Benjamin Franklin Medal Recipients: 1937-1983

Benjamin Franklin Medal Overview

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.

1982
Julia A. Noonan
For 56 years of service to the Society.

1979
George W Corner
On his 90th birthday, in appreciation of services to the Society.

1949
William E. Lingelbach
For his Franklin Medal Lecture "The Story of 'Philosophical Hall'."

1947
Douglas S. Freeman
For his Franklin Medal Lecture "Young Washington."

1945
Arthur H. Compton
For his Franklin Medal Lecture "Atomic Energy as a Human Asset"

1943
James B. Conant
For his Franklin Medal Lecture "The Advancement of Learning in the United States in the Post-War World"

1941
Hugh S. Taylor
For his Franklin Medal Lecture "Large Molecules through Atomic Spectacles"

1940
Edward S. Corwin
For his Friday Evening Lecture "Some Aspects of the Presidency"

1939
Eduard Benes
For his Penrose Memorial Lecture "Politics as Art and Science"

1937
William Lyon Phelps
For his Evening Lecture "Truth and Poetry"

1906
The Republic of France