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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) 1984_0326Mar 26,1984
Bentsen, Lloyd M. (D-TX) 1999_0811Aug 11, 1999
Brooke, Edward (R-MA) 2004_0623Jun 23, 2004
Chafee, John (R-RI) 2000_0809Aug 9, 2000
Dole, Robert (R-KS) 1997_0117Jan 17, 1997
Fulbright, J. William (D-AR) 1993_0505May 5, 1993
Glenn, John H. (D-OH) 2012_0529May 29, 2012
Goldwater, Barry M. (R-AZ) 1986_0312Mar 12, 1986
Hatch, Orrin G. (R-UT) 2018_1116Nov 16, 2018
Humphrey, Hubert H. (D-MN) 1980_0609Jun 9, 1980
Inouye, Daniel K. (D-HI) 2013_1120Nov 20, 2013
Jackson, Henry M. "Scoop" (D-WA) 1984_0626Jun 26, 1984
Javits, Jacob K. (R-NY) 1983_0223Feb 23, 1983
Johnson, Lyndon B. (D-TX) 1980_0609Jun 9, 1980
Kennedy, Edward M. (D-MA) 2009_0812Aug 12, 2009
Kennedy, John F. (D-MA) 1993_1206Dec 6, 1993
Lehman, Herbert H. (D-NY) 1964_0628Jan 28, 1964
Lugar, Richard G. (R-IN) 2013_1120Nov 20, 2013
Mansfield, Michael (D-MT) 1989_0119Jan 19, 1989
McGovern, George (D-SD) 2000_1109Aug 9, 2000
Mikulski, Barbara (D-MD) 2015_1124Nov 24, 2015
Mitchell, George J. (D-ME) 1999_0317Mar 17, 1999
Moynihan, Daniel Patrick (D-NY) 2000_0809Aug 9, 2000
Muskie, Edmund S. (D-ME) 1981_0116Jan 16, 1981
Nelson, Gaylord (D-WI) 1995_0929Sep 29, 1995
Pepper, Claude (D-FL) 1989_0526May 26, 1989
Smith, Margaret Chase (R-ME) 1989_0706Jul 6, 1989
Thurmond, Strom (R-SC) 1993_0112Jan 12, 1993