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Honorary Members

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The Board of Directors, upon recommendation by the Flag and Honors Committee, awards Honorary Membership to individuals who have rendered lifelong services in the field of exploration. Limited to 20 living members at any one time; presented in order of election.

1912

Prince Luigi Amedeo
Capt. Roald Amundsen
Adolph F. A. Bandelier
Dr. Sven Hedin
Sir Harry Johnston, GCMG, KCB
Dr. Fridtjof Nansen
Otto Nordenskjold, Ph.D.
Adm. Robert Edwin Peary
Capt. Robert Falcon Scott
Sir Ernest H. Shackleton, CVO, OBE

1914

Capt. Robert A. Bartlett
Amos Bonsall
Francis Long
Adm. Lord Edward R.G. Mountevans
Adm. Francis Younghusband, D.Sc.

1916

Sir Douglas Mawson, OBE, FAA, FRS
President Theodore Roosevelt

1921

Albert I, Prince of Monaco

1922

Maj. Gen. Adolphus W. Greely

1925

Gen. Candido Mariano da Silva Rondon
Col. Thomas H. Holdich, D.Sc.
Knud Rasmussen, Ph.D.
Sir Aurel Stein, KCIE, FBA, Ph.D.

1927

Adm. Richard Evelyn Byrd
Lt. Cdr. Lincoln Ellsworth

1932

Roy Chapman Andrews, Sc.D.
Brig. Gen. David L. Brainard

1932

Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
Brig. Gen. Charles A. Lindbergh
Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Ph.D.
Bertram Thomas
Sir George Hubert Wilkins, MC & Bar

1935

Dr. Hugo Eckener
George Bird Grinnell, Ph.D.
Henry Fairfield Osborn, Sc.D.

1939

Dr. Frank M. Chapman
Dr. Walter Granger
Dr. Otto Y. Schmidt

1944

Isaiah Bowman, Ph.D.

1949

William Beebe, Sc.D.
Matthew A. Henson
Herbert J. Spinden, Ph.D.

1950

Col. Bernt Balchen
Charles P. Berkey, Ph.D.

1951

James P. Chapin, Ph.D.

1954

Sir Edmund P. Hillary, KG, ONZ, KBE
Lord Henry Cecil John Hunt, KG, CBE, DSO
Sherpa Tenzing Norgay

1957

Sir R. Charles Evans, M.D.
Dr. Jean F. Piccard
John Tee-Van, D.Sc.
Edward M. Weyer Jr., Ph.D.

1961

Michael James Leahy

1965

Donald W. Douglas
Senator John Glenn *
Charles B. Hitchcock, Sc.D.
Dr. Serge A. Korff

1971

Dr. Leonard J. Brass
Dr. Rene L. A. Catala
Louis J. DeMilhau, Esq.
Col. Charles Wellington Furlong
John C. Pallister
Dillon S. Ripley, II, Ph.D.

1978

W. Douglas Burden
Fairfield Osborn, D.Sc.
Hobart M. Van Deusen

1981

H.R.H. Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh *
Carl L. Hubbs, Ph.D.

1983

Capt. Robert L. Crippen USN (Ret.) *
Cmdr. Irving Johnson
Paul B. MacCready, Ph.D.
Capt. John W. Young USN (Ret.) *

1984

Eric W. Morse
Sally K. Ride, Ph.D.
George B. Schaller, Ph.D. *
Brig. Gen. Charles E. Yeager *

1986

Raymond Dart, D.Sc.
Norman Dyhrenfurth *
Col. Joseph W. Kittinger Jr., USAF (Ret.) *
Maharana Raj Pratap Sinhji of Wankaner

1989

Reinhold Messner *

1993

Wilfred Thesiger

1997

Walter Cronkite
Sylvia A. Earle, Ph.D. *
Don Walsh, Ph.D. *

2001

Daniel S. Goldin *

2003

Capt. William Robert Anderson USN
George Bass*
Robert L. Fisher, Ph.D. *
Jim Whittaker *

2004

Wade Davis *
Edward O. Wilson, Ph.D.*

2005

James Watson *

2009

James M. Fowler *

2012

Kathryn D. Sullivan, Ph.D. *


* Denotes living members



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