The Maine State Society of Washington, DC

The Big “M” Award of The Maine State Society of Washington, DC

1963 - Rudy Vallee, Entertainer                                     (d)        

1964 - Hon. James V. Day, Public Official                    (d)

1965 – Donald R. Larrabee, Journalist                                               

1966 - May Craig, Journalist                                          (d)

         - Fred A. Clough, Journalist                                  (d)                   

1967 - Dr. Arthur A. Hauck, Educator                           (d)

1968 - Hon. Edward M. Curran, Jurist                           (d) 

1969 - Hon. Margaret Chase Smith, Legislator              (d)                               

1970 - Hon. Edmund S. Muskie, Gov. & Legislator      (d)                                                                           

1971 - Hon. Clifford C. McIntire, Legislator                 (d)

1972 - Hon. Robert Hale, Legislator                              (d)       

1973 - Hon. William D. Hathaway, Legislator                                                                            

1974 - Hon. John H Reed, Gov & Ambassador                                                                         

1975 - Hon, Peter N. Kyros, Legislator                          (d)                          

1976 - Jeanette N. Cloutier, Society Leader                   (d) 

1977 - Hon. David F. Emery, Legislator                                                           

1978 - Hon. William S. Cohen, Legislator                             

1979 - Hon. James B. Longley, Governor                      (d)                                

1980 - Peter M. Damborg, Public Official                     (d)                                                                                         

1981 - Hon. Joseph E. Brennan, Governor                                                                                                                          

1982 - Hon. Olympia J. Snowe, Legislator                                                                                                                    

1983 - Hon. George J. Mitchell, Jurist & Legislator                                                                               

1984 - No Award Presented                                                                                                     

1985 - Katherine Bigelow – Society Leader                  (d)                                        

1986 -  Hon. John R. McKernan, Legislator                                                                                 

1987 - Hon. James R. Ambrose, Public Official                                                                       

1988 - Edward D. Hews, Public Officer & Soc. Ldr.

1989 - Hon. Kenneth M. Curtis, Governor

1990 - David L. Moulton, Pub. Official & Soc. Ldr.

1991 - Homer R. Ward, Jr. Pub. Official & Soc. Ldr.    (d)

1992 - Lewis M. Pearson, Pub.Official & Soc. Ldr

         - Marjorie M. Pearson, Society Leader                  (d)

1993 - Hon. Caspar Weinberger, Cabinet Officer          (d)

         - Jane Weinberger, Author & Publisher                (d)

1994 - Dr. Frederick E. Hutchinson, Educator               (d)

1995 - Hon. Vincent L. McKusick, Jurist

         - Dr. Victor A. McKusick, Geneticist                    (d)

1996 - Duane D. Fitzgerald, Corporate Executive & Civic Leader     (d)

1997 - Michael Bordick, Maj. League Baseball Player

1998 - Hon. Charles E. Cragin, Public Official

1999 - Doris Twitchell, Educator & Peace Advocate    (d)

2000 - John E. Baldacci, Legislator, Civic Leader

2001 - No Award Presented (because of curtailed air travel due to 9/11/01

2002 - Hon. Angus S. King, Governor

2003 - Hon. Susan R. Collins, Legislator

2004 - Morrill R. Worcester, Entrepreneur

2005 - Galen L. Cole, Civic Leader & Philanthropist

2006 - Command Sgt. Major John F. Leonard, Jr.  First USNG Sgt. Major

2007 - Dr. Harold W. Borns, Geologist, Ice Age Scientist

2008 - Marilyn A. Zoidis, Curator-Star-Spangled Banner, Smithsonian Institution

2009 - Bangor Maine Troop Greeters Organization, Civic Service

2010 - Wayne G. & Ann A. Hanson, Society Leaders, Arlington & US Capitol Wreath Projects,

            Gettysburg Maine Civil War Monuments Project, Day of Remembrance Event

2011 - Admiral Gregory G. Johnson, US Navy Retired

2012 – Larry Ross, Teacher, Red Hat Volunteer Coordinator

(d) = deceased