The James Smithson Medal, established in 1965, is awarded to those who have made "exceptional contributions to art, science, history, education and technology". It is presented by the Smithsonian Institution which states that it is the organisation's "most prestigious and highest award".[1]

Recipients

Year of award Image Recipient Notes Ref(s)
1965
Howard Florey in 1945
Howard Florey [2]
1968
Edgar P. Richardson [3]
1976
Elizabeth II in 2015
Elizabeth II [1]
1976
Nancy Hanks [4]
1979
John Paul II in 1993
Pope John Paul II [5]
1986
Warren E. Burger in 2007
Warren E. Burger [1]
1991
Julie Johnson Kidd
Julie Johnson Kidd [6]
1994
Robert McCormick Adams
Robert McCormick Adams Jr. [1]
1999
Ira Michael Heyman
Ira Michael Heyman [1]
2002 David Baker [7]
2015
G. Wayne Clough in 2008
G. Wayne Clough [8]
2019
Warren Winiarski Smithson medal 2019
Warren Winiarski [9]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Awards and Medals". Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Proceedings of the Board of Regents meeting, January 22, 1976". Smithsonian Institution. 22 January 1976. p. 34. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  3. ^ McGill, Douglas C. (29 March 1985). "Edgar Richardson, 82, dies; art historian and archivist". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  4. ^ Pearson, Richard (9 January 1983). "Nancy Hanks, 55, dies". The Washington Post. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  5. ^ Craig, William O. (1 July 2004). Around the World with the Smithsonian. Llumina Press. p. 110. ISBN 1-59526-245-8.
  6. ^ "Honorary degree citation: Julie Johnson Kidd". Marlboro College. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  7. ^ "David N. Baker Jr., 84". Obituaries – March 31, 2016. Heraldtimesonline.com. March 31, 2016. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  8. ^ "G. Wayne Clough". National Academy of Construction. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Warren Winiarski Receives James Smithson Bicentennial Medal". National Museum of American History. Retrieved 9 October 2020.