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All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners

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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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Tiger Woods is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners
Best Golfer ESPY Award, Sportsman of the Year, Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year
Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods is an American professional golfer who is among the most successful golfers of all time. He has been one of the highest-paid athletes in the world for ...more
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A. M. Rosenthal is listed (or ranked) 2 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) 3 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) 4 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) 5 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) 6 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) 7 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) 8 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) 9 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) 10 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) 11 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) 12 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) 13 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) 14 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) 15 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) 16 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) 17 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) 18 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) 19 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) 20 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) 21 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) 22 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) 23 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) 24 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) 25 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