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The Hosea Ballou Medal was established by the Board of Trustees in 1939.  It may be awarded by the Board to “recognize members of the Tufts community who have rendered exceptional service for the institution.”  The medal has been awarded 18 times since the Trustees established it in 1939.

Hosea Ballou Medal Recipients (PDF)

Year Recipient
1939 Frank W. Durkee, A1888, H1921
1940 Alfred Church Lane, H1913
1941 Vannevar Bush, E13, AG13, H1932
1944 Arthur Lamb, A1900, AG1900, AG1904, H1920
1947 Raymond Bliss, A1909, M1910, H1943
1948 Samuel Capen, A1898, H1921
1949 Charles Neal Barney, A1859, H1909
1950 Harold E. Sweet, A1898, H1955, E32P
1959 Herbert C. Hoover, H1920
1973 Robert W. Meserve, A31, H1979, A62P, A66P, A72P
1978 Allan MacLeod Cormack, H1980
1992 Jean Mayer, H1993
2006 Bruce Reitman, A72, AG83
2009 Linda J. Dixon, J63, F99
2012 Adele Fleet Bacow
2015 William E. Gehling, A74 AG79 A05P
2017 Robyn L. Gittleman, AG69, A85P
2018 Jeffrey A. Summit, AG88, AG95, A03P, A05P

Revised February 2018