Past Recipients of the Tax Foundation's Distinguished Service Awards

2015
  • U.S. Senator Rob Portman
  • Robert Stack, Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Tax Affairs
2014
  • Pat Tiberi, Representative of Ohio’s 12th District
  • John Engler, President of Business Roundtable and former Governor of Michigan
  • Mark Prater, Chief Tax Counsel and Deputy Staff Director to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance (minority)

2013

  • U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch
  • U.S Senator Max Baucus
  • Russell Sullivan, Staff Director for the Senate Finance Committee

2012

  • U.S. Rep. Dave Camp, Chairman, Ways and Means Committee
  • The Wall Street Journal Editorial Page, award accepted by Dan Henninger, Deputy Editor

2011

  • U.S. Rep. John A. Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives
  • David M. Cote, chairman and CEO of Honeywell

2010

  • U.S. Rep. Paul D. Ryan
  • U.S. Rep. John S. Tanner
  • James W. Owens, Chairman and former Chief Executive Officer, Caterpillar Inc.

2009

  • Eric Solomon, Director of National Tax, Ernst & Young LLP, and Former Treasury Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy
  • John Samuels, Vice President and Senior Counsel for Tax Policy and Planning, GE

2008

  • U.S. Rep.  Jim McCrery
  • U.S. Rep.  Richard E. Neal

2007

  • Bernard M. (Bob) Shapiro, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Mark McConaghy, Managing Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Nina Olson, National Taxpayer Advocate

2006

  • U.S. Senator Connie Mack III
  • U.S. Senator John Breaux

2005

  • Sidney Taurel, Chairman and CEO of Eli Lilly and Co.
  • Charles Rossotti, former IRS Commissioner

2004

  • Lee R. Raymond, Chairman and CEO, ExxonMobil
  • U.S. Senator Don Nickles

2003

  • J.T. Battenberg III, Chairman, President and CEO, Delphi Corporation
  • U.S. Rep. Ben Cardin

2002

  • U.S. Rep. Dick Armey
  • U.S. Rep. Bill Thomas
  • President George W. Bush

2001

  • U.S. Senator Max Baucus
  • Robert Perlman, Vice President, Tax, Licensing and Customs, Intel Corporation

2000

  • U.S. Rep. Jennifer Dunn
  • Charles Koch, Chairman and CEO, Koch Industries, Inc.

1999

  • U.S. Senator Robert Kerrey
  • Martin Feldstein, President, National Bureau of Economic Research

1998

  • U.S. Rep. Bill Archer
  • John W. Snow, Chairman and CEO, CSX

1997

  • U.S. Senator John B. Breaux
  • Charles R. Lee, Chairman and Co-CEO, Verizon

1996

  • U.S. Rep. Philip M. Crane
  • Norman B. Ture, President, IRET

1995

  • U.S. Senator Sam Nunn
  • Alfred C. DeCrane, Jr., Chairman and CEO, Texaco

1994

  • U.S. Senator William Roth
  • John A. Young, President, Hewlett-Packard

1993

  • U.S. Rep. Sam M. Gibbons
  • Charles A. Corry, Chairman, USX Corporation

1992

  • Alan Greenspan, Chairman, Federal Reserve Bank
  • Allen E. Murray, CEO, Mobil Corporation

1991

  • U.S. Senator Max Baucus
  • Paul H. O'Neill, Chairman and CEO, Alcoa

1990

  • U.S. Senator Bob Packwood
  • William S. Kanaga, Chairman, Arthur Young & Co.

1989

  • U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen
  • David Roderick, Chairman, U.S. Steel Corporation

1988

U.S. Rep. Bill Archer

1987

U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan

1986

U.S. Senator Pete V. Domenici

1985

James A. Baker III, Secretary, U.S. Treasury

1984

John F. McGillicuddy, CEO, Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company

1983

Martin Feldstein, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers

1982

U.S. Rep. James R. Jones

1981

Caspar W. Weinberger, Secretary of Defense

1980

Paul Volcker, Chairman, Federal Reserve Bank

1979

U.S. Rep. Barber B. Conable, Jr.

1978

U.S. Rep. Al Ullman

1977

Reginald H. Jones, Chairman and CEO, General Electric

1976

U.S. Senator Russell B. Long

1975

William E. Simon, Secretary, U.S. Treasury

1974

George P. Schultz, Secretary, U.S. Treasury

1973

U.S. Senator Harry F. Byrd, Jr.

1972

Richard C. Gerstenberg, Chairman and CEO, General Motors

1971

Paul W. McCracken, Chairman, President's Council of Economic Advisers

1970

U.S. Senator Wallace F. Bennett

1969

Arthur F. Burns, Chief Economic Advisor to the President

1968

U.S. Rep. Wilbur Mills

1967

Frederick R. Kappel, Chairman, AT&T

1966

Henry H. Fowler, Secretary, U.S. Treasury

1965

U.S. Senator Everett M. Dirksen

1964

John J. McCloy, Special Advisor to President John F. Kennedy

1963

U.S. Rep. John W. Byrnes

1962

Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller

1961

William McChesney Martin, Jr., Chairman, Federal Reserve Bank

1960

President Dwight D. Eisenhower

1959

Maurice H. Stans, Director, Bureau of the Budget

1958

U.S. Rep. Wilbur Mills

1957

U.S. Senator John McClellan

1956

Sherman Adams, Assistant to President Dwight D. Eisenhower

1955

U.S. Senator Harry F. Byrd

1954

Ezra Taft Benson, Secretary, U.S. Agriculture Department

1953

U.S. Rep. Daniel A. Reed

1952

John J. McCloy, U.S. military governor and high commissioner for Germany

1951

Lewis W. Douglas, Director, General Motors

1950

General Dwight D. Eisenhower

1949

U.S. Senator Robert A. Taft

1948

President Herbert C. Hoover

1947

Henry M. Wriston, President, Brown University

1946

U.S. Rep. Clarence J. Brown

1945

  • Lewis H. Brown, President, Johns-Manville Corporation
  • U.S. Senator Walter F. George

1944

Henry M. Wriston, President, Brown University

1943

John W. Hanes, Undersecretary, U.S. Treasury

1942

Henry M. Wriston, President, Brown University

1941

  • George S. Benson, President, Harding College
  • Henry M. Wriston, President, Brown University
  • U.S. Senator Harry F. Byrd

 

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