Honorary Degrees 1940-1949

July 11, 1949 Albert Schweitzer, Medical missionary and musician, Doctor of Laws
June 17, 1949 Harold Higgins Swift, Former Chairman, Board of Trustees, The University of Chicago (1922-1949), Doctor of Laws, honoris causa
  Ross Granville Harrison, Professor Emeritus of Biology, Yale University, Doctor of Science
September 2, 1948 James Leslie Brierly, Professor of International Relations, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, Doctor of Laws
  Max Theodor Felix von Laue, Acting Director, Max Planck Institute for Physical Chemistry and Honorary Professor, University of Göttingen, Germany, Doctor of Science
June 15, 1945 Walter Sydney Adams, Director, Mount Wilson Observatory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Doctor of Science
September 29, 1941 Robert Andrews Millikan, Director, Norman Bridge Laboratory of Physics, and Chairman, Executive Council, California Institute of Technology, Doctor of Laws
  Charles Howard McIlwain, Eaton Professor of the Science of Government, Harvard University, Doctor of Laws
  Hans Kelsen, Formerly Professor, German University, Prague, Czechoslovakia; Research Associate in Comparative Law, Harvard University, Doctor of Laws
  John Maurice Clark, Professor of Economics, Columbia University, Doctor of Laws
  Robert Lowry Calhoun, Professor of Historical Theology, Yale University, Doctor of Divinity
  William Linn Westermann, Professor of History, Columbia, University, Doctor of Humane Letters
  Richard Henry Tawney, Professor of Economic History, University of London, England, Doctor of Humane Letters
  Edgar Howard Sturtevant, Professor of Linguistics, Yale University, Doctor of Humane Letters
  Michael Ivanovich Rostovtzeff, Sterling Professor of Ancient History and Archeology and Director of Archeological Research, Yale University, Doctor of Humane Letters
  Charles Rufus Morey, Marquand Professor of Art and Archeology, Princeton University, Doctor of Humane Letters
  Clarence Irving Lewis, Professor of Philosophy, Harvard University, Doctor of Humane Letters
  Halvdan Koht, Formerly Professor of History, Royal Frederick University, Oslo, Norway, Doctor of Humane Letters
  Lily Bess Campbell, Professor of English, University of California, Los Angeles, Doctor of Humane Letters
  Edward Cooke Armstrong, Professor of French Language, Princeton University, Doctor of Humane Letters
  Amado Alonso, Director, Institute of Philology, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Doctor of Humane Letters
  Robert R. Williams, Chemical Director, Bell Telephone Laboratories, Doctor of Science
  Oswald Veblen, Professor of Mathematics, Institute for Advanced Study, Doctor of Science
  Donald Dexter Van Slyke, Chief Chemist, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, Doctor of Science
  Florence Barbara Seibert, Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Henry Phipps Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Doctor of Science
  Henry Norris Russell, Professor of Astronomy and Director, Observatory, Princeton University, Doctor of Science
  Thomas Milton Rivers, Director of the Hospital, Rockefeller Institute of Medical Research, Doctor of Science
  Linus Carl Pauling, Professor of Chemistry and Director, Gates and Crellin Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, Doctor of Science
  Carlos Monge, Dean of the Medical Faculty, National University of San Marcos, Lima, Peru, Doctor of Science
  Robert Harry Lowie, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, Doctor of Science
  Ernest Orlando Lawrence, Professor of Physics and Director, Radiation Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, Doctor of Science
  Karl Spencer Lashley, Research Professor of Neuropsychology, Harvard University, Doctor of Science
  Herbert Spencer Jennings, Professor Emeritus of Zoölogy,The Johns Hopkins University; Research Associate, University of California, Los Angeles, Doctor of Science
  Libbie Henrietta Hyman, Research Associate, American Museum of Natural History, Doctor of Science
  Evarts Ambrose Graham, Professor of Surgery, Washington University, Doctor of Science
  Ernest William Goodpasture, Professor of Pathology, Vanderbilt University, Doctor of Science
  Edward Adelbert Doisy, Professor of Biochemistry, St. Louis University, Doctor of Science
  Reginald Aldworth Daly, Professor of Geology, Harvard University, Doctor of Science
  George David Birkhoff, Perkins Professor of Mathematics, Harvard University, Doctor of Science
  Charles Herbert Best, Professor of Physiology, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Doctor of Science
  Charles Elmer Allen, Professor of Botany, University of Wisconsin, Doctor of Science
June 11, 1940 Ludvig Hektoen, Professor Emeritus of Pathology, The University of Chicago; Professor Emeritus of Pathology, Rush Medical College, Doctor of Science