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The Bronze Medallion is the highest award conferred upon civilians by New York City.
New York City's Bronze Medallion.
The medal is presented by the Mayor to those individuals who have demonstrated, "exceptional citizenship and outstanding achievement". The recipients come from a wide range of backgrounds, including ordinary citizens, foreign dignitaries, athletes, and film stars.
The medallion is two and three quarter inches in diameter and was designed by Michael Lantz, best known for his 1938 sculpture in front of the Federal Trade Commission building in Washington, DC.
- General Douglas MacArthur, United States Army General
- Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights activist
- Muhammad Ali, heavyweight boxing champion
- Willie Mays, baseball player
- David Asch (1968)
- Tony Bennett, singer (1969)
- Joe Namath, football quarterback (1969)
- Wesley Autrey, on January 5, 2007, for heroism for saving the life of a fellow commuter by throwing himself over his body in the face of an oncoming train
- Alan King, comedian (1969)
- Lewis Rudin, for lifetime contributions as a property developer
- Felix Vasquez, for heroism for saving the life of a one-month-old baby during a fire in the Bronx - 16 December 2006
- Fred Wilpon, for a lifetime of service to the City
- Robert Tisch, co-owner of the New York Giants, for renovating 43 New York City school fields (posthumous)
- Carlo MacDonald, lifetime achievement
- Philip Johnson, architect
- William Kavanagh, supporting and enhancing the New York education system
- Gil Hodges, baseball player (1969)
- Roy Campanella, baseball player (1969)
- Lionel Hampton, in 1978, jazz vibraphonist and bandleader
- The Dessoff Choirs, in 1975, for contributing to the musical life and culture of New York City for fifty years
- Richard Groller, Joseph G. Greer, John P. Walsh and Daniel Gross, for heroism in 1974, for pulling an unconscious man out of the path of an oncoming BMT train.
- Martin H. Kennelly, in 1950, mayor of Chicago, Illinois
- ^ http://www.nyc.gov/portal/site/nycgov/menuitem.1cac08e0805942f4f7393cd401c789a0/index.jsp?eid=11708&pc=1095
- ^ Edward Ranzal,The New York Times, "Four Brooklyn Students Honored for Saving Man", May 21, 1974
- ^ Jean Crafton, The Daily News, "4 City Hall Job Seekers of Heroic Size", Tuesday, May 21, 1974, page 5
- ^ New York Post, "Four Hero Teens Win Praise & City Jobs", Tuesday, May 21, 1974, page 16
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