The Presidential Medal

Our Tradition

One of the RNA.s longest-running traditions is the presidential medals series. Each RNA president since 1913 has been honored with a portrait medal. Presidential medals are traditionally struck in bronze, but examples have also been struck in other materials including, but not limited to, gold, silver and lead. One unique pewter version of each medal is usually struck as well.
Special thanks to Carmen "Chip" Scoppa II and John Zabel for donating the images in this collection.

1913
George French

1913
L. J. Wollsey

1914
George Bauer

1915
Louis G. Amberg

1916
Fred B. King

1917
Fred E. Merritt

1918
Harry H. Yawger

1919
Dr. S. Handler

1920
John C. Woodbury

1921
Woolf H. Amberg

1922
George A. Gillette

1923
Claude T. Borradaile

1924
William F. Sunday

1925
John W. Horner

1926
Paul M. Lange

1927
Almond H. Plumb

1928
Arthur C. Parker

1929
Chester A. Peake

1930
Augustus J. Kaufman

1931
Alphonse A. Kolb

1932
Gustav J. Lindboe

1933
John W. Sloane

1934
Charles W. Foster

1935
Earle H. Potter

1936
Joseph B. Harzinski

1937
James E. Powers

1938
F. Emmett Peake

1939
William A. Elston

1940
Leslie C. Swartz

1942
Floyd B. Newell

1943
Edward F. Meinhart

1944
William M. Hutchinson

1945
Vallance W. Judson

1946
Barney Bloom

1947
Frank E. Eichorn

1948
Francis L. Cady

1949
S. Clark Place

1950
John Jay Pittman

1951
Arnold J. Pittenger

1952
Norman F. Prince

1953
Arnim B. Judd

1954
William A. Elston Jr.

1955
James I. McGowan

1956
Howard F. Osterman

1957
Jack Cohen

1958
Stella Osterman

1959
Dr. John M. MacMillan

1960
Charles J. Ricard

1961
Edward A. Gilroy

1962
Herbert W. Vanden Brul

1963
Edwin V. Quagliana

1964
Robert E. Ogg

1965
Burdette R. Nash

1966
Henry R. Dutcher Jr.

1967
Allyn M. Bates

1968
Herbert D. Beckes

1969
Michael J. Schopp

1970
Jesse D. Shaffer

1971
Samuel F. Gaudino

1972
Joseph A. Fumia

1973
Lenard L. Babin

1974
Douglas G. Borden

1975
Donovan A. Shilling

1976
Paul A. Kraemer

1977
William David Coe

1978
John F. Nicastro

1979
Gerard Muhl

1980
Bea Weaver

1981
Robert E. Doty

1982
William J. Carr

1983
Andrew W. Harkness

1984
Matteo P. Latona

1985
Denis Culhane

1986
Keith E. Fader

1987
John E. Zabel

1988
Kenneth N. Traub

1989
Jane R. Hanken

1990
Arthur D. Cohen

1991
Bran E. Lavell

1992
John G. Cooper

1993
Ralph F. Dintruff, Jr.

1994
Spencer I. Radnich, Jr.

1995
Wayne Scheible

1996
Sheryl B. Zabel

1997
Douglas S. Musinger

1998
Ira S. Stein

1999
Frank W. Vanzandt

2000
Darlene L. Corio

2001
Dan A. White

2002
Scott D. Fybush

2003
Jason A. Childers

2004
David A. Gottfreid

2005
Edith B. Coe

2006
Thomas Kraus

2007
Joseph Lanzafame

2008
Theodore Vaccarella

2009
John Stephens

2010
Steven Eisenger

2011
Peter Blaisdell

2012
Carmen Scoppa

2013
John Lighthouse

Image over left shoulder is a lighthouse sitting on a reef.

2014
John Vicaretti

2015
Sharon Miller

2016
Gerald D. Vaccarella


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