Honorary Degrees Awarded by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1799 to present

1799
Joseph Caldwell, MA
James Smiley Gillaspie, AB
Charles Wilson Harris, MA
Samuel Allen Holmes, AB
Joseph Blount Littlejohn, MA

1808
Soloman Halling, MA

1810
David Caldwell, DD
Samuel Craighead Caldwell, MA
James Hall, DD
James McRee, DD
John Robinson, MA
William Leftwich Turner, MA
James Wallis, MA
John McKamie Wilson, MA

1811
William Richardson Davie, LLD
Andrew Finn(1799, MA 1802), DD
Elias Hawes, MA
William McPheeters, MA
Samuel Miller, DD
Charles Gotthold Reichell, DD
Andrew Rhea, MA

1812
George Addison Baxter, DD
Ashbel Green, LLD
James Patriot Wilson, DD

1813
Jeremiah Atwater, DD

1814
Levi Holbrook, MA

1816
Joseph Caldwell, DD

1818
Thomas Pollock Devereux, MA
John McDowell, DD

1819
Malbon Kenyon, MA
William McPheeters, DD

1820
Austin Alaric Hersey, MA
Ransom Hubbell, MA

1823
John Stark Ravenscroft, DD

1825
Nathaniel Macon, LLD

1828
John Hill Wheeler, MA

1829
John Robinson, DD
John McKamie Wilson, DD

1830
Adam Empie, DD
Nicholas Marcellus Hentz, MA
James Phillips, MA
Cornelius Vermeule, DD

1831
John B. Tate, MA

1832
Jarvis Barry Buxton, MA
Samuel Lyle Graham, MA

1833
John Avery, DD
William Hooper (1809, MA 1812), LLD
Phillip Bruce Wiley, MA

1834
George Edmund Badger, LLD
Levi Silliman Ives, LLD
Thomas Ruffin, LLD
Samuel Smith, MA
Andrew Syme, DD

1836
Alexander Wilson, MA

1837
Basil Manly, DD

1838
John Augustus Gretter, MA
George Howe, DD
Robert Hall Morrison (1818), DD

1839
Robert Allison Ezell, MA
George Washington Freeman, DD
John C. Hampton, MA
Drury Lacy, MA
Alexander Wilson, DD

1841
Nehemiah Henry Harding (e. 1824), DD

1844
Albert Baldwin Dod, DD
Robert Brent Drane, DD
Charles Pitman, DD

1845
John Randolph Clay, MA
Willie Person Mangum (1815, MA 1818), LLD
John Young Mason (1816), LLD
Jeremiah Wilson Murphey, MA
James Knox Polk (1818, MA 1822), LLD

1846
John Kimberly, MA

1847
Francis Lister Hawks (1815, MA 1824), LLD
Matthew Fontaine Maury, MA
Benjamin Peirce, LLD

1848
Michael Tuomey, MA

1849
William Alexander Graham, (1824, MA 1827), LLD

1850
James Bogardus Donnelly, MA

1851
Braxton Craven, MA
William Norwood (1826, MA 1832), DD
James Phillips, DD

1852
Moses Ashley Curtis, DD Drury Lacy, DD Matthew Fontaine Maury, LLD

1853
Walker Anderson (1819, MA 1822), LLD
William Horn Battle (1820), LLD
Joseph Cross, DD
Thomas Frederick Davis (1822), DD
Cyrus Johnson, DD
Frederick Nash, LLD
Richmond Mumford Pearson (1823, MA 1826), LLD

1854
Eli W. Caruthers, DD
John Randolph Clay, LLD
Aldert Smedes, DD

1855
Asher Ray, MA

1856
Samuel H. Wiley, MA

1857
Aaron V. Brown (1814), LLD
William Hooper (1809, MA 1812), DD

1859
James Buchanan, LLD
Robert R. Heath, MA
Mitchell King, LLD
James Hervey Otey (1820, MA 1823), LLD
Lewis H. Shuck, AB

1861
Abraham Caruthers, LLD
Nathan Green, LLD

1862
Thomas Atkinson, LLD
Mathias Evans Manly (1824, MA 1829), LLD

1864
Francis W. Hilliard, MA
Norval W. Wilson, MA

1866
Andrew Johnson, LLD
Edwin Godwin Reade, LLD
Numa F. Reid, DD

1867
Richard Hines, Jr. (1850, MA 1853), DD
William Henry Seward, LLD

1868
Bartholomew Figures Moore (1820), LLD
Charles Phillips (1841, MA 1844), DD
Thomas H. Prichard, DD
Thomas Hart Seymour, LLD
Alfred Augustin Watson, DD

1869
Samuel Milton Frost (1852, MA 1856), DD
Neill McKay (e. 1835), DD
Samuel W. Watts, MA

1870
Jarvis Buxton (1839), DD
Morgan Closs, MA
Jacob D. Cox, LLD
Robert Paine Dick (1843, MA 1847), LLD
E.J. Meynardie, DD
Edward William Pou, MA
George Washington Purefoy, DD
William Blount Rodman (1836, MA 1839), LLD
Thomas Settle (1850), LLD
George W. Welker, DD

1876
William Hyslop Sumner Burgwyn (1868), MA
Hugh Laign Cole (e. 1855), MA
William Harrison Craige (1868), MA
Joseph Caldwell Huske (1843, MA 1846), DD
Evander McNair, DD
Alfred Moore Waddell (e. 1850), MA

1877
Charles Force Deems, LLD
John Alexander Gilmer, Jr. (1858), MA
James Augustus Graham (1860), MA
W.J.C. Hiden, DD
Gabriel Johnston (1811), MA
John Kerr, LLD
George Patterson, DD
Marshall Henry Pinnix (1859), MA
Franklin Childs Rogins (1859), MA
Jacob Henry Smith, DD

1878
William Martin Brooks (1860), MA
James Grant (1831, MA 1836), PhD
Joseph Buckner Killebrew (1856, MA 1859), PhD
Thomas Courtland Manning (e. 1842), LLD
John Jones Roberts (1838, MA 1841), DD
James M. Sprunt, DD
Benjamin Justus Wesson (1861), MA

1879
Thomas Samuel Ashe (1832, MA 1838), LLD
Fabius Haywood Busbee (1868), MA
John Henry Dillard (e. 1837), LLD
F.H. Kerfoot, DD
Washington Caruthers Kerr (1850, MA 1852), PhD
Samuel Field Phillips (1841, MA 1844), LLD
John T. Pickett, DD
David Sanderson, DD
Aristides S. Smith, DD
John Maurice Webb (e. 1866), MA

1880
Joseph M. Atkinson, DD
Albert Mirabeau Boozer (1864), MA
Isaac Wesley Clark (1911), MA
William Hunt Hall (1855), MA
Thomas West Harris (1859), MA
Daniel McGilvary, DD
Thomas Lenoir Norwood (1911), MA
Edward Rondthaler, DD
David Schenck, LLD
William Nathan Harrell Smith, LLD
William G. Starr, DD

1881
Robert Warren Boyd (1911), MA
Charles Alston Cook (e. 1866), MA
Frank M. Deems, PhD
Joseph H. Foy, DD
William Mercer Green (1818, MA 1833), LLD
Andrew Dousa Hepburn, LLD
Matt Whitaker Ransom (1847), LLD
William Conway Rencher (1866), MA
Thomas Ruffin, Jr. (1844), LLD
Calvin Henderson Wiley (1840, MA 1845), DD

1882
Robert Burwell, DD
Thomas Lanier Clingman (1832), LLD
George R. Davis (1838), LLD
Nelson McPherson Ferebee (e. 1866), MA
Albert R. Ledoux, MS
Daniel Albright Long (e. 1866), MA
Elijah Frink Rockwell, DD
Jethro Rumple, DD

1883
Alexander Graham (e. 1866), MA
John Manning (1850, MA 1860), LLD
Samuel Mendelsohn, LLD
Henry Elliot Shepherd, LLD
Albert Micajah Shipp (1840, MA 1845), LLD
John E.D. Smedes, DD

1884
Willis Alston (1867), MA
Nicholas Collin Hughes, DD
Thomas Jordan Jarvis, LLD
Augustus Summerfield Merrimon, LLD
Edward Warren, LLD
John Sims Watkins, LLD
Marquis Lafayette Wood, DD

1886
John R. Brooks, DD
John Lemuel Carroll (1863, MA 1866), DD
Alvan Wentworth Chapman, LLD
Marcellus V. Lanier, LLD
Daniel Albright Long (e. 1866), DD
Luther McKinnon, DD
Duncan Kirkland McRae (e. 1835), LLD
Henry William Ravenel, LLD

1887
John Greenwood Bacchus, DD
Joseph Jonathan Davis (1850), LLD
Morris H. Henry, LLD
Theodore Benedict Lyman, LLD
Hunter Holmes McGuire, LLD
Lachlan Cumming Vass, DD

1888
Robert Paine Dick (1843, MA 1847), LLD
Eugene Russell Hendrix, LLD
Theodore Bryant Kingsbury (e. 1847), LLD
Samuel Rothrock, DD

1889
Alphonso Calhoun Avery (1857), LLD
William George Brown, PhD
W.B. Burney, PhD
Paul Carrington Cameron (e. 1824), LLD
John Franklin Crowell, DLitt
Daniel Gould Fowle, LLD
Daniel Coit Gilman, LLD
Edmund Burke Haywood (MA 1868 MA), LLD
William Joseph Martin, LLD
William Bailey Royall, LLD
William L. Saunders (1854, MA 1857, LLB 1858), LLD
Alfred Moore Scales (e. 1845), LLD
George Vaughan Strong (1845, MA 1856), LLD
Charles Elisha Taylor, DLitt
Crawford Howell Toy, LLD
Charles Scott Venable, LLD
Franklin Cowles Woodward, DLitt

1890
Joseph Blount Cheshire, DD
Walter Clark (1864, MA 1867), LLD
James H. Cordon, DD
John S. Long (e. 1851), LLD
Frank L. Reid, DD
Lewis H. Reid, DD
Hannis Taylor (e. 1867), LLD
Zebulon Baird Vance (e. 1851), LLD
Thomas Fanning Wood, LLD

1891
Joseph John Branch Batchelor (1845, MA 1859), LLD
Robert Bingham (1857, MA 1860), LLD
Edward M. Gushee, DD
James Hunter Horner (1844, MA 1855 MA), LLD
Wilson J. McKay (e. 1866), DD
Bennett Smedes, DD
Walter Leak Steele (1844, MA 1847), LLD

1893
Eben Alexander, LLD
Armistead Burwell, LLD
Thomas C. Fuller (MA 1870), LLD
Gabriel Johnston (1911), DD
James Cameron MacRae, LLD
Charles Duncan McIver (1881), DLitt

1894
Robert Thomas Bryan, DD
James Hampton Kirkland, LLD
I. McK. Pittenger, DD
Augustus Sherrill Seymour, LLD
Hoke Smith, LLD

1895
Richard Henry Battle (1854, MA 1856, LLB 1858), LLD
Alexander Davis Betts (1855, MA 1860, MA 1870), DD
Johnson Carmon Davis, DD
William Tyson Faircloth, LLD
David Moffatt Furches, LLD
Thomas Michael Holt (e. 1849), LLD
Walter A. Montgomery, LLD
Alexander Lacy Phillips (1880), DD
Cornelia Phillips Spencer, LLD
Robert Strange (1879), DD
Alfred Moore Waddell (e. 1850), LLD

1899
James Edward Shepherd (e. 1867), LLD

1904
Charles Duncan McIver (1881), LLD
Robert Paine Pell (1881), DLitt

1906
Edwin Anderson Alderman (1882), LLD
William Louis Poteat, LLD
Henry Louis Smith, LLD

1907
Charles Brantley Aycock (1880), LLD
Robert Brodnax Glenn, LLD

1908
Henry Groves Connor, LLD
St. Clair Hester (1888, MA 1890), DD
Louis Lyndon Hobbs, LLD
James Yadkin Joyner (1881), LLD
Platt Dickinson Walker (e. 1865), LLD
Neill McKay Watson (e. 1894), DD

1909
George H. Brown, LLD
William Alexander Hoke, LLD
Joseph Austin Holmes, LLD
Richard Henry Whitehead, LLD

1910
Kemp Plummer Battle (1849, MA 1852), LLD
Julius Isaac Foust (1890), LLD
Edward Joseph Hale, Jr. (1860), LLD
Daniel Harvey Hill, LLD
Thomas Hume, LLD
George Tayloe Winston (e. 1866), LLD

1911
Woodrow Wilson, LLD

1912
William Walton Kitchin (e. 1887), LLD
Richard Henry Lewis (e. 1866), LLD
Edgar Fahs Smith, LLD
Charles Wardell Stiles, LLD

1913
Thomas Riley Marshall, LLD
Charles Alphonso Smith, LLD

1914
William Reynold Allen, LLD
Philander Priestly Claxton, LLD
Josephus Daniels (e. 1884), LLD
William C. Redfield, LLD

1915
Locke Craig (1880), LLD
Furnifold McLendel Simmons, LLD
James Sprunt, LLD

1916
William Gibbs McAdoo, LLD

1917
Samuel A’Court Ashe, LLD
Newton Diehl Baker, LLD

1918
Thomas Walter Bickett (e. 1892), LLD
Edwin Mims, LLD
William Dygnum Moss(e. 1914), DD
Lee Slater Overman, LLD
Edward Rondthaler, LLD

1919
Franklin Knight Lane, LLD

1920
Alexander Graham (e. 1866), LLD
John McLaren McBryde, DLitt
William Cunningham Smith (1896), DLitt
Francis Donnell Winston (1879), LLD

1921
Eugene Clyde Brooks, LLD
William Cain, DSc
John Washington Graham (1857, MA 1859, LLB 1860), LLD
Mary Mendenhall Hobbs, DLitt
Emilie Watts McVea (e. 1900), LLD

1922
William Preston Bynum, LLD
David Franklin Houston, LLD
Charles Edward Maddry (1903), DD
Cameron Morrison, LLD
William Robert Webb (1867, MA 1868), LLD
Edward Victor Zoeller, PharD

1923
Julian Shakespeare Carr (1911), LLD
Carter Glass, LLD
Frank Page, Jr. (e. 1894), LLD
Walter Parker Stacy (1908), LLD Nathan Hunt Daniel Wilson (1886), DD

1924
William Jackson Adams, (1881), LLD
Olive Tilford Dargan, DLitt
Franklin Henry Giddings, LLD
John Matthews Manly, LLD
Thomas Gilbert Pearson (1899), LLD
Charles Melville Upham, CE

1925
George Gordon Battle (e. 1881), LLD
Sylvester Hassell (MA 1866), LLD
Walter Murphy (e. 1888), LLD

1926
Charles Lee Coon, LLD
William Edward Dodd, LLD
Edwin Greenlaw, LLD
Angus Wilton McLean (e. 1890), LLD
Charles Launcelot Minor, LLD
John Motley Morehead (1891), LLD

1927
Arch Turner Allen (1897), LLD
Thomas Campbell Darst, DD
James Bumgardner Murphy (1905), DSc
John Johnston Parker (1907, LLB 1908), LLD

1928
Heriot Clarkson (e. 1883), LLD
George Whitfield Connor (1892), LLD
DuBose Heyward, DLitt
Clarence Poe, LLD
Foster Alexander Sondley
Walter Albert Stanbury (e. 1911), DD
John Frank Stevens, DEngr

1929
Willis James Brogden (1898), LLD
George Hughes Kirby (1896, CMed 1897), LLD
Clarence Albert Shore (1901, MS 1902), LLD
Robert Watson Winston (1879), LLD

1930
Martha Berry, LLD
Harry Woodburn Chase, LLD
Oliver Max Gardner (e. 1905), LLD
Ellen Glasgow, DLitt
Francis Preston Venable, DSc

1931
Claude Gernade Bowers, LLD
Michael Hoke (1893), LLD
Marion Timothy Plyler (MA 1905), DD

1932
Hope Summerell Chamberlain, DLitt
David Robert Coker, LLD
William Preston Few, LLD
Hugh MacRae, LLD
Junius Parker (e. 1885), LLD
John DeJarnette Pemberton (1907), LLD
Howard Edward Rondthaler (1893), LLD

1933
Charles Holmes Herty, LLD
John Sprunt Hill (1889), LLD
Thurman Delna Kitchin (CMed 1906), LLD
Walter Lee Lingle, LLD

1934
John Christoph Blucher Ehringhaus (1901, LLB 1903), LLD
Herman Harrell Horne (1895, MA 1895), LLD
Jane Simpson McKimmon, LLD
Louis Round Wilson (1899, MA 1902, PhD 1905), LLD

1935
James King Hall (1901, CMed 1902), LLD
Rufus Lenoir Patterson (e. 1889), LLD
Wallace Eugene Rollins (1892), DD
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, LLD
Holland McTyeire Thompson (1895), LLD

1936
Hugh Hammond Bennett (1903), LLD
Robert Digges Wimberley Connor (1899), LLD
Paul Pressly McCain, LLD
Michael Schenck (e. 1893), LLD

1937
Gerald White Johnson, LLD
Haywood Parker (1887), LLD
Aaron Ashley Flowers Seawell (1889), LLD

1938
James Boyd, DLitt
Clement Samuel Brimley, LLD
Clyde Roark Hoey (e. 1899), LLD
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, LLD

1939
Burton Craige (1897), LLD
Garland Sevier Ferguson, Jr. (e. 1894), LLD

1940
William James Battle (1888, MA 1889, PhD 1890), LLD
John Atkinson Ferrell (1902, CMed 1905, MD 1907), LLD
John Kenneth Pfohl (1898), DD

1941
William Augustus Devin (e. 1892), LLD
Louis Graves (1902), LLD
James Alexander Gray, Jr. (1908), LLD
Leslie Weil (1895), LLD

1942
Joseph Melville Broughton, LLD
George Marion Cooper, LLD
Robert Lee Flowers, LLD
James G.K. McClure, LLD
William Smith Tillett (1913), DSc

1943
Struthers Burt, LLD
Thomas Grier Miller (1906), LLD
Charles Whedbee (e.1897), LLD

1944
Wilburt Cornell Davison, LLD
William Rand Kenan, Jr. (1894), LLD
Edward Mack, Jr., DSc
Charles Grandison Rose (1900), LLD

1945
James Bryant Conant, LLD
Robert L. Doughton, LLD
Adelaide Lisetta Fries, LLD
Robert March Hanes (1912), LLD
Edward Pearson Moses, LLD
John Lloyd Newcomb, LLD

1946
Joseph Quincy Adams, DLitt
Eugene Epperson Barnett (e. 1909), LLD
Maurice Victor Barnhill (e. 1907), LLD
Jesse Wakefield Beams, DSc
James Francis Byrnes, LLD
William Donald Carmichael (1897), LLD
Robert Gregg Cherry, LLD
Francis William Coker (1899), LLD
Norman Cheshire Cordon, Jr. (e. 1922), DMus
William Walter Cort, DSc
Preston Davie, LLD
Edmund Ezra Day, LLD
Emery Byrd Denny (e. 1916), LLD
Harold Willis Dodds, LLD
Clarence Addison Dykstra, LLD
Edwin Broun Fred, DSc
Meta Glass, LLD
Luther Hartwell Hodges, Sr. (1919), LLD
Isaac Leon Kandel, LLD
Waldo Gifford Leland, LLD
Elias Avery Lowe, LLD
Harry McMullan (1905), LLD
Harry Alvin Millis, LLD
Hugh Jackson Morgan, DSc
Edward R. Murrow, LLD
William Fielding Ogburn, LLD
George Braxton Pegram, DSc
Edwin McNeill Poteat, DD
Julian Price, LLD
D. Hiden Ramsey, LLD
Archibald Rutledge, DLitt
James Stevens Simmons (1913), DSc
William Hay Taliaferro, DSc
Stith Thompson, DLitt
Allen Hal Turnage (e. 1908), LLD
Lindsay Carter Warren, Sr. (e. 1906), LLD
Archibald Lee Mann Wiggins (1913), LLD
John Wallace Winborne (1906), LLD
Robert Sessions Woodworth, DSc

1947
Katherine Pendleton Arrington, LLD
William A. Blair, LLD
William Chambers Coker, DSc
James Holly Hanford, LLD
Herschel V. Johnson (1916), LLD
Ivey Foreman Lewis (1902, MS 1903), DSc
Lionel Weil (1897), LLD
Paul Frederick Whitaker, LLD

1948
Harry Ardell Allard (1905), DSc
Hubert Benbury Haywood (1905), LLD
Benjamin Rice Lacy, Jr., LLD
Edwin Anderson Penick, LLD
Kenneth Claiborne Royall (1914), LLD
Gladys Avery Tillett (1917), LLD
William Robert Webb, Jr. (1896), LLD

1949
Beatrice Cobb, LLD
Harry Fulcher Comer, LLD
John Rood Cunningham, Sr., LLD
Robert Bingham Downs (1926), LLD
Norman Foerster, DLitt
Gordon Gray (1930), LLD
Carl Vernon Reynolds, LLD
James Edwin Webb (1928), LLD

1950
Frank Porter Graham (1909), LLD
Osborne Bennett Hardison (1911), LLD
William Thomas Sanger, LLD
William Kerr Scott, LLD
Goodrich Cook White, LLD
Louis Booker Wright (MA 1924, PhD 1926), LHD

1951
William Clyde DeVane, LLD
Arthur Hollis Edens, LLD
Samuel James Ervin, Jr. (1917), LLD
Thor Martin Johnson (1934), DMus

1952
Aubrey Lee Brooks (e. 1891), LLD
Ellis Merton Coulter (1913), LLD
Harold Wayland Tribble, LLD

1953
Jefferson Barnes Fordham (1926, MA 1929, JD 1929), LLD
Robert Frost, DLitt
Francis Pendleton Gaines, LLD
James Spencer Love, LLD
Wendell Holmes Stephenson, LLD

1954
William Henry Hoyt, LLD
Robert Obediah Huffman (1913), LLD
William Picard Jacocks (1904, MA 1905, CMed 1909), LLD
Arthur Cleveland Nash, LLD
William Bradley Umstead (1916), LLD
Charles Scott Venable (1910, MA 1911), LLD

1955
Jonathan Worth Daniels (1921, MA 1922), LLD
Lennox Polk McLendon (1912), LLD
Hubert McNeill Poteat, LLD
Watson Smith Rankin, DSc
Carl Sandburg, DLitt

1956
Victor Silas Bryant (1918), LLD
Paul Eliot Green (1921), DLitt
Jefferson Deems Johnson, Jr., LLD
Barnaby Conrad Kenney (1936), LLD
William Asbury Whitaker (1904), LLD

1957
William Haywood Bobbitt (1921), LLD
Samuel Cornette Collins (PhD 1927), DSc
Joseph Gregoire DeRoulhac Hamilton, LLD
John Wesley Umstead, Jr. (1909), LLD

1958
Carl Thomas Durham (e. 1916), LLD
Robert Lee Humber, LLD
Robert MacDonald Lester, LLD
Robert Hunt Parker (e. 1908), LLD
John Archibald Wheeler, DSc

1959
Robert Ervin Coker (1896, MS 1897), LLD
William Owen Baldwi Maxwell (1915, MA 1915), DLitt
Vermont Connecticut Royster (1935), LLD
Ellen Black Winston, LLD
Comer Vann Woodward (PhD 1937), LLD

1960
Kemp Davis Battle (1909), LLD
Joseph Lenoir Chambers, Jr. (1914), LLD
Hunter Owen Johnston (e. 1924), DMus
Sidney Walter Martin (PhD 1942), LLD
John Lindsay Morehead (e. 1911), LLD
Nathan Marsh Pusey, LLD

1961
Christopher C. Crittenden, LLD
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, LLD
Roger Atkinson McDuffie, Sr. (PhG 1915), PharD
Thomas Jenkins Pearsall, Sr. (1923), LLD
Kenneth Bryan Raper (1929), DSc
James Terry Sanford (1941, LLB/JD 1946), LLD
Joseph Treloar Wearn, LLD

1962
Frederick T. Foard, Jr. (e. 1910), LLD
Robert Francis Goheen, LLD
Julian Deryl Hart, LLD
Archibald Henderson, Sr. (1898, MA 1899, PhD 1901), DLitt
Arthur Stanley Link (1941, MA 1942, PhD 1945), DLitt
Robert Franklin Moseley, Sr. (1920), LLD
Willis Duke Weatherford, LLD

1963
James Gordon Hanes (1909), LLD
David Grier Martin, LLD
Joseph Ezekiel Pogue (1906, MS 1907), DSc
Thomas James Wilson III (1921, MA 1924), DLitt

1964
Olin Trivette Binkley, DD
Sidney Alderman Blackmer (e. 1911), LHD
Kemp Malone, DLitt
Fred Wilson Morrison (1913, MA 1913), LLD
Dean Rusk, LLD
George Myers Stephens, Sr. (1926), LLD
Berthold Louis Ullman, DLitt

1965
Oliver Cromwell Carmichael, Jr., LLD
Connie Myers Guion, LLD
Douglas Maitland Knight, LLD
Sturgis Elleno Leavitt, LLD
Thomas Henry Wright, DD

1966
Jesse Spencer Bell (1930), LLD
Howard Holderness, Sr. (1923), LLD
Paul Jackson Kramer, DSc
Daniel Killian Moore (1928), LLD
Glen Irving Tucker, DLitt

1967
Josef Albers, DFA
Gordon Williams Blackwell (MA 1933), LLD
Asa Timothy Craulding, LLD
Archibald Kimbrough Davis (1932, MA 1975), LLD
Oscar Ross Ewing, LLD
John William Gardner, LLD

1968
Herman Glenn Baity (1917, BS 1922), LLD
Irving Edward Carlyle, LLD
George Alexander Heard (1938), LLD
George Watts Hill, Sr. (1922), LLD
Dan Mabry Lacy (1933, MA 1935), DLitt
James Barrett Reston, DLitt

1969
William Le Gette Blythe (1921), LLD
Hubert Crouse Heffner (1921, MA 1922), DLitt
James A. Shannon, DSc
George Lee Simpson, Jr. (1941, MA 1944, PhD 1951), LLD
Herman Everette Spivey (1928, MA 1929, PhD 1936), LLD

1970
Elbert Clifton Daniel, Jr. (1933), DLitt
Robert Burton House (1916), DLitt
Robert Walter Scott, LLD
Susie Marshall Sharp (1929), LLD

1971
Phillip Handler, DSc
Gustavo Lagos, LLD
Charles Phillips Russell (1904), DLitt
Benjamin Franklin Swalin (e. 1959), LLD

1972
Bernard R. Berelson, LLD
Alfred Theodor Brauer, LLD
James Penrose Harland, DLitt
Elizabeth Duncan Koontz, LLD
Walker Percy (1937), DLitt

1973
Archie Randolph Ammons, DLitt
John Nathaniel Couch (1919, MA 1922, PhD 1924), DSc
Juanita Morris Kreps, LLD

1974
Thomas Robert Shan Broughton, LLD
Albert Coates (1918), LLD
James Eubert Holshouser, Jr. (1960), LLD
Louise Maywood Latham, LLD
William Dougald MacMillan III (1918, MA 1920, PhD 1925), DLitt

1975
Kenneth Bancroft Clark, LLD
Fletcher Melvin Green (MA 1922, PhD 1927), LLD
Paul Christopher Mangelsdorf, DSc
Rupert Bayless Vance (PhD 1928), LLD
Elmo Russell Zumwalt, Jr., LLD

1976
Walter Reece Berryhill (1921, CMed 1925), DSc
James William Fulbright, LLD
Lucy Shields Morgan, DSc
Eudora Welty, DLitt

1977
Edward Morris Bernstein, LLD
Edwin Maurice Gill, LLD
Mary D. B. Trent Semans, LLD

Recipients from 1978 to present are listed on the Honorary Degrees page of the UNC Office of Faculty Governance. The page also provides a PDF of the citation for each recipient.

Abbreviations for Degrees

AB Bachelor of Arts
CMed Certificate in Medicine
CE Civil Engineer
DD Doctor of Divinity
DEngr Doctor of Engineering
DFA Doctor of Fine Arts
DLitt Doctor of Letters
DMus Doctor of Music
DSc Doctor of Science
LHD Doctor of Humanities
LLD Doctor of Laws
LLB Bachelor of Laws
MA Master of Arts
MD Doctor of Medicine
MS Master of Science
PhD Doctor of Philosophy
PhG Graduate in Pharmacy
PharD Doctor of Pharmacy
JD Doctor of Jurisprudence
LLB Bachelor of Laws
PhG Graduate in Pharmacy

Sources

The University of North Carolina Bicentennial Directory of Alumni. UNC General Alumni Association, 1991.

“Revised Listing of Honorary Degrees Conferred by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1799-1969.” Cp378 UT46

“Honorary Degrees — More than 600 Have Been Given by the University.” The Alumni Review, March 1970, pp. 6-11.