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First Citizen Past Recipients

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