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All Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners

Updated February 12, 2020 59.4k views634 items
-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-
  • 1
    A. M. Rosenthal

    A. M. Rosenthal

    Dec. at 84 (1922-2006)

    BirthplaceSault Ste. Marie, Canada

    Awarded by George W. Bush  in 2002

  • 2
    Alan Greenspan

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Awarded by George W. Bush  in 2005

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    #82 of 105 The Most Influential Contemporary Americans#3 of 92 Famous Only Children

  • 3
    Alan Page

    Alan Page

    Age: 75

    BirthplaceCanton, Ohio, USA

    Awarded by Donald Trump in 2018

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    #107 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#4 of 82 The Best Notre Dame Football Players of All Time

  • 4
    Alan Tower Waterman

    Alan Tower Waterman

    Dec. at 75 (1892-1967)

    BirthplaceCornwall on Hudson, New York

    Awarded by John F. Kennedy in 1963

  • 5
    Albert Sabin

    Albert Sabin

    Dec. at 87 (1906-1993)

    BirthplaceBiałystok, Poland

    Awarded by Ronald Reagan in 1986

  • 6
    Albert Shanker

    Albert Shanker

    Dec. at 69 (1928-1997)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Awarded by Bill Clinton in 1998

  • 7
    Alexander Calder

    Alexander Calder

    Dec. at 78 (1898-1976)

    BirthplaceLawnton, Pennsylvania

    Awarded by Gerald Ford in 1977

  • 8
    Álvaro Uribe

    BirthplaceMedellín, Colombia

    Awarded by George W. Bush in 2009

  • 9
    Andrée de Jongh

    Andrée de Jongh

    Dec. at 91 (1916-2007)

    BirthplaceSchaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium

    Countess Andrée Eugénie Adrienne de Jongh GM (30 November 1916 – 13 October 2007) was a member... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Andrew Berry

    Andrew Berry

  • 11
    Andrew Goodpaster

    Andrew Goodpaster

    Dec. at 90 (1915-2005)

    BirthplaceGranite City, Illinois

     Awarded by Ronald Reagan in 1984

  • 12
    Andy Griffith

    Andy Griffith

    Dec. at 86 (1926-2012)

    BirthplaceMount Airy, North Carolina, USA

     Awarded by George W. Bush in 2005

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  • 13
    Angela Merkel

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

     Awarded by Barack Obama in 2011

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    #1249 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time#1233 of 1,357 The Greatest Minds of All Time

  • 14
    Ansel Adams

    Ansel Adams

    Dec. at 82 (1902-1984)

    BirthplaceWestern Addition, California

     Awarded by Jimmy Carter in 1980


    #3 of 66 The Best Photographers in the World#4 of 50 The Best Landscape Photographers of All Time

  • 15
    Anthony Fauci

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

     Awarded by George W. Bush in 2008

  • 16
    Antonia Pantoja

    Antonia Pantoja

    Dec. at 80 (1922-2002)

    BirthplaceSan Juan, Puerto Rico

     Awarded by Bill Clinton in 1996

  • 17
    Antonin Scalia

    BirthplaceTrenton, New Jersey, United States of America

     Awarded by Donald Trump in 2018

  • 18
    Ariel Durant

    Ariel Durant

    Dec. at 83 (1898-1981)

    BirthplaceKhmelnytskyi, Ukraine

     Awarded by Gerald Ford in 1977

  • 19
    Arnall Patz

    Arnall Patz

    Dec. at 90 (1920-2010)

    BirthplaceElberton, Georgia

     Awarded by George W. Bush in 2004

  • 20
    Arnold Aronson

    Arnold Aronson

    Dec. at 87 (1911-1998)

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

     Awarded by Bill Clinton in 1998

  • 21
    Arnold Palmer

    BirthplaceLatrobe, Pennsylvania, United States of America

     Awarded by George W. Bush in 2004

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    #11 of 150 Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative#5 of 153 The Best Golfers Of All Time

  • 22
    Arthur Ashe

    Arthur Ashe

    Dec. at 50 (1943-1993)

    BirthplaceRichmond, Virginia, United States of America

     Awarded by Bill Clinton in 1993

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    #1373 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time#11 of 216 The Greatest Men's Tennis Players of All Time

  • 23
    Babe Ruth

    Babe Ruth

    Dec. at 53 (1895-1948)

    BirthplacePigtown, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

     Awarded by Donald Trump in 2018

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    #34 of 39 Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball#121 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive

  • 24
    Audrey Hepburn

    Audrey Hepburn

    Dec. at 64 (1929-1993)

    BirthplaceBrussels, Ixelles, Belgium

     Awarded by George H.W. Bush in 1992

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    Interesting Facts About Audrey Hepburn's Life You Probably Never Knew#10 of 269 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

  • 25
    Aung San Suu Kyi

    BirthplaceYangon, Myanmar

     Awarded by Bill Clinton in 2000

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    #306 of 347 The Most Important Leaders In World History#146 of 319 The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Models