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-28 Items- Complete list of Presidential Medal of Freedom winners since its inception. Photos are included for almost every Presidential Medal of Freedom winner. Winners of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in every year are listed here alphabetically, but you can sort this Presidential Medal of Freedom list by any column. Items include everything from Andrew Goodpaster to Homer Morrison Byington. You can use the items in this fact-based list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your views, then share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks you belong to.-28 Items-

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A. M. Rosenthal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting, Presidential Medal of Freedom Abraham Michael "A.M." Rosenthal, born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, was a New York Times executive editor and columnist and New York Daily News columnist. He joined the New ...more

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Alan Greenspan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Francis Boyer Award, Presidential Medal of Freedom Alan Greenspan is an American economist.

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Alan Page is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award Alan Cedric Page is an American jurist and former professional football player. He is an associate justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, a position to which he was first elected in 1992, and ...more

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Alan Tower Waterman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Public Welfare Medal, Presidential Medal of Freedom Alan Tower Waterman was an American physicist. Born in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, he grew up in Northampton, Massachusetts. His father was a professor of physics at Smith College. Alan also ...more

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Albert Sabin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Presidential Medal of Freedom, National Medal of Science for Biological Sciences, Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award Albert Bruce Sabin was a Polish American medical researcher best known for having developed an oral polio vaccine. Sabin was born in Białystok, in Russian Poland to Polish-Jewish parents, Jacob ...more

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Albert Shanker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Presidential Medal of Freedom Albert Shanker was president of the United Federation of Teachers from 1964 to 1985 and president of the American Federation of Teachers from 1974 to 1997.

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Alexander Calder is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Presidential Medal of Freedom Alexander Calder was an American sculptor known as the originator of the mobile, a type of kinetic sculpture made with delicately balanced or suspended components which move in response to motor ...more

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Aloyisus Leon Higginbotham, Jr... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Spingarn Medal, Presidential Medal of Freedom Aloyisus Leon Higginbotham, Jr. was a prominent African-American civil rights advocate, author, and federal appeals court judge. Higginbotham was the seventh African-American Article III judge ...more

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Álvaro Uribe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
AJC Light Unto the Nations Award, Presidential Medal of Freedom Álvaro Uribe Vélez is a Colombian politician who served as the 31st President of Colombia from 2002 to 2010. In 2012 Uribe and a group of political allies founded the Democratic ...more

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Andrée de Jongh is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Andrée de Jongh George Medal, Legion of Honour, Croix de guerre Countess Andrée De Jongh was a member of the Belgian Resistance during World War II. She organized the Comet Line for escaped Allied soldiers. After the war, she worked in leper hospitals

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Andrew Berry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Andrew Berry Presidential Medal of Freedom

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Andrew Goodpaster is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Distinguished Service Cross, National Order of Vietnam, Distinguished Service Medal Andrew Jackson Goodpaster was an American Army General. He served as NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, Europe from July 1, 1969 and Commander in Chief of the United States European Command from ...more

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Andy Griffith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Grammy Award for Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album, People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Program Andy Samuel Griffith was an American actor, television producer, Grammy Award-winning Southern-gospel singer, and writer. He was a Tony Award nominee for two roles, and gained prominence in the ...more

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Angela Merkel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Grand Cross 1st Class of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, Vision for Europe Award, Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding Angela Merkel is the current Chancellor of Germany and the head of the political party CDU in Germany. In addition to being the first female German Chanchellor, she is also considered by Forbes ...more

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Ansel Adams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Presidential Medal of Freedom, Hasselblad Award Ansel Easton Adams was an American photographer and environmentalist. His black-and-white landscape photographs of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park, have been widely ...more

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Anthony Fauci is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Albany Medical Center Prize, Presidential Medal of Freedom, National Medal of Science for Biological Sciences Anthony Stephen "Tony" Fauci is an immunologist who has made substantial contributions to HIV/AIDS research and other immunodeficiencies, both as a scientist and as the head of the ...more

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Antonia Pantoja is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Presidential Medal of Freedom Dr. Antonia Pantoja, educator, social worker, feminist, civil rights leader and founder of ASPIRA, the Puerto Rican Forum, Boricua College and Producir.

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Antonin Scalia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Francis Boyer Award Antonin Gregory Scalia is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. As the longest-serving justice currently on the Court, Scalia is the Senior Associate Justice. Appointed ...more

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Ariel Durant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction, Presidential Medal of Freedom Ariel Durant was a Russian-born American researcher and writer, the co-author of The Story of Civilization with her husband Will Durant.

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Arnall Patz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Presidential Medal of Freedom, Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award Arnall Patz was an American medical doctor and research professor at Johns Hopkins University. In the early 1950s, Patz discovered that oxygen therapy was the cause of an epidemic of blindness ...more

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Arnold Aronson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Arnold Aronson Presidential Medal of Freedom Arnold Aronson was a founder of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and served as its executive secretary from 1950 to 1980. In 1941 he worked with A. Philip Randolph to pressure President ...more

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Arnold Palmer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Sportsman of the Year, Presidential Medal of Freedom Arnold Daniel Palmer is a retired American professional golfer, who is generally regarded as one of the greatest players in men's professional golf history. He has won numerous events on both ...more

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Arthur Ashe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Sportsman of the Year, Presidential Medal of Freedom Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr. was an American World No. 1 professional tennis player. He won three Grand Slam titles, ranking him among the best tennis players from the United States. Ashe, an African ...more

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Arthur Sherwood Flemming is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Presidential Medal of Freedom Arthur Sherwood Flemming was an American government official. He served as the United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare from 1958 until 1961 under President Dwight D. ...more

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Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Jr. was an American baseball outfielder and pitcher who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball from 1914 to 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and ...more

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Audrey Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Drama Film Audrey Hepburn was a British actress and humanitarian. Recognised as a film and fashion icon, Hepburn was active during Hollywood's Golden Age. She was ranked by the American Film Institute as ...more

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Aung San Suu Kyi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
International Simón Bolívar Prize, Nobel Peace Prize, Bhagwan Mahavir World Peace Aung San Suu Kyi AC is a Burmese opposition politician and chairperson of the National League for Democracy in Burma. In the 1990 general election, the NLD won 59% of the national votes and 81% ...more

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B.B. King is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance, Grammy Award for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording, Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album B.B. King is an American blues musician, singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at No. 6 on its 2011 list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time, and he was ...more

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Barbara Jordan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Spingarn Medal, Presidential Medal of Freedom Barbara Charline Jordan was an American politician and a leader of the Civil Rights movement. She was the first African American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction, the first ...more

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Benjamin Hooks is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Spingarn Medal, Presidential Medal of Freedom Benjamin Lawson Hooks was an American civil rights leader. A Baptist minister and practicing attorney, he served as executive director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored ...more

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Bill Cosby is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
People's choice Award for Favorite Male TV Performer, Kids' Choice Award for Favorite TV Actor, People's Choice Award for Favorite All-Time TV Star William Henry "Bill" Cosby Jr. is an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and activist. Cosby's start in stand-up began at the hungry i in San Francisco which was followed by ...more

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Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Sportsman of the Year, Presidential Medal of Freedom William Felton "Bill" Russell is an American retired professional basketball player. Russell played center for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association from 1956 to ...more

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Billie Jean King is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Sportsman of the Year, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year Billie Jean King is an American former World No. 1 professional tennis player. King won 39 Grand Slam titles, including 12 singles, 16 women's doubles, and 11 mixed doubles titles. King won the ...more

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Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance, Pulitzer Prize Special Citations and Awards, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist, and writer. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the ...more

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Bob Hope is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, Golden Globe Special Achievement Award, People's Choice Award for Favorite All-Time Entertainer Leslie Townes "Bob" Hope, KBE, KC*SG, KSS, was an English-born American comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete, and author. With a career spanning nearly 80 years, Hope ...more

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Brian Lamb is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Presidential Medal of Freedom Brian Patrick Lamb is an American journalist and the founder, executive chairman, and now retired CEO of C-SPAN; an American cable network which provides coverage of the U.S. House of ...more

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Brooke Astor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Presidential Medal of Freedom Mrs. Vincent Astor appeared in New York: A Documentary Film.

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Byron White is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Presidential Medal of Freedom Byron Raymond White won fame both as a football halfback and as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Born and raised in Colorado, White played in the National Football ...more

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C. Everett Koop is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Public Welfare Medal, Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism, Presidential Medal of Freedom Charles Everett Koop was an American pediatric surgeon and public health administrator. He was a vice admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and served as the 13th Surgeon ...more

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Carole Lombard is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Presidential Medal of Freedom Carole Lombard was an American film actress. She was particularly noted for her highly neurotic, energetic and often off-beat roles in the screwball comedies of the 1930s. She was the ...more

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Cesar Chavez is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Pacem in Terris Award, Presidential Medal of Freedom Cesar Chavez was an American farm worker, labor leader and civil rights activist, who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association. A Mexican American, Chavez became ...more

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Charles Gairdner is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Presidential Medal of Freedom Lieutenant General Sir Charles Henry Gairdner GBE, KCMG, KCVO, CB was a British soldier and military officer who later occupied two viceregal positions in Australia. Born in Batavia in the Dutch ...more

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Charlton Heston is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, Academy Award for Best Actor, Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor Charlton Heston was an American actor and political activist. As a Hollywood star he appeared in 100 films over the course of 60 years. He played the leading role in The Ten Commandments; Touch ...more

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Chuck Yeager is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal, Presidential Medal of Freedom Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager is a retired brigadier general in the United States Air Force and record-setting test pilot. In 1947, he became the first pilot confirmed to have traveled ...more

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Clare Boothe Luce is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Presidential Medal of Freedom Clare Boothe Luce was the first American woman appointed to a major ambassadorial post abroad. A versatile author, she is best known for her 1936 hit play The Women, which had an all-female ...more

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Colin Powell is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Defense Superior Service Medal, Spingarn Medal, Presidential Medal of Freedom Colin Luther Powell is an American statesman and a retired four-star general in the United States Army. He was the 65th United States Secretary of State, serving under U.S. President George W. ...more

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Cruz Reynoso is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Cruz Reynoso Presidential Medal of Freedom Cruz Reynoso is a civil rights lawyer, professor emeritus of law, and the first Chicano Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court. He also served on the California Third District Court ...more

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Daniel Patrick Moynihan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Presidential Medal of Freedom, Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards Daniel Patrick Moynihan was an American politician and sociologist. A member of the Democratic Party, he was first elected to the United States Senate for New York in 1976, and was re-elected ...more

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Dante Fascell is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Presidential Medal of Freedom Dante Bruno Fascell served as an American politician from the state of Florida.

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Dave Thomas is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Presidential Medal of Freedom Rex David "Dave" Thomas was an American businessperson and philanthropist. Thomas was the founder and chief executive officer of Wendy's, a fast-food restaurant chain specializing in ...more