• Former Chicago Cubs first baseman Ernie Banks, pictured in 2013. 
  • Ben Bradlee, former executive editor of the Washington Post, pictured in 2011.
  • Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, pictured Oct. 29, 2013.
  • Former Hawaii Senator. Daniel Inouye, pictured in 2012.
  • 2002 Nobel Economics Laureate Daniel Kahneman, pictured in 2006.
  • Indiana Senator Richard Lugar, pictured in 2012.
  • Singer Loretta Lynn, pictured in 2010.
  • Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner Jose Mario Molina, pictured in 2010.
  • Astronaut Sally Ride pictured in an undated photo.
  • American civil rights leader Bayard Rustin, pictured in 1968.
  • Grammy-winning jazz musician Arturo Sandoval, pictured in 2013.
  • Former North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith, pictured in 2006.
  • Gloria Steinem, pictured in 2013.
  • Civil rights activist C.T. Vivian, pictured in 2012.
  • Judge Patricia Wald, pictured in 2000.
  • Oprah Winfrey, pictured in 2013.

2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients

Published November 20, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama awarded the nation's highest civilian honor - the Presidential Medal of Freedom - to 16 Americans in a ceremony at the White House on Wednesday, Nov. 20.

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