NSSAR Minuteman Award

Minuteman Award

The awarding of medals and awards is always given very careful and serious deliberation in order to determine that the proposed recipient who qualifies is deserving, and the occasion for presentation is appropriate.  It is essential that the integrity of NSSAR medals and awards be maintained.

Minuteman MedalThe Minuteman Award is the highest award presented to a member by the National Society.  It is presented for distinguished service rendered to the SAR on the national level.  Members are selected by the Minuteman Committee which is appointed by the President General from previous recipients of the medal.  The medal is presented by the President General at an Annual Congress.  It is not presented in absentia.  It was authorized in 1952 and beginning in 1968 the medal is not awarded to more than six recipients per year.

The medal is rectangular in shape, struck in sterling silver.  It depicts a Minuteman holding a rifle with a plow in the background.  The Liberty Bell appears on it also.  On the reverse is inscribed "Highest Award of the National Society Sons of the American Revolution.  Presented to (National Number, Year).”  The medal is worn suspended from a neck ribbon of light blue silk.  It is awarded only to individual members on a one-time basis.

A complete list of those compatriots who have received the Minuteman Award can be found here.  The list is divided into year groups and compatriots names are listed in alphabetical order in each year group.

Recipients of the NSSAR Minuteman Award

 

1952

CompatriotSociety
John H. BabbIllinois
Wheaton H. BrewerCalifornia
Arthur de la HoussayeLouisiana
Ray O. EdwardsFlorida
H. Ragland EubankVirginia
A. Herbert ForemanVirginia
William Rea FurlongWashington D.C.
John R. GobbleIdaho
Wallace C. HallMichigan
Douglass G. HighOhio
Milton M. LoryIowa
H. Lewis MathewsonCalifornia
Arthur M. McCrillisRhode Island
Mason E. MitchellArkansas
Allen L. OliverMissouri
Benjamin H. Powell, IIITexas
Harold L. PutnamCalifornia
Louis F. RidgwayOhio
George S. RobertsonMaryland
Howard C. RowleyCalifornia
Aaron M. SargentCalifornia
Harry E. SherwinNew Hampshire
Clarence E. ShrinerOhio
Lewis A. SmithWashington
Harry K. TorreyMaine
Edgar Williamson, Jr.New Jersey


1953

CompatriotSociety
Clarence A. CookIndiana
John W. FingerEmpire State (NY)
Edward M. HallOhio
Folks HanfordGeorgia
Messmore KendallEmpire State (NY)
S. Denmead KolbMaryland
James Francis MillerKentucky
Sterling F. MutzNebraska
Randolph F. SellersOhio
Robert H. SmithAlabama
Loren E. SouersOhio
James D. WatsonGeorgia
Oliver B. WightMaryland


1954

CompatriotSociety
William S. BennetEmpire State (NY)
Howard E. CoeConnecticut
Charles E. J. GilbertTexas
Stanley S. GillamMinnesota
J. B. LaddMinnesota
Robert H. McNeillWashington D.C.
Herschel S. MurphyNew Jersey
Charles P. SummerallSouth Carolina


1955

CompatriotSociety
William T. CarpenterAlabama
Eugene P. CarverMassachusetts
Redmond S. ColeOklahoma
Charles Burke ElderIllinois
John A. FritcheyPennsylvania
Edwin B. GrahamPennsylvania
Stuart O. LandryLouisiana
Gardner OsbornEmpire State (NY)
Crawford S. RogersVirginia
Walter A. WentworthEmpire State (NY)


1956

CompatriotSociety
Arthur F. ColesNew Jersey
Charles A. JonesOhio
John E. KingIllinois
Charles OstromCalifornia

 
1957

CompatriotSociety
Cyril E. CainMississippi
Stanton T. LawrenceNew Jersey
Warren M. TaylorOhio


1958

CompatriotSociety
William F. BuckleyUtah
John E. DickinsonWisconsin
Jean A. HibbardWashington
F.W. HuntingtonTexas
Augustus M. RoanGeorgia
Mott R. SawyersMinnesota
Samuel Hubbard ScottOhio
George E. Tarbox, Jr.Colorado


1959

CompatriotSociety
John G. BallordMinnesota
Franklin BlackstonePennsylvania
Robert P. GordonAlabama
Albert W. HawkesNew Jersey
Stephen C. Luce, Jr.Massachusetts
T. Earl PardoeUtah
Arthur G. TrimblePennsylvania
Robert P. WatersVirginia


1960

CompatriotSociety
James G. CecilIndiana
Horace Y. KitchellMississippi
Edward W. MilliganColorado
REginald H. RungeEmpire State (NY)


1961

CompatriotSociety
Calvin C. BollesConnecticut
Frank L. LowmasterMichigan
Harold I. MeyerIllinois
John J. St. Paul, Jr.Louisiana


1962

CompatriotSociety
Charles A. AndersonOhio
Ross K. CookNew Jersey
Samuel K. HoustonOhio
John F. LanierFlorida
Chester R. MartinRhode Island
Augustin G. RuddEmpire State (NY)
Robert S.W. WalkerWashington D.C.


1963

CompatriotSociety
Harry T. BurnTennessee
George A. DavisMaine
J. Boyd DavisOhio
Austin R. DrewFlorida
Louis J. HeizmannPennsylvania
Jedediah H. HillsTexas
William Y. PryorNew Jersey
Donlad G. SniderLouisiana
Stuart H. TuckerRhode Island


1964

CompatriotSociety
Harry F. MorseConnecticutt
William F. TurrentineKansas


1965

CompatriotSociety
Donald C. LittleKansas
W. Giles ParkerMaryland
herbert C. RobertsFlorida
Robert L. SonfieldTexas
Lynn D. SprankleDelaware
Walter G. SterlingTexas


1966

CompatriotSociety
Marion H. CrawmerMichigan
George D. DeyoNew Jersey
Allen R. FosterWashington D.C.
Horace R. McDowellNew Mexico
Lee Young SmithIllinois
William E. SpringerArizona
Earle L. WhittingtonTennessee
Edwin A. WilliamsColorado
John C. WroeMassachusetts


1967

CompatriotSociety
Herman R. CarsonIndiana
James B. GardinerEmpire State (NY)
Floyd G. HoenstinePennsylvania
A. Jackson LawrenceOklahoma
Walter R. MartinRhode Island
Kenneth G. SmithPennsylvania
Hugh M. WilkinsonLouisiana


1968

CompatriotSociety
Neil A. CameronMichigan
Eugene C. McGuireOhio
Ryall S. MorganAlabama
Grahame T. SmallwoodWashington D.C.
Warren S. WoodwardEmpire State (NY)


1969

CompatriotSociety
S. Neil ArringtonNew Jersey
J. Merle BrallierPennsylvania
Thomas McEwanIllinois
Martin I. StutlerWest Virginia
Chester A. WalworthWest Virginia

 
1970

CompatriotSociety
Donald W. BaldwinVirginia
Fred M. DavisVirginia
Guy L.V. EmersonColorado
Robert D. SavagePennsylvania
O.M. Wilson, Jr.Tennessee


1971

CompatriotSociety
Roy V. Barnes, Sr.Michigan
Calvin C. BollesConnecticut
James A. DeWeerdIndiana
Donald R. FraserMississippi
Robert G. LuckeyNew Mexico
Harry S. SchanckEmpire State (NY)


1972

CompatriotSociety
John H. Bell, DDSPennsylvania
Marshall E. MillerIndiana



1973

CompatriotSociety
Darall G. HawkOklahoma
Joseph B. HeadMinnesota
Vincent Van InwegenNew Jersey


1974

CompatriotSociety
W. Clark ErwinSouth Carolina
Carl K. HoffmannFlorida
Ralph M. PabstArizona
Willis G. TetrickWest Virginia


1975

CompatriotSociety
M. Graham ClarkMissouri
Thomas T. CurrieTexas
Lynn S. GordonMichigan
Joseph X. HarrisMaryland
Donald E. LathropPennsylvania


1976

CompatriotSociety
Neill F. Amsler, Jr.Texas
Leslie A. BryanIllinois
Richard E. CraneNew Jersey
Webb W. WilderRhode Island


1977

CompatriotSociety
Jack K. CarmichaelIndiana
Benjamin P. GarrisonOklahoma
Fred T. LeathersPennsylvania
Harold E. WilmothMaryland


1978

CompatriotSociety
Wilson King BarnesMaryland
Ronald O. BaymillerWisconsin
Robert Warburton MillerCalifornia
Matthew B. SellersFlorida


1979

CompatriotSociety
Carl Francis BessentMaryland
Calvin Ellsworth ChunnCalifornia
Arthur Mansfield KingKansas
Gradie R. RowntreeKentucky
Richard Thompson, Jr.Florida


1980

CompatriotSociety
Alexander HamiltonMaine
James B. HogeOregon
Frank W. KinnamonDelaware
Winston C. WilliamsWisconsin
Albert C. WirthNorth Carolina


1981

CompatriotSociety
Tullius BradyMississippi
Clovis H. BrakebillTexas
Carleton E. FisherFlorida
Cecil W. GrangeIllinois
Howard L. HamiltonVirginia
John R. NaisbyNew Jersey


1982

CompatriotSociety
Augustus di ZeregaKansas
O.D. FontenotLouisiana
Warren G. Hayes, Jr.Pennsylvania
G. Arthur LutherIowa
John C. MowbrayNevada


1983

CompatriotSociety
Richard F. BoddieNorth Carolina
P. Harry ByerlyWashington D.C.
James G. McGrewColorado
Joseph W. McLarkCalifornia
Asa E. Phillips, Jr.Massachusetts
Richard E. WilsonIllinois

1984

CompatriotSociety
Samuel J. HoltOhio
A. Peter N. McArthurWisconsin
John L. McConnellAlabama
Benjamin Hume MorrisKentucky
Oliver Rollin SmithUtah


1985

CompatriotSociety
John Hallberg JonesMinnesota
Judson P. MasonVirginia
Albert A. Remington, IIIRhode Island
Gordon P. TierneyIllinois
Harry L. WalenMassachusetts
William B. WorthySouth Carolina


1986

CompatriotSociety
C. Norman FlandersArizona
Royce N. KentNevada
Charles W. OvertonArkansas
Charles F. PrintzWest Virginia
James A. WilliamsIllinois


1987

CompatriotSociety
Timothy R. BennettWashington D.C.
Robert Eugene BurtKansas
Nolan W. CarsonOhio
Wendell R. LoveringEmpire State (NY)
John L. RubyMichigan
J. King B.E. Seegar, Jr.Maryland


1988

CompatriotSociety
James R. CalhounNew Mexico
James J. HammIllinois
George S. KnightVirginia
Stewart B. McCarty, Jr.Washington D.C.
William H. RoddisWisconsin
Robert B. Vance, Sr.Georgia


1989

CompatriotSociety
Raymond M. HenshawConnecticut
Burton L. ShowersIllinois
Charles A. VencillCalifornia
Robert G. WebbOhio
James R. WestlakeGeorgia
Claude L. WithersKansas



1990

CompatriotSociety
Wilson King Barnes, Jr.Maryland
George H. BrandauTexas
William C. Gist, Jr.Kentucky
James G. HarrisonMissouri
Donald J. PennellMichigan
Homer E. WrightGeorgia


1991

CompatriotSociety
Duane L. C. M. GallasMinnesota
Edward S. HoytFlorida
Luther C. Leavitt, Jr.Ohio
Conrad P. MookVirginia
Carl A. Nissen, Jr.Florida
Kenneth J. PetroIndiana



1992

CompatriotSociety
Lee Walace DerrerSouth Carolina
William R. EddlemanTexas
Richard Edward FribergFlorida
William Harry LeesIowa
Lee Duncan StokesKentucky
Paul Howard WalkerMassachusetts



1993

CompatriotSociety
Philip W. BernstorfKansas
Thomas J. BondWashington D.C.
McCarthy DeMereTennessee
Grant Vansice HarrisonVirginia
William M. MeloneArizona
Charles B. SchweizerIllinois



1994

CompatriotSociety
Billy E. HightowerTexas
Hardwick Johnson, Jr.Georgia
Chester E. MayOhio
Donald N. MoranCalifornia
George Nelson SellsNew Mexico
James A. ShelbyMissouri



1995

CompatriotSociety
William T. AlgoodSouth Carolina
Bruce B. ButlerLouisiana
Lester R. DunhamNew Jersey
Horace R. JordanAlabama
Barret L. MckownMaryland
Vance E. SenterWashington



1996

CompatriotSociety
Delbert M. FowlerTexas
Reon G. Hillegass, Jr.Virginia
Howard F. Horne, Jr.Delaware
Fred O. Jeffries, Jr.Wyoming
Richard F. Locke, Jr.California
John F. NewellArizona



1997

CompatriotSociety
Larry L. BlackettMichigan
David J. GrayMassachusetts
Lawrence L. LokerMissouri
Larry D. McClanahanTennessee
Russell D. PageIllinois
Richard G. SaunerVirginia



1998

CompatriotSociety
Herrick H. KeslerKansas
Marshall LignianPennsylvania
George W. OrtonArizona
Duane T. SargissonMassachusetts
Bert E. SellsOhio
Raymond ZimmermanMaryland



1999

CompatriotSociety
Charles W. BrittonOklahoma
Peter Arrott DixonWashington D.C.
Stanley A. EvansTennessee
Lester A. FosterMaryland
Robert F. GalerGeorgia
D. Gene PattersonPennsylvania



2000

CompatriotSociety
Thomas N. ClarkNorth Carolina
Paul M. FrantzVirginia
Edward S. GrayMissouri
Carl H. LambCalifornia
Clarence E. MonroeMichigan
William R. WardUtah



2001

CompatriotSociety
B. Rice AstonTexas
John A. HornerOhio
Robert F. JacksonCalifornia
Ralph D. NelsonDelaware
W. Ramsey RichardsonVirginia
O. Lee SwartAlabama



2002

CompatriotSociety
Jack Jones EarlyKentucky
John C. HaughtonTexas
Ronald J. HortonSouth Carolina
Raymond G. MusgraveWest Virginia
William B. NealDelaware
Carlos J. RicketsonVirginia



2003

CompatriotSociety
Charles F. BraggIndiana
Edward O. CailleteauLouisiana
T. Fisher CraftGeorgia
Roland G. DowningDelaware
P. Rod HildrethAlabama
Bruce A. WilcoxVirginia



2004

CompatriotSociety
Richard S. AustinVirginia
Robert W. CokerTexas
Edgar E. GroverKansas



2005

CompatriotSociety
M. Joseph HillIllinois
Garrett F. JacksonCalifornia
Andrew M. JohnsonWashington D.C.
Henry N. McCarlMassachusetts
Travis E. SpearsCalifornia
J. David SympsonKentucky



2006

Compatriot Society
David N. Appleby Missouri
Edward F. Butler, Sr. Mexico
Larry T. Guzy Georgia
Charles R. Lampman California
J. Phillip London Washington D.C.
Nathan E. White, Jr. Texas



2007

CompatriotSociety
Walter F. BakerNew Mexico
William T. CoxArkansas
Floyd L. JerniganKentucky
J. Michael JonesArizona
James A. McCaffertyMaryland
Douglas H. StansberryGeorgia


2008

CompatriotSociety
I. Barnett EllisKansas
Stephen A. LeishmanDelaware
Larry J. MagerkurthCalifornia
Larry R. PerkinsOhio
George E. ThurmondGeorgia
John R. WallaceAlabama


2009

CompatriotSociety
Robert L. BowenVirginia
Richard D. BrockwayWest Virginia
Joseph W. DooleyVirginia
Peter K. GoebelEmpire State (NY)
Jacques de TrentinianFrance
Marston WatsonCalifornia

 

2010

CompatriotSociety
Stanley W. De LongCalifornia
John C. Ellingson, Sr.Washington
David A. HockensmithVermont
Thomas JacksLouisiana
Lawrence E. McKinleyVirginia
Hall WorthingtonMaryland

 

2011

CompatriotSociety
Franklin J. ApplOklahoma
Lindsey C. BrockFlorida
Miles K. DechantPennsylvania
Jonathan E. GoebelEmpire State (NY)
Charlie A. Newcomer, IIIGeorgia
Samuel C. PowellNorth Carolina

 

2012

CompatriotSociety
Larry P. CornwellAlabama
T. Rex Legler, IIIndiana
John T. ManningNew Hampshire
William M. MarrsTexas
Gerald R. McCoyMissouri
Paul M. WilkeOhio

 

2013

CompatriotSociety
Lanny R. PattenPennsylvania
G. Steven PittardNorth Carolina
Richard W. SageEmpire State (NY)
J. Michael Tomme, Sr.Georgia
Robert F. TownsGeorgia
Michael C. WellsAlabama