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All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners

Updated January 8, 2021 61.3k views639 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

    Dec. at 84 (1922-2006)

    Awarded by George W. Bush  in 2002

    Abraham Michael "Abe" Rosenthal (May 2, 1922 – May 10, 2006) was a US journalist who served as...  more
  • 2

    Awarded by George W. Bush  in 2005

    Alan Greenspan (; born March 6, 1926) is an American economist who served as Chair of the...  more

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    Alan Page

    Age: 75

    Awarded by Donald Trump in 2018

    Alan Cedric Page (born August 7, 1945) is a retired jurist and former professional American...  more
  • 4

    Alan Tower Waterman

    Dec. at 75 (1892-1967)

    Awarded by John F. Kennedy in 1963

    Alan Tower Waterman (June 4, 1892 – November 30, 1967) was an American physicist. Born in...  more
  • 5

    Albert Sabin

    Dec. at 87 (1906-1993)

    Awarded by Ronald Reagan in 1986

    Albert Bruce Sabin (born Abram Saperstein; August 26, 1906 – March 3, 1993) was a Polish...  more
  • 6

    Albert Shanker

    Dec. at 69 (1928-1997)

    Awarded by Bill Clinton in 1998

    Albert Shanker (September 14, 1928 – February 22, 1997) was president of the United Federation...  more
  • 7

    Alexander Calder

    Dec. at 78 (1898-1976)

    Awarded by Gerald Ford in 1977

    Alexander Calder (; July 22, 1898 – November 11, 1976) was an American sculptor who is best...  more
  • 8

    Awarded by George W. Bush in 2009

    Álvaro Uribe Vélez (born 4 July 1952) is a Colombian politician who served as the 31st...  more
  • 9

    Andrée de Jongh

    Dec. at 91 (1916-2007)
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  • 10

    Andrew Berry

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    Andrew Goodpaster

    Dec. at 90 (1915-2005)

     Awarded by Ronald Reagan in 1984

    Andrew Jackson Goodpaster (February 12, 1915 – May 16, 2005) was an American Army General. He...  more
  • 12

    Andy Griffith

    Dec. at 86 (1926-2012)

     Awarded by George W. Bush in 2005

    Andy Samuel Griffith (June 1, 1926 – July 3, 2012) was an American actor, comedian, television...  more

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  • 13

     Awarded by Barack Obama in 2011

    Angela Dorothea Merkel (, German: [aŋˈɡeːla ˈmɛɐ̯kl̩]; née Kasner; born 17 July 1954) is a...  more

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  • 14

    Ansel Adams

    Dec. at 82 (1902-1984)

     Awarded by Jimmy Carter in 1980

    Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984) was a landscape photographer and...  more

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  • 15

     Awarded by George W. Bush in 2008

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  • 16

    Antonia Pantoja

    Dec. at 80 (1922-2002)

     Awarded by Bill Clinton in 1996

    Antonia Pantoja (September 13, 1922 – May 24, 2002), is an educator, social worker, feminist,...  more
  • 17

     Awarded by Donald Trump in 2018

    Antonin Gregory Scalia ( (listen) AN-tə-nin skə-LEE-ə; March 11, 1936 – February 13, 2016) was...  more
  • 18

    Ariel Durant

    Dec. at 83 (1898-1981)

     Awarded by Gerald Ford in 1977

    Ariel Durant (; 10 May 1898 – 25 October 1981) was a Russian-born American researcher and...  more
  • 19

    Arnall Patz

    Dec. at 90 (1920-2010)

     Awarded by George W. Bush in 2004

    Arnall Patz (June 14, 1920 – March 11, 2010) was an American medical doctor and research...  more
  • 20

    Arnold Aronson

    Dec. at 87 (1911-1998)

     Awarded by Bill Clinton in 1998

    Arnold Aronson was a founder of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and served as its...  more
  • 21

     Awarded by George W. Bush in 2004

    Arnold Daniel Palmer (September 10, 1929 – September 25, 2016) was an American professional...  more

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    Arthur Ashe

    Dec. at 50 (1943-1993)

     Awarded by Bill Clinton in 1993

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    Babe Ruth

    Dec. at 53 (1895-1948)

     Awarded by Donald Trump in 2018

    George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948) was an American...  more

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    Audrey Hepburn

    Dec. at 64 (1929-1993)

     Awarded by George H.W. Bush in 1992

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  • 25

     Awarded by Bill Clinton in 2000

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