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14 Persons awarded the Liberty Medal:

Location:
National Constitution Center
Independence Mall
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
Web Site:
Years Active:
from 1989

Bono

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Paul David Hewson
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Irish.
Lead singer for rock band:Name is pronounced "BAHN-Oh" rather than "Bow-No." Song:Received an honorary knighthood. Activist for African causes. Humanitarian. Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize several times.
Song:French Legion of Honor.
Liberty Medal 2007.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of U2.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of U2.

Colin Powell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Colin Luther Powell
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First name pronounced Koh-lin. Jamaincan imigrant parents, born in the US. Republican Secretary of State 2001-2005. Military experience: General, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. National Security Advisor.
Bronx Walk of Fame 2001.
Congressional Gold Medal 1991.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1991.
Presidential Citizens Medal 1989.
Liberty Medal 2002..

Francis Crick

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Francis Harry Compton Crick
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-winner of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for work showing the double helix shape of DNA.
Liberty Medal 2000.

George H.W. Bush

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Herbert Walker Bush
Also Known As:
George H. W. Bush
Bush 41
Nickname(s):
Poppy
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Younger than Barbara Bush by 21 years.
grandfather of
uncle of
son of
grandfather of
father of
father of
grandfather of
younger brother of
Younger than Jonathan Bush by 15 years.
grandfather of
great grandfather of
father of
great grandfather of
son of
father of
grandson of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

41st president of the US. Ambassador to the UN. Head of the CIA.
Vice president under President:Flew for the Navy in World War II.
Texas Aviation Hall of Fame 1997.
World Golf Hall of Fame 2011.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2011.
Liberty Medal 2006.
Profile in Courage Award 2014.

Hillary Clinton

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Hillary Diane Rodham
Also Known As:
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandmother of
grandmother of
mother of
wife of
Younger than William Jefferson Clinton by 1 year.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Books:First Lady during terms of husband as president. Senator from New York from 1993, 2 terms.
Candidate for President as a Democrat in 2008 elections, lost bid to:Named Secretary of State 2009, served 4 years. Candidate for president, declared in April 2015. Nominated candidate by the convention July 2016. Lost the election November 2016.
National Women's Hall of Fame 2005.
Liberty Medal 2013.
Westchester County Women's Hall of Fame 2004.
Irish America Hall of Fame 2015.

Jimmy Carter

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Earl Carter Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
brother of
father of
husband of
Older than Rosalynn Carter by 2 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Governor of Georgia. Graduate of Naval Academy. Submariner. Nuclear engineer. 39th president of US. Supports Habitat for Humanity and peace causes.
Book:Presidential Medal of Freedom 1999.
Nobel Peace Prize 2002.
Georgia Writers Hall of Fame 2006.
Liberty Medal 1990.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2004.

Muhammad Ali

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.
Also Known As:
Cassius Clay
Nickname(s):
The Greatest
The Louisville Lip
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Heavyweight.
Olympic Gold Medal 1960.
Said, of his boxing, "Float like a butterfly - sting like a bee." Book:Movie for television:Conscientious objector to war. Developed Parkinsons later.
International Boxing Hall of Fame 1990.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2005.
Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.
Presidential Citizens Medal 2001.
Liberty Medal 2012.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater; ceremony: 11 January 2002.

Nelson Mandela

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Also Known As:
Madiba
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.
Congressional Gold Medal 1998.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2002.
Nobel Peace Prize 1993.
Liberty Medal 1993.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2004.

Robert Gates

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Michael Gates
Also Known As:
Robert M. Gates
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Secretary of Defense under George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Director of Central Intelligence. President of Texas A&M University.
Liberty Medal 2011.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2011.
Presidential Citizens Medal 1992.

Sandra Day O'Connor

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Sandra Day
Birth Date:
Age today:
86, 35 days before her 87th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Supreme Court Justice September 25, 1981 - January 31, 2006, appointed by President:National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame 2002.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2009.
Liberty Medal 2003.
Texas Women's Hall of Fame 2008.
San Mateo County Women's Hall of Fame 2014.

Steven Spielberg

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Steven Allan Spielberg
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Amy Irving by 6 years.
husband of
Older than Kate Capshaw by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies:Kennedy Center Honors 2006.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 2005.
Liberty Medal 2009.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 10 January 2002.

Thurgood Marshall

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thoroughgood Marshall
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shortened his name in the second grade. Argued the famous case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka before the Supreme Court. First African-American justice of the Supreme Court.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1993 postumously.
Liberty Medal 1992.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2004.

Tony Blair

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Anthony Charles Lynton Blair
Also Known As:
Rt. Hon. Anthony Charles Lynton Blair
Nickname(s):
Tony
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of Parliament (UK), then Prime Minister.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2009.
Congressional Gold Medal 2003.
Liberty Medal 2010.

William Jefferson Clinton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Jefferson Blythe III
Also Known As:
Bill Clinton
Nickname(s):
Bill
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
grandfather of
father of
husband of
Older than Hillary Clinton by 1 year.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Democrat. Took stepfather's last name at age 14. Scandal while in presidential office. Impeachment failed to convict. Governor of Arkansas at age 32. Served 2 terms as president.
Book:Arkansas Black Hall of Fame 2002.
Liberty Medal 2006.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2013.
Irish America Hall of Fame 2011.
DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 1988.
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