Hubert H. Humphrey Award

The Humphrey Award, named for the noted pharmacist, long-time APhA member, and public servant (senator from Minnesota and U.S. Vice President) was established in 1978 to recognize APhA members who have made major contributions in government and/or legislative service.

2021 Hubert H. Humphrey Award recipient: Douglas Miller



The nominee must be an APhA Member who is an elected or appointed official and who has served or is serving in government regulatory or legislative arena. Nominations must be made by an APhA Member. Remington Honor Medalists are not eligible.

Nomination process

The nominator is responsible for submitting a complete award nomination. The deadline for nominations is September 1, annually.

The online nomination submission is to include the following items:
• A letter from the nominator describing the most important achievements of the nominee and explaining why the nominee meets the criteria for the award
• Letters of recommendation are optional; two letters are preferred with a maximum of six accepted letters
• A current curriculum vitae or detailed résumé

Selection process

The selection is made by the APhA Board of Trustees based upon careful review of complete nominations.

Nature of award

The award consists of a medal bearing the likeness of Hubert H. Humphrey, on a polished metal pedestal mounted on a marble base, which is inscribed with the recipient’s name and date of presentation. The award is presented during the APhA Political Leadership Reception at the APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition. The recipient also receives a complimentary APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition registration and reimbursement for meeting-related travel expenses, according to current travel policies and up to the maximum amount budgeted by APhA.

Past recipients:

2020     Alex J. Adams

2019     Michael Mone

2018     Timothy Tucker

2017    John Forbes

2016    Larry D. Wagenknecht

2015    Brian J. Isetts

2014    Earl L. "Buddy" Carter

2013    Bob Greenwood

2012    Stephen W. Schondelmeyer

2011    Wendall F. Gaston

2010    Eddie M. Madden

2009    Michael A. Pastrick

2008    David Shepard

2007    Vicki Schmidt

2006    Percy Malone

2005    James Allen Main

2004    David R. Work

2003    Rep. Stephen R. Ehardt2002    Calvin J. Anthony

2001    B. E. “Bobby” Parham

2000    Leticia R. Van de Putte

1999    Robert J. Osterhaus

1998    Frank M. Pelly

1997    Leo R. Blais

1996    Norman Garfinkel

1995    Bill K. Brewster

1994    Harvey B. Morgan

1993    Aaron E. Henry

1992    Donald R. Gronewold

1989    Frank Watson

1988    Everett A. Kelly

1987    Mickey Leland

1985    Don M. Newman

1984    Fred Lippman

1983    W. Roy Smith

1982    Mario Obledo

1981    Tim Von Dohlen

1980    George H. Ryan

1979    William L. Long

1978    W. Byron Rumford

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