Honorary Degrees

 
Texas A&M University awarded honorary degrees from 1934 to 1956.  The practice was discontinued in 1956 and reinstated in 1989. 

Honorary degree recipients awarded from 1934 to the present include the following:

Year

Recipient

Award or
Honorary Degree

Date
Awarded

1934 Francis Marion Law Honorary Degree June, 1, 1934
1940 Jesse Holman Jones Honorary Degree November 5, 1936

Year

Recipient

Award or 
Honorary Degree

Date
Awarded

1940 Charles Edwin Friley Honoary Degree May 31, 1940
1941 Edwin John Kiest Honorary Degree June 6, 1941
Robert Justus Kleberg Honorary Degree June 6, 1941
George McCormick Honorary Degree June 6, 1941
1943 Edwin Oliver Bennett Honorary Degree May 21, 1943
Lawrence Wilkerson Wallace Honorary Degree May 21, 1943
Karl St. John Hoblitzelle Honorary Degree May 21, 1943
1944 Herbert Lee Kokernot Honorary Degree May 26, 1944
Adolph Frank Dickerson Honorary Degree May 26, 1944
George Fleming Moore Honorary Degree May 26, 1944

Year

Recipient

Award or
Honorary Degree

Date
Awarded

1946 Brigadier General Oscar B. Abbott* Honorary Degree April 20, 1946
Brigadier General
George H. Beverly*
Honorary Degree April 20, 1946
Major General Andrew D. Bruce* Honorary Degree April 20, 1946
Major General Percy W. Clarkson* Honorary Degree March 22, 1946
Major General Howard C. Davidson* Honorary Degree April 20, 1946
Brigadier General
Claudius M. Easley*
Honorary Degree April 20, 1946
General of the Army
Dwight David Eisenhower*
Honorary Degree April 20, 1946
Brigadier General
William E. Farthing*
Honorary Degree April 20, 1946
Major General Harry H. Johnson* Honorary Degree April 20, 1946
Brigadier General
A.B. Knickerbocker*
Honorary Degree April 20, 1946
Major General Edmond H. Leavey* Honorary Degree May 31, 1946
Brigadier General William L. Lee* Honorary Degree June 7, 1946
Brigadier General Alvin R. Luedcke* Honorary Degree April 20, 1946
Brigadier General
Douglas B. Netherwood*
Honorary Degree April 20, 1946
Brigadier General Nat S. Perrine* Honorary Degree April 20, 1946
Brigadier General John A. Warden* Honorary Degree April 20, 1946
Brigadier General Jerome J. Waters* Honorary Degree April 20, 1946
Major General Otto P. Weyland* Honorary Degree April 20, 1946
Major General Robert B. Williams* Honorary Degree April 20, 1946
Major General Ralph H. Wooten* Honorary Degree April 20, 1946
1948 Eugene Wheelock Boehne Honorary Degree June 4, 1948
Arthur Benjamin Connor Honorary Degree June 4, 1948
Brigadier General Aubrey Lee Moore* Honorary Degree June 4, 1948
Brigadier General
William Donald Old *
Honorary Degree June 4, 1948
Brigadier General John T. Walker* Honorary Degree November 13, 1948
1949 Major General Roderick R. Allen* Honorary Degree June 3, 1949

Year

Recipient

Award or
Honorary Degree

Date
Awarded

1950 Omar Nelson Bradley Honorary Degree June 2, 1950
John F. Davis Honorary Degree June 2, 1950
Burton Elias Hull Honorary Degree June 2, 1950
Marvin Wadsworth Smith Honorary Degree June 2, 1950
1951 Frank Cleveland Bolton Honorary Degree June 1, 1951
Fannin Woody Charske Honorary Degree June 1, 1951
Marvin Jones Honorary Degree June 1, 1951
1954 Thomas Harry Barton Honorary Degree May 21, 1954
David Bullock Harris Honorary Degree May 21, 1954
William Cornelius Tinus Honorary Degree May 21, 1954
1955 Leonard Sinclair Hobbs Honorary Degree May 27, 1955
John Hayne McLeod Honorary Degree May 27, 1955
1956 Mohamed Darwish Haydari* Honorary Degree May 25, 1956
William Edgeworth Morgan Honorary Degree May 25, 1956
Wenzel Louis Stangel Honorary Degree May 25, 1956
Olin Earl Teague Honorary Degree May 25, 1956

Year

Recipient

Award or
Honorary Degree

Date
Awarded

1989 Dr. George F. Bass President's Award of Honor August 12, 1989
The Honorable George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States (1989-1993) Honorary Degree May 12, 1989
1992 Camilo Jose Cela Honorary Degree August 14, 1992

Year

Recipient

Award or
Honorary Degree

Date
Awarded

1995 Jack St. Clair Kilby Honorary Degree May 12, 1995
Stephen J. Lippard Honorary Degree May 13, 1995
1996 Paul Erdös Honorary Degree December 20, 1996
Edward F. Knipling Honorary Degree May 10, 1996
1997 Elias Corley Honorary Degree May 9, 1997
1999 Robert H. Battin Honorary Degree May 14, 1999
Robert Byron Bird Honorary Degree May 14, 1999

Year

Recipient

Award or
Honorary Degree

Date
Awarded

2000 Dr. Allen J. Bard Honorary Degree May 13, 2000
Dr. Michael E. DeBakey Honorary Degree May 12, 2000
Dr. John Hope Franklin Honorary Degree May 12, 2000
Dr. Peter J. Lax Honorary Degree May 13, 2000
2003 Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al-Missned Honorary Degree December 19, 2003
Donald Zale Honorary Degree December 20, 2003

Year

Recipient

Award or
Honorary Degree

Date
Awarded

2005 Barbara Pierce Bush Honorary Degree December 16, 2005
2006 Dr. Wolfgang A. Herrmann Honorary Degree May 12, 2006
2007 Rebecca W. Gates Honorary Degree August 10, 2007
Dr. Robert M. Gates Honorary Degree August 10, 2007
Dr. R. Rolando Hinojosa-Smith Honorary Degree August 10, 2007
Robert G. Stanton Honorary Degree August 10, 2007

Year

Recipient

Award or
Honorary Degree

Date
Awarded

2011 His Excellency Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah Honorary Degree May 14, 2011
Dr. James C. Stevens Honorary Degree May 14, 2011
Dr. Charles H. Townes Honorary Degree May 14, 2011
2013 Dr. Robert Bergman Honorary Degree May 10, 2013
Adrian D. Smith Honorary Degree May 10, 2013
2014 Dr. Temple Grandin Honorary Degree August 15, 2014
Dr. Judea Pearl Honorary Degree May 9, 2014
Clarence E. Sasser Honorary Degree May 9, 2014

Year

Recipient

Award or
Honorary Degree

Date
Awarded

2015 Dr. Mario J. Molina Honorary Degree August 14, 2015

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Texas A&M University Rule: Awarding Honorary Doctorate Degrees