Lists by Syl
The following men have declined the honours.
David Bowie declined a CBE and Knighthood.
Alan Bennett declined knighthood.
Michael Frayn declined knighthood.
Alan Rickman declined an honour.
Albert Finney declined CBE and knighthood.
Ken Loach declined an OBE.
Keith Richards declined CBE.
John Cleese declined CBE.
If you would like to nominate a gentleman here or anybody else, please feel free to do so at https://www.gov.uk/honours
David J. Brewer (BA 1856) Supreme Court Justice 1889-1910.
Henry B. Brown (BA 1856 & Law study) Supreme Court 1891-1906.
David Davis (Law 1835) Supreme Court 1862-1877.
Oliver Ellsworth (BA 1766) Supreme Court 1796-1800.
Sherman Minton (YLS one year degree 1917) Supreme Court 1949-1956.
George Shiras Jr. (BA 1853) Supreme Court 1892-1903.
William Strong (BA 1828; GRD 1831; briefly attended YLS) Supreme Court 1872-1880.
Morrison R. Waite (BA 1837) Chief Justice 1874-1888.
William B. Woods (BA 1845) Supreme Court 1881-1887.
Byron White (Law 1946) Supreme Court 1962-1993.
Tansu Ciller (Postdoctoral fellow) Prime Minister of Turkey 1993-1996;
AbD Al-Karim Al-Iryani (Ph.D. 1968) Prime Minister of Yemen Republic (1980-1983, 1998-2001), Foreign Minister 1993-1998.
Salvador H. Laurel (LLM 1953; JSD 1960) Vice President of the Philipinnes 1986-1992.
Lee Hong-Koo (Ph.D. 1968) Prime Minister of South Korea 1994-1995.
Mario Monti (M.Sc. 1968) Prime Minister of Italy 2011-Present
Wendell Mottley (BA 1964) Olympic Medalist; Trinidad & Tobago minister.
Peter Mutharika (LLM 1966; JSD 1969) 5th Malawi President.
Jovito R. Salonga (JSD 1949) Philippines Senator 1965-1972; 1987-1992.
A. Elizabeth Adams (Ph.D. 1926) professor of Zoology at Mount Holyoke College.
Diogenes Allen (B.D., Ph.D. 1964) philosopher, theologian, professor at Princeton Theological Seminary (1981-2002).
Richard Lee Armstrong (BSc. 1959 Ph.D. 1964 Geology) American/Canadian geochemist.
Walter A. Bell (MSc. 1911, Ph.D. 1920 geology) Canadian geologist & paleontologist.
Edward Bouchet (BA 1874, Ph.D. 1876, physics) first African American to graduate from Yale and the first to receive a Ph.D. at an American university.
Robert Brandom (BA 1972) philosopher at the University of Pittsburgh.
Katharine Jeanette Bush (Ph.D. 1901) zoologist, first woman to receive a Ph.D. in science from Yale.
Mark T. Carleton (BA 1957) Louisiana historian.
Steve Charnovitz (BA 1975, JD 1998) law professor at George Washington University.
Janet Coleman (BA, M.Phil, Ph.D) professor of Ancient & Medieval Political Thought at London School of Economics.
William Cornyn (AM 1942, Ph.D. 1944). professor of Slavic & South East Asian Linguistics.
Leo Damrosch (BA 1963) professor at Harvard University, 2005 National Book Award finalist for "Jean Jacques Rousseau: Restless Genius."
David Bates Douglass, professor at the US Military Academy, President of Kenyon College, designer of Green-wood Cemetery, member of Lewis Cass expedition of 1820.
Jacques Ehrmann, literary theorist & French department professor from 1961 to 1972.
John C. Ewers (MA 1934) ethnologist & first director of the National Museum of American History
Douglas Hodgkin (BA) political scientist at Bates College, author.
Ebenezer Kingsbury Hunt (BA 1833) President of the Connecticut State Medical Society, director of the Retreat for the Insance.
David Kolb (M.Phil 1970, Ph.D. 1972) philosopher at Bates College.
Arthur Lander BA, developmental biologist at University of California at Irvine.
Robert Langlands Ph.D. 1960, mathematician, emeritus professor, Institute for Advanced Study, author of the Langlands program.
Hart Day Leavitt BA 1934; English teacher, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, 1937 to 1975.
Robert C. Lieberman BA 1986; political scientist & provost at John Hopkins University.
Andreas Mandelis; B.Sc.1974; expert on photonics, Professor at the University of Toronto.
F.O. Matthiessen (BA 1923) literary historian, professor at Harvard University.
George Marcus BA 1968; anthropologist, professor at University of California at Irvine.
Scotty McLennan BA 1970; Dean for religious life at Stanford University.
Thomas V. Morris Ph.D.; former University of Notre Dame philosophy professor, currently founding chairman of the Morris Institute of Human Values.
E.R. Ward Neale MS 1951, Ph.D. 1952; geologist, professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Johnathan Oberlander MA 1990, M.Phil 1993, Ph.D. 1995; author and Professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
H.T. Odum Ph.D. 1950; ecologist, professor at the University of Florida.
Bilal Orfali Ph.D. 2009; professor of Arabic language & Islamic Studies at the American Institute of Beirut.
Saul K. Padover MA 1930; historian, political scientist at the New School for Social Research in New York City.
Eileen Pollack BS; Professor of creative writing at the University of Michigan.
J. Roger Porter Ph.D. 1938; microbiology professor at the University of Iowa 1938 to 1979.
Tia Powell MD; psychiatrist, former head of NY State Task Force on Life & The Law.
Christian R. H. Raetz (BS 1967) professor of biochemistry at Duke University.
James Rothman (BA 1971) biologist, winner of the 2002 Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research.
Chris William Sanchiricco (JD, Ph.D 1994) professor of law, business and public policy at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Ofelia Schutte; professor of philosophy at the University of Southern Florida.
Florence Seibert Ph.D. 1923; biochemist, winner of the 1942 Garvan Olin Medal & Member of the National Women's Hall of Fame.
T.K. Seung BA, Ph.D.; professor of philosophy, government & law at the University of Texas, Austin.
Benjamin Silliman (BA 1796) father of American scientific education.
Robert B. Stepto, professor of English, pioneering African American studies scholar.
Matthias Storme, professor of law at Catholic University of Louvain & Antwerp University.
David Swensen Ph.D.; Yale endowment manager & professor at Yale School of Management.
Frank Bigelow Tarbell (BA 1873; Ph.D. 1879) historian, archaeologist, and professor of classic studies at the University of Chicago.
John Griggs Thompson (BA 1955) mathematician, winner of the Fields Medal in 1970.
Daniel S. Weld BA, BS 1982; professor of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington.
Josiah Whitney BA 1839; geologist, chief of California Geological Survey & geology professor at Harvard University.
Donald Goddard Wing; librarian & bibliographer at Yale University Library.
Yung Wing BA 1844; first Chinese person to receive an American college degree.
J. Seelye Bixler (Ph.D. 1924) 16th president of Colby College from 1960 to 1979.
Samuel Palmer Brooks, President from Baylor University from 1902 to 1931.
Gerhard Casper (LLB 1962) honorary doctorate 2000; 9th president of Stanford University, former provost at the University of Chicago, member of the Yale Corporation.
William Chauvenet (BA 1840) Chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri from 1863 to 1869.
Henry Roe Cloud, first full-blooded Native American to attend Yale, reformer, educator, President of the Haskell Indian Nations University, First Native American member of the Yale secret society (Elihu).
Oscar Henry Cooper, President of Baylor University from 1899 to 1902, and of Simmons College, now known as Hardin-Simmons University from 1902 to 1909.
Raymond Culver; fourth president of Shimer College.
Jonathan Dickinson (BA 1706) when Yale was Collegiate School of Connecticut; founder of College of New Jersey and later renamed Princeton University.
Henry Durant (BA 1827) first president of the University of California at Berkeley.
James Johnson Duderstadt (BE 1964) President of the University of Michigan.
Peter Tyrrell Flawn (Ph.D. 1951) geologist and former president of the University of Texas at Austin.
Edward "Tad" Foote (BA) former president of the University of Miami.
Thomas H. Gallaudet (BA 1805, MA 1810) educator for the dead, co-founder and principal (1817 to 1830) of the American School for the Deaf, namesake of the Gallaudet University.
Thomas F. George (MA 1968, Ph.D. 1970) chemist and present chancellor of the University of Missouri in St. Louis.
Daniel Coit Gilman (BA 1852) 2nd president of the University of California at Berkeley; first president of John Hopkins University from 1876 to 1901; first president of the Carnegie Institution.
William Rainey Harper (Ph.D. 1874) first president of the University of Chicago.
Catharine Bond Hill (Ph.D. 1974) 10th president of Vassar College.
Robert M. Hutchins (BA 1921, LLB 1925) president 1929 to 1945 and chancellor from 1945 to 1951 at the University of Chicago.
Samuel Johnson (BA 1714) first president of Columbia University known as King's College; father of US Senator William Samuel Johnson.
William Samuel Johnson (BA 1744, MA 1747) son of Samuel Johnson; president from 1787 to 1800 of Columbia University. US Senator for Connecticut from 1789-1791.
Yamakawa Kenjiro (circa 1876) founder of Kytishu Institute of Technology.
Aptullah Kuran (BA 1952, MA 1954) first president & founder of Bogaziiei University in Istanbul, Turkey.
Theodore C. Landsmark (BA 1973, J.D. 1973) president (1997 to present) Boston Architectural College.
Douglas C. North (BA 1962) President of Prescott College & Alaska Pacific University, Head of School, The Albany Academies.
G. Dennis O'Brien (BA 1952) former president of Bucknell University & University of Rochester.
Aurelia H. Reinhardt (Ph.D. 1905) president of Mills College in Berkeley, California from 1916 to 1943.
Andrew Sledd (Ph.D. 1903) 1st President of the University of Florida (1905 to 1909); President of Southern University (1910 to 1914); first professor of New Testament Literature at Emory University's Candler School for Theology (1914 to 1939).
Ambrose Tighe (BA 1879, MA 1891) co-founder of William Mitchell College of Law.
Andrew Dickson White (BA 1853) co-founder & first president of Cornell University.
Eleazar Wheelock (BA 1733) founder of Dartmouth College.
Herbert M. Allison (BA 1965) former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for financial stability; former chairman, president & CEO of TIAA-CREF; former president & CEO of Merrill Lynch.
Hugh Auchincloss (BA 1879) Standard Oil.
Robert M. Bass (BA 1971) chairman of Aerion; member & former chair of the Stanford University Board of Trustees.
Tim Collins MBA 1982; founder & CEO of Ripplewood Holdings LLC.
Granger Kent Costikyan (BA 1929) banker, partner of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
John J. Donovan (MS 1964, M.Ph. 1965, M.Eng 1965, Ph.D. 1967). IT entrepreneur, founder of Cambridge Technology Partners.
Donna Dubinsky (BA 1977) former CEO of PDA company Palm Inc., co-founder of PDA company, Handspring.
Charles B. Finch (BA 1941, LLB 1944), CEO & chairman of the board, Allegheny Power Systems, & political activist.
Rob Glaser (BA, MA) founder & CEO of RealNetworks.
Robert Greenhill (BA 1958) founder of M&A department & former president of Morgan Stanley.
Briton Hadden (BA 1920) co-founder of Time magazine.
Henry Holt (BA 1862( founder of publishing firm, Henry Holt & Company and later as Holt, Rinehart & Winston.
Robert Ingersoll (BA 1937) former CEO & Chairman of BorgWarner.
Brewster Jennings (BA 1920) founder & president of the Socony Mobil Oil Company (Standard Oil of New York now ExxonMobil) President of Memorial Center for Cancer & Allied Diseases & Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research.
Charles B. Johnson (BA 1954) chairman of the Franklin Templeton Investments.
Ellis Jones (MBA) CEO, Wasserstein Perella & Company.
Henry Bourne Joy, president of Packard.
Peter S. Kaufman (BA 1975) investment banker, president of the Gordian Group LLC.
Charles King (BA 1862, Sheffield). first head of the US geological survey.
Herbert Kohler (BS 1965) chairman & president of Kohler Company.
Edward Lampert (BA 1984) founder & chairman of ESL Investments (hedge fund), Chairman of the Sears Holding Company.
William K. Lanman (BS 1928 Sheffield) aviation, benefactor.
John Franklyn Mars (BS 1957) CEO, Mars Incorporated.
Robert L. McNeil Jr. (BS 1936) developer of Tylenol; chairman of McNeil laboratories.
W. James McNerney (BA 1971) CEO of Boeing Company.
John Pepper (BA 1960) former chairman & CEO of Procter & Gamble.
Henry M. Perks M.Sc.Eng. 1952) Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Convention Center; Streets Commissioner of Philadelphia; President, Day & Zimmermann, Deputy Superintendent of Schools of Philadelphia.
Eric Ries (BS 2001) pioneer of Lean Startup methodology.
Daniel C. Searle heir, CEO of G.D. Searle & Company, conservative philanthropist.
Forest Shely (BS 1946) physician, bank director in Campbellsville, Kentucky; a 56 year trustee of Campbellsville University.
Ben Silbermann (BA 2003) founder & CEO of Pinterest.
Harold Stanley; founder of Morgan Stanley.
Richard Thalheimer (BA 1970) founder & CEO of the Sharper Image.
John L. Thornton (MPPM Yale School of Management 1980) former president & Co-CEO of Goldman Sachs.
Juan Trippe (BA 1921) founder & CEO of Pan Am Airlines.
Frederick William Vanderbilt (BA 1893 Sheffield) philanthropist, director of the New York Central Railroad.
Friedrich Weyerhauser; co-founded Weyerhauser.
David Bushnell (circa 1776) inventor of the screw propellor, submarine, naval mine, and time bomb.
Harry B. Combs (BS 1935); Sheffield Scientific School, aviation pioneer.
Harvey Williams Cushing (BA); pioneer of modern brain surgery & Considered by many the greatest neurosurgeon of the 20th century.
Arthur M. Chickering; noted archaeologist of Virginia.
Lee De Forest (BS 1896, Ph.D. 1899) inventor of the triode.
Eric Fossum (Ph.D. 1984) inventor of the CMOS image sensor.
W. Edwards Deming (Ph.D. 1928) total quality management (TQM) guru.
Helen Flanders Dunbar (MD 1930) important early figure in US psychosomatic medicine.
Henry Levitt Ellsworth (BA 1810); first commissioner for US Patent Office, founder of the US Department of Agriculture.
Irving Fisher (BA 1888, Ph.D. 1891) economist, father of monetarism.
J. Willard Gibbs (BA 1858, PhD. 1863) mathematician, physical chemist, thermodynamicist, known for the Gibbs phenomenon.
Grace Hopper (MA 1930, Ph.D. 1934), inventor of the COBOL programming language.
Saunders MacLane (BA 1930) mathematician, founder of the category theory with others.
Aaron Marcus (BFA MFA 1969) first graphic designer in the world to work with computer graphics.
Samuel F.B. Morse (BA 1810) telegraph pioneer; inventor of the Morse code.
Harry Nyquist (Ph.D. 1917), engineer known for the Nyquist theorem.
John Ousterhout (BS 1975) creator of the Tel programming language.
Ronald Rivest (BS 1969) computer scientist, the R" in the RSA cryptography; 2002 Turing Award recipient.
George B. Shelden awarded the first US patent for an automobile in 1895.
Eli Whitney (BA 1792) inventor of the cotton gin.
The following are missing:
George Akeroff (BA 1962) Economics, 2001;
Peter A. Diamond (BA 1960) Economics, 2010;
John F. Enders (BA 1920) Physiology or Medicine in 1954;
Alfred G. Gilman (BS 1962) Physiology or Medicine in 1994;
Ernest Lawrence (Ph.d. 1925) Physics 1939
Joshua Lederberg (Ph.d. 1948) Physiology or Medicine in 1958;
David Lee (Ph.d. 1959) Physics 1996.
Dickinson W. Richards (BA 1917) Physiology or Medicine in 1956.
James Rothman (BA 1971) Physiology or Medicine in 2013.
William Vickrey (BS 1935) Economics 1996.
George Whipple (AB 1900) Physiology or Medicine in 1934.
Eric Wieschaus (Ph.D. 1974). Physiology or Medicine in 1995.
The following have also won but are not here on this site.
Charles Forelle (BA 2002); won for Public Service in 2007.
Wesley Morris (BA 1997); won 2012 for film criticism.
Kevin Puts (MM 1996) 2012 for music;
Mark Schoofs (BA 1985) won in 2000 for international reporting;
Yehudi Wyner (BA 1950, B.Mus.1951, M.Mus.1953) composer, won the Pulitzer for music in 2006 for his piano concerto, "Chiavi in Mano;" professor emeritus of musical composition at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.
While this list is long and varied by experiences, I think some of these ladies deserve damehood or something whether it's another honor such as an MBE, OBE, or CBE just something to honor and respect their contributions and services to the entertainment world.
Anybody who declines a lesser honor isn't listed here since there are so many possible willing recipients. It's their loss in the first place.
Previously on this list but passed away.
Dora Bryan OBE
Geraldine McEwen (declined OBE & Damehood).
Honor Blackman (declined CBE).
Vanessa Redgrave CBE (declined Damehood).
Dawn French (declined OBE).
Jennifer Saunders (declined OBE).
Nigella Lawson (declined OBE).
If you would like to nominate any lady below or anybody else. Please visit https://www.gov.uk/honours
Missing from the list are Paula Scrofano; Alene Robertson; Joan Krause; Kathy Taylor; Jeanne Croft;
John P. Ryan
The following recipients below are not found here on this site:
Sully Prudhomme 1901
Christian Matthias Theodor Mommsen 1902
Giosue Carducci 1906
Rudolf Christoph Eucken 1908
Carl Friedrich Georg Spitteler 1919
Erik Axel Karlfeldt 1931
Saint John Perse 1960
Jaroslav Seifert 1984
Tomas Transtromer 2011
First, they must be alive and able to attend the ceremony in Washington D.C. They don't award posthumously.
I would also like to add Alene Robertson, a musical actress from Chicago, Illinois who was awarded 9 Joseph Jefferson Awards (Chicago's Equivalent to the Tony Awards) to the list but she doesn't have an imdb.com page.
The following are those who passed away since this list was formed;
Andy Williams (he wasn't on this list but he should have been).
Marian McPartland OBE
Joan Rivers is being removed because I can't imagine her getting or the deserving the honor. Her recent behavior and out bursts have been one too many.
In the 2012, three of the previous listings (David Letterman, Natalia Makarova, and Dustin Hoffman) are now Kennedy Center Honorees.
Herbie Hancock, Billy Joel, & Shirley MacLaine who were on this list are now 2013 recipients of this honor.
If you would like to nominate anybody here or anybody else, you can go to the http://www.kennedycenter.org/ and look to nominate somebody there online. You will get a reply in your email. Once you receive your reply, please file it in your folder.
Honorees missing from this list include
General Robert Wood Johnson (Class of 2008).
Harriet Tubman (Class of 2008).
Lieutenant Brian Brennan (Class of 2009).
Michael Graves (Class of 2010).
James D'Heron (Class of 2010).
Detective Marc DiNardo (Class of 2010).
Former New Jersey Governor Brendan Byrne (Class of 2011).
Leon Hess (Class of 2011).
Victims of the September 11, 2001 (Class of 2011).
Samuel Newhouse (Class of 2012).
Raymond G. Chambers (Class of 2013).
Joetta Clark Diggs (Class of 2013).
J. Seward Johnson (Class of 2013)
Thomas Paine (Class of 2013).
Kathleen DiChiara (Class of 2013).
Elizabeth Cady Stanton (Class of 2014).
Maud Dahme (Class of 2014).
It was not awarded in 1976 or in 2008.