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  • Donald Ainslie Henderson (1928 - 2016)
    Donald Ainslie Henderson (September 7, 1928 – August 19, 2016) was an American physician, educator, and epidemiologist who directed a 10-year international effort (1967–77) that eradicated smallpox thr...
  • Arnold Orville Beckman (1900 - 2004)
    Orville Beckman (April 10, 1900 – May 18, 2004) was an American chemist, inventor, investor, and philanthropist. While a professor at California Institute of Technology, he founded Beckman Instruments ...
  • Russell E. Train (1920 - 2012)
    Errol Train (June 4, 1920 - September 17, 2012) was the second Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), from September 1973 to January 1977, and the Founder Chairman Emeritus of Worl...
  • David Eli Lilienthal (1899 - 1981)
    Eli Lilienthal (July 8, 1899 – January 15, 1981) was an American attorney and public administrator, best known for leading the Tennessee Valley Authority and later the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). H...
  • Prof. Dr. Victor "Viki" Frederick Weisskopf (1908 - 2002)
    Immigration USA with his wife Ellen and 2 sons Robert and William ??? Victor Frederick "Viki" Weisskopf (September 19, 1908 – April 22, 2002) was an Austrian-born American theoretical physicist. He did...

The Public Welfare Medal is awarded by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences "in recognition of distinguished contributions in the application of science to the public welfare." It is the most prestigious honor conferred by the Academy. First awarded in 1914, the medal has been awarded annually since 1976. (includes list of winners)