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Sidney R. Yates Award for Distinguished Public Service to the Humanities

The NHA Distinguished Service Award recognizes national leaders who have made significant contributions to furthering work in the humanities. In 2001, the award was renamed the Sidney R. Yates Award for Distinguished Public Service to the Humanities, in honor of the former Illinois congressman. 

Awardees

  • Representative Rush Holt (D-NJ) and Representative Tom Petri (R-WI) (2011)
     
  • Representative Norman D. Dicks (D-WA) (2008)
     
  • Representative Jim Leach (R-IA) and Representative David Price (D-NC), 
    Co-chairs Congressional Humanities Caucus  (2005)
     
  • Representative Louise Slaughter (D-NY)  (2004)
     
  • Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS)  (2001)
     
  • Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA)  (2000)
     
  • Representative Tillie Fowler (R-FL)  (2000)
     
  • Representative Sidney Yates (D-IL)