Recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1981-1989

October 9, 1981
Charles B. (Tex) Thornton:
Morris I. Leibman
Walter H. Judd
Bryce N. Harlow
Ella T. Grasso (posthumous).
James H. (Eubie) Blake:  

September 7, 1982
Philip C. Habib  

October 10, 1982
Kate Smith

January 12, 1984
Carlos P. Romulo, Foreign Minister of the Philippines

March 26, 1984
Senator Howard Baker
James Cagney;
Whittaker Chambers (posthumous)
Leo Cherne
Dr. Denton Cooley
Tennessee Ernie Ford
Dr. Hector Garcia
Gen. Andrew Goodpaster
Lincoln Kirstein
Louis L'Amour
The Rev. Norman Vincent Peale
Jackie Robinson (posthumous)
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat (posthumous)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver

June 26, 1984
Senator Henry M. Jackson (posthumous)

May 23, 1985
Mr. Count Basie
Mr. Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Dr. Jerome Holland (posthumous)
Professor Sidney Hook
Ambassador Jeane J. Kirkpatrick
Dr. George M. Low
Mr. Frank Reynolds (posthumous)
Mr. S. Dillon Ripley.
The Reverend Mother Teresa
Mr. Frank Sinatra
Mr. James M. Stewart
Gen. Albert Coady Wedemeyer
Gen. Charles E. Yeager

November 7, 1985
Paul Nitze
Roberta and Albert Wohlstetter

May 12, 1986
Ambassador Walter H. Annenberg
Col. Earl H. (Red) Blaik
Senator Barry Goldwater
Miss Helen Hayes.
Gen. Matthew Ridgway
Mr. Vermont Royster
Dr. Albert Sabin

July 26, 1986
Vladamir Horowitz

June 23, 1987
Ambassador Anne Armstrong,
Mr. Justin W. Dart, Sr., (posthumous)
Mr. Danny Kaye (posthumous)
General Lyman Lemnitzer
Mr. John McCone
Dr. Frederick Patterson, founder of the United Negro College Fund
Mr. Nathan Perlmutter
Mr. Mstislav Rostropovich
Dr. William B. Walsh
Mr. Meredith Willson (posthumous)

January 13, 1988
Roger L. Stevens
May 10, 1988
Lord Peter Carrington

October 17, 1988
Malcolm Baldrige
Pearl Bailey Bellson
Irving Brown
Warren E. Burger
Milton Friedman
 Jean Faircloth MacArthur
J. Willard Marriott
David Packard

January 19, 1989
Ambassador Mike Mansfield
George Shultz