Johns Hopkins awards Byron its President's Medal

December 23, 1992

Calling U.S. Rep. Beverly B. Byron a "loyal and stalwart friend," the president of the Johns Hopkins University presented the seven-term Frederick Democrat with the school's President's Medal.

Established by the university in 1978, the President's Medal is given "in recognition of exemplary individual accomplishment," according to the university.

Mrs. Byron was honored during ceremonies on Dec. 14.

"Congresswoman, humanitarian and esteemed leader, you have been for 15 years a loyal and stalwart friend to the Johns Hopkins University, particularly the Applied Physics Laboratory," said JHU President William C. Richardson.

Mr. Richardson also noted Mrs. Byron's work in the fields of military policy, education, regulatory relief and in the development of a national AIDS policy.

"Since being elected to the House of Representatives in 1978, you have worked tirelessly for the good of the community," Mr. Richardson said.

Mrs. Byron said she felt honored by the award, and that she was pleased that the university viewed her "efforts and services as valuable."

Past winners of the President's Medal include Corazon C. Aquino, former president of the Philippines; and Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan Jr.

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