James Madison Award

Justice Antonin Scalia receiving the James Madison Award from Whig-Clio.

The James Madison Award for Distinguished Public Service is a longstanding tradition and the highest distinction bestowed by the Whig-Cliosophic Society. Past recipients include Supreme Court Justices Earl Warren and Sandra Day O’Connor, Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, President Bill Clinton and Sen. William Frist.

Past Recipients of the James Madison Award for Distinguished Public Service.

1960 Dean Acheson
1961 Robert Meyner
1962 Stuart Symington
1963 Maxwell Taylor
1964 Adlai Stevenson
1965 Harlan Cleveland
1966 Claiborne Pell, Allen W. Dulles

Economist Jeffery Sachs wins James Madison Award

1967 John Harlan
1968 Roy Wilkens
1969 Earl Warren
1970 Averill Harriman
1971 Robert F. Goheen
1972 Walter Cronkite
1973 J. W. Fulbright
1974 Golda Meir (press coverage)
1975 William O. Douglas
1976 Mike Masfield
1978 Leon Jarwoski
1979 Roger Baldwin

Ben Bernanke accepts the 2014 James Madison Award.

Ben Bernanke accepts the 2014 James Madison Award.

1980 Millard C. Farmer
1981 Potter Stewart
1982 Jacob K. Javits
1984 Bob Hope (press coverage)
1985 George Kennan
1986 Paul Volcker
1987 Warren Burger
1988 Barry Goldwater
1989 C. Leslie Rice, Jr.
1990 Ralph Nader
1991 Jesse Jackson
1994 Sarah Brady
1995 Robert McNeil
1997 Patricia Schroder
2000 Bill Clinton
2002 Kofi Annan
2003 William Frist (press coverage)
2003 Sandra Day O’Connor
2004 George Shultz (press coverage)
2006 Stephen Breyer (press coverage)
2008 Antonin Scalia (press coverage)
2009 Jeffrey Sachs (press coverage)
2010 Prince Hans-Adam II (press coverage)
2013 Chen Guangcheng
2014 Ben Bernanke