Honorary Degrees 1950-1959

December 18, 1959 Hans Kurath, Professor of English, University of Michigan; Editor of The Middle English Dictionary; Director of The Linguistic Atlas of the United States and Canada, Doctor of Humane Letters
November 26, 1959 Sir Julian Huxley, Author, Doctor of Science
  Sewall Wright, Ernest D. Burton Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Zoölogy, The University of Chicago, and Professor of Zoölogy, University ofWisconsin, Doctor of Science
  George Gaylord Simpson, Agassiz Professor, Museum of Comparative Zoölogy, Harvard University, Doctor of Science
  Hermann Joseph Muller, Distinguished Professor of Zoölogy, Indiana University, Doctor of Science
  Alfred L. Kroeber, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, Doctor of Science
  Theodosius Dobzhansky, Professor of Zoölogy, Columbia University, Doctor of Science
  Sir Charles Galton Darwin, Former Director, National Physical Laboratory, Great Britain, Doctor of Science
June 12, 1959 Jerzy Neyman, Professor of Statistics, Director of the Statistical Laboratory, and Research Professor in the Institute for Basic Research in Science, University of California, Berkeley, Doctor of Science
  Paul Klemperer, Pathologist in Chief Emeritus, Mount Sinai Hospital, and Professor Emeritus of Pathology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, Doctor of Science
  Sir Charles Dodds, Courtauld Professor of Biochemistry, Middlesex Hospital Medical School, University of London, England, Doctor of Science
March 20, 1959 André Michel Lwoff, Head of the Department of Microbial-Physiology, Pasteur Institute, Paris, France, Doctor of Science
December 19, 1958 Walter Prescott Webb, Professor of History, University of Texas, Doctor of Laws
June 13, 1958 Richard Edwin Shope, Member, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, Doctor of Science
  Nicholson Joseph Eastman, Professor and Chairman, Department of Obstetrics, The Johns Hopkins University, Doctor of Science
  George Washington Corner, Member, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, Doctor of Science
December 20, 1957 Eugene Paul Wigner, Thomas D. Jones Professor of Mathematical Physics, Princeton University, Doctor of Science
June 7, 1957 Francis Otto Schmitt, Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Doctor of Science
December 14, 1956 Edward Larned Ryerson, Former Chairman, Board of Trustees, The University of Chicago (1953-1956), Doctor of Laws
June 8, 1956 Owen Harding Wangensteen, Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Doctor of Science
  William Cumming Rose, Research Professor of Biochemistry, University of Illinois, Doctor of Science
  John Rodman Paul, Professor of Preventive Medicine, Yale University, Doctor of Science
  Julius Schwietering, Professor Emeritus of German Literature and Philology, University of Frankfurt, Germany; Visiting Professor of German, The University of Chicago, Doctor of Humane Letters
  William Haller, Professor Emeritus and Former Chairman of the Department of English, Barnard College; Resident Scholar, Folger Shakespeare Library, Doctor of Humane Letters
December 16, 1955 Gaston Berger, Professor in the Faculty of Letters, University of Aix, France, Member of the Institute, and Director General of Graduate Studies in France, Doctor of Humane Letters
November 11, 1955 Jacob Viner, Professor of Economics, Princeton University, Doctor of Laws
  Arnold Joseph Toynbee, Director of Studies, Royal Institute of International Affairs; Research Professor of International History, University of London, England, Doctor of Laws
  André Siegfried, Member, French Academy; Professor Emeritus, Collège de France, Doctor of Laws
  William Fielding Ogburn, Sewell L. Avery Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Sociology, The University of Chicago, Doctor of Laws
  Walter Lippmann, Author, Writer for The New York Herald Tribune, Doctor of Laws
  Harold Hotelling, Professor of Statistics, University of North Carolina, Doctor of Laws
  Fay-Cooper Cole, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, The University of Chicago, Doctor of Laws
September 2, 1955 Emery Thomas Filbey, Vice-President Emeritus, The University of Chicago, Doctor of Laws
June 10, 1955 Amos Niven Wilder, Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Harvard University, Doctor of Humane Letters
  Paul Johannes Tillich, Sometime Professor of Theology at the Universities of Marburg, Dresden, and Leipzig; of Philosophy at the University of Frankfort; and of Philosophical Theology at Union Theological Seminary; Professor Elect of Christianity, Harvard University, Doctor of Humane Letters
  Henry Stanley Bennett, Fellow and Librarian, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge; Chairman of the Board of Syndics, Cambridge University Press, Doctor of Humane Letters
December 17, 1954 Hermann Irving Schlesinger, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, The University of Chicago, Doctor of Science
December 17, 1954 Izaac Maurits Kolthoff, Doctor of Science, Professor of Chemistry and Head of the Division of Analytical Chemistry, University of Minnesota, Doctor of Science
  John Gamble Kirkwood, Professor and Chairman, Department of Chemistry, Yale University, Doctor of Science
  George Oliver Curme, Jr., Vice-President, Research, Union Carbide and Carbon Corporation, Doctor of Science
  Paul Doughty Bartlett, Erving Professor of Chemistry, Harvard University, Doctor of Science
August 27, 1954 The Reverend H. Richard Niebuhr, Sterling Professor of Theology and Christian Ethics, Yale University, Doctor of Divinity
  The Right Reverend Anders Theodor Samuel Nygren, Bishop of Lund, Sweden, Doctor of Divinity
June 11, 1954 Joel Stebbins, Professor Emeritus of Astronomy and Director, Washburn Observatory, University of Wisconsin, Doctor of Science
  Francis Peyton Rous, Member Emeritus, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, Doctor of Science
March 19, 1954 The Honorable Hugo L. Black, Associate Justice, The Supreme Court of the United States, Doctor of Laws
  Hans Adolf Krebs, Professor of Biochemistry, University of Sheffield, England, Doctor of Science
December 18, 1953 Harry Austryn Wolfson,Nathan Littauer Professor of Jewish Literature and Philosophy, Harvard University, Doctor of Humane Letters
  Zechariah Chafee, Jr., University Professor, Law School, Harvard University, Doctor of Laws
August 28, 1958 Frederick Clifton Grant, Professor of Biblical Theology, Union Theological Seminary, Doctor of Humane Letters
June 12, 1953 Kemp Malone, Caroline Donovan Professor of English Literature, The Johns Hopkins University, Doctor of Humane Letters
  Jean Piaget, Professor of Psychology, University of Geneva, Switzerland, and Director of the International Bureau of Education and the Institute, J.J. Rousseau, Doctor of Science
  Fritz Lipmann, Professor of Biological Chemistry, Medical School, Harvard University, and Head of Biochemical Research, Massachusetts General Hospital, Doctor of Science
  Hans Albrecht Bethe, Professor of Physics, Cornell University, Doctor of Science
May 8, 1953 The Honorable Arthur T. Vanderbilt, Chief Justice, The Supreme Court of New Jersey, Doctor of Laws
  The Honorable Thomas Walter Swan, Presiding Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Doctor of Laws
  The Honorable Felix Frankfurter, Associate Justice, The Supreme Court of the United States, Doctor of Laws
  The Honorable Jerome N. Frank, Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Doctor of Laws
  Arthur Linton Corbin, Professor of Law Emeritus, Law School, Yale University, Doctor of Laws
  Laird Bell, Chairman, the Board of Trustees, The University of Chicago (1949-1953), Doctor of Laws
March 20, 1953 Carl Ludwig Siegel, Professor, Institute for Advanced Study, Doctor of Science
December 19, 1952 Learned Hand, Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Retired, Doctor of Laws
  Arthur Holly Compton, Chancellor, Washington University, Doctor of Science
October 3, 1952 George Hoyt Whipple, Professor of Pathology and Dean, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester, Doctor of Science
  Allen Oldfather Whipple, Emeritus Valentine Mott Professor of Surgery, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, Doctor of Science
  William Smith Tillett, Professor and Chairman, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, New York University; Director, Third Medical Division, Bellevue Hospital; and President, Medical Board, Bellevue Hospital, Doctor of Science
  James Lawder Gamble, Professor of Pediatrics, Medical School, Harvard University, Doctor of Science
  William Bosworth Castle, Professor of Medicine, Medical School, Harvard University, and Director, Thorndike Memorial Laboratory, Boston City Hospital, Doctor of Science
  Anton Julius Carlson, Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Physiology, The University of Chicago, Doctor of Science
  Percival Bailey, Professor of Neurology and Neurological Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Illinois, Doctor of Science
June 13, 1952 George Sarton, Associate, Carnegie Institution of Washington, and Lecturer in the History of Science, Harvard University, Doctor of Humanities
  Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher, Arthur Balfour Professor of Genetics, University of Cambridge, England, Doctor of Science
October 18, 1951 Robert Maynard Hutchins, Associate Director, Ford Foundation, and former Chancellor, The University of Chicago, Doctor of Laws
  George Wiley Sherburn, Professor and Chairman, Division of Modern Languages, Harvard University, Doctor of Humane Letters
  Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Francis Lee Higginson Professor of American History, Harvard University, Doctor of Humane Letters
  William Albert Nitze, Andrew MacLeish Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Romance Languages and Literatures, The University of Chicago, Doctor of Humane Letters
  Harold F. Cherniss, Professor, Institute for Advanced Study, Doctor of Humane Letters
  Edwin Arthur Burtt, Susan Linn Sage Professor of Philosophy, Sage School of Philosophy, Cornell University, Doctor of Humane Letters
  Detlev W. Bronk, President, The Johns Hopkins University, Doctor of Science
June 15, 1951 Robert Frederick Loeb, Bard Professor of Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, Doctor of Science
  Wolfgang Köhler, Professor of Psychology, Swarthmore College, Doctor of Science
  Alfred Blalock, Professor and Director, Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University, Doctor of Science
September 1, 1950 Daniel Mornet, Professor of French Literature, The Sorbonne, Paris, France, Doctor of Humane Letters
June 16, 1950 Sir Edward Mellanby, Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology, University of Sheffield, England, Doctor of Science
  Clarence Cook Little, Director, Roscoe B. Jackson Memorial Laboratory, Doctor of Science
  Wallace Osgood Fenn, Professor of Physiology, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester, Doctor of Science
  Oswald Theodore Avery, Member Emeritus, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, Doctor of Science