctor of Science

1994 Earl Old Person (Chief), College of Arts and Sciences, Doctorate of Humane Letters

1994 Ginger Renner, School of Fine Arts, Doctorate of Fine Arts

1994 David A. Walter, College of Arts and Sciences, History, Doctorate of Humane Letters

1995 Kenneth E. Ryan (His Black Horse), Doctorate of Humane Letters

1995 Dr. Alexander Stepanzoff, School of Business and School of Fine Arts, Doctorate of Humane Letters

1995 Jean A. Turnage, School of Law, Doctor of Law

1996 Gerald Grinstein, School of Business Administration, Doctorate of Humane Letters

1996 Margaret Holmes McDowell, School of Law, Doctor of Law

1996 Joe Medicine Crow, College of Arts and Sciences, Anthropology, Doctorate of Humane Letters

1996 Edward T. Ruppel, Montana Tech, Geology, Doctor of Science

1996 Robert E. Sullivan, School of Law, Doctor of Law

1997 Margery Hunter Brown, School of Law, Doctor of Law

1997 Dennis R. Washington, School of Business Administration, Doctorate of Business Administration

1997 James Welch, College of ARts and Sciences, English, Doctorate of Humane LEtters

1998 Stephen Ambrose, College of Arts and Sciences, History, Doctorate of Humane Letters

1998 Mel Ruder, School of Journalism, Doctorate of Humane Letters

1999 Leonard Samuel (L.S.) Skaggs, School of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences, Doctor of Science

2000-2009

2000 Gerald R. Molen, School of Fine Arts, Doctorate of Fine Arts

2000 Joseph B. Reber, School of Business Administration, Doctorate of Business Administration

2001 Marc Raicot, School of Law, Doctor of Law

2002 Pamela South, School of Fine Arts, Music, Doctorate of Fine Arts

2003 Ian Davidson, School of Business Administration, Doctorate of Business Administration

2003 Nancy Davidson, Davidson Honors College, Doctorate of Humane Letters

2003 Margie M. Thompson, School of Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Doctorate in Education

2003 Raymond F. Thompson, School of Business Administration, Doctore of Business Administration

2004 Richard Graetz, College of Arts and Sciences, Geography, Doctorate in Geography

2005 Joseph McDonald, College of Arts and Sciences, Native American Studies, Doctorate of Humane Letter

2007 Gordon Belcourt, College of Arts and Sciences, Native American Studies, Doctorate of Humane Letters

2007 Robert Hoyem, School of Fine Arts, Music, Doctorate of Fine Arts

2007 George Kerscher, College of Arts and Sciences, Computer Science, Doctorate of Humane Letters

2007 Cliff Merritt, College of Forestry and Conservation, Society and Conservation, Doctor of Science

2007 Robert Mutch, College of Forestry and Conservation, Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences, Doctor of Science

2008 Bo Brown, School of Fine Arts, Drama, Doctorate of Fine Arts

2009 Phyllis J. Washington, School of Education, Education Leadership, Doctorate in Education

2009 Caleb Shield, College of Arts and Sciences, Native American Studies, Doctorate of Humane Letters

2010 to Present

2010 Robert Bennett, School of Law, Doctor of Law

2010 Stewart Brandborg, College of Forestry and Conservation, Society and Conservation, Doctorate of Humane Letters

2010 John Hollenback, College of Arts and Sciences, Environmental Studies, Doctorate of Humane Letters

2010 James "Matt" McCann, College of Arts and Sciences, Political Sciences, Doctorate of Humane Letters

2011 Tom Brokaw, School of Journalism, Doctorate of Humane Letters

2011 Bernard Osher, College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences and the School of Extended and Lifelong Learning, Doctorate of Humane Letters

2012 Warren Wilcox, School of Business Administration, Doctorate of Humane Letters

2013 John and Susan Talbot, College of Visual and Performing Arts and the School of Journalism, Doctorate of Humane Letters

2013 Sandra Day O'Connor, School of Law, Doctor of Law

2014 Terry Payne, College of Humanities and Sciences, Doctorate of Humane Letters

2014 Jack Poe, School of Business Administration, Doctorate of Humane Letters

Recipients In Alphabetical Order

Last Names A-F

Allen, William McPherson; School of Law, Doctor of Law, 1954

Ambrose, Stephen; College of Arts and Sciences, History, Doctorate of Humane Letters, 1998

Bartelmez, George W.; Zoology, Doctor of Science, 1966

Belcourt, Gordon; College of Arts and Sciences, Native American Studies, Doctorate of Humane Letters, 2007

Bennett, Robert; School of Law, Doctor of Law, 2010

Benson Jr., Otis O.; Bacteriology and Hygiene, Doctor of Science, 1955

Bierman, Jessie M.; Doctor of Science, 1967

Blegen, Judith E.; School of Fine Arts, Doctorate of Humane Letters, 1987

Bonner, Frank E.; School of Forestry and Conservation, Master of Forest Engineering, 1928

Bovey, Charles A.; College of Arts and Sciences, History and Political Science, Master of Arts, 1953

Bovey, Mrs. Charles A.; College of Arts and Sciences, History and Political Science, Master of Arts, 1953

Brandborg, Stewart; College of Forestry and Conservation, Society and Conservation, Doctorate of Humane Letters, 2010

Brannon, Melvin Amos; School of Law, Doctor of Law, 1936

Brokaw, Tom; School of Journalism, Doctorate of Humane Letters, 2011

Brown, John Mason; College of Arts and Sciences, English, Doctor of Letters, 1942

Brown, Margery Hunter; School of Law, Doctor of Law, 1997

Brown, Bo; School of Fine Arts, Drama, Doctorate of Fine Arts, 2008

Browning, James Robert; School of Law, Doctor of Law, 1978

Cox, Herald Rea; Bacteriology and Hygiene, Doctor of Science, 1942

Craighead, John J.; School of Forestry and Conservation, Wildlife Biology Program and Division of Biological Sciences, Doctor of Science, 1994

Davidson, Ian; School of Business Administration, Doctorate of Business Administration, 2003

Davidson, Nancy; Davidson Honors College, Doctorate of Humane Letters, 2003

Davis, Chester Charles; School of Law, Doctor of Law, 1951

Durston, John Hurst; School of Law, Doctor of Law, 1928

Dyck, Paul; Doctorate of Humane Letters, 1989

Elrod, Morton J.; School of Law, Doctor of Law, 1938

Erdmann, Charles Edgar; Geology, Doctor of Science, 1962

Ewers, John C.; School of Law, Doctor of Law, 1966

Fischil, Louis James; School of Pharmacy, Doctor of Science, 1964

Forbis, William H.; School of Journalism, Doctorate of Humane Letters, 1982

Freeman, Edmund; College of Arts and Sciences, English, Doctorate of Humane Letters, 1975

Fuson, Reynold Clayton; Chemistry, Doctor of Science, 1946

Last Names G-K

Galusha, Hugh D.; Doctor of Law, 1969

Graetz, Richard; College of Arts and Sciences, Geography, Doctorate in Geography, 2004

Greenwood, George Herbert; School of Law, Doctor of Law, 1944

Grinstein, Gerald; School of Business Administration, Doctorate of Humane Letters, 1996

Guthrie, Robert Chilton; Physical Sciences, Doctor of Science, 1947

Guthrie Jr., Alfred Bertram; Doctor of Literature, 1950

Hamilton, James M.; School of Law, Doctor of Law, 1930

Hancher, Vrigil Melvin; School of Law, Doctor of Letters, 1960

Hart, Russell Blackwell; School of Law, Doctor of Law, 1957

Hitchcock, (Emeritus) C. Leo; College of Arts and Sciences, Botany, Doctor of Science, 1975

Hollenback, John; College of Arts and Sciences, Environmental Studies, Doctorate of Humane Letters, 2010

Horner, John Robert; College of Arts and Sciences, Geology, Docotr of Science, 1986

Hoyem, Robert; School of Fine Arts, Music, Doctorate of Fine Arts, 2007

Imlay, Ralph Willard; Geology, Doctor of Science, 1959

Inch, Herbert Reynolds; School of Music, Doctor of Music, 1943

Jameson, William James; School of Law, Doctor of Law, 1952

Johnson, Dorothy M.; College of ARts adn Sciences, English, Doctorate of Humane Letters, 1973

Joy, Charles A.; School fo Forestry and Conservation , Doctor of Forest Science,1954

Kelley, Evan W.; School of Forestry and Conservation, Master of Forest Engineering, 1940

Kerscher, George; College of Arts and Sciences, Computer Science, Doctorate of Humane Letters, 2007

Kingsland, Margaret; College of Arts and Sciences, Political Sciences, Doctorate of Humane Letters, 1991

Last Names L-P

Larson, Carl Leonard; Bacteriology and Hygiene, Doctor of Science, 1954

Linderman, Frank Bird; School of Law, Doctor of Law, 1927

Long, Franklin A.; Chemistry, Doctor of Science, 1963

Maclean, Norman; Doctorate of Humane Letters, 1981

Mansfield, Michael Joseph; School of Law, Doctor of Law, 1956

Maury, Lowndes; School of Art, Music, Doctorate of Humane Letters, 1974

McCain, James Allen; School of Law, Doctor of Law, 1964

McCann, James Matt; College of Arts and Sciences, Political Sciences, Doctorate of Humane Letters, 2010

McDonald, Joseph; College of Arts and Sciences, Native American Studies, Doctorate of Humane Letters, 2005

McDowell, Margaret Holmes; School of Law, Doctor of Law, 1996

McFarland, Carl; School of Law, Doctor of Law, 1949

McGrath, Earl James; School of Law, Doctor of Law, 1951

McKinnon, Edna Rankin; School of Law, Doctor of Law, 1974

Medicine Crow, Joe; College of Arts and Sciences, Anthropology, Doctorate of Humane Letters, 1996

Merriam, Harold Guy; College of Arts and Sciences, English, Doctor of Letters, 1963

Merritt, Cliff; College of Forestry and Conservation, Society and Conservation, Doctor of Science, 2007

Mertz, Dr. Edwin T.; College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry, Doctor of Science, 1979

Metcalf, Lee; School of Law, Doctor of Law, 1973

Miller, Justin; School of Law, Doctor of Law, 1941

Molen, Gerald R.; School of Fine Arts, Doctorate of Fine Arts, 2000

Moore, Josiah John; School of Law, Doctor of Law, 1945

Moore, William R.; School of Forestry and Conservation, Doctor of Science, 1974

Morris, Melvin S.; School of Forestry and Conservation, Doctor of Science, 1978

Mosby, Aline; School of Journalism, Doctorate of Humane Letters, 1985

Murphy, William Larkin; School of Law, Doctor of Law, 1952

Musberger, Brent; Doctorate of Humane Letters, 1990

Mutch, Robert; College of Forestry and Conservation, Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences, Doctor of Science, 2007

O'Connor, Carroll; School of Fine Arts, Doctorate of Fine Arts, 1985

O'Connor, Sandra Day; School of Law, Doctor of Law, 2013

Odegard, Peter H.; School of Law, Doctor of Law, 1966

Old Person (Chief), Earl; College of Arts and Sciences, Doctorate of Humane Letters, 1994

Osher, Bernard; College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences and the School of Extended and Lifelong Learning

Parker, Ralph Robinson; College of Arts and Sciences, Doctor of Science, 1937

Payne, Terry; College of Humanities and Sciences, Doctorate of Humane Letters, 2014

Poe, Jack; School of Business Administration, Doctorate of Business Administration, 2014

Poole, Dr. Daniel; Doctor of Science, 1988

Pope, Walter Lyndon; School of Law, Doctor of Law, 1949

Pray, Charles Nelson; School of Law, Doctor of Law, 1955

Prescott, Gerald W.; Doctor of Science, 1981

Last Names Q-U

Racicot, Marc; School of Law, Doctor of Law, 2001

Rasmussen, Dr. Wayne D.; College of Arts and Sciences, History, Doctorate of Humane Letters, 1988

Reber, Joseph B.; School of Business Administration, Doctorate of Business Administration, 2000

Remington, Dr. Richard D.; College of Arts and Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Doctor of Science, 1984

Renner, Frederick Gordon; School of Forestry and Conservation, Doctor of Science, 1983

Renner, Ginger; School of Fine Arts, Doctorate of Fine Arts, 1994

Robinson, Dr. Herbert E.; Doctor of Science, 1969

Rowe, James Henry; School of Law, Doctor of Law 1936

Ruder, Mel; School of Journalism, Doctorate of Humane Letters, 1998

Ruppel, Edward T.; Montana Tech, Geology, Doctor of Science, 1996

Russell, Charles M.; School of Law, Doctor of Law, 1925

Ryan (His Black Horse), Kenneth E.; Doctorate of Humane Letters, 1995

Scheuch, Frederick Charles; School of Law, Doctor of Law, 1938

Sheridan, Guy Emerson; Doctor of Science, 1933

Shield, Caleb; College of Arts and Sciences, Native American Studies, Doctorate of Humane Letters, 2009

Shreeve, Dr. Jean'ne M.; College of Arts and Sicnece, Chemistry, Doctor of Science, 1982

Sisson, Edward Octavius; Doctor of Letters, 1935

Skaggs, Leonard Samuel; School of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences, Doctor of Science, 1999

Smith, Russell E.; School of Law, Doctor of Law, 1980

Smuin, Michael; School of Fine Arts, Doctorate of Fine Arts, 1985

South, Pamela; School of Fine Arts, Music, Doctorate of Fine Arts, 2002

Speers, Lucile; Library Services, Doctorate of Humane Letters, 1977

Starz, Emil Alfred; Doctor of Science, 1932

Stearns, Harold (Hal) G.; School of Journalism, Doctorate of Humane Letters, 1983

Stepanzoff, Dr. Alexander; School of Business and School of Fine Arts, Doctorate of Humane Letters, 1995

Streit, Clarence Kirshman; School of Law, Doctor of Law, 1939

Sullivan, Robert E.; School of Law, Doctor of Law, 1996

Talbot, John and Susan; College of Visual and Performing Arts and School of Journalism, Doctorate of Humane Letters, 2013

Thieme, Fred Ernest; School of Forestry and Conservation, Master of Forest Engineering, 1939

Thompson, Margie M.; School of Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Doctorate in Education, 2003

Thompson, Raymond F.; School of Business Administration, Doctorate of Business Administration, 2003

Turnage, Jean A.; School of Law, Doctor of Law, 1995

Urey, Harold Clayton; Doctor of Science, 1935

Last Names V-Z

Vaughn, Jack; Doctor of Science, 1970

Walter, David A.; College of Arts and Sciences, History, Doctorate of Humane Letters, 1994

Warden, Oliver Sherman; School of Law, Doctor of Law, 1937

Washington, Dennis R.; School of Business Administration, Doctorate of Business Administration, 1997

Washington, Phyllis J.; School of Education, Education LEadership, Doctorate in Education, 2009

Watkins, Gordon S.; School of Law, Doctor of Law, 1940

Welch, James; College of Arts and Sciences, English, Doctorate of Humane Letters, 1997

White, Philip Rodney; Botany, Doctor of Science, 1956

Wilcox, Warren; School of Business Administration, Doctorate of Humane Letters, 2012

Woodenlegs, John; College of Arts and Sciences, Native American Studies and Anthropology, Doctorate of Humane Letters, 1978