Honorary Degrees Awarded in the 1980s

RecipientDateDoctorate TypeOccupation
Behrhorst, CarrollFebruary 8, 1980Humane LettersPhysician, Guatemala; Founder of the Behrhorst Clinic, Chimaltenango, Guatemala
Rand, Sidney AndersMay 25, 1980LawsU.S. Ambassador to Norway; President, St. Olaf College
Skinsnes, OlafNovember 11, 1980Humane LettersMedical Missionary
Peterson, Martha ElizabethMay 24, 1981Humane LettersPresident, Beloit College
Farwell, Elwin D.May 23, 1982Humane LettersPresident Emeritus, Luther College, Decorah IA
Franklin, John HopeOctober 28, 1982Humane LettersHistorian
Granlund, Paul TheodoreSeptember 12, 1982Fine ArtsSculptor
Hammond, Nicholas G. L.April 28, 1982Humane LettersProfessor of classics, author, England
Hartt, JulianMarch 8, 1982DivinityTheologian, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Von Wright, Georg HenrikOctober 4, 1983Humane LettersFinnish philosopher and scholar
Willoch, KaareFebruary 15, 1983LawsPrime Minister of Norway
Durenberger, DavidMay 20, 1984LawsUnited States Senator from Minnesota
Ruether, Rosemary RadfordMarch 13, 1984Humane LettersTheologian, Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary
Wolff, Hans WalterOctober 10, 1984DivinityProfessor Emeritus, Heidelberg University, Germany
Diaz, JoaquinApril 17, 1985LettersSpanish musician and scholar
Graham, Ronald L.1985Science
Shaw, RobertMay 3, 1985MusicMusician
Sittler, JosephApril 25, 1985DivinityTheologian
Lønning, PerMay 1, 1986LettersNorwegian theologian, churchman, scholar, and writer; Lutheran World Federation leader
Aarflot, AndreasMay 24, 1987DivinityBishop of Oslo and the Primate of the Church of Norway
Giovanni, Sister MarySeptember 24, 1987Humane LettersFounder and educator, Guadalupe Area Project, St. Paul, MN
Running, Orville M.October 9, 1987Fine ArtsProfessor of Art Emeritus, Luther College, Decorah IA
Simon, Arthur R.April 27, 1987Humane LettersFounder and Director, Bread for the World
Brunelle, PhilipMarch 16, 1988MusicDirector, Plymouth Music Series
Ting, Kuang-HsunApril 19, 1988DivinityAnglican Bishop, China; President, Nanjing Union Theological Seminary; President of the China Christian Council; Vice president, Nanjing University, China
Zeidler, FrankOctober 5, 1988LawsPublic official, educator, churchman; Milwaukee mayor (1948-1960); Director of Wisconsin’s Department of Resource Development
Nelson, JudithSeptember 25, 1989Fine ArtsBaroque singer