Good Neighbor Award
Former Honorees

2020-1973

2020 Anthony M. Kennedy Associate Justice, Supreme Court Of The United States
2019 Claire McCaskill United States Senator
2018 Emanuel Cleaver II United States Congressman
2017 Alan K. Simpson United States Senator
2016 John McCain United States Senator
2015 Bill Richardson Governor of New Mexico
2014 Leon E. Panetta Secretary of Defense
2013 Bill Clinton President of the United States
2012 Ike Skelton United States House Of Representatives
2011 Gary Sinise Humanitarian & Actor
2010 Jean Carnahan United States Senator
2009 Christopher S. Bond United States Senator
2008 John W. Warner United States Senator
2007 George J. Mitchell United States Senator
2006 General Richard Myers, Ret. Fifteenth Chairman U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff
2005 Sandra Day O’Connor Associate Justice, Supreme Court Of The United States
2004 Walter Cronkite Journalist and News Anchorman
2003 Brian Lamb Founder of C-SPAN
2002 Buzz Aldrin Astronaut
2001 Bob Dole United States Senator
2000 H. Norman Schwarzkopf General, United States Army

1999

John Hope Franklin
Historian

1998

Tom Clancy, Writer
Frederick M. Franks, Jr., General, United States Army

1997

Nancy Landon Kassebaum Baker
United States Senator

1996

Bill Mauldin
World War II Cartoonist

1995

Rev. Robert H. Meneilly
Pastor Emeritus, Village Presbyterian Church

1994

John C. Danforth
United States Senator

1993

David McCullough
Historian and Biographer

1992

Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
Historian, Writer, Educator

1991

Ewing M. Kauffman
Businessman and Philanthropist

1990

Jim Lehrer, Journalist
Robert MacNeil, Journalist

1989

Howard H. Baker, Jr.
United States Senator & White House Chief of Staff

1988

Paul Volcker Chairman
Federal Reserve System

1987

Elliot L. Richardson
Attorney General

1986

Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr.
Speaker – U.S. House Of Representatives

1985

Kenneth D. Taylor
Canadian Ambassador to Iran 1977- 1980

1984

Jeane J. Kirkpatrick
United States Ambassador to the United Nations

1983

Dr. Jonas Salk
Scientist

1982

Barry M. Goldwater
United States Senator

1981

Eric Sevareid
Journalist

1980

Averell Harriman
Governor & Diplomat

1979

David M. Noyes, Truman Advisor
Omar N. Bradley, General, United States Army
Hyman G. Rickover, Admiral, United States Navy

1978

Nelson A. Rockefeller
Governor & Vice President

1977

Gerald R. Ford
President of the United States

1976 

Clarence M. Kelley
Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation

1975

Louis W. Truman
Lt. General, United States Army

1974

Thomas F. Eagleton
United States Senator

1973

Earl Warren
United States Chief Justice