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U.S. Senators Awarded the Congressional Gold Medal

Since the American Revolution, Congress has commissioned gold medals as its highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions. Each medal honors a particular individual, institution, or event. Initially bestowed on military leaders, recipients now include actors, authors, entertainers, musicians, pioneers in aeronautics and space, explorers, lifesavers, notables in science and medicine, athletes, humanitarians, public servants, and foreigners.


Date Received

Barkley, Alben (D-KY)

Aug 12, 1949

Brooke, Edward (R-MA)

Jul 1, 2008

Dole, Robert (R-KS)

Jan 17, 2018

Glenn, John (D-OH)

Aug 7, 2009

Humphrey, Hubert (D-MN)

Jun 13, 1979

Jackson, Andrew (DR-TN)

Feb 27, 1815

Kennedy, Robert (D-NY)

Nov 1, 1978

Truman, Harry (D-MO)

May 8, 1984