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U.S. Senators Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom


The Presidential Medal of Freedom is given by the president of the United States to honor individuals who have made great contributions to either the United States or the world. To date, 28 senators have received the award.
NameDate Received
Baker, Howard H., Jr. (R-TN) Republican Tennessee 1984_0326Mar 26,1984
Bentsen, Lloyd M. (D-TX) Democrat Texas 1999_0811Aug 11, 1999
Brooke, Edward (R-MA) Republican Massachusetts 2004_0623Jun 23, 2004
Chafee, John (R-RI) Republican Rhode Island 2000_0809Aug 9, 2000
Dole, Robert (R-KS) Republican Kansas 1997_0117Jan 17, 1997
Fulbright, J. William (D-AR) Democrat Arkansas 1993_0505May 5, 1993
Glenn, John H. (D-OH) Democrat Ohio 2012_0529May 29, 2012
Goldwater, Barry M. (R-AZ) Republican Arizona 1986_0312Mar 12, 1986
Hatch, Orrin G. (R-UT) Republican Utah 2018_1116Nov 16, 2018
Humphrey, Hubert H. (D-MN) Democrat Minnesota 1980_0609Jun 9, 1980
Inouye, Daniel K. (D-HI) Democrat Hawaii 2013_1120Nov 20, 2013
Jackson, Henry M. "Scoop" (D-WA) Democrat Washington 1984_0626Jun 26, 1984
Javits, Jacob K. (R-NY) Republican New York 1983_0223Feb 23, 1983
Johnson, Lyndon B. (D-TX) Democrat Texas 1980_0609Jun 9, 1980
Kennedy, Edward M. (D-MA) Democrat Massachusetts 2009_0812Aug 12, 2009
Kennedy, John F. (D-MA) Democrat Massachusetts 1993_1206Dec 6, 1993
Lehman, Herbert H. (D-NY) Democrat New York 1964_0628Jan 28, 1964
Lugar, Richard G. (R-IN) Republican 2013_1120Nov 20, 2013
Mansfield, Michael (D-MT) Democrat Montana 1989_0119Jan 19, 1989
McGovern, George (D-SD) Democrat South Dakota 2000_1109Aug 9, 2000
Mikulski, Barbara (D-MD) Democrat Maryland 2015_1124Nov 24, 2015
Mitchell, George J. (D-ME) Democrat Maine 1999_0317Mar 17, 1999
Moynihan, Daniel Patrick (D-NY) Democrat New York 2000_0809Aug 9, 2000
Muskie, Edmund S. (D-ME) Democrat Maine 1981_0116Jan 16, 1981
Nelson, Gaylord (D-WI) Democrat Wisconsin 1995_0929Sep 29, 1995
Pepper, Claude (D-FL) Democrat Florida 1989_0526May 26, 1989
Smith, Margaret Chase (R-ME) Republican Maine 1989_0706Jul 6, 1989
Thurmond, Strom (R-SC) Republican South Carolina 1993_0112Jan 12, 1993