Henry Merritt Wriston (1889-1978)

Achievements

Honorary Degrees

Awards and Distinctions

Organization Memberships and Service

Honorary Degrees

1926 Doctor of Laws Ripon College, Ripon, WI
1931 Doctor of Laws Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
1937 Doctor of Letters Columbia University, New York, NY
1938 Doctor of Laws Tufts University, Medford, MA
1940 Doctor of Laws Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
1942 Doctor of Laws Rhode Island State College
1943 Master of Arts (ad eundem) Brown University, Providence, RI  
1943 Doctor of Humane Letters Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT  
1944 Doctor of Laws Lawrence College, Appleton, WI
1946 Doctor of Laws Princeton Unviersity, Princeton, NJ
1949 Doctor of Laws Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
1950 Doctor of Humane Letters Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
1950 Doctor of Laws New York University, New York, NY  
1950 Doctor of Laws Providence College, Providence, RI
1950 Doctor of Laws Colgate University, Hamilton, NY  
1950 Doctor of Laws Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT  
1952 Doctor of Laws University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA  
1953 Doctor of Laws University of Southampton, England  
1954 Doctor of Civil Law Union College, Schenectady, NY  
1954 Doctor of Education Rhode Island College of Education, Providence, RI  
1955 Doctor of Laws Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH  
1955 Doctor of Laws Adelphi College, Garden City, NY
1955 Doctor of Laws Brown University, Providence, RI (along with Mrs. Wriston)
1956 Doctor of Laws Williams College, Williamstown, MA  
1957 Doctor of Laws Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY  
1957 Doctor of Humane Letters University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA  
1958 Doctor of Laws Bard College, New York, NY  
1959 Doctor of Laws Lafayette College, Easton, PA
1962 Doctor of Laws Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
1964 Doctor of Laws University of New Mexico

 

Awards and Distinctions

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT President of The Press Club 1910-1911
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT Associate Editor of Argus 1910-1911
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT Editor-in-Chief of Argus 1910-1911
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT President of Varsity Debating Team 1910-1911
Delta Sigma Rho Member 1911
Phi Beta Kappa Member 1911
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA Austin Teaching Fellowship 1912-1914
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, New York, NY Fellowship for research 1920-1921
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA Toppan Prize 1922
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD Albert Shaw Lecturer in diplomatic history 1923-1924
American Historical Association, Library of Congress Annex, Washington, D.C. Life member 1926
General Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church Honor  1928
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT Honor at the 100th anniversary 1931
Lawrence College, Appleton, WI Tribute on 10th anniversary 1935
Rhode Island Colleges, Executive Committee Commission 1939
International Studies Conference, Bergen, Norway Delegate 1939
College of Electors of Hall of Fame Member 1939-1940
Springfield City Club, Springfield, MA Certificate of Appreciation 1940
University of Pennsylvania Honor at the 200th anniversary 1940
Delta Tau Delta Fraternity Distinguished Service Chapter Award 1942
Rhode Island United War Fund Plaque 1942
President’s War Relief Control Board Commendation 1946
Board of Fellows, Brown University, Providence, RI Tribute on 10th anniversary 1947
Order of the British Empire Warrant of Appointment as Honorary Commander 1947
American Academy of Arts and Sciences Certificate of Election as Fellow 1948
Freedoms Foundation Medal 1950
Pestalozzi Foundation Certificate of membership 1951
Brown University, Providence, RI Dedication of Wriston Quadrangle 1952
Infraternity Honor Service Medal 1952
New York Stock Exchange Appreciation as Public Governor 1952
U.S.Naval War College Certificate as Lecturer 1952
Roger Williams Annual award for disginguished service 195?
Carnegie Corporation Bronze Plaque before 1954
Providence Sales Manager Club Honorary Life Membership, silver before 1954
Tax Foundation Silver Plaque before 1954
Columbia University, New York, NY Bicentennial Silver Medallion and Certificate 1954
Brown Club of Chicago Appreciation 1955
Foreign Policy Association, New York, NY Community Award 1955
Associated Alumni of Brown, Providence, RI Citation 1956
Department of the Army Certificate of Appreciation 1957
President of the United States Dwight Eisenhower's Second Inaugural Invitation 1957
Tau Kappa Alpha Speaker of the Year Award 1959
College of Electors of The Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University Hall of Fame Medal 1960
Freedoms Foundation Medal 1960
National Press Club Certificate of Appreciation 1960
Carnegie Corporation Medal at 50th Anniversary Dinner 1961
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT James J. McConaughy, Jr. Memorial Award 1961
Southampton University, England Honor at Centennial celebration 1962
Dutch Treat Club Medallion 1964
Brown University, Providence, RI Medallion and citation from President Barnaby Keeney 1965
Brown University, Providence, RI Susan Colver Rosenberger Medal, the highest honor the faculty can bestow 1976

 

Organization Memberships and Service

Alexander Hamilton Bicentennial Commission, Washington, D.C. Chairman, Advisory Committee on Education 1956
The Advertising Council, Inc., Washington, D.C. Member, Public Policy Committee 1953-1957
The American Assembly, New York, NY Executive Director 1955-1957
President 1957-1963
American Association for Adult Education, Cleveland, OH Member 1937-
  Vice-President 1937-1943
  Executive Council 1943-1945
American Council on Education, Washington, D.C. Member, Executive Committee 1941-1944
American Federation of Arts, Washington, D.C. Trustee 1933-1938, 1940-1941
American Federation of Labor, New York, NY Member, Committee on Public Education  
American Historical Association, Washington, D.C. Member 1911-at least 1948
American Peace Foundation, Washington, D.C. Member, Board of Directors 1941-
American Political Science Association, Columbus, Ohio Member 1914-at least 1948
American Society of International Law, Washington, D.C. Member 1915-at least 1948
American Universities Field Staff, New York, NY Trustee 1955-1956
Asia Foundation, San Francisco, CA Trustee 1954-1956
Association of American Colleges, Washington, D.C. President 1935-1936
  Chairman, Commission on Colleges and Post-War Problems 1941
Association of American Universities, Washington, D.C. Elected First President 1948-1950
Brown Club of Rhode Island, Providence, RI Honorary Member 1957
Brown University Club, New York, NY Member 1937
  Honorary Member 1956
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, New York, NY Trustee 1943-1954
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, New York, NY Trustee 1933-1955
  Member, Executive Committee 1934-1944
  Officer 1938-1942
  Chairman 1941-1942
The Century Association, New York, NY Member 1938-
Citizens Emergency Committee on Nondefense Expenditures Chairman 1941-
Citizens National Committee Member, Board of Directors -1946
Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism, New York, NY Member of Advisory Board of Opinion Reporting Workshop 1957
Committee to Honor Waldo G. Leland, Washington, D.C. Member 1956
Connecticut State Council of Defense Assistant Manager 1918
Council for Financial Aid to Education, New York, NY Member, Executive Committee 1953-1956
  Member, Project Advisory Committee 1957
Council on Foreign Relations, New York, NY Member 1924-
  Director 1943-1950
  Vice President 1950-1951
  President 1951-1964
  Honorary President 1964
Crusade for Freedom, New York, NY Corporate Mmeber 1956
Delta Tau Delta Fraternity Member 1907-at least 1948
Department of State, Washington, D.C. Member, Advisory Committee of Foreign Service Institute 1956 – 1958
Department of the Army, Washington, D.C. Chairman, Historical Advisory Committee to the Chief of Military History 1955-1960
Diplomatic Affairs Foundation Director 1939-1944
Edward W. Hazen Foundation, New York, NY Member, Advisory Committee  
Educational Association of the Methodist Episcopal Church President 1933-1934
Educational Records Bureau, New York, NY Trustee 1939-at least 1948
  Member, Board of Directors -1946
Encyclopaedia Britannica Member, Board of Editors 1957
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Medford, MA Member of Board of Counselors 1939-1944
Foreign Affairs, New York, NY Member of Editorial Advisory Board 1943-at least 1948
Foreign Policy Association, New York, NY Member of Committee of Judges 1955
Foreign Service to the Department of State, Washington, D.C. Becomes consultant on the reorganization 1956
Foundation for Economic Education, New York, NY Trustee 1947-1950
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA Member of Committee to Visit the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences -1941
Hope Club, Providence, RI Member 1937-
Howard Foundation, Brown University, Providence, RI Member, Administrative Board 1956
Institute of Paper Chemistry at Lawrence College, Appleton, WI Director 1929-1937
International American Universities President 1948-1950
The John R. Mott Fellowship Fund, Findlay, OH Member,B89 National Committee 1955
Mathewson Street Methodist Church, Providence, RI Honorary Member of Official Board 1957
National Advisory Council on Radio in Education Member 1936
National Planning Association, Washington, D.C. Member 1955
  Temporary Committee on Education  
National War Fund Vice President 1943-1945
Newcomer Society Member  
New York Stock Exchange, New York, NY Public Governor 1950-1952
North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools President 1933-1934
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee, WI Trustee 1942-at least 1948
Phi Beta Kappa Chairman, Committee on the Status of the Liberal Arts and Sciences  
Providence Art Club, Providence, RI Member 1937-
Providence Committee on Foreign Relations, Providence, RI Member  
Providence Institution for Savings, Providence, RI Coporate Member  
Rhode Island Country Club, Barrington, RI Member  
Rhode Island Historical Society Member  
Rhode Island Public Expenditures Council, Providence, RI Member, Board of Directors  
Rhode Island United Campaign of Community Chests President 1941-1946
Rhode Island United War Fund President 1942-1945
The Saturday Review, New York, NY Member, Committee on Annual Awards for Distinguished Advertising in the Public Interest 1956
  Member, 1957 Committee on Annual Awards for Distinguished Advertising in the Public Interest 1957
Secretary of State Committee on Personnel Chairman 1954
Society for the Advancement of Education Member  
T.I.A.A. (Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America) Stock, New York, NY Trustee 1943-1953
  President, Board of Trustees 1945- at least 1948
Tax Foundation, Washington, D.C. Trustee 1947-1950
The University Club, Providence, RI Member 1937-
Tufts University, Medford, MA Consultant 1956
Union League Club, New York, NY Member  
United China Relief Chairman, Educators Committee  
United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD Member of the Board of Visitors 1941
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Consultant 1955
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT Executive Secretary of Endowment Fund 1919
  Trustee 1956-1961
  Member of Committee on Honorary Degrees 1956
World Affairs Council of Rhode Island, Providence, RI Member, Advisory Committee 1942
World Peace Foundation, Boston, MA Trustee 1939-1952
  Member, Publications Committee 1942
World University Service, New York, NY Member, Board of Sponsors 1955