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The Sweeney Medal

The Edward C. Sweeney Memorial Medal was first struck in 1968 in the name of the Club’s Past President, Edward C. Sweeney, Jr.. Dr. Sweeney was a patron of exploration throughout his life. His dedication to the welfare of The Explorers Club and his contributions to science set the standards that govern the presentation of this award. The Sweeney Medal is awarded annually to a Club Member in recognition of his or her outstanding contributions to the welfare and objectives of The Explorers Club.

In order of election:
1968 - Dr. Matthew W. Stirling
1969 - Capt. Elliott B. Roberts
1970 - Max C. Brewer, D.Sc.
1970 - George R. Wallace, Sr.
1971 - Ward Randol, Sr.       
1973 - Oshin Agathon, D.Sc.
1974 - Richard Steel, Esq.
1975 - Russell H. Gurnee
1976 - Earl R. Allyn
1977 - Carl R. Walston
1978 - Melville P. Cummin
1979 - Nicholas Sullivan, FSC, Ph.D.
1980 - Kenhelm W. Stott, Jr.
1981 - Henry S. Evans
1982 - Horace F. Byrne
1983 - Charles F. Brush, Ph.D.
1984 - Rolf K. Lamborn
1985 - John C. D. Bruno
1986 - Joseph M. Lubart, M.D.
1987 - George V. B. Cochran, M.D.
1988 - Col. Gerry W. Bass
1989 - Erwin Streisinger
1990 - Douglas M. Crow
1990 - Hal P. Delmuth
1991 - Col. William H. Dribben, USA (Ret.)
1992 - Col. J. N. Blashford-Snell, OBE
1993 - Charles W. Webb, Jr.
1994 - Rita W. Mathews, Ph.D.
1995 - Jack B. Townshend
1996 - John W. Flint
1997 - Arnold H. Neis
1998 - Robert E. Pearlman
1999 - Ira Haupt, II
2000 - Hugh O’Neill
2001 - Jonathan M. Conrad
2002 - James K. Smyth
2003 - Brian Peyton Hanson
2004 - Michael J. Manyak, M.D.
2005 - Max Gallimore
2006 – John T. Reilly, Ph.D.
2007 - Kathryn Kiplinger
2008 - Catherine Nixon Cooke
2009 - Scott W. Hamilton
2010 - Prof. Mabel L. Purkerson, M.D.
2011 - Harry D. Brooks, Esq.
2012 - Julianne M. Chase, Ph.D.
2013 - Monika Rogozińska
2014 - Patrick & Rosemarie Keough



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