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Washingtonians of the Year, 1971 to 2012
Since 1971, Washingtonian has honored men and women who give their time and talents to make Washington a better place for all of us.
Comments () | Published January 11, 2012

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

2009  Imam Mohamed Magid and Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk • Carol Trawick • Michele Booth Cole •
John Warner • Colbert I. King • Cornelius Kerwin • Bonnie Carroll • Ana Lopez • A. James Clark • Mary Agee

2010  Rebecca and Hugo Medrano • Ronald Paul • Barbara Mikulski • Patricia Nalls • Jim Farley • Bill McGregor • Joan Marie Conway • Devon McTavish • Trudy Harsh • Mary Brown • Robert Templin

2011  Catherine Reynolds • Molly Smith • Fatima and Ibrahim Savage • Tom Sherwood • James H. Billington • Hecda Cuadros • Nancy Sanger Pallesen • Robert Zagorski

2012  Valarie Ashley • Liz Crenshaw • Monsignor John Enzler • John Kane • Jamila Larson • Jason Lerner • Veronica Nolan • David Rubenstein • Kathy Russell

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