USF Honorary Degrees

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Past Recipients (1905-2000)

Year

Name & Occupation

Degree

1905   

BAILEY, Thomas E., M.D.

Philosophy

 

CALLAGHAN, Charles W.
President, Union Pulp and Paper Co.

Laws
 

CARRIGAN, Andrew
Vice President, Dunham-Carrigan-Haden

Laws
 

COFFEY, The Honorable James W.
Editor, San Francisco Examiner
Judge, Superior Court of San Francisco

Laws
 

GALLWEY, John, M.D.
Physician and surgeon, San Francisco

Philosophy
 

HARVEY, John Downey

Laws
 

MURPHY, Eugene P.
Owner, EP&TP Real Estate and Insurance

Laws
 

PAYSON, Capt., Albert H., USA
Assistant to the President, the Santa Fe Railroad

Laws
 

PHELAN, The Honorable James Duval
Mayor of San Francisco 1897-1902
United States Senator 1913-1919

Laws
 

QUEEN, Richard E.
Lawyer

Laws
 

RYAN, Robert X.
Freight Agent, Northwestern and Northshore Railroad Companies

Laws
 

SULLIVAN, The Honorable Frank J.
Member of the California State Senator, 1882

Laws
 

SULLIVAN, The Honorable Jeremiah F.
Member of the Board of Education
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of California

Laws
 

SULLIVAN, The Honorable Matthew I.
United States Senator and Mayor of San Francisco

Laws
 

TOBIN, Joseph F.
Lawyer, Tobin and Tobin Attorneys at Law

Philosophy




1907

KELLY, James R.
First Prefect, Gentlemen's Sodality, St. Ignatius Church

Philosophy




1928

HALEY, George
Professor of Biology

Philosophy




1930

ARTIGUES, Dr. Achilles
Musical producer and director, San Francisco

Music

 

BOLTON, Herbert Eugene
Author
Professor of History, University of California at Berkeley

Humane Letters
 

CLARK, Dr. William A.
Vice President and Director, United Verde Copper Co.
Founded the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra

Literature

 

CONNOLLY, Rt. Rev., M.D.
Archdiocese of San Francisco

Education

 

ESPINOZA, Dr. Aurelio
Author
Professor of Romance Languages, Stanford University

Laws
 

GREGORY, Brother Ubaldus, F.S.C.
President, St. Mary's College, Moraga

Laws
 

O'SHAUGNESSY, Michael M.
Founding Dean, St. Ignatius College of Engineering 1912
Chief Engineer, Hetch Hetchy Water Project of the City of San Francisco

Science

 

SPROUL, Robert Gorden
President, University of California at Berkeley

Laws
 

WALSH, James J.
Author, New York

Education




1931

CAUFIELD, The Honorable Charles Harold
Distinguished attorney and jurist, San Francisco

Laws
 

NASH, John Henry
Distinguished bibliophile and printer, San Francisco

Laws

WEDEMEYER, Albert Coady LAWS
United States Army General and retiring Commander of the 6th
Army Military Authority on Far Eastern Affairs
Laws



1934

ROSSI, The Honorable Angelo J.
Mayor, City of San Francisco

Laws
 

WALDROP, Uda
San Francisco musician and organist

Music



1935

ALBERT, Brother, F.S.C.
President, St. Mary’s College

Laws
 

GARRECHT, The Honorable Francis A.

Laws
 

MALONE, Major General Paul B.
General Commanding, Sixth United States Army, Presidio, San Francisco

Laws



1936

BUTLER, Vincent Kingwell
Distinguished USF alumnus [awarded posthumously]

Laws
 

MCAULIFFE, Florence M.
Attorney-at-Law and Trustee, University of San Francisco

Laws



1938

TOBIN, The Honorable Richard
The Hibernia Bank of San Francisco

Laws



1939

FOLSOM, Frank M., ESQ.
President, Radio Corporation of America

Laws
 

MCCARTHY, The Honorable William H.
Postmaster of San Francisco and Trustee, University of San Francisco

Laws



1941

MAISER, Peter J., S.M.

Laws
 

MURPHY, Daniel Joseph
President and Director of Sierra R.R., Santa Cruz

Laws



1942

FITZPATRICK, The Honorable Timothy I.
Distinguished San Francisco jurist and alumnus, University of San Francisco

Laws
 

MCGINNIS, Felix S.
President, Southern Pacific Railroad

Laws
 

SANGER, Colonel Donald Bridgman
Officer Commanding, Reserved Officers’ Training Program
University of San Francisco

Laws



1943

DREW, William Joseph
San Francisco educator and founder, Drew School for Boys

Laws
 

GRADY, Henry F.
President, American Steamship Lines

Laws
 

MCNALLY, The Reverend Paul A., S.J.
Distinguished Professor, Physical Sciences, Georgetown University

Laws



1945

BIDAULT, The Honorable George
Foreign Secretary, Republic of France

Laws



1948

AUSTIN, Brother, Ph.D., F.S.C.
President, St. Mary’s College
Moraga, California

Laws
 

BUTLER, General Frederic Bates, USA MA
United States Army Corps of Engineers

Laws
 

MAR, Ivanios, His Beatitude, O.I.C.
Religious Leader

Laws



1949

ARMSBY, Leonora Wood
President, Musical Association, San Francisco

Music
 

CLARK, General Mark Wayne, U.S.A.
Commander of the Sixth Army, Presidio, San Francisco

Laws
 

LAWRENCE, Ernest Orlando
Professor of Physics, LL.D, University of San Francisco

Science



1950

CHU, Chew Shong
Co-Founder of the Chinese Language School of San Francisco

Laws
 

STERLING, J.E. Wallace
President, Stanford University

Laws



1951

GIANNINI, Lawence Mario
President, Bank of America

Laws
 

HEARN, John J.
Ambassador of the United States to the Republic of Ireland

Laws
 

WEDEMEYER, Albert Coady
United States Army General

Laws



1953

FALK, Adrien Joseph
President of the S&W Fine Food Inc.

Laws



1955

BROWN, The Right Reverend James N.
Superintendent of Schools, Archdiocese of San Francisco

Laws



1956

DUNNE, The Reverend Peter Masten, S.J.
Distinguished Professor of History, University of San Francisco

Laws
 

ROMULO, The Honorable Carlos Pena
Ambassador to the United States, Republic of the Philippines

Laws



1957

CALLAGHAN, Vice Admiral William M., USN
Naval Officer 1915 -1945, Washington

Laws
 

FLANAGAN, The Right Reverend William J.
Director, Catholic Social Services, Archdiocese of San Francisco

Laws
 

HICKS, John D.
Professor of History, University of California at Berkeley

Laws



1958

BLACK, James B.
Chairman of the Board, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Laws
 

KELLER, The Reverend James G.
Founder, The Christopher Movement

Laws



1959

BROWN, The Honorable Edmund G., Sr.
Governor of the State of California

Laws
 

STEINHART, Jesse H., ESQ
Attorney-at-law

Laws



1960

HARNEY, Charles L.
President, Harney Construction Company, Inc.

Laws



1961

DWYER, The Most Reverend Robert J.
Bishop of Reno, Nevada.

Laws
 

KENDRICK, Charles
Chairman of the Board, Schlage Lock Corporation

Laws
 

PRADO, The Honorable Don Manuel
President, Republic of Peru

Laws



1962

MCGUCKEN, The Most Reverend Joseph T.
Archbishop of San Francisco

Humane Letters
 

ZELLERBACH, James David
Chairman of the Board, Crown Zellerbach Corporation

Laws



1963

MCLAREN, Loyall N.
Regent of the University of San Francisco

Laws
 

MURRAY, The Reverend John Courtney, S.J.
Professor of Dogmatic Theology, Woodstock College, Maryland

Laws
 

THOMPSON, The Honorable Llewellyn E.
Ambassador at Large, Department of State of the United States

Public Service



1964

BROWN, The Reverend Robert McAfee
Scholar, author, ecumenist and Professor of Religion, Stanford University

Humane Letters



1965

BOLAND, Frederick H.
Chancellor, Trinity College University of Dublin

Humane Letters

1966

DILLENBERGER, John
Dean, Graduate Theological Union, University of California at Berkeley

Humane Letters
 

HELLMAN, Marco F.
Senior Partner, J. Barth & Co., San Francisco

Laws



1967

LOEBBECKE, Ernest J.
Chairman of the Board, Title Insurance and Trust Company

Business




1968

HEYNS, Roger W.
Chancellor, University of California at Berkeley

Laws
 

YOUNG, Whitney M., Jr.
Executive Director, National Urban League

Laws



1969

CASASSA, The Reverend Charles S., S.J.
President, Emeritus and Chancellor, Loyola University of Los Angeles

Laws
 

MADISON, Marshall P.
Senior Partner, Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro

Laws



1970

GILSON, Etienne
Scholar and philosopher; Member, L’Academie Francaise

Humane Letters
 

KOUNTZ, Samuel L., M.D.
Professor of Surgery, University of California at San Francisco

Humane Letters




1971

OZAWA, Seiji
Music Director and Conductor, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra

Fine Arts

 

SUSSNA, Frances
Director, Multi-Culture Institute of San Francisco

Humane Letters




1972

BAUMAN, Sister Mary Beata, S.M.
Founding Dean, University of San Francisco School of Nursing

Nursing Science

 

BOEDDEKER, The Reverend Alfred, O.F.M.
Founder and Director, St. Anthony’s Dining Room of San Francisco

Public Service
 

DUNNE, The Reverend William J., S.J.
President Emeritus, University of San Francisco

Humane Letters

 

PETERSON, Rudolph E.
Administrator, United Nations Development Program

Public Service
 

SULLIVAN, The Honorable Raymond L.
Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of California

Laws



1973

AYMES, Sister Maria De La Cruz
Society of Helpers, Catechetical scholar, and author

Theology
 

BROWER, David Ross
Founder, “Friends of the Earth”

Philosophy in Ecology




1974

DONOGHUE, Augustine P.
Emeritus Director of Admissions, University of San Francisco

Humane Letters

 

HAAS, Walter Abraham
Chairman of the Board, Levi Strauss Corporation and
Levi Strauss Foundation

Laws
 

HART, George David
Trustee and Chairman of the Cal State University System

Laws
 

BRUNDAGE, Avery
Founder, San Francisco Asian Art Museum

Fine Arts




1975

IMAMICHI, Junzo
Chairman of the Board, Tokyo Broadcasting Corporation

Laws
 

SAUNDERS, John Bernard De Cusance Morant, M.D.
Chancellor, University of California at San Francisco

Humane Letters




1976

ALDER, Kurt Herbert
General Director, San Francisco Opera Association

Music

 

ORR, Robert Taylor
Executive Director, California Academy of Sciences

Science
 

SHUMATE, Charles A., M.D.
President, California Historical Society

Humane Letters

 

WEINBERGER, Caspar Willard
Former U.S. Secretary of Education

Laws



1977

HOFFMAN, Claire Giannini
Director Emeritus, Bank of America Corporation

Laws
 

HOW, Jack H.
Emeritus Regent and Trustee, University of San Francisco

Laws
 

SWIG, Benjamin Harrison
Chairman of the Board, Fairmont Hotel Corporation

Laws



1978

CUNNINGHAM, Sister Catherine, S.N.D.
President, College of Notre Dame of Belmont, California

Humane Letters

 

LI, Choh Hao, M.D.
Professor of Biochemistry, University of California at San Francisco

Science
 

MAGNIN, Cyril
Former Chairman of the Board, Joseph Magnin Companies of San Francisco

Fine Arts




1979

BONNER, John F.
President and CEO, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Francisco

Engineering

 

FROMM, Alfred
President of Fromm & Sichel, Inc.
Co-Founder, Fromm Institute for Life-Long Learning at USF

Public Service
 

FROMM, Hannah
Co-Founder and Director, Fromm Institute for Life-Long Learning at USF

Public Service

THORTON, Dr. Robert
Professor Emeritus of Physics, University of San Francisco

Science



1980

CARLIN, The Reverend Harry Vincent, S.J.
Executive Vice President, St. Ignatius College Preparatory of San Francisco

Public Service

 

QUINN, The Most Reverend John Raphael
Archbishop of San Francisco

Theology



1981

MCDONNELL, Sister Mary Geraldine, S.M.
Emerita Dean, University of San Francisco, School of Nursing

Humane Letters

 

POMEROY, Janet
Founder and Director, The Recreation Center for the
Handicapped, Inc., San Francisco

Humane Letters

 

SWIG, Melvin M.
Director, Fairmont Hotel Corporation, San Francisco

Public Service

 

PIETSCH, Charles J., Jr.
Philanthropist and developer, Honolulu Hawaii

Humane Letters

 

FANFANI, The Honorable Amintore
Statesman and President of the Republic of Italy

Humane Letters




1982

ALTMAN, Ludwig
Concert organist and music director, Temple Emanu-El of San Francisco

Music
 

BECHTEL, Stephen D.
Senior Director, Bechtel Group

Public Service

 

DIEKMANN, The Reverend Godfrey L., O.S.B.
Professor of Theology, St. John’s University, Minnesota
Founder and Leader, American Liturgical Renewal

Theology
 

GORMAN, C. Mel
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, University of San Francisco

Science



1983

BURNS, The Reverend Robert Ignatius, S.J.
Senior Professor of History, University of California at Los Angeles
Former Professor of History, University of San Francisco

Humane Letters

 

FURST, Dr. Arthur
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
Founder, Institute of Chemical Biology, University of San Francisco

Science
 

SUWA, Hiroshi
President, Tokyo Broadcasting System, Tokyo, Japan

Public Service

 

TAMAYO, Rufino
Mexican painter and sculptor, Colonia San Angel, Mexico

Fine Arts

 

CASAROLI, Cardinal Agostino
Secretary of State of the Vatican City State

Humane Letters




1984

BERNARDIN, Cardinal Joseph
Archbishop of Chicago
Former President, National Conference of Catholic Bishops

Theology
 

CHEMIAKIN, Mihail
Painter and Russian expatriate

Fine Arts

 

CURRY, Frances J., M.D.
Former Health Director, City and County of San Francisco
Founder and Director, Saint Anthony Medical Foundation Clinic

Humane Letters

 

DAVIES, Louise M.
Philanthropist and major donor to the Davies Symphony Hall

Music
 

LUTTGENS, Leslie
Founder and Director, San Francisco Education Fund

Public Service

 

HARMAN, Avraham
Chancellor, Ha’Universita Ha’ivrith Bi’Yerushalayim, Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem, Israel

Laws



1985

ERICKSON, Erik
Internationally recognized psychologist and scholar

Humane Letters

 

ERICKSON, Joan
Psychologist and author

Humane Letters

 

BIGLIERI, Edward G., M.D.
Physician, teacher and biomedical research
University of California at San Francisco

Science
 

HERLIHY, David J.
Professor of English and Master of Mather House, Harvard University

Humane Letters

 

SIN, Cardinal Jaime
Archbishop of Manila

Humane Letters




1986

KEARNS, Louis J.
Founder and owner, Coit Drapery Cleaners
Founder and Director, Retinitis Pigmentosa Foundation of the United States

Business
 

NOONAN, The Honorable John T.
Author and Professor of Law, University of California at Berkeley
Justice of the United States Court of Appeals

Humane Letters

 

ROSSI, The Reverend Piero Carlo, S.J.
Professor emeritus of Modern Languages, University of San Francisco

Humane Letters

 

TERWILLINGER, Elizabeth Cooper
Conservationist, naturalist and educator

Natural Science




1987

DOLAN, Frances Anne
Vice President emerita for Student Development, University of San Francisco

Humane Letters

 

STANLEY, The Reverend David Michael, S.J.
Professor of Scripture, Regis College, Toronto

Theology
 

SWETONIC, Captain Marjorie A., USN
Distinguished Navy health care expert

Nursing Science

 

WEATHERSBY, George
Educational expert and consultant to Catholic educational institutes

Humane Letters




1988

FEINSTEIN, The Honorable Dianne Goldman
Mayor of San Francisco 1987-1988

Humane Letters

 

WILBUR, Mathilda Baker
Founder, Wilbur Family Fund and Wilbur Library Endowment
Honorary Trustee, University of San Francisco

Humane Letters




1989

MCCORMICK, The Reverend Richard A., S.J.
Distinguished moral theologian and bioethician

Humane Letters

 

O’SULLIVAN, The Reverend Carroll M., S.J.
Professor emeritus of Chemistry and Trustee
University of San Francisco

Humane Letters

 

ZSCHAU, Edwin Vanwyck
Former member of the United States House of Representatives
Chairman and President, Censtor Corporation

Laws



1990

BEDONI, Bertha
Veteran of the dedicated secondary education
Presentation High School of San Francisco

Education

 

BURGHARDT, The Reverend Walter, S.J.
Editor, Theologian Studies ; theologian, patrologist and homilist

Humane Letters

 

GLASSER, Dr. William J.
Internationally known psychologist and educator

Humane Letters

 

LO SCHIAVO, The Reverend John J., S.J.
President, University of San Francisco

Humane Letters

 

SALINGER, Pierre
International correspondent, ABC Television

Humane Letters

 

SWIG, Richard L.
President, Fairmont Hotels Corporation
Founding member, McLaren and Hospitality Management Advisory Board

Business
 

WILSEY, Alfred S.
Founder/President, Wilsey-Bennett Corporation
Founding member, McLaren School of Business Advisory Council

Business




1991

JUBANI, The Reverend Simon
Albanian priest and resistance hero

Humane Letters

 

HRUBETZ, Joan
Dean, St. Louis University School of Nursing

Science

 

O’COLLINS, The Reverend Gerald, S.J.
Dean, Pontifical Gregorian University; distinguished scriptural scholar

Theology

 

O’KEEFE, The Reverend Vincent, S.J.
Emeritus President, Fordham University
Former General Counselor to the Superior General of the Society of Jesus

Humane Letters

 

ROZELLE, Alvin Ray (Pete)
Former Commissioner of the National Football League

Humane Letters




1992

GETTY, Gordon Peter
Philanthropist and composer

Humane Letters

 

MOYNIHAN, The Honorable Daniel Patrick
United States Senator, New York, 1977-2001

Humane Letters




1993

TANG, The Most Reverend Dominic Yee Ming, S.J.
The Archbishop of Canton-China

Humane Letters




1994

ANDERSON, Brother Mel, F.S.C.
President, St. Mary’s College, Moraga

Humane Letters

 

BROWN, Brother Raymond, S.S.
World’s leading New Testament scholars

Humane Letters




1996

FRANKLIN, John Hope
James B. Duke Professor of History Emeritus, Duke University
President, Southern Historical Association and the Organization of American Historians

Humane Letters

 

LEVADA, The Most Reverend William J.
Archbishop of San Francisco

Humane Letters

 

PETERS, Dr. Tom
Author, In Search of Excellence, A Passion for Excellence, and Thriving on Chaos

Humane Letters




1997

CLARK, The Reverend John W., S.J.
Provost, University of San Francisco

Humane Letters

 

MACNEIL, Robert
Former executive editor and co-anchor of PBS’ The MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour

Humane Letters

 

SILVA, The Reverend Francis, S.J.
Professor of English literature, University of San Francisco and
Bellarmine College Preparatory School, San Jose

Humane Letters

 

WEAKLAND, The Most Reverend Rembert
Archbishop of Milwaukee

Humane Letters




1998

BAUMANN, Reverend John A., S.J.
Co-Founder and Executive Director, Pacific Institute for Community Organizations

Humane Letters

 

GOIZUETA, Roberto S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Theology, Loyola University Chicago

Humane Letters

 

MURPHY, Sister Lillian, R.S.M.
President and CEO, Mercy Housing, Inc.

Humane Letters




1999

BRYAN, Ashley
Author

Humane Letters


KAMMER, Reverend Fred, S.J.
President, Catholic Charities, USA

Humane Letters


PREJEAN, Sister Helen, C.S.J.
Author, Lecturer and Community Activist

Humane Letters


ORTEGA Y ALANINO, Cardinal Jaime Lucas
Archbishop of Havana, Cuba

Humane Letters



2000

GIRAUDO, Louis J.
Businessman, Attorney, and Civic Leader

Humane Letters

SCHLEGEL, Reverend John P., S.J.
President, University of San Francisco

Humane Letters


THOMAS, Helen
UPI White House Bureau Chief

Humane Letters