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First Citizen Past Recipients

1939 Richard Eugene Fuller  1981 C.M. “Mike” Berry
1940 Dr. Wendell Fifield 1982 Dr. Dale E. Turner
1941 William O. McKay 1983 T.A. Wilson
1942 Kenneth Colman 1984 Victor Rosellini
1943 Phil Johnson  1985 Fredric A. Danz
1944 Children’s Orthopedic Hospital 1986 Robert W. Graham
1945 W. Walter Williams 1987 John W. Ellis
1946 Royal Brougham 1988 Samuel Stroum
1947 John H. Reid 1989 R.C. “Torchy” Torrance
1948 Ernest Skeel 1990 The Rev. Wm. J. Sullivan, S.J.
1949 Dr. Raymond Allen 1991 Buster and Nancy Alvord
1950 Thomas M. Pelly 1992 Lester R. Sauvage, M.D.
1951 George Gunn, Jr. 1993 Constance W. Rice, Ph.D.
1952 Henry Broderick 1994 Phil M. Smart, Sr.
1953 Frank E. Holman 1995 Mary Gates & Family
1954 William M. Allen 1996 Stanley O. McNaughton
1955 Deitrich Schmitz 1997 Walter B. Williams
1956 Rev. A.A. Lemieux 1998 Jack A. Benaroya
1957 Gordon N. Scott 1999 Paul Brainerd
1958 Nat S. Rogers 2000 The Bullitt Family
1959 Mrs. A. Scott Bullitt 2001 Herb M. Bridge
1960 Michael Dederer 2002 Scott and Laurie Oki
1961 Ben E. Ehrlichman 2003 Dan and Nancy Evans
1962 Joseph E. Gandy 2004 The McCaw Family
1963 George F. Kachlein, Jr. 2005 Jeffrey and Susan Brotman
1964 H.W. McCurdy 2006 Dale Chihuly
1965 Edward E. Carlson 2007 James and Sherry Raisbeck
1966 Milton Katims 2008 Paul G. Allen
1967 Mrs. Henry B. Owen 2009 Gerard Schwarz
1968 James R. Ellis 2010 Hon. Slade Gorton
1969 William B. Woods 2011 Jamie and Karen Moyer
1970 Norton Clapp 2012 Rotary International District 5030
1971 Glynn Ross 2013 Lenny Wilkens
1972 John D. Ehrlichman 2014 Norman B. Rice
1973 Dr. Dixy Lee Ray 2015 Ted Baseler
1974 Ned and Kayla Skinner 2016 Phyllis Campbell
1975 Dr. Wm. B. Hutchinson 2017 Bill & Jill Ruckelshaus
1976 Rabbi Raphael Levine 2018 TO BE ANNOUNCED JAN 2018
1977 W.J. “Jerry” Pennington
1978 John M. Fluke
1979 Gordon H. Sweaney
1980 James M. Ryan
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