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Altogether some 5900 Rhodes scholarships have been awarded, and about 3900 of the scholars are still alive. Among scholars who later achieved fame or distinction may be mentioned:

  • Count Bernstorff (Germany & Trinity, 1909), diplomatist, executed for conspiracy against Hitler, 1945;
  • J.H. Hofmey ( South African College School and Balliol, 1910), South African educationalist and liberal politician;
  • Edwin Hubble (Illinois and Queen's 1910), astronomer;
  • John Crowe Ranson (Tennessee and Christ Church, 1910), poet;
  • Brand Blanshard (Michigan and Merton, 1913), philosopher;
  • Norman Manley ( Jamaica & Jesus, 1914), Chief Minister of Jamaica;
  • Wilder Penfield (New Jersey & Merton, 1914), neurosurgeon;
  • Roland Michener (Alberta & Hertford, 1919), Governor General of Canada;
  • Sir Keith Hankock (Australia & Magdalen, 1921), Nobel prize winner in physiology;
  • J.W. Fulbright (Arkansas & Pembroke, 1925), U.S. senator and sponsor of Act creating Fulbright Scholarships;
  • Robert Penn Warren ( Kentuky & New College, 1928), poet and critic;
  • E.F. Schumacher ( Germany & New College, 1928), economist; Carl Albert (Oklahoma & St. Peter's, 1931), speaker of U.S. House of Representatives;
  • Dean Rusk ( North Caolina & St. John's, 1931), U.S. Secretary of State;
  • Adam Von Trott zu Solz ( Germany & Balliol, 1931), executed for consiracy against Hilter, 1944;
  • Daniel Boorstin (Oklahoma & Balliol, 1934), Librarian of Congress; Max Gluckman (Transvaal & Exeter, 1934), anthropologist;
  • Sir John Templeton (Connecticut & Balliol, 1934), Businessman and Founder of Templeton College, Oxford;
  • Sir Arnold Cantwell Smith (Ontario & Christ Church, 1935), first Secretary General of the Commonwealth;
  • Dan Davin (New Zealand & Balliol, 1936), special Assistant to the U.S. President; Byron White (Colorado & Hertford, 1938), U.S. Supreme Court judge;
  • Don Mintoff (Malta & Hertford, 1939), Prime Minister of Malta;
  • Sir Zelman Cowen (Victoria & New College, 1941), Governor General of Australia; Nicolas Katzenbach (New Jersey & Balliol, 1947), U.S. Attorney General;
  • Bernard Rogers (Kansas & University College, 1947), NATO Supreme commander, Stansfield Turner (Illinois & Exeter, 1947), Director of CIA;
  • R.W. Burchfield (New Zealand & Magdalen, 1949), Editor of Oxford English Dictionary;
  • James Billington (New Jersey & Balliol, 1950), Librarian of Congress;
  • James Gobbo (Victoria & Magdalen, 1952), Australian Supreme Court Judge;
  • Edward de Bono (Malta & Christ Church, 1953), doctor and writer;
  • Bob Hawke (W. Australia & University College, 1953), Prime Minister of Australia;
  • Julian Ogilvie Thompson (Diocean College & Worcester, 1953), businessman;
  • Richard Lugar (Indian & Pembroke, 1954), U.S. Senator;
  • Lourens Ackermann ( Cape Province & Worcester, 1954), Judge of the South African Constitutional Court;
  • Lord Leonard Hoffmann (South African College School & Queen's, 1954), Lord Justice of Appeal;
  • Paul Sarbanes (Maryland & Balliol, 1954), U.S. Senator;
  • Lord Johan Steyn (Cape Province & University, 1955), English Law Lord;
  • Neil Rudenstine (Connecticut & New College, 1956), President of Harvard;
  • Manmohan Malhoutra (India & Balliol, 1958), Assistant Secretary-General of Ohio;
  • David Souter (New Hampshire & Magdalen, 1961), U.S. Supreme Court judge;
  • Bryan Gould (New Zealand & Balliol, 1963), U.S. Senator;
  • Wasim Sajjad (Pakistan & Wadham, 1964), Chairman of Senate, Pakistan;
  • William Bradley (Missouri & Worcester, 1965), U.S. Senator;
  • William Clinton (Arkansas & University College, 1968), President of the United States.

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