Benjamin Franklin Medal Recipients: 1937-1983
Whitfield J. Bell
In appreciation of his distinguished service to the American Philosophical Society Held in Philadelphia for Promoting Useful Knowledge, as Librarian, 1966-80, and as its Executive Officer, 1977-83.
Julia A. Noonan
For 56 years of service to the Society.
George W Corner
On his 90th birthday, in appreciation of services to the Society.
William E. Lingelbach
For his Franklin Medal Lecture "The Story of 'Philosophical Hall'."
Douglas S. Freeman
For his Franklin Medal Lecture "Young Washington."
Arthur H. Compton
For his Franklin Medal Lecture "Atomic Energy as a Human Asset"
James B. Conant
For his Franklin Medal Lecture "The Advancement of Learning in the United States in the Post-War World"
Hugh S. Taylor
For his Franklin Medal Lecture "Large Molecules through Atomic Spectacles"
Edward S. Corwin
For his Friday Evening Lecture "Some Aspects of the Presidency"
For his Penrose Memorial Lecture "Politics as Art and Science"
William Lyon Phelps
For his Evening Lecture "Truth and Poetry"
The Republic of France