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Honorary Degrees Conferred by Marietta College

1841-Present

Name Date Degree Biographical Information/ Location

Edward Beecher

1841

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman; college president

John Payne Cleveland

1844

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

Peter Hitchcock

1845

Doctor of Laws

Ohio senator, supreme court judge

Samuel Finley Vinton

1847

Doctor of Laws

Lawyer

Diarca Howe Allen

1848

Doctor of Laws

Marietta College faculty

Edwin Francis Hatfield

1850

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

Gustavus Swan

1851

Doctor of Laws

Director, State Bank Columbus

Reuben Wood

1851

Doctor of Laws

Lawyer, state senator, judge supreme court, governor of Ohio; U.SD. Counsel, Valparaiso.

Edward Deering Mansfield

1853

Doctor of Laws

Lawyer, Editor, college professor

Jacob Little

1855

Doctor of Divinity

Trustee

George Edward Day

1856

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman, college professor and dean

Joseph Eldridge

1856

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

Charles Brandon Boynton

1859

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

Samuel Prescott Hildreth

1859

Doctor of Laws

Physician, legislator, author

Joseph Hardy Towne

1859

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

William Dennison

1860

Doctor of Laws

Lawyer; Ohio Legislator, governor and post master general

William Virgil Peck

1860

Doctor of Laws

Lawyer, judge, Supreme Court of Ohio.

Theron Baldwin

1862

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

Thomas Rees

1862

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman, Wales.

John Guest Atterbury

1863

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

Noah Haynes Swayne

1863

Doctor of Laws

Lawyer, U.S. district attorney, judge U.S. supreme court

Samuel Wolcott

1863

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman, missionary

Aaron Fife Perry

1865

Doctor of Laws

Lawyer

William E. Rees

1866

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman, Liverpool, England

Daniel Rice

1866

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman, professor

Wilbur McKaig

1867

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

Chauncey Newell Olds

1869

Doctor of Laws

Lawyer, professor, Attorney General of Ohio.

Clement Gagg

1870

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

Theodore George Wormley

1870

Doctor of Laws

College professor, chemist

Ebenezer Bushnell

1871

Doctor of Divinity

College tutor

Carroll Cutler

1872

Doctor of Divinity

Professor, College president

Edward Follensbee Noyes

1872

Doctor of Laws

Lawyer, Ohio governor, U.S. Minister to France

William Eves Moore

1873

Doctor of Divinity

Trustee

Hugh Evans Thomas

1873

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

Augustus Alexis Bloomberg

1874

Doctor of Philosophy

College professor

Henry Smith

1874

Doctor of Laws

Former faculty, trustee

Nathaniel Alden Hyde

1876

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

William Irwin

1876

Doctor of Laws

State senate, lieutenant governor and governor of Cal.

Emerson Elbridge White

1876

Doctor of Laws

 Trustee

Alfred Traber Goshorn

1877

Doctor of Laws

Trustee

Robert Grosvenor Hutchins

1877

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman, Marietta College trustee

Jeremiah P. E. Kumler

1877

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

John Haskell Shedd

1878

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman; missionary; President, Oroomiah College, Persia

James Garland Hamner

1880

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

Eleroy Curtis

1881

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

James Eells

1881

Doctor of Laws

Clergyman, professor

David Jones

1881

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

Samuel Steele Thomson

1882

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman, college professor, librarian.

George Holmes Howison

1883

Doctor of Laws

Public school administrator, college professor

Manning Ferguson Force

1884

Doctor of Laws

Lawyer, Ohio common pleas and superior court judge

Charles E. Lindsley

1884

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman, teacher

William Gay Ballantine

1885

Doctor of Divinity

College professor and president

George Foot Moore

1885

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman, college professor

Owen Evans

1886

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman, London, England

Joseph Benson Foraker

1886

Doctor of Laws

Ohio governor, superior court judge, U.S. senator

Edward W. Jones

1886

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

Benjamin Labaree

1887

Doctor of Divinity

Missionary, Persia; linguistics

William James Lee

1887

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

Samuel Bingham Shipman

1887

Doctor of Divinity

Marietta College faculty member

Henry Charles Heskell

1888

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman, missionary

Hiram Collins Haydn

1888

Doctor of Laws

Clergyman, college president, author

William W. Houston

1888

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

Mortimer Dormer Leggett

1888

Doctor of Laws

Lawyer, public school administrator, college professor

William Edwards Park

1888

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

John Wilson Simpson

1888

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman, Marietta College president 1892-1896

John Gaius Fraser

1889

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

Edward William Huntington

1889

Doctor of Laws

Lawyer, Louisiana state legislator

Joseph Nelson McGiffert

1889

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

George Rufus Gear

1890

Doctor of Divinity

Former faculty, trustee

James Wakeman Hubbell

1890

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman, Marietta College trustee

Reese S. Jones

1890

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

Reuben Delavan Mussey

1890

Doctor of Laws

Lawyer, educator, journalist, private secretary to Pres. Andrew Johnson.

Thomas Dwight Biscow

1891

Doctor of Laws

Marietta College faculty

Norman A. Calkins

1891

Doctor of Laws

Educator, school administrator

Thomas C. Edwards

1891

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman, college president, poet

William Henry Goddard

1891

Doctor of Laws

Lawyer

Henry Allen Hazen

1891

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman, editor

Thomas Carskadon Johnson

1892

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

Dudley Ward Rhodes

1892

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman, author

Edwin Knox Mitchell

1893

Doctor of Divinity

Trustee

Edward Caldwell Moore

1893

Doctor of Divinity

Trustee

Henry Rumer

1893

Doctor of Divinity

Trustee

Frank Hall Scott

1894

Doctor of Humane Letters

President, publishing company

Charles Franklin Thwing

1894

Doctor of Laws

Clergyman, college president, publicist.

George Stockton Burroughs

1895

Doctor of Laws

Clergyman; college professor and president.

Joseph Hanson Chamberlin

1895

Doctor of Literature

Educator, Marietta College faculty

Wilbur F. Crafts

1895

Doctor of Philosophy

Clergyman, Lecturer, Editor, Author

William H. Fishburn

1895

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

Frank Spencer Brush

1897

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

John Richard Nicholas

1897

Doctor of Divinity

Faculty, Marietta College trustee

David Felix Davis

1898

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman, college professor

William Wells Jordon

1899

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman, college professor

William DeFletcher Lummis

1899

Doctor of Laws

Clergyman, teacher

James Alexander Chamberlin

1900

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman, college professor

Henry Woodward Hulbert

1900

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman, Marietta College faculty

Charles Alfred Stanely

1900

Doctor of Divinity

Missionary

Henry Bartlett Gage

1901

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

Temple Cutler

1902

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman, missionary

Henry Hopkins

1902

Doctor of Laws

Clergyman, chaplain, college president, author

George Ludington Weed

1902

Doctor of Divinity

Teacher, principal of schools for deaf and dumb.

Samuel Fallows

1903

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman, public schools administrator, college president.

Francis Fox Oldham

1903

Doctor of Laws

Lawyer

Rhys Rees Lloyd

1903

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman, professor, lecturer

Charles Edgar Walton

1903

Doctor of Laws

Physician

Charles Burke Elliott

1904

Doctor of Laws

Lawyer, judge, college professor

Charles Sparrow Nickerson

1904

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

John Herbert Phillips

1905

Doctor of Laws

Public school administrator

Oscar R. Hundley

1907

Doctor of Laws

Lawyer, federal judge

Thomas G. Ritch

1907

Doctor of Laws

Lawyer

William Ambrose Shedd

1907

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman, missionary, teacher.

Charles Hughey Small

1908

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

Stewart Lyndon Woodford

1908

Doctor of Laws

Lawyer, Minister of Spain

Henry Eldridge Bourne

1910

Doctor of Humane Letters

Author-Lecturer

William Waddell Boyd

1910

Doctor of Pedagogy

Educator

Edward Dwight Eaton

1910

Doctor of Laws

Clergyman

Frank Goodrich

1910

Doctor of Humane Letters

Educator

Edwin Augustus Grosvenor

1910

Doctor of Laws

Lecturer, author

Frank Wakely Gunsaulus

1910

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

Judson Harmon

1910

Doctor of Laws

Lawyer, politician

Alexander Brown Riggs

1910

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

John Elbert Sater

1910

Doctor of Laws

Lawyer

Albert Shaw

1910

Doctor of Laws

Lecturer, author

William Howard Taft

1910

Doctor of Civil Laws

President of U.S.

Williston Walker

1910

Doctor of Humane Letters

Educator

Arthur Granville Beach

1911

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman; Marietta College faculty

Henry Hopkins Kelsey

1911

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

Abbott Yates Wilcox

1911

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman, Marietta College lecturer 1914-1916

William Thomas Wilcox

1911

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

Edward Bell Haskell

1912

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

John Elias Williams

1912

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

David Hugh Jones

1913

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

Charles Edwin Walker

1913

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

Lawrence Y. Sherman

1914

Doctor of Laws

Lawyer, state legislator, U.S. senator

George Davidson

1917

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

Robert M. Labaree

1917

Doctor of Divinity

Missionary, teacher

Chandler Belden Beach

1918

Doctor of Laws

Publisher

Ralph Dayron Cole

1919

Doctor of Literature

Congressman

James Middleton Cox

1919

Doctor of Laws

Teacher, Journalist, Politician

Charles Gates Dawes

1919

Doctor of Civil Law

Lawyer, diplomat, Vice President of the United States, 1925-1929

James Michael Rees

1919

Doctor of Literature

Teacher, journalist, politician

Emmet Belknap

1920

Doctor of Literature

Administrator, public schools

William Welles Bosworth

1920

Doctor of Laws

Architect

William Webster Mills

1921

Doctor of Laws

Banker, Marietta College trustee 1888-1931

Frank Willis Ober

1921

Doctor of Literature

Author

John Lewis Davis

1922

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

Charles Edward Humiston

1922

Doctor of Sciences

Physician

Evan Walter Scott

1923

Doctor of Divinity

Chaplain, U.S. Navy

Ernest Milton Halliday

1924

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

Arthur James Folson

1925

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

Charles Augustus Hanna

1925

Doctor of Humane Letters

Banker

John Lloyd Hopwood

1925

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

William James Hutchins

1925

Doctor of Laws

Clergyman, professor, college president

Thomas Jesse Jones

1926

Doctor of Laws

Sociologist

Michael Idorsky Pupin

1926

Doctor of Laws

 

Wilson Waters

1926

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

Samuel Morse Felton

1927

Doctor of Laws

Railroader

James Guthrie Harbord

1927

Doctor of Laws

Major General USA, former President RCA

David Dale Johnson

1927

Doctor of Humane Letters

Educator

Leonard Waldo

1927

Doctor of Sciences

Engineer, inventor

Edward Morgan Lewis

1928

Doctor of Laws

Educator

William Gidding Sibley

1928

Doctor of Humane Letters

Newspaperman, author

Albert Barnes Anderson

1929

Doctor of Laws

Lawyer-Judge District Court of Appeals

Frank Craig Jordon

1929

Doctor of Sciences

Scientist

John Mills Jr.

1929

Doctor of Laws

Trustee, Marietta College 1910-1936

Louis Bertram Hopkins

1930

Doctor of Laws

Industrialist

Archer Butler Hulbert

1930

Doctor of Humane Letters

Historian

Alfred Morris Perry

1930

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman, teacher

Henry Bentley

1931

Doctor of Laws

Lawyer

George White

1931

Doctor of Laws

Businessman, politician, former governor of Ohio.

William Spencer Beard

1932

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

Edward Emerson Phillips

1932

Doctor of Humane Letters

Educator, Marietta College faculty member

Rufus Cutler Dawes

1933

Doctor of Laws

Executive, Marietta College trustee 1906-1940

Johns Champness Wightman

1933

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

Florence Ellinwood Allen

1934

Doctor of Laws

Lawyer-Judge U.S. Court of Appeals

Frank Earl Adair

1934
1947

Doctor of Sciences
Doctor of Laws

Surgeon and cancer specialist.

Alfred M. Landon

1934

Doctor of Laws

Governor of Kansas, 1933-1937.

James Percival Berkeley

1935

Doctor of Divinity

Professor-Minister

William Augustus Bosworth

1935

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

Spencer Evan Evans

1935

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

John Huston Finley

1935

Doctor of Laws

Editor, educator, author

Robert Lincoln Kelly

1935

Doctor of Laws

Executive

Francis MacMillen

1935

Doctor of Music

Musician, violinist

Howards Hawks Mitchell

1935

Doctor of Sciences

Professor

Paul Dwight Moody

1935

Doctor of Laws

Educator

Edward Smith Parsons

1935

Doctor of Laws

Educator, President of Marietta College 1919-1936

David Sarnoff

1935

Doctor of Sciences

Executive, President, RCA

Beverly Oden Skinner

1935

Doctor of Laws

Educator

Willard Long Thorp

1935

Doctor of Laws

Government official

Albert Blakeslee White

1935

Doctor of Laws

Lawyer, former governor of West Virginia.

Owen D. Young

1935

Doctor of Laws

Executive

Berton Swetland Levering

1936

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

Chester Jay Oxley

1936

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

Henry Pearce Atkins

1937

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

Rollo Water Brown

1937

Doctor of Human letters

Lecturer-Author

William James Campbell

1937

Doctor of Laws

Clergyman, teacher

Frank Lissenden Eversull

1937

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

James Gordon Gilkey

1937

Doctor of Literature

Clergyman, author, teacher

Henry Joseph Haskell

1937

Doctor of Laws

Newspaperman

Charles Edwin Keyes

1937

Doctor of Laws

Educator

Joseph Manley

1937

Doctor of Laws

Educator

Merrill Church Meigs

1937

Doctor of Humane Letters

Newspaperman

James Ball Naylor

1937

Doctor of Literature

Author

Daniel Sommer Robinson

1937

Doctor of Literature

Clergyman, author

Charles Phelps Taft II

1937

Doctor of Laws

Lawyer

James Edward Atkinson

1938

Doctor of Laws

Lawyer

Henry May Dawes

1938

Doctor of Laws

Oil, Pure Oil Company

Charles Samuel Deneen

1938

Doctor of Laws

Lawyer-Politician

Arthur Holmes

1938

Doctor of Laws

Clergyman, teacher

Walter Lawrence Peirpoint

1938

Doctor of Laws

Advertising service

Russell Wilson

1938

Doctor of Laws

Politician

Hobart Van Zandt Bosworth

1939

Doctor of Humane Letters

Actor-Director

Harry Barnes Gear

1939

Doctor of Laws

Engineer

Miles Henry Krumbine

1939

Doctor of Literature

Clergyman

Earl Franklin Nauss

1939

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman, U.S. Navy chaplain

Aute Richards

1939

Doctor of Sciences

Educator

Arthur Raymond Robinson

1939

Doctor of Laws

Lawyer

Albert Jesse Ringer Schumaker

1939

Doctor of Literature

Clergyman

Arthur Atwood Ballantine

1940

Doctor of Civil Laws

Lawyer

Edward Ballantine

1940

Doctor of Music

Professor music, Harvard University

Henry Winthrop Ballantine

1940

Doctor of Laws

Lawyer-Prof. Law (University of California)

Russell James Clinchy

1940

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman.  Milwaukee, Wis.

Thomas L. Harris

1940

Doctor of Sciences

Physician

Anthony Gewnlan Lewis

1940

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

Warren Wheeler Pickett

1940

Doctor of Literature

Clergyman

Leon Edgar Smith

1940

Doctor of Laws

Clergyman

Edwin Byron Townsend

1940

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

Frank Washington Ballou

1941

Doctor of Laws

Educator-Administrator

George Madill Gadsby

1941

Doctor of Laws

Engineer - Executive

Harold Nash Geistweit

1941

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman. Oakland, California.

Melvin Maynard Johnson

1941

Doctor of Humane Letters

Lawyer. Brookline, Mass.

Oswald Walter Samuel McCall

1941

Doctor of Literature

Clergyman, author

Joseph Lyle McCorison Jr.

1941

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

Charles Callighan White

1941

Doctor of Laws

Lawyer

Edward Lawrence Chrisitie

1942

Doctor of Divinity

Educator-Clergyman-Marietta College faculty

Douglas Horton

1942

Doctor of Literature

Clergyman, author

Frank Tilghman Rhoad

1942

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman. Delmar, N.Y.

Allen Arthur Stockdale

1942

Doctor of Laws

Businessman

Frank Metherall Whitlock

1942

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

Frank Justus Roemer

1943

Doctor of Humane Letters

Business executive

David Fleming Turner

1943

Doctor of Laws

Lawyer, author of “Time-Honored Marietta”

Boynton Merrill

1944

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman.  Columbus, Ohio.

Lester Thomas Miller

1944

Doctor of Laws

Major General in U.S. Army Air Force.

Charles Bedell Monro

1944

Doctor of Laws

Executive-Aviation. Washington, D.C.

Thomas Jefferson Summers

1944

Doctor of Laws

Lawyer, trustee

Michael Late Benedum

1945

Doctor of Laws

Oil magnate

Anna Laura Denoon

1945

Doctor of Sciences

Educator

Douglas Putnam

1945

Doctor of Laws

Oil

Draper Talman Schoonover

1945

Doctor of Laws

Educator, former Pres. And Dean, Marietta College

Wilbur Lang Schramm

1945

Doctor of Literature

Educator, author. Palo Alto, California.

Guy Everett Snavely

1945

Doctor of Laws

Educator

Wilbert Snow

1945

Doctor of Literature

Poet

Arthur T. Vanderbilt

1945

Doctor of Laws

Chief Justice

Thomas H. Cisler

1946

Doctor of Laws

Educator-Musician

Herman Everett Gieske

1946

Doctor of Literature

Editor, Parkersburg News.

Roy E. Larsen

1946

Doctor of Laws

Editor, Time, Inc. New York, NY.

Charles Addison Ludey

1946

Doctor of Laws

Oil producer

Edward E. MacTaggart

1946

Doctor of Laws

Oil producer

Virgil E. Myers

1946

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman. Springfield, Ill.

John Calhoun Baker

1947

Doctor of Divinity

President, Ohio University. Athens, Ohio

Isaiah Bowman

1947

Doctor of Literature

President, John Hopkins University

George Scott Chapin

1947

Doctor of Humane Letters

Marietta College professor Emeritus

Amanda Andrews Donaldson

1947

Doctor of Humane Letters

Scholar, author, teacher

William McLaurine Hall

1947

Doctor of Sciences

Engineer

Charles Harold McCloy

1947

Doctor of Sciences

Physical Education director

Thomas Parran

1947

Doctor of Sciences

Surgeon General, U.S. Public Health Services

H. Lester Smith

1947

Doctor of Divinity

Methodist Bishop

Allan C. Hall

1948

Doctor of Laws

Industrialist, Marietta College Trustee

Merritt A. Hyde

1948

Doctor of Sciences

Scientist, Marietta College trustee. Pittsburgh, Pa.

Stanley C. Morris

1948

Doctor of Laws

Lawyer, Marietta College trustee

Oswald Ryan

1948

Doctor of Laws

Civil aeronautics, lawyer.  Washington, D.C.

Bowman Corning Crowell

1949

Doctor of Sciences

M.D., Pathologist

Louis A. Johnson

1949

Doctor of Laws

Secretary of Defense

Gomer Rhys Lewis

1949

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman

William M. McKay

1949

Doctor of Divinity

Minister

Paul Griswold Macy

1949

Doctor of Divinity

Minister

Arthur Allen Schoolcraft

1949

Doctor of Laws

Dean, West Virginia Wesleyan College

Robert Alphonso Taft

1949

Doctor of Civil Laws

U.S. Senator

William Edward Byers

1950

Doctor of Civil Law

Lawyer

Robert Fry Clark

1950

Doctor of Humane Letters

Educator, Marietta College faculty

Charles William Otto

1950

Doctor of Laws

Marietta merchant, trustee.

Samuel Barrett Pettengill

1950

Doctor of Civil Law

Former Congressman

Murray Seasongood

1950

Doctor of Laws

Lawyer, former mayor of Cincinnati

Roy Barton White

1950

Doctor of Laws

Railroad executive, B&O Railroad

William Henry Wolfe Jr.

1950

Doctor of Laws

Lawyer

Milo H. Crawford

1951

Doctor of Laws

Lawyer

Henry (Henri) James Dourif

1951

Doctor of Sciences

Industrialist-chemist

Don H. W. Felch

1951

Doctor of Sciences

Industrialist – Chemist.

Grover Pierpont

1951

Doctor of Laws

Lawyer

Charles Morse Slack

1951

Doctor of Sciences

Physicist

Francis Goddard Slack

1951

Doctor of Sciences

Physicist

Arthur Clinton Spurr

1951

Doctor of Laws

Executive, Monongahela Power Company

Henry Taylor Jr.

1951

Doctor of Literature

Radio Commentator, author. New York, NY.

Carl Frederick Wittke

1951

Doctor of Literature

Educator, Western Reserve University

Ralph Waldo Eddy

1952

Doctor of Sciences

Surgeon, obstetrics and gynecology

Florence Roberts Head

1952

Doctor of Literature

Exec. Dir., Martha Kinney Cooper Ohioana Library

Charles R. Hook

1952

Doctor of Laws

Manufacturer, labor management specialist.

Clarence Cook Little

1952

Doctor of Education

Education, medical research. Ellsworth, Maine.

John White McBurney

1952

Doctor of Sciences

Research chemist, engineer, inventor

Currier McEwen

1952

Doctor of Sciences

Educator, medical research

Wendell Phillips

1952

Doctor of Sciences

Archeologists-Anthropologist

Paul Bigelow Sears

1952

Doctor of Literature

Conversationalist, author

Webster Godman Simon

1952

Doctor of Laws

V.P., Western Reserve University

Carleton Smith

1952

Doctor of Laws

Lecturer, author, economic expert. Bement, Ill.

Jesse Stuart

1952

Doctor of Literature

Author, poet

Paul Dwight Torrey

1952

Doctor of Sciences

Petroleum engineer, author

Howard L. Bender

1953

Doctor of Sciences

Research Chemist. Sparta, N.J.

Vincent Henry Daniels

1953

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman-Youth worker

Brooks Fleming Ellis

1953

Doctor of Sciences

Geologist

C. William O’Neill

1953

Doctor of Humane Letters

Variously Ohio Governor, Chief Justice of Ohio Supreme Court, and Attorney General of Ohio

Samuel Frazier Pryon Jr.

1953

Doctor of Laws

Air transportation executive

Albert Stump

1953

Doctor of Laws

Lawyer

Lowell Thomas

1953

S.P.D

World Ambassador

Carl Victor Weygandt

1953

Doctor of Humane Letters

Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Ohio.

Edward W. Dempsey

1954

Doctor of Sciences

Scientist

Manuel Conrad Elmer

1954

Doctor of Humane Letters

Educator, U. of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA

Robert S. Marx

1954

Doctor of Humane Letters

Attorney

Ben Wheeler Moore

1954

Doctor of Laws

Judge, U.S. District Court.

Walter R. Remmers

1954

Doctor of Sciences

President, Union Carbide & Carbon. Darien, Conn.

Alice Rosemond

1954

Doctor of Pedagogy

Educator, Marietta College faculty member

Sidney S. Smith

1954

Doctor of Sciences

Petroleum pipeline specialist. Tulsa, Oklahoma.

David Van Pelt

1954

Doctor of Laws

Real estate broker

William Carl Beaver

1955

Doctor of Sciences

Biologist

Abraham J. Brachman

1955

Doctor of Divinity

Rabbi-Educator-Author

John Chapman Frye

1955

Doctor of Sciences

Geologist

Robert N. Gorman

1955

Doctor of Laws

Attorney, jurist

Albert Belmont Graham

1955

Doctor of Humane Letters

Agricultural leader, Founder 4-H

Ellis Llewellyn Krause

1955

Doctor of Sciences

Retiring Professor of Chemistry

Burton E. Stevenson

1955

Doctor of Literature

Librarian, author

Rawleigh Warner

1955

Doctor of Laws

Chairman of Board, Pure Oil Company

Clyde Elmer Williams

1955

Doctor of Laws

Scientist, author.

Bernice Eddy Wooley

1955

Doctor of Sciences

M.D., experimental work in testing Salk vaccine

Hamilton Arthur Derr

1956

Doctor of Humane Letters

Industrial-Scout executive

Dean Elmer Hess

1956

Doctor of Humane Letters

Korean War Hero, Flying Person. Van Nuys, California

David Dean Johnson

1956

Doctor of Humane Letters

Attorney, businessman

William McChesney Martin Jr.

1956

Doctor of Laws

Chairman, Board, Governors of Federal Reserve System. Washington, D.C.

Edmunh Sawyer Merriam

1956

Doctor of Sciences

Marietta College faculty member, inventor

Thomas David Phillips

1956

Doctor of Sciences

Physicist, retiring professor

George Sawtelle

1956

Doctor of Sciences

Petroleum executive

Howard E. Simpson

1956

Doctor of Laws

President, B&O Railroad

Frank Robert Ford

1957

Doctor of Literature

Editor, Scripps-Howard Newspaper Alliance. Washington, D.C.

Rock (Roy Fitzgerald) Hudson

1957

Doctor of Art

Movie actor, star of “Battle Hymn”

Carroll Athey Pfeiffer

1957

Doctor of Sciences

School of Medicine, U. of Puerto Rico.
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Cecil Harland Underwood

1957

Doctor of Laws

Governor of West Virginia, former Marietta College staff member.
Charleston, W.V.

Arthur B. Van Buskirk

1957

Doctor of Laws

Executive, Cleveland Bank

You Chan Yang

1957

Doctor of Laws

Ambassador, Republic of Korea. Washington, D.C.

Thomas Binney

1958

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman, London, England

Walker Lee Cisler

1958

Doctor of Laws

President, Detroit Edison Co.; Marietta College trustee. Grosse Point, Mich.

Ruth Miriam Drew

1958

Doctor of Sciences

Assoc. Scientist -Brookhaven National Laboratory, Long Island

French Rowe Fogle

1958

Doctor of Literature

Milton Scholar. Claremont, California.

Henry Sullivan

1958

Doctor of Pedagogy

Retired Supt. Of Schools, Marietta, Ohio.

Ronald Burdick Thompson

1958

Doctor of Laws

Exec. Dean for Special Services, OSU

James Miller Symes

1958

Doctor of Laws

President, Pennsylvania Railroad

Arthur Holbrook Bill

1959

Doctor of Sciences

Teacher, Obstetrics, Western Reserve University

Newman Arnold Hall

1959

Doctor of Sciences

Educator, engineering.  North Haven, Conn.

Walter Havighurst

1959

Doctor of Literature

Author, research professor, Miami University. Oxford, OH.

Henry Wise Hobson

1959

Doctor of Humane Letters

Bishop, Diocese of Southern Ohio

John William Jordon

1959

Doctor of Sciences

Chemistry Research

Clesson Ernest Mason

1959

Doctor of Sciences

Inventor

Monroe Jackson Rathbone

1959

Doctor of Laws

President, Standard Oil

Earle Spaulding Thomson

1959

Doctor of Laws

Chairman, West Penn Electric Company

Brooks Edward Wigginton

1959

Doctor of Art

Landscape architect. Wheeling, W.V.

Avery C. Adams

1960

Doctor of Laws

Chief Executive, Jones & Laughlin

Karl B. Alexander

1960

Doctor of Laws

Clergyman

Paul Hadley Bell

1960

Doctor of Sciences

Head, Leaderle Lab, American Cyanamid. E. Orleans, Mass.

George Jordan Blazier

1960

Doctor of Humane Letters

Librarian Emeritus, Archivist, Historian

Herbert H. Dyke

1960

Doctor of Laws

Clergyman

Harla Ray Eggleston

1960

Doctor of Sciences

Retiring professor, Head, Marietta College Biology Dept.

Henry Barker Fernald

1960

Doctor of Laws

Accounting executive

George Horace Blake

1961

Doctor of Humane Letters

Professor Emeritus, Marietta College. Mount Vernon, Maine

E. Edgar Fogle

1961

Doctor of Laws

Pres-Union Carbide Chemicals, Marietta College trustee.
Ocean Ridge, Fl

James Hyslop

1961

Doctor of Laws

President, Hanna Coal Company.  St. Clairsville, Ohio

Lewis Eugene Jordon

1961

Doctor of Literature

News Editor, NY Times; teacher, Columbia University

Elmyn Busian Krause

1961

Doctor of Sciences

Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, Marietta College

Gustav Stern

1961

Doctor of Humane Letters

Founder, Hartz Mountain Food Company. New York, NY

Cary R. Wagner

1961

Doctor of Laws

Chemist, chairman American Chemical Society.

Joseph Alexander Abey

1962

Doctor of Laws

President, Rotary International

Luther H. Evans

1962

Doctor of Humane Letters

Former Librarian of Congress, Director of UNESCO.
San Antonio, TX.

Grover Martin Hermann

1962

Doctor of Humane Letters

President, Martin-Marietta Corp.

Frank John Lausche

1962

Doctor of Laws

U.S. Senator, Governor 5 times. Bethesda, Maryland

Robert Nathaniel Montgomery

1962

Doctor of Humane Letters

President, Muskingum College

Carl Frederick Prutton

1962

Doctor of Sciences

Chemist, teacher

Sylvester Comstock Smith

1962

Doctor of Laws

N.J. highway authority; president, Prudential Insurance; American Bar Assoc. Orange, N.J.

Carl Vitz

1962

Doctor of Humane Letters

Director, Cincinnati Public Library

Donald David Drum

1963

Doctor of Laws

Emeritus Professor of Physical Education

Ellis Lore Kirkpatrick

1963

Doctor of Laws

Marietta College Emeritus Professor of Sociology.

Frank Charles Laubach

1963

Doctor of Laws

Literacy educator, “Each One Teach One”

Anthony C. McAuliffe

1963

Doctor of Laws

Vice President, Union Carbide

Irving Elkin Muskat

1963

Doctor of Sciences

Research, U. of Miami, Florida. Miami, Fl.

Watson Fergus Tait Jr.

1963

Doctor of Laws

Exec. Vice Pres., Public Service Electric and Gas Company

Samuel Newton Dicken

1964

Doctor of Sciences

Educator, University of Oregon. Eugene, Oregon

Wilbur D. Matson

1964

Doctor of Humane Letters

Newspaper editor, lawyer.

Leonard B. Ogle

1964

Doctor of Laws

Judge, Washington County

Walter J. Touhy

1964

Doctor of Laws

Executive, C&O and B&O Railroads

William M. Batten

1965

Doctor of Humane Letters

Chief Executive, J.C. Penny Co.
Great Neck, L.I., New York

Ward L. Ekas

1965

Doctor of Sciences

Obstetrician and gynecologist.

J. Lawrence Amos

1966

Doctor of Sciences

Key research, Dow Chemical Co.

B. Gates Dawes Jr.

1966

Doctor of Humane Letters

Businessman, Marietta College trustee

Merrill R. Patterson

1967

Doctor of Literature

Dean of Marietta College, 1948-1967.  Marietta, Ohio.

George A. Stevenson

1967

Doctor of Humane Letters

Parkersburg industrialist

Marie Adamson Flesher

1968

Doctor of Laws

Teacher, Ohio State University

William Ray Flesher

1968

Doctor of Laws

Teacher, Ohio State University

Richard Howard Sullivan

1968

Doctor of Literature

Pres., Assoc. of American Colleges; Former Pres., Reed College

Stanley Theodore Boggess

1969

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman-Welfare worker

Soloman Brachman

1969

Doctor of Humane Letters

Producers Supply & Tool Company

Constantinos Apostoloos Doxiadis

1969

Doctor of Sciences

Planner of cities of the future

Sol Myron Linowitz

1970

Doctor of Humane Letters

Lawyer, ambassador to Organization of American States

David Raymond Pew

1970

Doctor of Music

Organist and choir master

Frank Rainy Sutton

1971

Hum.d

33 years in athletics; coach and director of athletics at Marietta High School

Dewey Follett Bartlett

1972

Doctor of Laws

Senator, Oklahoma

Edward Granville Harness

1972

Doctor of Laws

Industrialist, Procter & Gamble

Carl L. Broughton

1975

Doctor of Laws

Businessman and civic leader; Marietta College trustee. Marietta, Ohio.

Robert A. Charpie

1975

Doctor of Laws

Pres., Cabot Corporation of Boston.

Sherman K. Stein

1975

Doctor of Humane Letters

Educator, author of mathematic texts

Robert J. Taylor

1976

Doctor of Literature

Former Marietta College faculty; editor of “The Adams Papers”

Marina Von Neumann Whitman

1976

Doctor of Sciences

Professor Economics, U. of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA.

Robert T. Handy

1977

Doctor of Humane Letters

Academic Dean, Union Theology Seminary, NY City

Athel Glyde Unklesbay

1977

Doctor of Sciences

Educator (geology), administrator. Columbia, Missouri.

Rene Dubos

1978

Doctor of Humane Letters

Educator (microbiologist, pathologist) at Rockefeller U., Pulitzer Prize

Donald A. Henderson

1978

Doctor of Laws

Dean, School of Hygiene & Public Health, Johns Hopkins University. Baltimore, Maryland

Richard M. Krause

1978

Doctor of Sciences

Dir., National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health

Harold D. Hoopman

1979

Doctor of Laws

President, Marathon Oil Company. Findlay, Ohio

Harry V. Jaffa

1979

Doctor of Laws

Teacher, author, political philosopher

Sister M. Suzanne Uhrhane

1979

Doctor of Sciences

Former president, Ohio Dominican College. Columbus, OH

Emil C. Danenberg

1980

Doctor of Music

President, Oberlin College; concert pianist

Frederick G. Kilgour

1980

Doctor of Laws

Librarian, editor, author. Columbus, Ohio.

Robert Dickey III

1981

Doctor of Laws

President, CEO Dravo Corporation. Pittsburgh, PA.

William N. Lipscomb Jr.

1981

Doctor of Sciences

Teacher, research chemist. Cambridge, Mass.

John G. McCoy

1981

Doctor of Laws

Banker, Marietta College trustee. Columbus, Ohio.

W. Michael Blumenthal

1982

Doctor of Laws

Manufacturing company executive. Detroit, Mich.

John Hollander

1982

Doctor of Literature

Teacher, poet. New Haven, Conn.

Mansoor Al-Turki

1983

Doctor of Laws

President, King Saud University. (Saudi Arabia)

Clarence E. Miller

1983

Doctor of Laws

U.S. Congressman, Ohio. Washington, D.C., Lancaster, OH

F. Story Musgrave

1983

Doctor of Sciences

Physician, astronaut. Houston, TX.

Marion B. Sloan

1983

Doctor of Laws

Teacher, psychiatric group social work, mental health. Berkeley, California.

Julia Montgomery Walsh

1983

Doctor of Laws

Investment executive; owns company. Washington, D.C.

William G. Harrington

1984

Doctor of Literature

Lawyer, author. Cos Cob, Conn.

Karen N. Horn

1984

Doctor of Laws

Economist, Federal Reserve System; Pres., Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Cleveland, Ohio

Edward H. Jennings

1984

Doctor of Laws

President, Ohio State University.  Columbus, Ohio

Bernard P. McDonough

1984

Doctor of Laws

Industrialist, business entrepreneur, philanthropist.

Merrill D. Peterson

1984

Doctor of Laws

Teacher, dean of faculty and Thomas Jefferson Foundation professor at U. of Virginia. Charlottesville, Virginia.

Elie A. Salem

1984

Doctor of Laws

Teacher; dean, American Univ. of Beirut; Dep. Prime Min.; Min. for Aff. Of Lebanon. Lebanon

Zane E. Barnes

1985

Doctor of Laws

Pres., CEO Southwestern Bell Corp. St. Louis, Miss.

John N. Gradner

1985

Doctor of Laws

Teacher, administrator, University of S. Carolina

Robert A. Goldwin

1985

Doctor of Laws

Educator, researcher

Rawleigh Warner Jr.

1985

Doctor of Laws

Chairman of Board and CEO, Mobil Corp.

Conrad A. Hilberry

1986

Doctor of Literature

Teacher, poet

Victor M. Ruby

1986

Doctor of Laws

Physician; radio, classical music and health programs.

William E. Swales

1986

Doctor of Laws

President, Marathon Oil Company. Findlay, Ohio.

Mary Maples Dunn

1987

Doctor of Laws

President, Smith College. Northampton, Mass.

James M. Feron

1987

Doctor of Literature

Bureau chief, NY Times. Scarsdale, NY.

Frank E. Mosier

1987

Doctor of Sciences

President and chief operating officer, Standard Oil of Ohio. Rocky River, Ohio.

Bruce L. Payne

8/1987

Doctor of Laws

Director of Leadership and Theatre at Duke University

Thomas E. Cronin

2/15/1988

Doctor of Laws

Political scientist, Colorado Springs, CO.

Victor Gene Beghini

5/8/1988

Doctor of Laws

 

Chin Yuan–Shun

5/8/1988

Doctor of Science

 

Charles Lloyd Peterson

5/8/1988

Doctor of Humanities

 

Lynne Cheney

1988

Doctor of Laws

Chair of National Endowment for the Humanities

Doctor James P. Barufaldi

2/14/1989

Doctor of Science

Scientist; Director of Science Education Center University of Texas at Austin. Marietta College class, 1962.

George M. Davis

5/14/1989

Doctor of Science

 

Richard F. Rosser

5/14/ 1989

Doctor of Laws

 

Felice N. Schwartz

5/14/1989

Doctor of Laws

 

Benjamin M. Weir

5/14/1989

Doctor of Humane Letters

 

Doctor Samuel Dewitt Proctor

2/26/90

Doctor of Divinity

Clergyman, Pastor emeritus of Abyssinian Baptist Church, NYC. Former President Virginia Union College. President North Carolina State A&T University at Greensboro. On Commission on Excellence in Higher Education in N. J.; author.

Irene Neu Jones

5/13/1990

Doctor of Letters

Marietta College Class of 1944. Local historian.

Doctor Larraine R. Matusak

2/5/1991

Doctor of Humanities

Director of W. K. Kellogg Foundation.  Former teacher/administrator. Battle Creek, Michigan

Thomas L. Fernandez

5/ 12/1991

Doctor of Letters

Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Kansas

John E. Hopkins

5/12/1991

Doctor of Humanities

Executive Director of the Kalamazoo Foundation

Perry M. Smith

2/14/1992

 

Maj. General USAF (ret.). CNN military analyst in Persian Gulf War. Consultant and lecturer on leadership.

Doctor  Charles H. Karelis

2/14/1993

Doctor of Humanities

Philosopher. Former Professor Williams College. Director of FIPSE.

Vincent Joseph Collins

5/9/1993

Doctor of Science

Marietta College Class of 1936, Anesthesiologist

Doctor  S. Frederick Starr

2/14/1994

 

President of Oberlin College

Holger Luther

5/8/1994

Doctor of Science

Marietta College Class of 1963. Physicist and Chief Scientist at Sensor Systems Group, Inc.

David H. Rosenbloom

5/8/1994

Doctor of Laws

Marietta College Class of 1964. Distinguished Professor of Public Administration in School of Public Affairs at American University.  Editor of Public Administration Review. Author.

Doctor Parker J. Palmer

2/14/ 1995

Doctor of Humane Letters

Writer, teacher, artist. Senior Associate of the American Association of Higher Education andSenior Advisor to Fetzer Institute.

Eric S. Dobkin

5/14/ 1995

Doctor of Laws

Executive with Goldman Sachs

John Leo

2/15/ 1996

Doctor of Letters

Journalist, Author.

Charles W. McCoy

5/12/1996

Doctor of Laws

Former Marietta College Trustee. Former CEO Louisiana National Bank and Former President of Louisiana Chamber of Commerce. Marietta College class 1942

Leslie H. Wexner

5/12/1996

Doctor of Humanities

Founder and Chairman of Limited, Inc.

Doctor E. D. Hirsch Jr.

2/14/1997

 

Kenan Professor of English and University Professor of Education and Humanities at the University of Virginia. Founder of the Core Knowledge Foundation.

Yukio Kasahara

5/11/1997

Doctor of Laws

Former Chairman of Japan Energy Corporation. Tokyo, Japan

Eleanor Holmes Norton

2/1998

Doctor of Laws

Congresswoman, District of Columbia (House). Former chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Doctor Li Zhaoxing

5/10/1998

Doctor of Laws

Chinese Diplomat, Ambassador to the United States

Kenton C. Tekulve

5/4/1999

Doctor of Humanities

Former Professional Baseball Player. Marietta College class of 1969.

Alan A. Baker

5/9/1999

Doctor of Laws

Former Marietta College Trustee. Petroleum Engineer. Marietta College class of 1954

Doctor Richard S. Givens

2/10/2000

Doctor of Science

Assistant Provost and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Kansas. Marietta College class of 1962

 Robert J. Blendon

5/7/2000

Doctor of Laws

Professor of Health Policy and Political Analysis at Harvard University School of Public Health and John F. Kennedy School of Government. Marietta College class of 1964

Gloria Steinem

5/7/2000

Doctor of Humanities

American feminist and activist. Founder of Ms. magazine, Author.

Doctor R. Eugene Rice

2/25/2001

Doctor of Humanities

Former Vice President and Dean of Faculty at Antioch College. Scholar in Residence and Director of Forum on Faculty Roles and Rewards at American Association of Higher Education, Washington D. C,

Jonathan Kozol

5/6/2001

Doctor of Humane Letters

Writer, Lecturer, educator, and social activist. Byfield, Mass.

William T. Young

5/6/2001

Doctor of Laws

Businessman and civic leader.  Owner of Overbrook Farm and founder of W.T. Young, LLC.

John Deaver Drinko

5/13/2001

Doctor of Humane Letters

Attorney

David Ferguson

9/6/2001

Doctor of Laws

Class of 1963. President and CEO, Gould Electronics

Dave Rickey

9/6/2001

Doctor of Laws

Class of 1978. CEO Applied Micro Circuits Corp.

Robert Dyson

5/9/2004

Doctor of Laws

Marietta College Class of 1968. Chair/CEO of Dyson-Kissner-Moran Corp.

Timothy O. Cooper

2/10/2005

Doctor of Humane Letters

Marietta College Class of 1973. Former Chair of Board of Trustees

Roderick G.W. Chu

5/20/2006

Doctor of Laws

Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents

Douglas Gomery

2/15/2007

Doctor of Humane Letters

Faculty at University of Maryland

Laura Baudo Sillerman

5/19/2007

Doctor of Humane Letters

Marietta College Class of 1968. President of Tomorrow Foundation

Georgia Lesh-Laurie

2/14/2008

Doctor of Humane Letters

Educator

John Lewis

5/17/2008

Doctor of Humane Letters

U.S. Congressman (D-Ga), Civil rights leader.

Joseph Chlapaty

5/9/2010

Doctor of Laws

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.

Arthur Levine

5/8/2011

Doctor of Laws

President of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

Paul J. Zecchi

2/16/2012

Doctor of Laws

President and CEO of Central Resources, Inc.

Dr. Jean A. Scott 5/13/2012 Doctor of Laws President of Marietta College