February - John Foster Dulles, Member of United States Delegation to the United Nations.
June - Detlev W. Bronk, President, Johns Hopkins.
August - William Edel, President, Dickinson College.
February - George K. Funston, President, Trinity College.
March - Esmond R. Long, Director, Henry Phipps Institute.
June - James F. Byrnes, Former Secretary of State, Congressman, and Supreme Court Justice.
August - Paul W. Bruton, Professor of Law.
February - James Creese, President, Drexel Institute of Technology.
March - Chester I. Barnard, President, New Jersey Bell Telephone Company.
June - Margaret Mead, Associate Curator, American Museum of Natural History.
August - Earl G. Harrison, Vice President in Charge of Law School.
February - J. Robert Oppenheimer, Professor of Physics, California Institute of Technology.
March - William S. Middleton, Dean of Medical School, University of Wisconsin.
June - Nochem S. Winnet, Judge of Municipal Court, Philadelphia.
June - Quo Tai-Chi, United Nations Security Council Representative, China.
August - Herbert F. Goodrich, Judge, United States Circuit Court of Appeals.
March - Abraham A. Neuman, President, Dropsie College.
June - Thomas J.S. Waxter, Public Welfare Administrator.
June - Samuel T. Orton, Physician and Investigator.
June - Arthur T. Vanderbilt, Dean of the Law School, New York University.
October - Virginia C. Gildersleeve, Dean of Barnard College.
March - Ralph B. Perry, Professor of Philosophy, Harvard University.
June - Earl G. Harrison, United States Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization.
July - Glenn R. Morrow, Dean of the College.
September - Capt. Richard A. Kern, Chief of Medicine, United States Naval Hospital.
October - Charles F. Jenkins, President, Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
February - Henning W. Prentis, Jr., Industrialist.
June - John E. Pomfret, President, College of William and Mary.
October - Rufus H. Fitzgerald, Vice Chancellor, University of Pittsburgh.
December - Edwin G. Conklin, President, American Philosophical Society.
February - Douglas S. Freeman, Editor.
June - Rex S. Clements, Minister, Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church.
September - Oliver J. Hart, Bishop Coadjutor Elect of Pennsylvania.
February - Felix M. Morley, President, Haverford College.
June - Archibald MacLeish, Librarian of Congress.
February - Frank P. Graves, Commissioner for Education for New York.
June - William E. Lingelbach, Dean of the College.
September - Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States.