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UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
HONORARY DEGREES
COLUMBIA, KANSAS CITY, ROLLA, ST. LOUIS


Provenance Note: The original list from which this document is derived was prepared by the Office of the Secretary of the University of Missouri Board of Curators.

Honorary Degree Recipients:


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Ackerman, Frank
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred 1970.
(Electrical Engineer)

Adams, Elmer Bragg
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1898.
(United States District Judge of St. Louis)

Adams, W. Randolph
Doctor of Arts and Letters, UMSL conferred January 14, 2001.
(Vice Chairman - St. Louis, Firstar Corporation)

Akers, Thomas D.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred December 19, 1992.
(NASA Astronaut; BS 1973, Master's 1975 Applied Mathematics UMR)

Akin, William Markham
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1953.

Allen, Catherine A.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred May 15, 2005.
(Business and industry leader, innovator, MU alumna and supporter)

Allen, Dewitt C.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1898.
(of Liberty)

Allen, Edward Archibald
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1911.

Allen, Edwin West
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred June 5, 1929.
(Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C.)

Aly, Bower
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred 1973.
(Professor of Rhetoric and Public Address at University of Oregon)

Ames, Donald P.
Doctor of Laws, UMSL conferred May 14, 1978.
(Staff Vice President, McDonnell Douglas Research Laboratories)

Anderson, Robert
Honorary Degree, UMSL not conferred 1991.
(Chairman Emeritus, Rockwell International)

Andrews, Frederick N.
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred posthumously December 19, 1998.
(Author, distinguished teacher, and recipient of national and international recognition for his research)

Angelou, Maya
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL not conferred 1984.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL not conferred 1992.
(Autobiographical novelist, poet, playwright, composer, actress, singer and dancer)

Anthony, Ernest Lee
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred 1952.
(Dean of Agriculture, Michigan State College)

Arai, Seigo
Doctor of Arts and Letters, UMSL conferred January 12, 2003.
(Responsible for establishing the professorship in Japanese studies)

Archibald, Robert
Doctor of Arts and Letters, UMSL conferred August 9, 1998.
(President, Missouri Historical Society)

Aronson, Adam
Doctor of Arts and Letters, UMSL conferred May 20, 2000.
(Founder of Mark Twain Bank, long-standing supporter of the visual arts and performing arts)

Aronson, Judith
Doctor of Arts and Letters, UMSL conferred May 20, 2000.
(Educator, long-standing supporter of the visual arts and performing arts)

Arthur, John Burwell
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1958.

Ashley, George E.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred August 5, 1988.
(Attorney, AB 1947, LL.B 1949 University of Missouri)

Atchley, Bill L.
Honorary Degree, UMR not conferred 1992.
(Former Faculty member and administrator at UMR, President of the University of the Pacific.)

Ayers, Howard
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1899.
(BS Harvard 1883, Ph.D. Tredburg 1885)

B

Bachmann, John W.
Doctor of Arts and Letters, UMSL conferred January 9, 2000.
(Managing principal of Edwards Jones investment company)

Badrinath, Sengamedu
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred December 18, 2010.
(Director of Sankara Nethralaya medical center for eye care and surgery)

Baer, Howard F.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred August 1, 1982.
(Civic Leader)

Bailey, Keith Edward
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred May 14, 1994.
(President, CEO and Chairman, The Williams Companies, BS Mechanical Engineering 1964 and 1981 Professional Degree - UMR)

Baker, Claude
Doctor of Arts and Letters, UMSL conferred August 8, 1999.

Bakken, Earl Elmer
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred August 2, 2008.
(Engineer who developed the first wearable pacemaker)

Ballard, Joe N. (Lieutenant General)
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred December 18, 1999.
(Chief of Engineers and Commanding General for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, UMR 1972 M.S. Engineering Management, 1994 Professional Degree Management Engineer)

Banks, Robert L.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred May 15, 1988.
(Senior Research Associate, Phillips Petroleum Company, Retired, BS1944, University of Missouri-Rolla)

Barclay, Shepard
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1897.
(Chief Justice of Missouri)

Barclay, Thomas Swain
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1962.
(Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Stanford University, BA1915, AM 1916, University of Missouri; Ph.D. 1924, Columbia University)

Barnes, Ward E.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1966.
(Superintendent of Schools, Normandy, Missouri)

Barr, Harry F.
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred 1966.
(Vice President, Engineering Staff General Motors Corporation)

Barriger, John W., IV
Doctor of Arts and Letters, UMSL conferred August 10, 2003.
(Retired transportation executive; instrumental in the growth of the John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library at the Mercantile Library, UMSL)

Barton, Glen A.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred December 17, 2004.
(Business leader, engineer, MU alumnus and supporter)

Basie, William "Count"
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMKC conferred October 1, 1977.
(Composer, Band Leader)

Baskin, Leonard,
Doctor of Letters, UMC conferred 1974.
(Sculptor, graphic artist, educator)

Bates, Onward
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1924.

Batson, Oscar Vivian
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred 1952.
(Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania)

Battle, Eliot
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred December 18, 2009.
(Educator and community leader)

Bay, Robert D.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred December 21, 1986.
(Engineering Manager, Black and Veatch Consulting Engineers and Architects)

Bayse, Paul Edmond
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred July 27, 1984.
(Distinguished author, teacher and lawyer, UM 1923 Graduate)

Bek, William Godfrey
Doctor of Literature, UMC conferred 1948.
(Dean, College of Science, Literature and Arts, University of North Dakota)

Bell, Elexious Thompson
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred 1959.
(Emeritus Professor of Anatomy University of Minnesota, former UMC faculty member)

Benton, Thomas Hart
Doctor of Fine Arts, UMC conferred 1949.
(Artist)

Berkebile, Bob
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred May 15, 2009.
(Architect)

Berry, Robert
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred May 14, 2005.
(Vice President, Burns & McDonnell)

Bertelsmeyer, James
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred May 15, 2004.
(Chairman and Founder of Heritage Propane Partners in Tulsa, Oklahoma)

Berthold, James K.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred May 17, 1997.
(Active in UMR Alumni Assoc., and President and Chairman of Sunnen Products Company; 1960 BS Mechanical Engineering, 1990 Prof. Mechanical Engineer.)

Billington, James Hadley
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL not conferred 1988.
(Historian, author, educator and administrator, 13th Librarian of Congress)

Bixby, William Keeney
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1907.

Blaine, Edward H.
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred May 6, 1989.
(Physiologist, AB Zoology 1962, Ph.D. Physiology 1970 - UMC.)

Blair, James T., Jr.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred in Special Convocation December 3, 1960.
(Governor of Missouri)

Bliss, Robert Woods (Colonel)
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1933.

Bloch, Henry W.
Doctor of Business Administration, UMKC conferred May 12, 1989.
(Entrepreneur and businessman.)

Bloch, Thomas M.
Doctor of Business Administration, UMKC conferred May 7, 2010.
(Vice-Chairman and Co-Founder of the University Academy)

Bluford, Lucile
Doctor of Humanities, UMC conferred May 6, 1989.
(Editor of the Kansas City Call and a civil rights leader.)

Blumer, Herbert
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1972.
(Sociologist)

Bolles, Frank C.
Civil Engineer (not honorary doctorate), UMR conferred 1922.

Bond, Christopher S. "Kit"
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred December 18, 2004.
(U.S. Senator from Missouri)

Bopp, Karl Richard
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1961.
(President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, AB, BS in Business Administration, AM, Ph.D., University of Missouri)

Bordogna, Joseph
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred December 21, 2002.
(Deputy Director, National Science Foundation)

Borlaug, Norman E.
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred May 19, 2002.
(Best known for the modernizing of agriculture in plant genetics and for stimulating the formation of the Green Revolution, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970)

Boyer, Ernest L.
Doctor of Letters, UMC conferred 1979.
(United States Commissioner of Education)

Boza, Hector
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1956.
(Mining Engineering and Statesman, First Vice President of the Republic of Peru and President of the Senate of Peru)

Brackbill, Robert M.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred May 1983.
(President and Chief Executive Officer Joseph E. Seagram-Texas Pacific Oil Company)

Bradley, Omar Nelson (General)
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1946.
(Administrator of Veterans Affairs)

Breech, Ernest Robert
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1954.
(Executive Vice President, Ford Motor Company)

Briggs, E. A.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1919.
(President, University of Wisconsin)

Briggs, Fred N.
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred 1963.
(Dean of College of Agriculture, University of California)

Briggs, Lord Asa
Doctor of Arts and Letters, UMSL conferred May 16, 1993.
(Retired Provost of Worcester College, Oxford, England)

Brinkman, William F.
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred May 16, 1987.
(Vice President of Research, Sandia National Laboratories)

Brittain, Betty
Doctor of Fine Arts, UMC conferred December 15, 2000.
(Jazz pianist, active in civic affairs, involved in charitable work, and a person of many accomplishments)

Brody, Eugene B.
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred May 11, 1991.
(Secretary-General of the World Federation for Mental Health; University of Missouri, AB, MA Experimental Psychology, 1941)

Broeder, Lynn R.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 15, 1988.
(Executive Director for the Ecumenical Housing Production Corporation in St. Louis County)

Brookings, Robert Somers
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1902.

Brookmeyer, Robert
Doctor of Music, UMKC conferred May 11, 1991.
(Music Educator, Trombonist, Pianist. Conductor and Composer)

Brooks, Alvin
Doctor of Philosophy, UMKC conferred May 4, 2012.
(President of AD HOC Group Against Crime)

Brown, Fred L.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 16, 1995.
(President and CEO of BJC Health System)

Bruton, John
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred May 16, 2009.
(European Union Ambassador to the United States)

Bryant, Ruth A.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred August 5, 1990.
(Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)

Bryant, William M.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1894.
(St. Louis, Mo.)

Buck, Jack
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred August 3, 1986.
(Sports announcer)

Budd, Louis J.
Doctor of Literature, UMC conferred May 6, 1988.
(Professor of English, Duke University, BA, MA University of Missouri, former Instructor, University of Missouri)

Buehler, Henry A.
Doctor of Science, UMR conferred 1925.

Buford, James H.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 16, 1995.
(President, Urban League of St. Louis)

Buford, Marie Charles (Sister)
Doctor of Laws, UMSL conferred August 3, 1980.

Bumbry, Grace.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 1980.
(International Opera Star)

Buntain, Daniel Mark
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred July 27, 1984.
(Evangelist and operator of the Calcutta Mission of Mercy)

Burke, James
Doctor of Arts and Letters, UMSL conferred January 10, 1999.
(Director and Chief Executive Officer and the Saint Louis Art Museum)

Burton, Raymond C., Jr.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 15, 1999.
(President and CEO of TTX and recent president of the John W. Barriger National Railroad Library Board)

Busch, August A., III
Doctor of Laws, UMC not conferred 1989.
Honorary Degree, UMSL not conferred - declined 1990.
Honorary Degree, UMSL not conferred - declined 1992.
(Chairman of the Board and President Anheuser-Busch Companies,Inc.)

C

Calame, Byron
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred May 13, 2011.
(Newspaper editor)

Calame, Kathryn
Doctor of Science Letters, UMC conferred May 13, 2011.
(Professor of Microbiology)

Caldwell, Robert Breckenridge
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1951.
(Chairman, Board of Directors, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City)

Caldwell, Sarah
Doctor of Fine Arts, UMC not conferred 1977.

Callison, Charles H.
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred 1979.
(Conservationist, President of Public Lands Institute)

Calloway, DeVerne Lee
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 15, 1983.
(Distinguished former legislator)

Cameron, Francis
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1961.
(President, St. Joseph Lead Company, New York)

Campbell, John R.
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred December 17, 2005.
(Scholar, textbook author, leader in higher education, and MU alumnus)

Cannon, Clarence
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1954.
(Member of Congress)

Canthorn, William A
Master of Arts, UMC conferred 1872.

Caples, Russell Bigelow
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1947.

Cárdenas, Juan Francisco de
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1933.

Carnahan, Jean
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred August 4, 2012.
(Former US Senator; public servant)

Carnahan, Mel
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred posthumously December 15, 2001.
(Governor of Missouri)

Carpenter, Marjorie
Doctor of Literature, UMC conferred 1972.
(Educator)

Carpenter, Will
Doctor of Science, UMSL conferred May 18, 2013.
(Retired Executive and Chemist - Monsanto)

Carrothers, Richard
Doctor of Philosophy, UMKC conferred May 4, 2012.
(Founder and Co-Owner of New Theatre Restaurant)

Carter, Jimmy
UMC did not accept 1999.
(39th President of the United States)

Castleman, Donald L.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred May 18, 2002.
(Distinguished Rolla area banker and philanthropist)

Catron, Thomas Benton
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1919.
(U. S. Senator, Santa Fe, New Mexico)

Caulder, Jerry
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred December 18, 1997.
(Scientist, businessperson and scholar; M.S. 1966, Ph.D. 1970MU)

Caulfield, Henry S.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred in Special Convocation December 3, 1960.
(Former Governor of Missouri)

Chandler, Lester V.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1967.
(Professor of Economics, Princeton University)

Charters, Werrett Wallace
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1951.
(Educator, Research Director, Stephens College)

Chauvenet, William
Doctor of Laws, UMC confirred 1870.

Chu, Jane
Doctor of Music, UMKC conferred May 8, 2010.
(President and CEO for the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts)

Ciardi, John Anthony
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMKC conferred October 18, 1983.
(Distinguished American Poet, editor and critic)

Ciocoi-Pop, Durnitru
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred May 18, 1996.
(Rector, University of Sibiu, Romania)

Clakins, Ripley R.
Master of Arts, UMC conferred 1870.

Clark, Bennett Champ
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1937.

Clark, Clinton A.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred May 13, 1995.
(President of Ironwood Equity, Inc. and CAC Investments, Inc., Morrison, New Jersey; UMR 1963 BS Metallurgical Engineering)

Claudel, Paul
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1932.
(French Ambassador to the U.S.)

Clay, William L., Sr.
Doctor of Laws, UMSL conferred May 18, 2002.
(Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives)

Clemens, Samuel Langhorne Mark Twain
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1902.

Clifford, Clark McAdams
Doctor of Laws, UMSL not conferred 1988.
(Attorney, Washington, D.C.)

Cobb, Calvin B.
Honorary Degree, UMR conferred May 19, 2001.
(Managing Director/Partner, Ernst & Young/Wright Killen & Company)

Cochel, W. A.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1931.
(Editor, Kansas City Weekly Star)

Coco, Matteo Anthony
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred December 15, 2007.
(Retired Vice President, J. S. Alberici Construction Company)

Cole, Bruce
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred December 15, 2007.
(Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities)

Colman, Norman J.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1905.
(St. Louis, Mo.)

Colwell, Rita
Doctor of Science, UMSL conferred May 14, 2011.
(Chairman, Canon US Life Sciences and professor emerita and distinguished professor of cell biology and molecular genetics)

Conant, A. J.
Master of Arts, UMC 1871.

Conroy, John W.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMKC conferred May 10, 1975.

Cookingham, L. Perry
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMKC conferred May 12, 1979.
(Former City Manager of Kansas City)

Coontz, Robert E. (Admiral)
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred June 7, 1926.
(Hampton Roads, Va.)

Cooper, Hugh Lincoln
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred June 7, 1926.
(Builder of Keokuk Dam)

Coppock, Bruce
Doctor of Music, UMSL conferred January 12, 1997.
(Executive Director, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Society)

Corbett, James W.
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred May 6, 1989.
(Physicist, BS 1951, M.S. 1952 Physics, University of Missouri)

Cornelius, William E.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred January 7, 1990.
(President and Chief Executive Officer of Union Electric Company. BS Business Administration 1953 - University of Missouri.)

Cornell, Harry M., Jr.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred May 17, 2003.
(Businessman and philanthropist)

Cosand, Joseph P.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred June 1967.
(President of the Junior College District)

Cosby, Bill
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred December 17, 1999.
(American Comedian)

Cowan, Clyde Lorrain, Jr.
Doctor of Science, UMR conferred 1972.
(Professor, Physics, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.)

Craig, Andrew B.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 12, 1991.
(Chairman and CEO, Boatmen's Bancshares)

Craig, Cleo Frank
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1952.
(President, American Telephone and Telegraph Company)

Craig, Malin (General)
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1937.
(Chief of Staff, U. S. Army)

Craighead, E.B.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1898.
(President of Central College of Fayette)

Crane, Clinton H.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1942.

Crewe, Albert V.
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred 1972.
(Scientist, Administrator)

Cronkite, Walter
Doctor of Letters, UMC conferred 1970.
(Chief of CBS News)

Crosby, Gordon E., Jr.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred May 7, 2000.
(Very successful, innovative business leader, retired chairman of the board, president, and chief executive officer of USLIFE Corporation)

Crow, Sheryl
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred May 14, 2011.
(Musician)

Crowder, Enoch Herbert
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1920.
(Major General, U. S. Army)

Croy, Homer
Doctor of Literature, UMC conferred 1956.
(Historical novelist, former student, University of Missouri)

Crum, E. Jefferson
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred May 1982.
(Retired Consultant with R. H. Miller)

Cunnane, Edith
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 15, 1994.
(Executive Director of St. Patrick Center)

D

Dailey, Truman W.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred May 16, 1993.
(Elder of the Otoe-Missouria Tribe, Native American)

Dalton, John Montgomery
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1963.
(Governor of the State of Missouri)

Dandy, Walter Edward
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1928.
(Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland)

Danforth, Jack C.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred May 18, 1996.
(Former U.S. Senator from Missouri)

Danforth, William Henry
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred May 9, 1981.
(Chancellor of Washington University)

Darnell, David C.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 19, 2001.
(President, Bank of America Midwest)

Davis, Carroll Melvin
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1924.

Davis, Dwight Filley
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1926.
(Washington, D.C.)

Davis, Julia
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 17, 1981.
(Researcher and teacher of black St. Louis History)

Davis, Sammy, Jr.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL not conferred 1989.
(Entertainer)

Dawson, Donald S.
Doctor of Letters, UMC conferred May 1984.
(Distinguished attorney in Washington, UM 1930 Graduate)

Day, Delbert E.
Doctor of Science, UMR conferred May 15, 2004.
(Retired faculty member, UM-Rolla)

Dealey, George B.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred November 10, 1925.
(Laying of Stone from St. Paul's)

Dearmont, Russell Lee
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1959.
(President, Missouri Pacific Railroad, LL.B. University of Missouri)

Debakey, Michael E.
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred December 14, 2001.
(World-renowned surgeon, innovator, medical educator and international medical statesman)

Devine, Daniel J.
Doctor of Education, UMC conferred May 9, 1999.
(Former Mizzou football coach, athletic director and professor in the College of Education)

Dill, John F.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred January 14, 1996.
(President Emeritus, Mosby Company)

Dillard, Irving
Doctor of Laws, UMSL conferred December 21, 1980.
(Former member of St. Louis Post Dispatch, writer and lecturer)

Disney, Walter E.
Doctor of Laws, UMC not conferred 1965.

Doane, Duane Howard
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1953.
(Board Chairman, Doane Agricultural Service)

Dockery, Alexander M.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1907.

Doe, Bruce R.
Doctor of Science Degree, UMR conferred May 13, 1989.
(Assistant Director for Research, U.S. Geological Survey, M.S. in Geology UMR in 1956.)

Doll, Paul N.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred May 17, 1986.
(Agricultural Engineer - spokesman for professionalism and professional ethics in engineering)

Donnell, Forrest C.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred in Special Convocation December 3, 1960.
(Former Governor of Missouri)

Donnelly, Phil M.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred in Special Convocation December 3, 1960.
(Former Governor of Missouri)

Dow, Blanche Himman
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1965.
(President, Cottey College, Nevada, Missouri)

Dowling, Paul Thomas
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred December 1976.
(Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Nooter Corporation)

Draper, Charles Stark
Doctor of Engineering, UMR not conferred 1975.
(Scientist and Engineer)

Drey, Leo
Doctore of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 14, 2005.
(Environmentalist & Forester)

Dudman, Richard
Doctor of Laws, UMSL conferred August 1979.
(World famous journalist, head of the Washington Office of theSt. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Duggan, Martin
Doctor of Arts and Letters, UMSL conferred May 10, 2008.
(Television host/producer/provocateur; former print editor)

Duggar, Benjamin Minge
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1944.
(Professor Emeritus of Botany, University of Wisconsin)

Duncan, David Douglas
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred 1978.
(Photojournalist and author)

Dunham, Katherine
Doctor of Fine Arts, UMSL conferred May 10, 1987.
(Dancer, educator, ethnologist dance historian, actress and author)

E

Eads, James B.
Doctor of Laws, UMC Conferred 1872.

Eagleton, Thomas F.
Doctor of Letters, UMC conferred May 18, 1985.
(U. S. Senator)

Easley, George Albert
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1938.

Ebo, Mary Antona (Sister)
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred December 18, 2010.
(Civil Rights Pioneer)

Edelman, Marion W.
Honorary Degree, UMC not conferred 1990.
(President of Children's Defense Fund)

Edwards, Benjamin F., III
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 15, 1994.
(Investment banker and Chief Executive Officer of A. G. Edwards and Sons, Inc.)

Edwards, Joe
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 13, 2006.
(Owner of Blueberry Hill, piloted the renewal of the Delmar Loop)

Eisendrath, William N., Jr.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 1974.
(St. Louis Art Historian)

El-Baz, Farouk
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred December 18, 2004.
(Research Professor and Director of the Center for Remote Sensing at Boston University)

Elfred, Frank Stillman
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1955.

Eliot, Charles W.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1909.
(President, Harvard University)

Ellis, Roy
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1960.
(President, Southwest Missouri State College, AB, BS in Education; University of Missouri)

Engel, Albert E. J.
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred 1977.
(Geology Department, University of California, San Diego)

Engelhardt, Thomas
Doctor of Arts and Letters, UMSL conferred May 15, 2010.
(Editorial cartoonist emeritus, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Engelmann, Edward W.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1950.

English, Thomas O.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1972.
(Vice President-Construction, Engineering, Purchasing and Transportation, Aluminum Company of America, Pittsburgh, PA.)

Ensminger, Douglas
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred 1966.
(The Ford Foundation Representative in India)

Essman, Alyn
Doctor of Arts and Letters, UMSL conferred May 20, 2000.
(CEO of CPI, strong supporter of UM-St. Louis and community)

Essman, Marlyn
Doctor of Arts and Letters, UMSL conferred May 20, 2000.
(Strong supporter of UM-St. Louis and community)

Estep, Preston
Doctor of Laws, UMSL conferred June 6, 1968.
(St. Louis Insurance Company Executive)

F

Fanchi, Peter, Jr.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 15, 1999.
(President of the Herman T. Potter Inland Waterways Library)

Faris, Charles Breckenridge
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1922.

Fergason, James L.
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred May 20, 2001.
(Inventor, scientist and entrepreneur)

Fick, Armin Frederick
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1967.
(Vice President, Western Electric Company)

Finch, James A., Jr.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1966.
(Judge, Missouri Supreme Court, former Curator)

Finley, Fred William
UMR not conferred - deceased.
(Friend of the campus and Vice President of Finley Engineering Company, Inc; UMR 1941 BS Electrical Engineering)

Fischer, Aaron
UMSL not conferred 1995.
(Philanthropist)

Fischer, Teresa
UMSL not conferred 1995.
(Philanthropist)

Fite, Gilbert C.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred May 1983.
(Research historian, College Professor, University President, Ph.D.1945, University of Missouri)

Fitzgerald, Elizabeth "Beth"
Doctor of Arts and Letters, UMSL conferred December 15, 2012.
(President, The Magic House - St. Louis Children's Museum)

Fleishman, Alfred
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 16, 1993.
(Chairman Emeritus of Fleishman-Hinard, Inc.)

Fleming, Richard
Doctor of Laws, UMSL conferred January 11, 1998.
(President and Chief Executive Officer, St. Louis Regional Commerce and Growth Association.)

Fletcher, Andrew
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1949.

Flynn, Francis Marion
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1962.
(Publisher, The New York Daily News, B.J., 1924, University of Missouri)

Fogel, Seymour
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred May 12, 1990.
(MU Alumnus; nationally known geneticist)

Folk, Joseph Wingate
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1906.

Foote, Shelby
UMSL not conferred - declined 1992.
(Novelist, playwright and historian, who wrote "The Civil War" which aired on PBS)

Forbes, Malcolm S.
Doctor of Laws, UMKC conferred May 1987.
(Entrepreneur, publisher, author and world adventurer)

Forgotson, James M., Sr.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred December 15, 1985.
(A pioneer oil and gas explorationist)

Forsee, Gary D.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred May 14, 2005.
(Chairman and CEO of Sprint Corporation)

Foster, John Stuart, Jr.
Doctor of Science, UMR conferred May 13, 1979.
(Vice President and General Manager, Energy Systems Group, TRW)

Frager, Malcolm
Honorary Degree, UMSL not conferred - deceased 1992.
(Internationally known, award-winning concert pianist)

Francis, David Rowland
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1891.
(Former Governor, Board of Curators member)

Franklin, Charles Dale
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred August 4, 1989.
(Lt. General, U.S. Army Retired, BS in Agriculture 1953 -UMC.)

Freeman, Frankie M.
Doctor of Laws, UMSL conferred May 18, 1975.
(St. Louis attorney and Civil Rights Leader)

Freund, Margaret Drey
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred January 7, 1979.
(Prominent St. Louis humanitarian)

Frey, Donald Nelson
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1968.
(Vice President Product Development, Ford Motor Company)

Fulbright, James William
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred May 15, 1982.
(U. S. Senator from Arkansas)

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Gaddes, Richard
Doctor of Fine Arts, UMSL conferred January 8, 1984.
(General Director Opera Theatre of St. Louis)

Gadell, Patrick
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 17, 2014.
(Attorney)

Gaines, Lloyd
Doctor of Law, UMC conferred posthumously May 13, 2006.
(Public servant)

Galloway, Beverly Thomas
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1902.

Gantt, Ernest S.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1934.

Gantt, James Britton
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1898.
(Chief Justice of Missouri of Jefferson City)

Garcia, John A.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1928.

Gardner, John W.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1974.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMKC not conferred 1990.
(Chairman, Urban Coalition, New York)

Garms, Irvin
Doctor of Engineering, Missouri S&T conferred December 19, 2009.
(Civil Engineer, businessman and mentor)

Garvey, Robert A.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred December 21, 1991.
(President of North Star Steel Company; Degree from UMR 1961)

Gary, Theodore
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1928.
(Kansas City)

Geiger, Louis G.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred August 2, 1985.
(Professor of History and author)

Gerig, John Lawrence
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1941.
(Professor, Romance Languages, Columbia University)

Gerig, William
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1938.
(Head Engineer, Marine Design Division, U.S. Army, Retired)

Gerling, Henry J.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1934.

Gerwel, Jakes
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred May 19, 2002.
(Former Rector of the University of the Western Cape in South Africa and made distinctive service to the University of Missouri through the collaborative program our institutions enjoy. He is a distinguished academic and public servant in South Africa - serves as Chief of Staff to President Mandela and also earned distinguished international reputation as a mediator)

Gibson, Phil Sheridan
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1955.
(Chief Justice of Supreme Court of California)

Gill, James Presley
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1946.

Gillespie, William G. (Reverend)
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred January 4, 1987.
(Minister and Civic Leader)

Gilzean-Reid, Hugh (Sir)
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1904.
(London, England, publisher and editor)

Given, William Barns, Jr.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1951.

Givens, Henry
Doctor of Arts and Letters, UMSL conferred May 13, 2012.
(Former president, Harris Stowe State University)

Gjelsteen, Thor
Doctor of Engineering Degree, UMR conferred December 15, 1990.
(Chairman of the Board of Frontier Gold Resources, Inc., BS in Mining Engineering from MSM 1953)

Glass, Bentley
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred 1977.

Godwin, Blake-More
Doctor of Fine Arts, UMC conferred 1955.
(Director, Toledo Museum of Art)

Golschmann, Vladimir
Doctor of Music, UMC conferred 1954.
(Conductor, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra)

Good, Robert McGowan
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1947.
(President of the School of the Ozarks)

Goode, Wayne
Doctor of Laws, UMSL conferred August 6, 2006.
(Retired state senator)

Gorman, Paul A.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1965.
(President, Western Electric Co., New York, New York)

Gould, David S.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred December 15, 1985.
(Executive Vice President, Caterpillar Tractor Company)

Gould, Stephen Jay
Doctor of Science, UMSL conferred May 13, 1990.
(Scientist and faculty member of Harvard University)

Graham, Colin
Doctor of Fine Arts, UMSL conferred May 17, 1992.
(Internationally known stage director of opera, theater and television)

Graves, Frank Pierrepont
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1930.

Graves, Greg
Doctor of Engineering, UMKC conferred May 17, 2013.
(CEO of Burns and McDonnell, accomplished leader and innovator)

Green, Allen P.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1935.

Green, Frederick William
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1940.

Green, John
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1906.
(Physician)

Green, Samuel G.
Doctor of Divinity, UMC conferred 1870.

Greenberg, Alan C.
Honorary Degree, UMC not conferred 1990.
Honorary Degree, UMC not conferred 1991.
Honorary Degree, UMC not conferred 1992.
(MU Alumnus, New York investment broker, Philanthropist)

Greene, Arthur Maurice
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1940.

Greene, Lorenzo
Doctor of Letters, UMC conferred 1971.
(Member of the Missouri State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights)

Greenwood, J. M.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1898.
(Kansas City)

Gregorian, Vartan
Doctor of Literature, UMC conferred August 2, 1991.
(President of Brown University, scholar in Humanities)

Gregory, Dick
Doctor of Hummane Letters, UMC conferred May 15, 2004.
(Entertainer, political activist)

Griffths, Martha W.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1975.
(Former member of the United States House of Representatives)

Guimaraes, Helio Pentagna
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred May 11, 1996.
(Chairman of the Board of Magnesita S. A.; UMR 1951 BS Ceramic Engineering)

Gunther, Don Joseph
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred December 16, 1995.
(President of Bechtel Europe, Africa and Middle East- UMR 1960 BS Civil Engineering.)

Guthrie, Charles Claude
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred 1962.
(Scientist, Professor of Physiology and Phannacology, University of Pittsburgh, retired)

Guyer, Michael Frederic
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1924.

Gwinn, Joseph Marr
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred June 7, 1926.
(Superintendent of Schools, San Francisco, California)

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Hackman, Larry J.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMKC conferred May 9, 1998.
(Director of the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library, and has a distinguished career in the National Archives system and as Director of the New York State Archives.)

Hadley, Herbert Spencer
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1910.

Hahn, Emily
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 15, 1977.
(Distinguished author, former UMSL faculty member)

Halen, David
Doctor of Music, UMSL conferred May 12, 2007.
(Concertmaster, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra)

Haley, Alex Palmer
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL not conferred 1989.
(Freelance writer and founder of Kinte Corporation)

Hall, Frederick Aldin
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1917.

Hall, Joyce C.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1963.
(President of Hallmark Card Company)

Hall, Peter (Sir)
Doctor of Philosophy, UMKC not conferred 1990.
(British theater and film director)

Hamilton, Esley
Doctor of Arts and Letters, UMSL conferred May 16, 2009.
(County historian and preservationist, St. Louis County, Missouri)

Hammett, Jonathan (Reverend)
Doctor of Divinity, UMC conferred 1869.
(Vice President of Allegheny College, Meadville Pennsylvania)

Hanley, Herbert Russell
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1946.

Hanley, John W.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1974.
(President and Chief Executive Officer, Monsanto Company)

Hansen, Robert C.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred May 1975.
(Consulting Engineer)

Harmon, Jo Ann
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 17, 1997.
(Senior Vice President of corporate administration at Emerson Electric Company.)

Harrington, Zella
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred May 20, 2001.
(Spent entire career working in public health and community health- devoting her life to improving the health care of Missouri citizens)

Harris, John W.
Master of Agriculture, UMC conferred 1871.

Harris, Whitney
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred August 12, 2001.
(St. Louis attorney and philanthropist)

Harris, William T.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1870.

Harrison, Anna J.
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred May 1983.
(Chemist, four degrees from UM)

Hartmanis, Juris
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMKC conferred May 8, 1999.
(Leading expert in the field of computer science.)

Haskell, Henry J.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1935.

Hasselmann, Karl Frederick
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1966.
(President of Alumni Association)

Hatem, George Ma Hai
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMKC conferred May 1986.
(Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. State Department specializing in the field of public diplomacy)

Havener, Gary W.
Doctor of Engineering, Missouri S&T conferred May 17, 2013.
(President and Owner of Havener Companies)

Hawkins, C. M.
Doctor of Divinity, UMC conferred 1897.
(Clergyman of Kansas City)

Hearnes, Warren E.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1967.
(Governor of the State of Missouri)

Hedrick, Earle Raymond
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1939.
(Provost, University of California)

Heinkel, Fred V.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1967.
(President, Missouri Farmers Association, former member Board of Curators)

Held, Jim
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred May 17, 2014.
(Owner of Stone Hill Winery, revitalized Missouri's wine industry)

Helfman, Muriel Nezhnie
Doctor of Fine Arts, UMSL conferred August 9, 1992.
(St. Louis artist who is best known for her tapestry work.)

Helzberg, Shirley Bush
Doctor of Musical Arts, UMKC conferred May 18, 2013.
(Philanthropist, patron of the arts, and historic preservationist)

Henderson, Donald A.
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred May 17, 1992.
(M.D., M.P.H., Associate Director of Life Sciences, Executive Office of the President, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Washington, D.C.)

Hennessy, Dennis
Doctor of Philosophy, UMKC conferred May 4, 2012.
(Founder and Co-Owner of New Theatre Restaurant)

Henson, Paul
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMKC conferred May 12, 1990.
(Chairman, United Telecom)

Herman, Harry A.
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred August 5, 1988.
(BS in Agriculture 1929, AM 1931, Ph.D. 1936 and Professor, Department of Dairy Husbandry, University of Missouri)

Hermann, Robert
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred January 10, 2004.
(Instrumental in the founding of the International Center for Tropical Ecology)

Hessler, Peter
Doctor of Letters, UMC conferred May 18, 2013.
(Writer, journalist)

Hickey, Philip J.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1958.
(Educator, Superintendent of Instruction, St. Louis Schools)

Hicks, Frederick Charles
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1942.
(Research Professor, Economics, University of Cincinnati)

Hill, A. Ross
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1933.
(Former President of the University of Missouri)

Hill, Henry Aaron
Doctor of Science, UMR conferred May 1978.
(President of Riverside Research Laboratories)

Hilliard, David
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred August 10, 2013.
(President and CEO of the Wyman Center)

Hillis, Margaret
Doctor of Music, UMKC conferred in absentia December 8, 1996.
(Founder and conductor of the Chicago Symphony Chorus)

Hills, Lee
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred May 6, 1988.
(Chairman of the Board and Editorial Chairman of Knight-Ridder Newspapers, Inc., former student University of Missouri)

Himes, Ronald
Doctor of Fine Arts, UMSL conferred August 8, 1993.
(Founder of the St. Louis Black Repertory Company)

Hinton, Edward Wilcox
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred June 5, 1929.
(University of Chicago, Law School)

Hisaw, Frederick L.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1938.
(Professor of Zoology, Harvard)

Hitch, Charles J.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1968.
(President University of California)

Hitchcoch, Ethan Allen
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1902.

Hoessle, Charles H.
Doctor of Science, UMSL conferred January 9, 1994.
(Director, St. Louis Zoological Park)

Holland, Jerome Heartwell
Doctor of Humanities, UMKC conferred April 29, 1981.
(Ambassador and Educator)

Holmes, Thomas Arthur
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred May 17, 1981.
(President and Director, Ingersoll-Rand Company)

Hook, Harold S.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred May 1983.
(BS, MA and Faculty member UMC, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American General Corporation)

Hoover, Herbert Clark
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred at West Branch, Iowa August 10, 1962.
(Former President of the United States)

Houston, David Franklin
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1914.

Howard, Ernest Emmanuel
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred 1951.
(Consulting Engineer)

Howard, Sir Esme
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred November 10, 1925.
(London, England)

Hsu, Chien-Tien
Honorary Degree, UMKC not conferred 1991.
(Dean of Taipei Medical College, Republic of China)

Hua, Huang
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMKC conferred at Edgar Snow Symposium. April 29, 1985.
(Vice Premier and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China)

Hudson, Manley O.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1931.
(Bemis Professor of International Law, Harvard)

Hughes, Carl W.
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred May 14, 1995.
(Surgeon)

Hughes, Charles James, Jr.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1904.
(Denver, Colorado)

Hull, A. Major
Honorary Degree, UMC not conferred 1992.
(Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Scahight Co. Inc., Bachelor of Science in Business Administration UMC 1939.)

Hulston, John K.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred May 17, 1997.
(Attorney, banker, historian, author and a civic community leader;1941 MU Law degree.)

Hume, John
Doctor of Laws, UMSL conferred January 11, 1998.
(Leader of Ireland's Social Democratic Labour Party, and nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995.)

Hume, Pat
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred May 15, 2004.
(Humanitarian)

Hungate, William L.
Doctor of Laws, UMSL conferred August 1979.
(Former member of Congress and former staff member UMSL)

Hungerford, Clark
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1954.

Hunter, Julius
Doctor of Arts and Letters, UMSL conferred August 6, 1995.
(St. Louis TV personality)

Hunter-Gault, Charlayne
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL not conferred 1994.
(National correspondent for the McNeil-Lehrer News Hour.)

Hurt, W. P.
Master of Arts, UMC conferred 1870.

Hutchison, Claude Burton
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1937.
(Dean, College of Agriculture, University of California)

Hyde, Laurance Mastick
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1948.
(Judge, Supreme Court of Missouri)

Hyland, Robert
Doctor of Laws, UMSL conferred May 12, 1985.
(Outstanding figure in the field of broadcasting)

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Ingalls, Walter R.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1923.

Itschner, Emerson Charles
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1959.

Ittner, William Butts
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1930.

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Jackling, Daniel Cowan
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred May 1, 1933.

Jackson, Clarence Martin
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1923.

Jackson, Eugene Delaney
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred December 17, 1994.
(Chairman and President, Unity Broadcasting Co., Inc., BS Electrical Engineering UMR 1967.)

Jackson, Jabez North
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred June 8, 1927.
(Surgeon in Kansas City General Hospital and in the Children's Hospital, President, American Medical Association)

Jacob, Gary
Doctor of Science, UMSL conferred May 17, 2014.
(President and CEO of Synergy Pharmaceuticals, Inc.)

Jacob, John
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 17, 1997.
(Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer of Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.)

James, William
Doctor of Science, Missouri S&T conferred May 15, 2010.
(Thomas Jefferson Fellow, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Senior Research Investigator at Missouri University of Science and Technology)

Jennings, Peter Charles
Honorary Degree, UMSL not conferred - declined 1992.
(Distinguished journalist, anchor and senior editor ABC News "World News Tonight".)

Jesse, Richard Henry
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1909.
(Former President of the University of Missouri)

Jesse, William Polk
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred 1956.
(Scientist, AB 1913, M. E. 1915, University of Missouri)

Jessup, Walter Albert
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1928.
(University of Iowa)

Johns, Delos Cole
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1962.
(President, Federal Reserve Bank, St. Louis, BA 1921, LL.B. 1923,University of Missouri, former member of Board of Curators)

Johnson, Haynes
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred May 9, 1999.
(Author and Pulitzer Prize winner)

Johnson, John H.
Honorary Degree, UMC not conferred - declined 2003.
(Publisher, entrepreneur, humanitarian, philanthropist)

Johnston, Thomas Alexander
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1924.

Jones, J.C.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1908.
(Future President of the University of Missouri)

Jones, Vernon T.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred May 17, 1987.
(President of the Williams Companies)

Joyner-Kersee, Jackie
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred January 8, 1989.
(Female Athlete)

Judson, Fred K. Newton
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1906.

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Kahler, William Valentine
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred 1961.
(Industrialist, President, Illinois Bell Telephone Company, BS in Mechanical Engineering University of Missouri)

Karakas, Nicholas
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 18, 2013.
(Chairman, Marcus Distributors, Leader in the St. Louis Greek Community)

Karnes, Joshua Van Cleve
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1903.

Kathrada, Ahmed
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred January 10, 2004.
(Human rights and freedom activist in South Africa and around the world for more than 60 years)

Katz, Allan Jack
Doctor of Philosophy, UMKC conferred December 14, 2012.
(United States Ambassador to the Republic of Portugal)

Kauffman, Ewing Marion
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred May 16, 1987.
(Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Marion Laboratories, Inc.)

Kauffman, Julia Irene
Doctor of Music, UMKC conferred May 5, 2012.
(Chairman and CEO of Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation)

Kay, Ulysses Simpson
Doctor of Humanities, UMKC conferred November 6, 1981.
(Eminent American Composer)

Keiser, Robert L.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred May 18, 2002.
(Retired Chairman of Kerr-McGee Corporation)

Keith, Everett
Doctor of Education, UMC conferred December 18, 1998.
(Educator)

Keller, Walter D.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred December 17, 1988.
(Professor Emeritus of Geology, UMC)

Kelley, Patricia Ann (Sister)
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred posthumously January 3, 1988.
(Founder of Missouri Energy Care)

Kelly, Mervin J.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1936.

Kemper, David W.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred January 5, 1992.
(President and Chief Executive Officer of Missouri-based Commerce Bancshares, Inc.)

Kemper, James Madison, Sr.
Doctor of Laws, UMC not conferred 1965.
(Chairman of the Board of Commerce Trust Company, Kansas City)

Kemper, R. Crosby, Jr.
Doctor of Arts, UMC conferred May 16, 1993.
(Chairman, United Missouri Bancshares)

Kemper, R. Crosby, Jr.
Doctor of Philosophy, UMKC conferred May 17, 2013.
(Chairman (retired) of UMB Bank, founder of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, community, civic, and philanthropic leader)

Kennedy, Daniel
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1949.

Kentnor, Charles Berry, Jr.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1969.
(President, W. S. Rockwell Company, Fairfield Connecticut)

Kessler, George Edward
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1921.

Kessler, Harry H.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1967.
(President, Meechanite Metal Corporation)

Keyser, Cassium Jackson
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1914.

Keyserling, Leon H.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMKC conferred May 13, 1978.
(Director of the Conference on Economics Progress, Washington, D.C.)

Kilgour, Frederick Gridley
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMKC conferred May 13, 1989.
(Distinguished librarian and information scientist.)

Kim, Duk-Choong
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred May 17, 1997.
(President, Ajou University, Seol, Korea; M.S. in Economics MU1966, Ph.D. in Economics MU 1967.)

Kim, Lyun Joon
Doctor of Musical Arts, UMKC not conferred 1988.
(Educator, composer and publisher)

Kimpton, Lawrence A.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1960.
(Chancellor, University of Chicago)

King, James Ambrose
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMKC conferred February 10, 1980.
(For outstanding contributions to field of Music)

Kinney, Michael
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1964.
(Missouri State Senator, St. Louis)

Kirkland, James Hampton
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1910.

Kling, S. Lee
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 17, 2003.
(Retired chairman and director of Landmark Bank)

Klotsche, J. Martin
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred June 1970.
(Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee)

Knight, Charles F.
Doctor of Laws, UMSL conferred May 16, 1976.
(Chairman of the Board and CEO of Emerson Electric)

Knudson, Lewis
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred 1957.
(Plant Physiologist, BS in Agriculture 1908, University of Missouri)

Kranzberg, Kenneth
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred December 19, 2009.
(Community volunteer and philanthropist)

Kranzberg, Nancy
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred December 19, 2009.
(Community volunteer and philanthropist)

Kreh, Kent Q.
Doctor of Human Letters, UMC conferred December 18, 1998.
(President and CEO, Weight Watchers International, Inc.)

Kroll, William Justin
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1958.

Kummer, Frederick S.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred December 1984.
(President of Hospital Building and Equipment Corporation of Creve Coeur, Mo.)

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La Russa, Tony
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred December 15, 2007.
(Founder, Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) and manager, world champion St. Louis Cardinals)

Lambeth, Jennings R.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred May 18, 1980.
(President, Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company)

Lang, Eugene M.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred January 10, 1993.
(Founder and President of REFAC Technology Development Corporation)

LaPierre, Cramer Wilson
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred 1964.
(Executive Vice President, General Electric)

Lathrop, Gardiner
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1907.

Lawson, John Davison
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1892.

Lawson, L. M.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1908.

Lay, Kenneth
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred May 17, 1992.
(Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Enron Corporation and graduated in Economics from University of Missouri.)

Leber, Walter P.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1983.
(Vice President for International Operations for Harza Engineering Company of Chicago, Illinois)

Lee, E. Desmond
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred January 8, 1995.
(Former owner of Lee-Rowan Company)

Lee, Mary Ann
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 15, 2005.
(St. Louis philanthropist and community activist)

Lehman, Frederick Wm.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1907.

Lehrer, Jim
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred May 17, 2003.
(Winner of numerous awards for journalism)

Liberman, Lee M.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 10, 1987.
(Leader in the public utilities field)

Lindberg, Donald A.B.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred May 12, 1990.
(Director, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland, Longtime member of MU School of Medicine Faculty)

Linowitz, Sol M.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 18, 1972.
(Chairman of the National Urban Coalition)

Lipman, David
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred May 17, 1997.
(One of the nation's most prominent journalists; 1953 MU Journalism degree.)

Loeb, Isidor
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1933.
(Former Acting President of the University of Missouri)

Loggia, Robert
Doctor of Fine Arts, UMC conferred December 17, 2011.
(Actor)

Longwell, Chester Ray
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1940.
(Professor of Geology, Yale)

Loomis, Carol Junge
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred May 12, 2007.
(Business journalist)

Lottes, J. Otto
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred May 15, 1994.
(Retired Orthopedic Surgeon, AB 1934, BS Medicine 1935 University of Missouri)

Loughlin, Philip H, III
Doctor of Arts and Letters, UMSL conferred December 19, 2009.
(St. Louis Mercantile Library Board Member)

Lovejoy, Arthur Oncken
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1939.
(Professor of Philosophy, Johns Hopkins, retired)

Lowe, William Stewart
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1969.
(President, A. P. Green Refractories Company, Mexico, Missouri)

Lowell, Abbott Lawrence
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1914.

Lower, Elmer
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred 1975.
(Vice President, Corporate Affairs of the American Broadcasting Co.)

Luck, J. Vernon
Doctor of Humanities, UMC conferred May 6, 1989.
(Orthopedic Surgeon, BS Medicine, 1929 University of Missouri)

Lum, Herman
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred May 17, 1986.
(Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Hawaii)

Lutz, John
Doctor of Arts and Letters, UMSL conferred May 12, 2007.
(Author)

Lynch, William H.
Master of Arts, UMC conferred 1872.

Lyons, John H.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred May 1982.
(General President, International Association of Iron Workers)

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Mack, William
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1914.

Mackay, Charles
Doctor of Music, UMSL conferred May 18, 1996.
(Executive Director, Opera Theatre of St. Louis.)

Mackie, Virginia French
Doctor of Musical Arts, UMKC conferred May 13, 1989.
(Gifted pianist, harpsichordist lecturer and composer)

Maestre, Sidney
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1959.
(Philanthropist, financier, former student University of Missouri)

Mag, Arthur
Doctor of Laws and Literature, UMKC conferred May 11, 1974.

Magnus, Sandra H.
Doctor of Engineering, Missouri S&T conferred May 5, 2012.
(NASA Astronaut)

Mahan, George A.
Doctor of Laws, LTMC conferred 1933.

Mahoney, Richard John
Doctor of Laws, UMSL conferred May 15, 1988.
(Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Monsanto Company)

Mann, Marylen
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 16, 2009.
(Founder, director and president of Older Adult Service and Information System (OASIS))

Mantia, Richard
Doctor of Laws, UMSL conferred May 16, 1976.
(St. Louis Labor Leader)

Marbut, Curtis F.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1916.
(In charge of Soil Survey U. S. Department of Agriculture, Graduate University of Missouri and Harvard)

Marriott, W. McKim
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1936.
(Dean, School of Medicine, Washington University)

Martin, William McChesney, Jr.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1969.
(Broker, Financier, Chairman Federal Reserve Board)

Mason, John L.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred January 14, 1996.
(President, Monsanto Fund)

Mathes, John A.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred December 21, 1996.
(Member of UMR's Board of Trustees and CEO of John Mathes and Associates; 1967 BS Civil Engineering, 1968 M.S. Civil Engineering;1991 Professor Civil Engineer)

Mathews, Martin
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred August 10, 2003.
(Founder and Director of the Mathews-Dickey Boys and Girls Club)

Matsudaira, Tsuneo
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred November 9, 1926.
(Japanese Ambassador to the United States)

May, David William
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1934.

May, Marjorie N.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 13, 1979.
(Prominent St. Louis humanitarian and patron of the arts)

May, Morton D.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 13, 1979.
(Prominent St. Louis humanitarian and patron of the arts)

Mazia, Daniel
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred May 6, 1988.
(Former faculty member Department of Zoology, UMC)

McAfee, James Wesley
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1963.
(President of Union Electric Company of Missouri)

McAlester, Alexander Walker
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1897.
(Dean of the Department of Medicine, University of Missouri)

McAulaiffe, Eugene
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1927.

McBaine, James Patterson
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1937.
(Professor of Law, School of Jurisprudence, University of California)

McBride, Lloyd
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred May 9, 1981.
(President of United Steelworkers)

McClintock, Barbara
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred 1968.
(Geneticist, New York, former UM Faculty Member)

McCluer, Franc Lewis
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1964.
(President of Lindenwood College)

McDermott, John Francis
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred August 7, 1977.
(Distinguished St. Louis Historian)

McDonnell, James Smith, Jr.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1957.

McDonnell, John F.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR not conferred 1988.
Honorary Degree, UMSL not conferred 1991.
(Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, McDonnell Douglas Corporation)

McDonnell, Priscilla
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 14, 2006.
(Community volunteer)

McDonnell, Sanford N.
Doctor of Laws, UMSL conferred August 4, 1985.
(Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, McDonnell Douglas Corporation)

McFerrin, Bobby
Doctor of Music, UMSL conferred May 13, 1990.
(Jazz vocalist)

McFerrin, Robert
Doctor of Music, UMSL conferred May 13, 1990.
(Internationally known baritone)

McKelway, St. Clair
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1904.
(Brooklyn, New York)

McKissack, Frederick L.
Doctor of Arts and Letters, UMSL conferred August 7, 1994.
(Writer, educator/storyteller)

McKissack, Patricia C.
Doctor of Arts and Letters, UMSL conferred August 7, 1994.
(Writer, educator/storyteller)

McKnight, Robert W.
Doctor of Arts and Letters, UMSL conferred May 19, 2001.
(Railroad journalist and generous donor to the Barriger Railroad Library)

McMillian, Theodore
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred August 6, 1978.
(Lawyer and Jurist)

McMullen, Larry
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred December 14, 2013.
(Outstanding trial lawyer, co-chair of For All We Call Mizzou Capital Campaign Steering Committee)

McMurray, Wilson J.
Master of Arts, UMC conferred 1872.

McMurty, Larry
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMKC not conferred 1989.
(Gifted and popular novelist)

McNeal, Theodore D.
Doctor of Laws, UMSL conferred May 17, 1973.
(Former State Senator, Head of St. Louis Police Board and Curator)

McNeely, Eugene Johnson
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1962.
(President, American Telephone and Telegraph Company, New York, BS in Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri, 1922)

McNutt, V. H.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMR conferred 1967.

McReynolds, Allen
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1954.
(Missouri Statesman)

McShann, James Columbus "Jay"
Doctor of Musical Arts, UMKC conferred May 12, 1990.
(Jazz pianist)

Meador, Lewis Elbern
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1949.
(Professor of Economics - Drury College)

Menees, Charles
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred August 5, 1984.
(Noted writer, teacher, broadcaster and collector of jazz)

Merritt, Arthur Tillman
Doctor of Fine Arts, UMC conferred 1964.
(Professor of Music, Harvard University)

Millard, Thomas Franklin Fairfax
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1929.
(American Club, Shanghai, China)

Miller, J. Ronald
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred May 13, 2006.
(Retired Vice President and General Manager, Tissue/Towels/Facial-Worldwide, The Procter & Gamble Company)

Miller, Paul
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred July 31, 1981.
(Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gannett Company)

Miller, Richard G.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred May 7, 2000.
(President and Chief Executive Officer of Miller's Professional Imaging)

Millsap, Marvin McCoy
Doctor of Letters, UMC conferred July 31, 1987.
(Philanthropist, entrepreneur, former student University of Missouri)

Minor, Benjamin B.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1894.
(Former President of the University of Missouri, resident of Richmond, Virginia)

Molloy, Neil
Doctor of Laws, UMSL conferred August 7, 1994.
(Former State Representative, UMSL Bachelor degree in Education1974 and General Studies-emphasis Accounting 1981)

Moog, Dorothy
UMSL not conferred 1995.
(Supportive of UMSL and served on several boards of directors.)

Moore, George Herbert
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1950.
(Judge United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri)

Moore, Marianne
Doctor of Literature, UMC conferred 1970.
(Poet)

Moore, Nesby
Doctor of Laws, UMSL conferred August 3, 1980.
(President and Chief Executive Officer of Union-Sarah Economic Development Corporation)

Moore, William E.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1941.
(Managing Editor, Baltimore Sun)

Morgan, John A.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMKC conferred December 12, 1997.
(Strong supporter of and contributor to Kansas City community and UMKC.)

Mornin, Bob L.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred December 21, 1980.
(President, Coors Container Corporation)

Moss, Woodson
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1901.
(M. D. University of Missouri, 1874)

Mueller, George Edwin
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1964.
(Associate Administrator for Manned Space Flight, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, D. C.)

Mulroney, Brian
Doctor of Laws, UMSL conferred May 16, 1998.
(Former Prime Minister of Canada)

Murphy, James J.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred December 1978.

Musial, Stanley Frank
Doctor of Laws, UMSL conferred May 13, 1984.
(Professional Baseball Player)

N

Nahm, Helen
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred 1961.
(Dean of the School of Nursing, University of California, AB, University of Missouri)

Naka, F Robert
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred December 19, 2008.
(Outstanding example of excellence in engineering, scholarship, citizenship and service)

Nash, Helen E.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 17, 1992.
(St. Louis physician in private practice since 1946.)

Nash, Zebulun
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred December 17, 2005.
(Manager, Basic Chemicals, Baytown Chemical Plant, ExxonMobil Chemical Company)

Na-Songkhla, Chamnarn
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred August 2, 1991.
(Director, Office of Extension and Continuing Education, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand; MA Geography UMC 1970; Ph.D. Higher and Adult Education UMC 1984)

Na-Songkhla, Wattana
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred August 2, 1991.
(Chairperson, Department of Home Economics of Prince of Songlda, Thailand; M.S. Home Economics UMC 1970; Ph.D. Home Economics Education UMC 1984)

Needles, Enoch Ray
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1937.

Neibuhr, Reinhold
Doctor of Literature, UMC not conferred 1967.

Neihardt, John G.
Doctor of Literature, UMC conferred 1947.
(Author and Poet)

Nelson, Donald Marr
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1942.
(Chairman, War Production Board, Washington, D. C.)

Nemerov, Howard
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 16, 1982.
(Distinguished man of letters and Pulitzer-prize winning poet)

Nevins, Marvin E., Jr.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred May 1984.
(Consultant to ARCO, Inc.)

Newcomb, Eldon
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred May 16, 1993.
(Folke Scogg Professor Emeritus of Botany, University of Wisconsin, AB with Distinction in Botany, UMC, 1940 and AM, UMC 1942)

Newman, Andrew E.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred January 6, 1991.
(Chairman of the Board of Edison Brothers Stores Inc.)

Newman, Eric P.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred December 20, 1981.
(Leading innovator of major philanthropic projects in St. Louis)

Newman, Evelyn Edison
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred December 20, 1981.
(Leading innovator of major philanthropic projects in St. Louis)

Newman, Peggy A.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred January 6, 1991.
(Attorney)

Nichols, Miller
Doctor of Business Administration, UMKC conferred May 12, 1989.
(Contributed time, talent and financial support to UMKC.)

Niederlander, Ann Quill
Doctor of Laws, UMSL conferred January 5, 1986.
(Recognized nationally as providing a model program of legal services for the public)

Norlin, George
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1921.

Nutter, James B., Sr.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMKC conferred May 22, 2014.
(Founder and chairman of James B. Nutter and Company and Kansas City philanthropist)

O

Obata, Gyo
Doctor of Fine Arts, UMSL conferred May 12, 1991.
(Chairman and CEO, Heflmuth, Obata and Kassabaum)

O'Connell, Brian
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred May 14, 2011.
(Professor and Humanitarian)

Oldham, Marian O'Fallon
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred January 5, 1992.
(Curator Emeritus, University of Missouri)

O'Neil, John J. "Buck"
Doctor of Business Honoris Causa, UMKC conferred May 11, 1996.
(Player and manager for the Kansas City Monarchs Baseball Team in the 193 Os and 1940s.)

Ong, Walter J.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred 1973.
(Catholic clergyman, distinguished scholar and teacher at St. Louis University)

Orem, Dorothea E.
Doctor of Nursing, UMC conferred May 10, 1998.
(Leading nurse theorist)

Orf, Harry
Doctor of Science, UMSL conferred December 15, 2012.
(Senior Vice President for Research Management at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston)

Orr, Thomas Grover
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred 1955.
(Surgeon, Professor Emeritus of Surgery, University of Kansas)

Orthwein, William
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL not conferred - declined 1997.
(Known philanthropist to the University)

Otis, Merrill E.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1941.
(U. S. District Judge, Western District, Missouri)

P

Pace, Stanley C.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred August 5, 1990.
(Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, General Dynamics Corporation)

Pake, George Edward
Doctor of Science, UMR conferred 1966.
(Provost and Professor of Physics, Washington University)

Palmer, Ernest Jesse
Doctor of Science, UMC not conferred - deceased 1962.

Parsons, David
Doctor of Fine Arts, UMKC conferred at UMKC Conservatory of Music 'Crescendo' Event October 16, 2004.
(Accomplished dance performer, choreographer, teacher, director and producer)

Partridge, Robert D.
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred May 18, 1985.
(Executive Vice President and General Manager of NRECA, Retired)

Patterson, Edwin W.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1936.
(School of Law, Columbia University)

Pellegrino, Edmund
Doctor of Humanities, UMC conferred May 1984.
(Physician/Humanist)

Peltason, Jack Walter
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1978.
(President of the American Council in Education, BA and MA from UM)

Penney, James Cash
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1953.
(Chairman, Board of J. C. Penney Company, Inc.)

Perkins, Richard Marlin
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred 1971.
(Curator of the St. Louis Zoological Gardens)

Perry, Earnest L.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred May 1977.
(President, Frain Colnon International Limited)

Pershing, John Joseph
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1920.
(General, U. S. Army)

Persons, Wallace Rancon
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1971.
(Executive Officer, Emerson Electric Company)

Peterson, Donald W.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred December 16, 1989.
(Lawyer in Washington, D.C., BS Chemical Engineering 1950 -UMR)

Petroski, Henry
Doctor of Engineering, Missouri S&T conferred May 7, 2011.
(Aleksander S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering and Professor of History, Duke University)

Phillips, Harvey G.
Doctor of Humanities, UMC conferred July 31, 1987.
(Musician - supreme artist on the tuba)

Piel, Gerard
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred August 2, 1985.
(President of American Association for the Advancement of Science)

Polsinelli, James A.
Doctor of Laws, UMKC conferred May 18, 2013.
(Kansas City Entrepreneur, UMKC School of Law Alumnus)

Potter, Charles J.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1950.

Pound, Roscoe
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1916.
(Dean of Law, Harvard University, Graduate of University of Nebraska)

Powell, John Benjamin
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1945.
(Former Staff member of the School of Journalism University of Missouri; Editor and Publisher of the China Weekly Review in Shanghai)

Powers, Ron
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred May 12, 2012.
(Author)

Predock, Antoine
Doctor of Fine Arts, UMC conferred December 15, 2012.
(Architect)

Prentis, Henning Webb, Jr.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1950.
(President, Armstrong Cork Company)

Price, Charles H., II
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred May 6, 1988.
(American Ambassador to the United Kingdom)

Pritchett, Henry Smith
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1934.

Puckett, Erastus Paul
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1952.
(Dean, Central College, Fayette)

Pulitzer, Emily Rauh
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 14, 1989.
(Former Curator of St. Louis Art Museum)

Pulitzer, Joseph, Jr.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 14, 1989.
(Chairman of Pulitzer Publishing Companies)

Q

Quenon, Robert H.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred December 16, 1979.
(President and Chief Executive Officer, Peabody Coal Company)

R

Ragland, William T.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1930.
(Judge)

Ramo, Roberta Cooper
Doctor of Laws, UMKC conferred May 5, 1995.
(Lawyer)

Rautenstrauch, Walter
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1932.
(Mechanical Engineer)

Raven, Peter H.
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred May 17, 1992.
(Director, Missouri Botanical Garden, Curator Emeritus, University of Missouri)

Ray, Dixy Lee
Doctor of Science, UMR conferred May 1976.
(Scientist)

Ray, E. Lansing
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1955.
(Journalist, Chairman of the Board, and Editor St. Louis Globe-Democrat)

Reid, Ralph
Doctor of Educational Leadership, UMKC conferred May 18, 2013.
(President of Sprint Foundation, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility for Sprint Nextel, and UMKC Law School alumnus)

Reinert, Paul Clare
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1957.
(Educator, President, St. Louis University)

Remmers, Miriam
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred May 17, 2003.
(Co-founder of the Remmers Special Artist/Lecture Series)

Remmers, Walter E.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1948.

Reuss, Lloyd E.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred December 20, 1981.
(Director of Engineering, Chevrolet Motor Division-Engineering Center)

Richards, R.H.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1908.

Richey, Frederick David
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred 1949.
(Plant Geneticist)

Ridgel, Gus T.
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred May 18, 1996.
(Educator, MA Economics 1951 MU)

Riggs, Lawrason, III
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1972.
(Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, St. Joe Minerals Corporation, New York, New York)

Rinehart, Kenneth L.
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred May 10, 1998.
(Distinguished chemist and educator)

Robbins, Frederick Chapman
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred 1958.
(Medical Scientist, AB 1936, BS in Medicine, 1938 University of Missouri)

Roberts, John Payne
Doctor of Laws, UMSL conferred August 4, 1985.
(Founder of the National Museum of Transport in St. Louis)

Roberts, Roy Allison
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1960.
(Outstanding Missouri journalist, President and General Manager Kansas City Star)

Robertson, David
Doctor of Music, UMSL conferred May 14, 2011.
(Music Director, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra)

Robinson, Beauford Wayne
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred December 19, 2008.
(Director of Vocational and Technical Education (retired); "father of vocational education in Missouri")

Robinson, Mary
Honorary Degree, UMSL not conferred - declined 1992.
(President of the Republic of Ireland--lawyer, academic and legislative leader)

Roesky, Herbert W.
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred May 14, 2005.
(Internationally recognized scholar in the areas of chemical and materials research)

Rogers, James Harvey
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1939.
(Sterling Professor of Political Economy, Yale)

Roman, Herschel L.
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred May 6, 1989.
(Geneticist AB Biology 1936, Ph.D. Genetics 1942, University of Missouri)

Rommel, Manfred
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred January 9, 1983.
(Mayor of Stuttgart, Federal Republic of Germany)

Roos, Lawrence K.
Doctor of Laws, UMSL conferred January 5, 1975.
(Supervisor of St. Louis County)

Ross, Charles G.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1936.
(Editor, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Rowan, Carl T.
Doctor of Letters, UMC conferred May 18, 1985.
(Prize winning correspondent)

Rubey, William Walden
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred 1953.
(Chairman, National Research Council)

Rudin, Susan Saleskey
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 17, 2009.
(Nation philanthropist - academic humanitarian and arts organization, and supporter of the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Education's Qualitative Research Conference)

Rupp, Joseph Dennis
Doctor of Engineering, Missouri S&T conferred May 16, 2009.
(Chairman, President & CEO, Olin Corporation)

Rusk, Henry Perly
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred 1950.
(Dean, College of Agriculture, University of Illinois)

Rusk, Howard Archibald
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred 1947.
(Editorial Staff, New York Times)

Russell, Leon
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred May 15, 2010.
(President of the American Veterinary Medical Association)

Rutledge, William A.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred December 20, 1987.
(Vice Chairman, Emerson Electric Company - Retired)

Ryan, Mary Jean (Sister)
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 17, 2003.
(President and chief executive of SSM Health Care)

S

Sabine, George Holland
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1943.
(Dean, Graduate School, Cornell)

Saligman, Harvey
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred January 8, 1989.
(Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of INTERCO, Inc.)

Sanborn, Jeremiah Wilson
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1926.
(Pittsfield, N. H.)

Schafly, Daniel L.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred January 4, 1987.
(Advocate for citizen involvement in determining educational outcomes)

Schankman, Steven F.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred December 14, 2013.
(Accomplished musician, entrepreneur, and philanthropist)

Schaps, Eric
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 17, 2009.
(Founder and president of the Development Studies Center)

Schnetzler, Estill Everett
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred August 1, 1983.
(Distinguished teacher in Poultry Science, BSA. and MA, University of Missouri)

Schork, John E.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred December 1982.
(Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Research-Cottrell, Inc.)

Schurman, Jacob Gould
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1921.

Schwartz, Charles W.
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred 1975.
(Biologist, Missouri Department of Conservation)

Schwartz, Elizabeth Reeder
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred 1975.
(Biologist, Missouri Department of Conservation)

Schweitzer, Paul
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1897.
(Professor of Agricultural Chemistry, University of Missouri)

Scott, Eugenie
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred May 15, 2010.
(Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education)

Scott, George C.
Doctor of Fine Arts, UMC not conferred 1976.
Doctor of Fine Arts, UMC not conferred 1982.

Scott, Thomas M.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred December 17, 2004.
(Past owner of a prominent insurance and risk management firm, active in philanthrophy in Kansas City, MU alumnus and supporter)

Scott, William Wallace
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred 1974.
(Scientist, Physician, Educator)

Sculley, John "Jack"
Honorary Degree, UMSL not conferred 1996.
(Chairman, Apple Computer.)

Seares, Frederick Hanly
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred June 6, 1934.

Sears, Michael M.
Doctor of Science, UMSL conferred August 12, 2001.
(President of McDonnell Aircraft and Missile Systems, MA Engineering Management, UMR)

Seay, Norman R.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred December 18, 2010.
(Civil Rights Leader, Co-Founder of C.O.R.E.)

Shange, Ntozake
Doctor of Fine Arts, UMSL conferred May 11, 1986.
(Playwright, poet, novelist and teacher)

Shannon, Richard
Master of Arts, UMC conferred 1871.

Shapley, Fern Rusk
Doctor of Fine Arts, UMC conferred 1959.
(Assistant Chief Curator, National Gallery of Art, AB, AM, Ph.D., University of Missouri)

Shapley, Harlow
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred June 8, 1927.
(Director of Harvard University Observatory)

Shaw, Albert
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1908.

Shear, S. Sue
Doctor of Law, UMSL conferred May 16, 1998.
(Member of the Missouri House of Representatives)

Shelden, Russell
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred May 12, 2007.
(Long history of service to MU, and a distinguished professional career)

Shelton-Colby, Sally
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred May 7, 2000.
(Assistant administrator for global programs for the U.S. Agency for International Development USAID, B.A. French, University of Missouri)

Shepley, Ethan A. H.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1957.
(Educator, Chancellor of Washington University)

Sherberg, Ellen
Doctor of Arts and Letters, UMSL conferred August 6, 2000.
(Publisher of St. Louis Business Journal)

Shipman, Joseph C.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMKC conferred June 3, 1967.
(Director, Linda Hall Library of Science and Technology)

Shira, Robert B.
Doctor of Science, UMKC conferred May 1, 1982.
(Distinguished American dentist and dental educator)

Shockley, Gilbert Ralph
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1970.
(Executive Vice President and Director Reynolds Research Corporation)

Shoemaker, Floyd
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1954.
(Secretary, State Historical Society of Missouri)

Shopmaker, Allen B.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred posthumously August 7, 2005.
(Supporter of Education and International Studies)

Shopmaker, Helen S.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred August 7, 2005.
(Supporter of Education and International Studies)

Shorey, Paul
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1913.

Sickman, Laurence
Doctor of Literature, UMKC conferred May 11, 1974.

Singleton, Charles Southward
Doctor of Literature, UMC conferred 1963.
(Professor of Humanistic Studies, Johns Hopkins University)

Skinner, Burrus Frederick
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred 1968.
(Professor of Psychology, Harvard)

Slatkin, Leonard
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 17, 1981.
(Music Director and Conductor, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra)

Smarr, Larry
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred May 17, 2008.
(Leader and visionary in the development of supercomputing)

Smerdon, Ernest T.
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred December 20, 2003.
(Educator, engineer)

Smith, Bert Kruger
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred May 18, 1985.
(Writer and nationally and internationally recognized expert in the field of mental health.)

Smith, Forrest
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred in Special Convocation December 3, 1960.
(Former Governor of Missouri)

Smith, Harry B.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred May 1986.
(Group Vice President for Defense of Westinghouse Electric Corporation)

Smith, Louis W.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred May 15, 1993.
(President of the Kansas City Division of Allied-Signal Aerospace Company; BS in Electrical Engineering UMR 1966)

Smith, Ozzie
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred August 10, 1997.
(Short stop of the St. Louis Cardinals)

Smith, Tom K.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1935.

Smith, Tom K., Jr.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 13, 1990.
(Curator Emeritus, University of Missouri)

Smith, William Benjamin
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1931.

Smith, Willie Mae Ford
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred August 6, 1989.
(Well known gospel singer.)

Smurfit, Michael W. J.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred May 11, 1991.
(Chairman of Telecom Eireann, Ireland)

Snow, Edgar
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMKC conferred posthumously May 14, 1983.
(Internationally recognized journalist)

Soult, John B.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1970.
(President and Chairman of the Board, Fruin-Colnon Corporation)

Spencer, Robert W.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 17, 2003.
(1972 alum, established a large charitable trust at UMSL)

Sprinkel, Beryl
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred May 17, 1986.
(Chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers)

Spurling, Roy Glenwood
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred 1957.
(Neurosurgeon, AB 1920, AM 1923, University of Missouri)

Stangler, Gary J.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred December 15, 2012.
(Executive Director of the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative)

Stanley, Louise
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1940.
(Chief, Bureau of Home Economics, U. S. Department of Agriculture)

Stark, Lloyd Crow
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred in Special Convocation December 3, 1960.
(Former Governor of Missouri)

Stark, Nathan J.
Doctor of Laws, UMKC conferred May 10, 1980.
(Undersecretary of Health, Education and Welfare)

Starkloff, Max
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred January 6, 1985.
(An activist on behalf of the disabled)

Starr, Chester
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred July 31, 1981.
(AB and MA, University of Missouri, Professor of Ancient History)

Starr, Martha Jane
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMKC conferred December 12, 1997.
(Provided distinguished service to UMKC for over 30 years.)

Steele, James B.
Doctor of Letters, UMKC conferred May 9, 2004.
(Award-winning journalist with Time Magazine.)

Stegemeier, Richard J.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred May 12, 1990.
(President and Chief Executive Officer of Unocal Corporation, BS Petroleum Engineering 1950 - UMR)

Steinhart, Geoffrey "Jeff"
Doctor of Engineering, Missouri S&T conferred May 17, 2014.
(Vice President (retired) of Engineering for Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.)

Stephens, Edwin William
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1905.
(Columbia, Mo.)

Stephens, James Wilbur
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1971.
(Vice President - Community Services, Missouri Public Service Company, Kansas City, Missouri)

Stephens, Lawrence Vest
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1897.
(Governor of Missouri)

Stephenson, H. Howard
Doctor of Laws, UMKC conferred May 7, 1993.
(Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Bancorp Hawaii, Inc.)

Stern, Michael
Doctor of Musical Arts, UMKC conferred May 7, 2011.
(Music Director and Conductor of the Kansas City Symphony)

Stevenson, Gerald
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred December 20, 2003.
(Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of The Summit Prairie Corporation)

Stever, Horton Guyford
Doctor of Science, UMR conferred May 1975.
(Director, National Science Foundation)

Stewart, Walter W.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1932.
(Economist)

Stone, Ezra Chaim
Doctor of Fine Arts, UMC conferred August 4, 1989.
(Retired radio, television and motion picture producer, director, actor and writer.)

Stone, Kimbrough
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1928.
(Federal Judge, Kansas City)

Stone, William J.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1893.
(Governor of Missouri)

Stowers, James E., Jr.
Doctor of Medicine, UMC conferred May 25, 2001.
(Co-founder of the Stowers Institute for Medical Research and Chairman of American Century Companies)

Stowers, Virginia
Doctor of Nursing, UMC conferred May 12, 2001.
(Co-founder of the Stowers Institute for Medical Research and Owner of American Century Companies)

Straus, Roger W., Jr.
Doctor of Literature, UMC conferred 1976.
(Publisher and Editor, B. J., University of Missouri)

Strauss, Leon R.
Doctor of Laws, UMSL conferred May 12, 1985.
(A builder and rebuilder of cities - driving force behind much of neighborhood and commercial redevelopment now occurring in St. Louis)

Strauss, Mary B.
Doctor of Fine Arts, UMSL conferred May 12, 1985.
(Utilized her academic specialty of art history to restore the legendary Fox Theatre)

Strubinger, Margaret Hickey
Doctor of Laws, UMSL conferred May 18, 1975.
(Senior Editor - Public Affairs - Ladies Home Journal)

Sturtevant, Carleton William
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1929.
(United States Engineer Office, Kansas City, Missouri)

Suggs, Donald M.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 16, 1993.
(Certified oral surgeon)

Sullivan, Leonor K.
Doctor of Laws, UMSL conferred June 1969.
(Former Congresswoman for 3rd District)

Sullivan, Tom
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 12, 2012.
(Motivational speaker, humanitarian advocate, champion of children and young adults with special needs)

Sutton, Richard L.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1922.
(Physician)

Sutton, Richard L., Jr.
Doctor of Science, UMKC conferred May 10, 1975.

Suzman, Helen
Honorary Degree, UMSL not conferred 1990.
(Member of Parliament, South Africa)

Sverdrup, Leif John
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1952.

Switzler, William F.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1904.
(Columbia, Mo.)

Symington, Stuart
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1965.
(U. S. Senator from Missouri)

Symington, Stuart Jr.
Doctor of Laws, UMSL conferred August 11, 2002.
(Well-known lawyer, and previous member of Mercantile Library Board Direction)

Szygenda, Ralph J.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred May 17, 2003.
(Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Officer/Group Vice-President and Chief Internet Strategist, General Motors Corporation)

T

Tainton, Urlyn Clifton
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1930.

Tang, Cynthia Jean Mathias
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred May 16, 1998.
(Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Insight Industries, Inc., UMR1985 BS Economics, 1994, Professional Degree Economist)

Taylor, Carl Cleveland
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1960.
(Distinguished Rural Sociologist, Ph.D., University of Missouri)

Taylor, Maxwell Davenport (Major General)
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1951.
(Assistant Chief of Staff, Department of the Army)

Ternberg, Jessie L.
Doctor of Science, UMSL conferred May 17, 1981.
(Director of the Division of Pediatric Surgery and Professor of Surgery in Pediatrics at Washington University and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery at St. Louis Children's Hospital)

Terrill, James W.
Master of Arts, UMC conferred 1872.

Thal, Charles
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred December 15, 2007.
(Volunteer police captain and business advisor)

Thilly, Frank
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1907.

Thomas, Augustus
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1924.

Thomas, Charles Allen
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1965.
(Chairman of the Board, The Monsanto Company, St. Louis, Missouri)

Thomas, Helen A.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred May 15, 1994.
(Prominent print journalist)

Thomas, Joseph R.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred August 8, 1993.
(Chief administrative officer of K-Mart's international headquarters)

Thompson, Guy Atwood
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1932.
(Lawyer)

Thompson, William S.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred May 14, 2005.
(CEO of an internationally successful fund management company, previous member of the MU Board of Curators, MU alumnus and supporter)

Thomson, Virgil
Doctor of Fine Arts, UMC conferred 1971.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMKC conferred October 3, 1980.
(Composer, critic, conductor)

Thorne, Gerald Barclay
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1956.
(Industrial economist, BS in Agriculture 1925, AM 1930, University of Missouri. Former faculty member University of Missouri.)

Throop, George Reeves
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1930.
(Judge)

Tigert, John J.
Doctor of Divinity, UMC conferred 1894.

Titus, Myer L.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred May 12, 1990.
(MU Alumnus; President of Philander Smith College)

Tolman, Carl
Doctor of Science, UMR conferred 1962.
(Chancellor, Washington University)

Tomasek, Anton John
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1963.
(Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Walsh Refractories Corporation, St. Louis.)

Toomey, John B.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred May 1985.
(President, Operating Manager and Chairman of the Board of VSE Company)

Towell, William E.
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred May 9, 1981.
(Conservationist, Former Director of Missouri Department of Conservation)

Traubel, Helen
Doctor of Music, UMC conferred 1948.
(Opera and Concert Singer)

Trelease, William
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1903.

Trillin, Calvin
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred May 17, 2003.
(Journalist, author)

Trogdon, William
Doctor of Letters, UMC conferred December 17, 2011.
(Author)

Trova, Ernest T.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred January 8, 1978.
(Prominent St. Louis Sculptor)

Truitt, Roger E.
Doctor of Engineering, Missouri S&T conferred December 15, 2012.
(Retired Senior Vice President and President, ARCO Products Company)

Trulaske, Robert J., Jr.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred December 20, 2002.
(Businessman, Philanthropist)

Truman, Harry S.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1950.
(President of the United States)

Trusheim, H. Edwin
Honorary Degree, UMSL not conferred 1992.
(Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of General American Life Insurance Company)

Tuch, Hans N. "Tom"
Doctor of Laws, UMKC conferred May 1986.
(Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. State Department specialized in field of public diplomacy)

Tuck, Edward F., Jr.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred December 20, 1997.
(Former member of UMR Board of Trustees, partner and founder of Kinship Venure Management; 1953 BS Electrical Engineering; 1980Professor Electrical Engineering.)

Tucker, Avis Green
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred May 6, 1989.
(Editor, Publisher, Public Service, Curator Emeritus, University of Missouri, AB University of Missouri.)

Tuttle, Dane Sylvester
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1910.

Tutu, Desmond
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMKC conferred September 24, 1990.
(Archbishop and Chancellor of the University of Western Cape South Africa)

Tyrrell, Frank G.
Doctor of Divinity, UMC conferred 1898.
(Clergyman of St. Louis)

U

Umansky, Martin
Doctor of Letters, UMC conferred May 16, 1987.
(Chairman of the Board of the KAKELAND Stations, a Division of Chronicle Broadcasting Company)

V

Valenta, Carol
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred December 14, 2013.
(Pioneer in science education)

Van Ravenswaay, Charles
Doctor of Humanities, UMC conferred 1980.
(Cultural Historian, publishing extensively on subjects related to Missouri)

Van Trease, Sandra
Doctor of Arts and Letters, UMSL conferred May 16, 2004.
(President of Unicare, Wellpoint Health Networks, Inc.)

Van Valkenburgh, A. S.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1935.
(Judge)

Vasey, Roger M.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred May 13, 2006.
(Business leader, active supporter of education and minority youth, demonstrated leadership in enhancing diversity in business, MU alumnus and supporter)

Vaughn, Victor Clarence
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1923.

Veatch, Nathan Thomas
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1973.
(Black & Veatch Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Kansas City, Missouri)

Vernon, L. M. (Reverend)
Doctor of Divinity, UMC conferred 1869.
(Sedalia, Missouri)

Vineyard, George H.
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred May 17, 1986.
(Member of staff of the Physics Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and served as Director, former faculty member UMC)

Vitek, Richard
Doctor of Science, UMR conferred December 17, 2005.
(Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of FOTODYNE, Inc. of Hartland, Wisconsin)

Von Prittwitz und Gaffron, Friedrich Wilhelm
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1930.
(German ambassador to the United States.)

W

Waddell, John Alexander Law
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1904.
(Kansas City Missouri)

Wadsworth, Homer C.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1964.
(President of Kansas City Board of Education, Director of Kansas City Trust Foundation)

Walker, Robert Franklin
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred June 7, 1926.
(Judge, Supreme Court of Missouri)

Walker, William Dewey
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred December 21, 2002.
(Chairman of Planar Systems, Inc., UMR 1958 B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1978 Professional Degree Electrical Engineer)

Wall, Edward Everett
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1935.

Walton, Audrey
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred December 14, 2001.
(Philanthropist, former spouse of the late James "Bud" Walton, co-founder of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)

Walton, Sam M.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred May 1984.
(Founder Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Graduate of University of Missouri)

Warfield, William
Doctor of Music, UMSL conferred in absentia August 11, 2002.
(An operatic artist and recitalist and one of the foremost singers of the 20th century)

Warner, William
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1906.

Waters, Henry Jackson
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1916.
(President, Kansas State Agricultural College, formerly Dean of the College of Agriculture, University of Missouri)

Watts, Eugene
Doctor of Music, UMC conferred May 10, 1998.
(Founding member of the world-famous Canadian Brass, Bachelor of Music, MU 1959)

Weber, John R.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred January 3, 1988.
(Chairman of the Board of Fred Weber, Inc.)

Weinstein, Noah
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred August 1, 1982.
(Distinguished jurist)

Weise, Theodore L.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred May 13, 2000.
(President and Chief Executive Officer of Federal Express Corporation)

Wells, Ben H.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred July 31, 1983.
(Civic and cultural leader)

Wells, Katherine Gladney
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred July 31, 1983.
(Civic and cultural leader)

West, Robert C.
Doctor of Engineering, UMSL conferred May 13, 1990.
(Chairman Emeritus, Sverdrup Corporation)

Westermann, William Linn
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1943.
(Professor of History, Columbia University)

Wetterau, Ted
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred January 13, 2002.
(Former CEO of Wetterau, Inc.)

White, Edward Joseph
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred June 5, 1929.
(Missouri Pacific Railway Company, St. Louis, Missouri)

White, Edwin Clay
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1899.
(AB, University of Missouri, 1856)

White, Gary
Doctor of Engineering, Missouri S&T conferred December 14, 2013.
(Executive Director and co-founder of Water.Org)

White, Henry H.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1870.

White, Leander Mitchell
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1958.
(Journalist, Publisher Mexico, Missouri Ledger)

Whittaker, Charles E.
Doctor of Laws, UMC not conferred 1958.
Doctor of Laws, UMC not conferred 1964.
(Jurist)

Whittelsey, Charles Chauncy
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1960.

Whitton, Rex Marion
Doctor of Science, UMC conferred 1961.
(Federal Highway Administrator, BS in Civil Engineering)

Wilkens, Roy Arthur
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred December 19, 1998.
(President and Director of WilTel, Inc., UMR 1966 B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1991 Professional Degree Electrical Engineer)

Wilkins, Horace Jr.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred August 11, 1996.
(President, Missouri Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.)

Wilkins, Roy
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred June 10, 1971.
(Social welfare executive)

Williams, Thomas Lanier "Tennessee"
Doctor of Humanities, UMC conferred 1969.
(Writer, Former Student College of Arts and Science and School of Journalism)

Williamson, Euclid
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred May 12, 2012.
(Educator, Founder and Executive Director of Target Hope)

Willson, George Clark
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1953.
(Attorney, former member of Board of Curators)

Wilmut, Ian
Doctor of Science Letters, UMC conferred May 14, 2011.
(Medical Researcher; Leader of team that cloned sheep "Dolly")

Wilson, James
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1902.

Wilson, Lanford
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMKC conferred September 20, 1981.
(Contemporary American Playwright)

Wilson, Margaret Bush
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 12, 1991.
(Attorney and Public Servant)

Wilson, William C.
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred January 10, 2004.
(Past president of Bank of America St. Louis and past president of the UMSL Chancellor's Council)

Winter, Mildred
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 11, 2008.
(First principal investigator of the Parents as Teachers Program, author, teacher)

Withers, John W.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1918.

Wolf, John Dorsey
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred December 16, 2000.
(Chief Operating Officer of Fairchild Dornier in Wessling, Bayern, Germany)

Wolff, Patricia
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMSL conferred May 12, 2012.
(Pediatrician and founder of Meds and Food for Kids)

Woodman, Leon Elmer
Doctor of Science, UMR conferred 1955.

Woods, Harriett
Doctor of Laws, UMSL conferred January 12, 2003.
(Member of the State Legislature, Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, President of the National Women's Political Caucus)

Woods, Harriett
Doctor of Laws, UMSL conferred January 12, 2003.
(Member of State Legislature, Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, President of National Women's Political Caucus)

Woodward, Joan B
Doctor of Engineering, Missouri S&T conferred December 20, 2008.
(Director, Sandia National Laboratories)

Woolf, Steven
Doctor of Fine Arts, UMSL conferred August 8, 1993.
(Artistic Director of the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis)

Worner, Lloyd Edson
Doctor of Letters, UMC conferred August 1, 1983.
(President Emeritus of Colorado College, MA and Ph.D. and Instructor, University of Missouri)

Wu, Chao-Chu
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1931.
(Chinese Minister to the United States)

Wulf, William A.
Doctor of Engineering, Missouri S&T conferred May 17, 2008.
(President Emeritus of the National Academy of Engineering)

Wyatt, DeMarquis Dale
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1963.
(Director, Office of Programs, NASA)

Y

Yergin, Daniel Howard
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred 1980.
(Lecturer at the Kennedy School at Harvard)

Yien-Si, Tsiang
Doctor of Laws, UMSL conferred January 1, 1994.
(Secretary-general for the Office of the President of the Republic of China)

Ying, Lin Ju (Madame)
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMKC conferred May 12, 1990.
(Internationally recognized nurse and scholar)

Yost, Casper S.
Doctor of Laws, UMC conferred 1934.

Young, Andrew
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred May 1983.
(Clergyman, Civil Rights Leader and Congressman)

Young, Howard I.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1939.

Young, Lewis E.
Doctor of Engineering, UMR conferred 1947.

Young, Robert A.
Doctor of Laws, UMSL conferred August 7, 1994.
(Former State Representative, State Senator and U.S. Congressman)

Young, Virginia
Doctor of Humane Letters, UMC conferred August 6, 1982.
(Librarian, Educator)

Z

Zigler, Edward
Doctor of Philosophy in Education, UMKC conferred May 8, 1993.
(Sterling Professor of Psychology at Yale University)

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