Honorary Degrees Awarded
1872 - 2011

Master of Arts
Eugene R. Rivers
1883
Master of Science
Bennett Battle Ross
1886
Doctor of Agriculture
Edward Asburn O'Neal, III
1932
Clarence Ousley
1932
Doctor of Divinity
W. A. McCarty
1872
J. T. Murray
1872
William Shapard
1873
M. S. Andrews
1873
Josephus Shackelford
1873
Joseph M. Weaver
1873
D. W. Gowin
1874
George H. Hunt
1875
Joseph L. Miles
1878
W. C. Hearne
1878
Reid John Mathews
1879
T. F. Mangum
1882
R. B. Crawford
1883
Frederick Howard
1883
Henry Clay Morrison
1883
John W. Rush
1885
W. F. Glenn
1886
Doctor of Engineering
Matthew Scott Sloan
1929
Doctor of Humane Letters
William Spratling
1962
Hal Stephens Dumas
1969
Charles D. Hudson
1992
Jimmie V. Adams
1993
Ann Draughon Cousins
1993
William R. Ireland, Sr.
1993
Daniel F. Breeden
1993
Joseph Burton Sarver, Jr.
1994
Anne Rivers Siddons
1997
Gerald S. Leischuck
2000
Earl H. "Buddy" Weaver
2006
John C. H. Miller, Jr.
2007
Oliver D. Kingsley
2009
Doctor of Philosophy
W. C. Richardson
1878
C. Logs Smith
1879
William C. Stubbs
1886
Doctor of Laws
Basil Manley
1874
Cathos W. Smith
1874
John A. Foster
1882
James F. Park
1882
Burwell B. Lewis
1883
I. T. Tichenor
1883
Robert Frazer
1885
A. S. Andrews
1886
J. W. Nicholson
1893
Bolling Hall Crenshaw
1934
Luther Noble Duncan
1934
John Jenkins Wilmore
1934
Hugo Lafayette Black
1935
John Hollis Bankhead
1935
James Albert Keller
1935
Robert Lee Bullard
1938
Albert Hamilton Collins
1938
Thomas Drake Samford, Sr.
1938
Lister Hill
1939
Grover Cleveland Hall
1940
Ethelbert Brinkley Norton
1942
Holland McTyeire Smith
1945
Franklin Augustus Hart
1953
William Samuel Richardson
1957
Roy B. Sewell
1958
Leslie Stephen Wright
1959
Frank Ross Stewart
1959
John Jackson Sparkman
1960
William Howard Smith
1961
Joseph D. Hughes
1962
Milton K. Cummings
1963
Frank Park Samford
1963
Alvin A. Biggio
1965
Peter A. Brannon
1965
Sarah Blanton Folsom
1966
Jackson R. McGowen
1966
Frank M. Malone
1967
Thomas H. Moorer
1968
Herman Douglas Jones, Sr.
1969
George C. Wallace
1973
Edward Lewis Lowder
1980
John C. Godbold
1988
Pete B. Turnham
1994
Henry B. Steagall, II
1996
James T. Tatum, Jr.
2000
Richard C. Shelby
2002
Doctor of Letters
Ralph Brown Draughon
1967
Harold A. Franklin
2001
Doctor of Humanities
Bibb Graves
1935
William Lee Sims, II
1968
Owen Frederick Wise
1970
Paul Marvin Rudolph
1972
W. Kelly Mosley
1973
Albert S. Golemon
1978
Harry Melvin Philpott
1981
Wilford S. Bailey
1984
Doctor of Science
Atlus Lacey Quaintance
1915
Fred Allison
1931
Theodore Swann
1932
Walter Edward Bryan
1956
Robert Emmett Cammack
1956
Thomas Wesley Martin
1956
Edward A. Hauss
1957
John Koga Hodnette
1958
Ben S. Gilmer
1958
Robert Alexander Nunn
1959
William Rea Blake
1961
John A. Barkley
1961
Paul Shields Haley
1961
John Sidney Luce
1961
William A. Mrazek
1962
Roger Barton McWhorter
1963
George A. Mattison, Jr.
1965
Estes H. Hargis
1965
John Graham Zierdt
1967
D. K. Caldwell
1968
Clifton B. Cox
1968
John L. McDaniel, Sr.
1968
James Johnston Hicks
1969
James W. Goodwin
1976
Lawrence Adler
1977
Solon Dixon
1979
Emory O. Cunningham
1981
John M. Harbert, III
1981
E. T. York, Jr.
1982
Alvin W. Vogtle, Jr.
1982
George J. Tankersly
1982
George W. Peake, Jr.
1983
John Lemley Morrison
1983
Richard G. Smith
1983
Buris R. Boshell
1984
Jack C. Hughston
1985
T. K. Mattingly
1986
Henry W. Hartsfield
1986
Joseph Lamar Lanier, Jr.
1987
Martha Belvin Dixon
1991
Thelma Chapman Dixon
1991
Earle Carter Williams
1991
R. C. "Red" Bamberg
1992
Michael B. McCartney
1994
Thomas H. Dodd, Jr.
1994
Kenneth John Barr
1995
Dwight Lester Carlisle, Jr.
1995
John Thomas Hartley
1996
Harry Campbell
1996
Elmer B. Harris
1996
James Tracy O'Rourke
1997
Don Logan
1997
Charles Franklin Grisham
1998
Samuel L. Guinn
1998
Ruel Russell, Jr.
1999
Samuel Pettijohn
2001
Howell T. Heflin
2001
Edward L. Wampold
2003
Josetta Brittain Matthews
2005
C. Harry Knowles
2008

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