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Past Washingtonians of the Year
For 36 years, The Washingtonian has honored men and women who give their time and talents to make this a better place for all of us. They find ways to enrich the lives of everyone they touch. Here are all of our Washingtonians of the Year going back to 19
Comments () | Published January 29, 2008

1971  George Allen • Peggy Cooper • Noman Cole • Joseph Danzansky • William O. Douglas • Walter Fauntroy • Harold Greene • Catherine Filene Shouse • Roger Stevens • Jerry Wilson

1972  Melissa Belote • Larry Brown • Peter Craig • Cleveland Dennard •  Antal Dorati • Zelda Fichandler • Daniel Inouye • James O. Gibson • Kenneth Gray • Ron Kessler • Ancher Nelsen • Estelle Ramey • Frank Rich   

1973   Charles Diggs • Francis B. Francois • Katharine Graham • Gilbert Hahn • Patrick Hayes •  Johnny Holliday • John Kinard • Nan Tucker McEvoy • Ted & Jim Pedas • Abe Pollin • Peter & Leila Smith • Jack Winder

1974  Thomas Eagleton • Yetta Galiber • Emilia Govan • Frank Harden • Joe Hirshhorn • David Lloyd Kreeger • Marion Mattingly • Lyn McLain • Bill Raspberry • Walter Scheiber • Marian Van Landingham • Frank Wall • Walter Washington • Jackson Weaver

1975  Joe Allbritton • William Bryant • Robert Butler • Donald Dell • Alice Denney • Dorothy Goodman • Barbara Gregg • James Greggs • Elvin Hayes • Mary Janney • Billy Kilmer • Christine Nelson • Rufus Phillips • Flaxie Pinkett • S. Dillon Ripley • Warren Robbins • Sterling Tucker

1976  Franz Bader • Marion Barry • Jim Bellows • Oliver Carr • Louise Chestnut • Ron Clark • Martin Feinstein • Gilbert Gude • Jim Kehoe • Mary Anne Lecos • Veronica Maz • Douglas Moore Jr. • James Morris • Brig Owens • Ralph Rinzler • Jim Vance • Morgan Wootten

1977  J. Carter Brown • Elizabeth Campbell • Maurice Cullinane • Todd Duncan • Helen Hackman • Theodore Hagans • O.B. Hardison • Charles McC. Mathias • Horace McKenna • H. Carl Moultrie • Robert H. Parrott • Esther Peterson • Vincent Reed • Carlton Sickles • Bob Thomson • William W. Warner  

1978  Jean Bower • Robert Douglas • Joseph Fisher • Kimi Gray • Frankie Hewitt • Delano Lewis • Paul Mellon • Anne Liipfert • Sol Linowitz • Theodore Lutz • Margaret McNamara • Vera Mellen • Roger Morigi • Willard Scott • Atlee Shidler • John Thompson • J.C. Turner

1979  William Baroody Sr. • Charles Butt • Marian Wright Edelman • Harold I. Eist • Felix Grant • Father Timothy Healy • Kent Houston • Dave Jacobs • LaSalle D. Leffall Jr. • Ann Lewin • J. Willard Marriott Sr. • Sister Julia McMurrough • Clarence Mitchell Jr. • Albert Moglie • Beverly Price • Betryce Prosterman • Lou Stovall • Joshua Taylor

1980   Harold Bell • Daniel Boorstin • James Cheek • Richard L. Coe • Mary Day • Betty Diaz • Earl Ginyard • Father Gilbert Hartke • Jack Herrity • Robert Linowes • Ronald McDonald • Arthur Cotton Moore • Ingrid Newkirk • Margaret Mary Nicholson • Evan Sholl • Vera Swann • Joe Theismann • Bishop John Walker

1981  Richard Bales • Bob Brown • Irwin Buck • Melvin Deal • David Dwyer • Rev. Ernest Gibson • Joseph Giordano • Bill Gold • Ronald Ireland • J. Hamilton Lambert • Beverly & Bob McGaughy • Helene C. Monberg • Al Nodal • Maria Elena Orrego • Cody Pfanstiehl • Eunice Shriver • Sally Smith • Calvin Woodland  

1982   Robert A. Alexander • Sarah & Jim Brady • Paul Callaway • Jerry R. Curry • Perry G. Fisher • Lucille Gorman • Lillian “Ma” Greene • Rev. Henry C. Gregory III • J.C. Hayward • Archbishop James Hickey • Milton Kronheim Sr. • Carmella La-Spada • Harrison Lee • Edward C. Merrill Jr. • Bill Perkins •  Margaret Rockwell Pfanstiehl • Larry Shulman •  Jim Thayer • Earle C. Williams  

1983  Mary Starrs Brown • Gordon Cosby • Raquel Marquez Frankel • Frederick Green • George Johnson • Marie & Ed Kunec • Floretta McKenzie • Eddie McKinnon • Mark Moseley • Dorothy Rich • Mstislav Rostropovich • Dot & Tom Sexton • Juanita Thornton • Gordon Tong • John Tydings • Ed Walker •  William Walsh • Hunter Wolkoff • Annie Woodridge • Barry Wright

1984  Kent Amos • Tom Baker • Charlie Byrd • Jack Burkholder •  Elizabeth Anne Campagna • William Devries • Rev. Lon Dring • Judith Falk • Arty Freda • Joe Gibbs • Bill Greene • ViCurtis Hinton • James W. Hubbard • Renee Jenkins • Bill Mayhugh • Joseph Riley • Norman Scribner • Janet Solinger • Theresia Verghese

1985  Father John Adams • Gordon Barnes • Joan Danzansky • Tom Fichandler • Maj. Gen. Calvin Franklin • Ricardo Galbis • Lucille Green • Stephen Harlan • Peter Hawley • Judith Lichtman • J.D. Maarleveld • Harry Moskowitz •  Martha Pennino • Benjamin Rome • John Toll • Maurice Turner • Father William Wendt  

1986  Ellen Bozman • Art Buchwald • S. Robert Cohen • Alice Harris • John T. Hazel Jr. • Haward Hunt • Joe Jacoby • Linn O’Donnell • Laughlin Phillips • Robert Raiford • Roland B. Scott • John & Erna Steinbruck • Carmen E. Turner • Ricardo M. Urbina • Kevin Welsh • Father John Whalen

1987  Cherry Adler • David Aland • Lloyd Elliott • Hardy Franklin • Ethel Georges • Cathy Gleisberg • Sonia Gutierrez • Wilhelmina Holladay • Jim Hunter • George Kettle • Rod Langway • Liz Lerman • Elsie Monroe • Peter O’Malley • Renee Poussaint • Kenneth R. Sparks

1988  Barbara Aiello • William C. Baker • Ann & Donald Brown • Father William Byron • Josephine Fox • Steny Hoyer • Larry King • Courtland Milloy • Donald Poe • Esther Schaeffer • Barbara Serage • Reed V. Tuckson • Yvonne M. Vega • Darryl Webster • Betti S. Whaley • Doug Williams

1989  Roberta Baskin • Zora “Mac” Brownell • Thuy Nguyen Dutton • Edward Eckenhoff • Terence Golden • James Goode • Darrell Green • Eugene Hughes • Rev. K. Logan Jackson • Judith Johnson • Sandra Johnson • I. King Jordan • Michael Kahn • Eula Miller • Marvin Redmond • Lea Thompson • Ernest White  

1990  Sister Marie Majella Berg • Barbara Bush • Mia Choumenkovitch • Rev. Sidney R. Conger • Jonathan B. Cook • Debbie Dingell • Chris Downey • Joanne Economon • Dianne & Alan Kay • Austin Kiplinger • Kay Larmer • Harry Linowes • Philip Pizzo • Carl T. Rowan • Paul J. Tagliabue • Carol Thompson • Maria Tukeva • Carmala Walgren • Iris Woodridge

1991  Paul Berry • Leland C. Brendsel • Benjamin F. Brundred Jr. • Howard Champion • Joyce Dunn Garrett • Virginia Geoffrey • Barbara Lang • Nancy LaValle • Abel Lopez • Constance A. Morella • George Mott • Father John Myslinski • Frenchettia Payne • Gretchen Poston • Anthony Kennedy Shriver • Eddie N. Williams

1992  Robert McCormick Adams • Sister Rosa Alvarez • Eivind Bjerke • Maureen Bunyan • Hexagon •  Leonard Marks • David Milner • Art Monk • Harold Pilvin • Mary Reese • Lynda Robb • Jan Scruggs • Diane Sheahan • Dwight Stancil    

1993  Constance Battle • Jean Berg • Betti Brown • David Brinkley • Galo Correa • Joseph Fisher • Elizabeth Fox • Carolyn Hawe • Dorothy Height • Msgr. John Kuhn • Charles Mann • Patricia McGuire • Billy Shore • John Wallach  

1994  Artie R. Brown • Parris N. Glendening • Maria Gomez •  William C. Harris • Alexine Clement Jackson • William A. Noonan • Owen M. Rennert • Julie L. Rogers • Victor Shargai • Lt. Florence Starzynski • Westley S. Unseld • Douglas H. Wheeler • Judy Woodruff & Albert R. Hunt  

1995  Sophie Altman • Pedro Avilès • Elizabeth J. Buck • Vilay Chaleunrath • Aldus H. Chapin • Monte Coleman • Janelle Goetcheus • Patricia Riley Johnson • Cubby LaHood • William & Dorothy McSweeny • Judith O. Mueller • Eleanor Holmes Norton • Andy M. Ockershausen • Mark Russell • William E. Smith • Francey Lim Youngberg

1996  Carolyn Aldigé • Ruth Cogen • Tom Davis • Jim Dickerson • Diana Engel • Alma & Joseph Gildenhorn • Jose Eugenio Hoyos • Joyce Ladner • David Levy • Tom Lewis • Jair Lynch • Jaclin Marlin • Paula Silvert Moore • Robert Parilla • Sharon Percy Rockefeller • David W. Rutstein • Bob Ryan   

1997  Wayne Curry • Donald Graham • Lori Kaplan • Julie Kennedy • Brian Mitchell • Sister Josephine Murphy • Carla Perlo • Joan Phalen • Joseph E. Robert Jr. • Ann C. Rudd • Lloyd Smith • Robert R. Spillane • Ricardo Thornton • Jan Verhage • Lawrence J. Wilker

1998  Bruce Adams • Arline & Alvin Atlas • Clean & Sober Streets • Margaret Cooper • Richard Ernst • Eddie Garretson • C. Kenneth Johnson • Jim Johnson • Msgr. Ralph Kuehner • Bobby Mitchell • Constance Berry Newman • Beatriz Otero • Robert Pincus • Diane Rehm • Howard Shalwitz  

1999  Rev. Abba Tesfamariam Baraki • Charlene Drew Jarvis • Rev. Thomas J. Knoll • Vola Lawson • Illeene Leventhal • Bob Levey • Gilbert & Jaylee Mead • G. Patricia Moreno • Mario Morino • Barbara Patterson • Elliott I. Portnoy • Alma J. Powell • David C. Rubenstein • Timothy B. Strachan • H. Patrick Swygert • Gwendolyn Thompson

2000  Robert L.E. Egger • Nancy M. Folger • Joan A. Gaskins • Katherine Hanley • Barbara Harrison • Susie Kay • Olaf Kolzig • J. Willard Marriott Jr. • Catherine Meloy • Eliot Pfanstiehl • Nguyen Dinh Thang • Thomas Circle Singers • Stephen Joel Trachtenberg • Rockefeller Twyman • Robert A. Washington • Lisa Woll

2001 Sandy Dang • Jane Holmes Dixon • Beverly Gough • Denyce Graves • Ted Leonsis • Kathleen Matthews • Alex Orfinger • The Rescuers of 9/11 • Fred Taylor • Willis Thomas Jr. • Douglas Tyson • Lydia Watts

2002  Eric Adler & Rajiv Vinnakota • W. Lyles Carr III • Douglas M. Duncan • Sam Donaldson & Jan Smith • André Ford • Terri Lee Freeman • Joe & Lynne Horning • Lori Remley Mody • Charles Moose • Ann Boston Parish • Veronica Parke • Eric Schaeffer • Gustavo Torres • Rosa Weinstein • Debbie Yow

2003   J. Fernando Barrueta • Judith Bennett-Sattler • Jackie Bong-Wright • Carl Foster • Darell Hammond • Dr. William R. Leahy • Darnerien McCants • Linda D. Rabbitt • Sharon Brady Raimo • Mary L. &  Jesse L. Reaves • Dr. Sidney Shankman • Mark Shields • Leonard Slatkin • Joy Zinoman

2004  Anne Allen • Irvin Axelrod • Lynn Brantley • Thomas Bullock • Joan Deye • Bonnie Fogel • Susan Hager • Michael M. Kaiser •  Marlene Malek & Ellen V. Sigal • Alan G. Merten • Rosalia G-H Miller • Tyrone Parker • Willem Polak  • Tim Russert  • Anthony Willi ams • Gary Williams

2005   Josie Bowen • John M. Derrick Jr. • Dr. Roselyn Payne Epps • Shelley Kramm • J. Reilly Lewis • Barbara Fox Mason • Pamela L. Michell • C.D. “Dan” Mote Jr. • Kojo Nnamdi • Jayne Park • Dr. Juan Romagoza • Brendan & Sean Tuohey • Mark H. Touhey III • Joe Youcha

2006  Vivian G. Bass • Jacquelyn Davis • Ricardo Drumond •
Jatrice Martel Gaiter • Natwar M. Gandhi • Jean Guiffré • Terrence D. Jones • James Larranaga • Joseph Mornini • Anne Mosle • Charlene R. Nunley • Earl A. Powell III • Andrea Roane • Zainab Salbi • W. Christopher Smith Jr. • Keely Thompson Jr.

2007  Luis Velasquez • Ludy Green • Donnie Simpson • Lorna Green • Jim Bugg • Brian Lamb • Leah Gansler • Betty Jo Gaines • Jerry Weast • Sidney Harman • Matt Gerson • The Rosenbaums • Jane Lang and Paul Sprenger.

2008  James Laychak • Rebecca Wagner • John Degioia • Shawn Springs • Esther Park • Doreen Gentzler • Linda Mathes • Raul Fernandez • George Thomas Sr. • Fabian Barnes • Tom Vartanian • Susan Schaeffler.

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