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List of honors and awards received by Bill Clinton

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Secretary of Defense Cohen presents President Clinton the DoD Medal for Distinguished Public Service.
Secretary of Defense Cohen presents President Clinton the DoD Medal for Distinguished Public Service.
Monumental Clinton statue on Bill Clinton Boulevard in the capital of the Republic of Kosovo.
Monumental Clinton statue on Bill Clinton Boulevard in the capital of the Republic of Kosovo.

The list of honors and awards received by Bill Clinton who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Before that, he was Governor of the state of Arkansas, and afterwards he has continued life in the public eye.[1] He received many awards and honors throughout his career.

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Honorary degrees

Clinton has received honorary degrees from a number of colleges and universities.

Institution Degree Date Citation
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill LL.D. 1993 [2]
Queen's University, Belfast LL.D 2001 [3]
University of Prishtina Doctor honoris causa 2003 [4]
City College of New York Honorary LL.D. 2004 [5]
Pace University Honorary degree 2006 [6]
Tulane University Honorary LL.D. 2006 [7]
University of Michigan LL.D. 2006 [8]
Rochester Institute of Technology L.H.D. 2007 [9]
Knox College (Illinois) L.H.D. 2007 [10]
University of Hong Kong LL.D. 2008 [11]
McGill University L.H.D. 2009 [12]
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai L.H.D. 2010 [13]
West Virginia University L.H.D. 2010 [14]
University of Central Missouri L.H.D. 2011 [15]
Mediterranean University Honorary LL.D. 2011 [16]
University of Central Florida Honorary L.H.D. 2013 [17]
University of Edinburgh Doctor honoris causa 2013 [18][19]
University of Liverpool Honorary LL.D. 2014 [20]
Loyola Marymount University L.H.D. 2016 [21]
St. Francis Xavier University Doctor honoris causa 2017 [22]

Other honors and awards

Schools have been named for Clinton,[23][24][25] and statues do homage him.[26][27][27] The Clinton Presidential Center was opened in Little Rock, Arkansas in his honor on December 5, 2001.[28] He has been honored in various other ways, in countries that include the Czech Republic,[29] New Guinea,[30] Germany,[31] and Kosovo.[26] U.S. states where he has been honored include Missouri,[32] Arkansas,[33] Kentucky,[34] and New York.[35] He was presented with the Medal for Distinguished Public Service by Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen in 2001.[36]

In 1993, Clinton was selected as Time magazine's "Man of the Year",[37] and again in 1998, along with Ken Starr.[38] From a poll conducted of the American people in December 1999, Clinton was among eighteen included in Gallup's List of Widely Admired People of the 20th century.[39]

In 2000, Princeton University's American Whig-Cliosophic Society awarded him the James Madison Award for Distinguished Public Service.[40]

In 2004, he received a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children for narrating the Russian National Orchestra's album Wolf Tracks and Peter and the Wolf (along with Mikhail Gorbachev and Sophia Loren) and 2005 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for My Life. In 2005, he received the J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding,[41] and 2007 TED Prize (named for the confluence of technology, entertainment and design).[42]

In 2005 he received the Freedom medal.

In 2006, Clinton was made a Grand Companion of the Order of Logohu (GCL) by the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea. He was given the award for "outstanding leadership for the good of mankind ... and his commitment to fighting HIV/AIDS."[43]

On June 2, 2007, Clinton, along with former president George H.W. Bush, received the International Freedom Conductor Award, for their help with the fund raising following the tsunami that devastated South Asia in 2004.[44] On June 13, 2007, Clinton was honored by the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria alongside eight multinational-companies for his work to defeat HIV/AIDS.[45]

On September 9, 2008, Bill Clinton was named as the next chairman of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His term began January 1, 2009, and he succeeded former President George H. W. Bush.[46]

In December 2010, Bill Clinton was named PETA's 2010 person of the year for using his influence "to promote the benefits of following a vegan diet."[47]

On March 15, 2011, Bill Clinton was inducted into Irish America magazine's Irish America Hall of Fame for his crucial role in the Northern Ireland Peace Process.[48]

In 2012, a fish species was named after him, the beaded darter, for his lasting environmental accomplishments in creating and expanding national monuments, preserving millions of acres of wilderness areas, his leadership and commitment during challenging economic times, and his continued commitment to global humanitarian issues and needs and peace[49]

In April 2013, Bill Clinton was named the inaugural recipient of the honorary Advocate for Change GLAAD Media Award for his record of promoting tolerance of the LGBT community, including advocating for marriage equality in New York in 2011, advocating against Amendment 1 in North Carolina in 2012, and calling for the Supreme Court of the United States to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013.[50][51]

In March 2015, Bill Clinton was listed among the 10 recipients of the maiden edition of Global Seal of Integrity (GSOI) Honors list. An annual list by two young Nigerians, dedicated at promoting trust and honesty for the well-being of the universe.

In March 2018, Belfast City Council voted in favour of awarding Bill Clinton, the Freedom of Belfast, due to his work during the Northern Ireland Peace Process.[52]


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