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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[edit]

Year of award Image Recipient Notes Ref(s)

1965

Florey, HowardHoward Florey

[2]

1968

Richardson, Edgar P.Edgar P. Richardson

[3]

1976

Elizabeth II

[1]

1976

Hanks, NancyNancy Hanks

[4]

1979

Pope John Paul II

[5]

1986

Burger, Warren E.Warren E. Burger

[1]

1991

Johnson Kidd, JulieJulie Johnson Kidd

[6]

1994

Adams Jr., Robert McCormickRobert McCormick Adams Jr.

[1]

1999

Heyman, Ira MichaelIra Michael Heyman

[1]

2015

Clough, G. WayneG. Wayne Clough

[7]

References[edit]

^ a b c d e "Awards and Medals". Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 26 November 2017.  ^ "Proceedings of the Board of Regents meeting, January 22, 1976". Smithsonian Institution. 22 January 1976. p. 34. Retrieved 28 November 2017.  ^ McGill, Douglas C. (29 March 1985). "Edgar Richardson, 82, dies; art historian and archivist". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 November 2017.  ^ Pearson, Richard (9 January 1983). "Nancy Hanks, 55, dies". The Washington Post. Retrieved 28 November 2017.  ^ Craig, William O. (1 July 2004). Around the World with the Smithsonian. Llumina Press. p. 110. ISBN 1-59526-245-8.  ^ "Honorary degree citation: Julie Johnson Kidd". Marlboro College. Retrieved 28 November 2017.  ^ "G. Wayne Clough". National Academy of Construction. Retrieved 28 November 2017. 

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James Smithson Medal
James Smithson Medal
recipients

1965: Howard Florey 1968: Edgar P. Richardson 1976: Elizabeth II 1979: Pope John Paul II 1986: Warren E. Burger 1991: Julie Johnson Kidd 1994: Robert McCormick Adams Jr. 1999: Ira Michael Heyman 201

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