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Past Recipients of the Charles Hamilton Houston Medallion of Merit



Name of Recipient
Year of Award

The Hon. Thurgood Marshall
1976
The Hon. Spottswood W. Robinson
1976
The Hon. Joseph C. Waddy, Jr
1976
Dr. James Madison Nabrit, Jr.
1976
Oliver W. Hill, Esquire
1976
The Hon. William J. Hastie*
1976
George E.C. Hayes, Esquire*
1976
The Hon. William Benson Bryant
1977
Wiley Austin Branton, Esquire
1978
Herbert Odre Reid, Esquire
1979
The Hon. Margare Austin Haywood
1980
The Hon. A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr.
1981
The Hon. H. Carl Moultrie, I
1982
The Hon. William Sylvester Thompson
1983
The Hon. Ruth Hankins-Nesbitt
1984
Louis Rothschild Mehlinger, Esquire
1985
Fred D. Gray, Esquire
1986
The Hon. William J. Brennan, Jr.
1987
The Hon. Juanita Kidd Stout
1988
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.*
1988
The Hon. Aubrey E. Robinson
1989
The Hon. Julia Cooper Mack
1990
The Hon. Lawrence Douglas Wilder
1991
Dr. J. Clay Smith, Jr.
1992
Thomas Adams Duckenfield, Esquire*
1993
Elaine Ruth Jones, Esquire
1994
The Hon. Dennis W. Archer
1995
The Hon. John Garrett Penn
1996
Mabel D. Haden, Esquire
1997
The Hon. Eugene Hamilton
1998
The Hon. Annice Wagner
1999
The Hon. Norma Holloway Johnson
2000
Professor Charles J. Ogletree, Jr.
2001
The Hon. Wilhelmina J. Rolark
2002
Joseph H. Hairston, Esquire
2003
The Hon. William T. Coleman, Jr.
2004
Jack H. Olender, Esquire
2005
Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr., Esquire*
2005
Congressman John R. Lewis
2006
Dr. John Hope Franklin
2006
The Honorable Constance Baker Motley*
2007
Dr. Dorothy I Height
2007
The Honorable Robert L. Carter
2008
Vernon E. Jordan, Jr.
2008
The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr.
2009
John Payton
2010
The Honorable Nathaniel Jones
2011
The Honorable Inez Smith Reid
Wade Henderson
2012

* Medallion conferred posthumously