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The Cullum Geographical Medal,was established in 1896 and was the first medal to be awarded by AGS. It was founded by a bequest from Major General George W. Cullum of the United States Army who was also a Vice President of AGS from 1874 until his death in 1892. According to the terms of General Cullum’s will, the medal was to be awarded “…to those who distinguish themselves by geographical discoveries, or in the advancement of geographical science.” The medal was designed by Lydia K. Emmet.

 

American Geographical Society – The Cullum Geographical Medal

Recipients
1896

Robert E. Peary

1897

Fridtjof Nansen

1899

Sir John Murray

1901

Thomas C. Mendenhall

1902

A. Donaldson Smith

1903

H.R.H. Duke of the Abruzzi

1904

Georg von Neumayer

Sven Hedin

1906

Robert Bell
Robert Falcon Scott

1908

William Morris Davis

1909

Francisco P. Moreno
Sir Ernest Shackleton

1910

Hermann Wagner

1911

Jean B. A. E. Charcot

1914

Sir John Scott Keltie
Ellen Churchill Semple

1917

George W. Goethals

1918

Frederick Haynes Newell

1919

Emmanuel de Margerie
Henry Fairfield Osborn

1921

Albert I, Prince of Monaco

1922

Edward A. Reeves

1924

Jovan Cvijic

1925

Lucien Gallois
Harvey C. Hayes
Pedro C. Sanchez

1929 Jean Brunhes
Alfred Hettner
Hugh Robert Mill
Jules de Schokalsky
1930

Curtis Fletcher Marbut

1931

Mark Jefferson

1932

Bertram Thomas

1935

Douglas Johnson

1938

Louise Arner Boyd

1939

Emmanuel de Martonne

1940

Robert Cushman Murphy

1943

Arthur Robert Hinks

1948

Hugh Hammond Bennett

1950

Hans W:sonAhlmann

1952

Roberto Almagia

1954

British Everest Expedition

1956

J. Russell Smith

1958

Charles Warren Thornthwaite

1959

Albert Paddock Crary

1961

William Maurice Ewing

1962

Richard Joel Russell

1963

Rachel Louise Carson

1964

John Leighly

1965

Kirtley Fletcher Mather

1967

Peter Haggett

1968

Luna B. Leopold

1969

Neil A. Armstrong
Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr.
Michael Collins

1973

Bruce Heezen

1975

Rene Dubos

1985

Chauncy D. Harris

1987

F. Kenneth Hare
Yi-Fu Tuan

1989

M. Gordon Wolman

1997

Melvin G. Marcus

1999

Jack Dangermond

1999

David Lowenthal

2001

Wilbur Zelinsky

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