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
2014
John Vicaretti
2015
Sharon Miller
2016
Gerald D. Vaccarella
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