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Past Honorary Members

Honorary Membership was limited to 10 from 1890-1900, and to 15 from 1901 onwards. Corresponding Membership was a lesser class of Honoris causa membership in the early years. A few honorary members, such as Barnard, were first made corresponding members for a short time before being recommissioned as honorary members.


There are 100 past honorary members.

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Name Nation(s)sort icon Start End
Kirkwood, Dr. Daniel USA 1890 1895
Langley, Dr. Samuel Pierpont USA 1894 1906
Newcomb, Rear Admiral Dr. Simon USA 1891 1909
Pickering, Dr. Edward Charles, OPM USA 1894 1919
Harrison, Mr. Henry USA 1913 1929
Swift, Dr. Lewis A. USA 1903 1913
Kedzie, Mr. John Hume USA 1890 1903
Proctor, Miss Mary USA 1896 1957
Rogers, Prof. William A. USA 1894 1898
Woolley, Dr. Richard v.d.R. United Kingdom/South Africa 1961 1986