Honorary Degrees Awarded in the 1970s

RecipientDateDoctorate TypeOccupation
Christiansen, Paul J., class of 1934May 31st, 1970MusicDirector of Concordia Choir, Moorhead, MN.
Nason, John WilliamMay 31, 1970Humane LettersPresident, Carleton College
Juva, MikkoMay 3, 1971LawsPresident, Lutheran World Federation
Knutson, Kent S.1971DivinityPresident, American Lutheran Church
Stendahl, KristerMay 30, 1971DivinityDean of Divinity School, Harvard University
Pelikan, Jaroslav JanJanuary 7, 1972TheologyProfessor of Religious Studies, Yale University
Ronning, Chester A.May 26, 1972Humane LettersRetired Canadian diplomat, missionary
Running, Cyrus, M., class of 1934May 26, 1972Fine ArtsArtist; Chairman, Art Department, Concordia College
Anderson, Vernon E., class of 1942May 27, 1973DivinityPresident-elect, Northern Wisconsin District, American Lutheran Church
Parks, GordonMay 27, 1973Humane LettersPhotographer, motion picture director, composer, writer
Quie, Albert H., class of 1950May 27, 1973LawsUnited States Congressman, first district, Minnesota
Barry, Father ColmanApril 26, 1974TheologyDean, School of Religious Studies, Catholic University of America; Former President of St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN
Ishida, YoshiroJuly 24, 1974TheologyDirector and professor of Missiology and Homiletics, Japan Lutheran Theological Seminary; Member, LWF Executive Committee
Marshall, Robert J.May 26, 1974TheologyPresident, Lutheran Church in America
Nababan, Soritua A. E.July 24, 1974LawsGeneral Secretary, Council of Churches, Indonesia; First Vice president, LWF
Preus, David W.November 6, 1974DivinityPresident, American Lutheran Church
Semmingsen, IngridJune 7, 1974LettersProfessor, University of Oslo
Sinsheimer, Robert L.September 18, 1974ScienceChairman, Biology, California Institute of Technology
Thompson, KennethNovember 6, 1974LawsDirector, International Council for Educational Development, New York City
Frederick, PaulineMay 25, 1975LettersRadio and TV news correspondent
Grimsby, HooverMay 25, 1975DivinitySenior Pastor, Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis
Schuessler, Roy A.May 25, 1975MusicProfessor and Chairman, Department of Music, University of Minnesota
Caradon, Lord HughMarch 1, 1976LawsBritish Diplomat; Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and United Kingdom representative at the United Nations with the rank of ambassador
Cousins, NormanMay 23, 1976Humane LettersEditor, Saturday Review
Flygare, Willis H.May 23, 1976ScienceProfessor of Chemistry, University of Illinois
Willebrands, John CardinalJuly 19, 1976Letters
Hong, Edna Hatlestad, class of 1938May 29, 1977Humane LettersBook author, editor, translator
Penderecki, KrzysztofMarch 18, 1977MusicComposer and conductor
Langham, Michael1977Fine Arts
(voted but not conferred)
Theater Director
Hu, Paul Lein-HueiMay 28, 1978DivinityPresident, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hong Kong
Kibira, JosiahOctober 16, 1978DivinityPresident, Lutheran World Federation
Marty, Martin E.May 28, 1978Humane LettersProfessor, University of Chicago; Associate Editor, the Christian Century
Crown Princess Sonja of NorwayNovember 6, 1978Humane LettersCrown Princess of Norway
Wilcox, Alice Erlander, class of 1947May 28, 1978LettersMinitex Director, University of Minnesota
Sykes, DonaldMay 27, 1979DivinityPrincipal, Mansfield College, Oxford, England
Wee, Morris, class of 1928May 27, 1979DivinityLutheran Clergyman