Photograph: Alumna meeting with student.

Honorary Doctor of Law

(D indicates Deceased; no award given in unlisted years)

  • 2015
    - George A. Barton '77
  • 2014
    - The Hon. J. Patrick Brazil '62
  • 2013
    - Stanley C. Sager '57
  • 2012
    - Judge Christel E. Marquardt '74
  • 2011
    - Richard C. 'Dick' Hite '53
  • 2010
    - D. Duke Dupre '64
  • 2009
    - The Hon. Kay McFarland '64
  • 2007
    - Michael C. Manning '77
  • 2006
    - The Hon. Sam A. Crow '52
  • 2004
    - The Hon. Paul Brady '56
  • 2003
    - John D. Kemp '74
  • 2002
    - Gerald Goodell '58
  • 2001
    - Mark V. Heitz '77
  • 2000
    - Ambassador Delano Lewis '63
  • 1991
    - The Hon. Richard Holmes (D) '53
  • 1990
    - The Hon. D. Jerome Harman (D) '35
    - The Hon. Sherman A. Parks (D) '55
  • 1989
    - Malcolm S. Forbes (D)
  • 1986
    - Gerald L. Michaud (D) '51
  • 1985
    - Senator Robert J. Dole '52
  • 1984
    - John E. Shamberg '37 (D)
  • 1983
    - Meyer M. Ueoka '49
  • 1981
    - The Hon. Joseph Wilson Morris '47
    - Philip H. Lewis (D) '35
  • 1980
    - William E. Treadway (D)
  • 1979
    - Robert L Brock (D)
    - Edwin R. Linquist (D) '50
  • 1978
    - F. Mark Garlinghouse (D) '39
  • 1977
    - The Hon. Albert B. Fletcher, Jr. (D) '51
    - Donald P. Moyers (D) '34
  • 1976
    - The Hon. Tom C. Clark
  • 1974
    - Governor Robert B. Docking
  • 1972
    - Leon Jaworski
  • 1971
    - The Hon. Harold R. Fatzer (D) '33
    - The Hon. H. George Templar (D) '27
    - President Dwight David Eisenhower
  • 1970
    - Richard James Farrell
  • 1969
    - The Hon. Earl H. Hatcher (D) '23
    - Senator Robert J. Dole '52
    - The Hon. Byron R. White
  • 1968
    - Senator Harry Darby (D)
  • 1967
    - Senator Frank Carlson
    - General Howard S. Searle (D) '16
  • 1965
    - Paul Joseph Lovewell (D)
    - Vernon J. Dunton (D) '14
  • 1963
    - John R. Emens
  • 1962
    - Robert Mason Clark (D) '34
  • 1959
    - Dale Elbert Sharp (D)
    - Alfred Bixby Quinton, Jr.
  • 1958
    - Ray Hugh Garvey (D)
    - Donald Read Heath
    - The Hon. Delmas Carl Hill (D) '29
  • 1957
    - Annie B. Sweet
    - Herbert Bernard Loper (D)
    - David M. Neiswanger (D)
  • 1955
    - Bruce W. Trull
  • 1954
    - Gladden Whetstone Baker
    - Edward Ray Sloan (D) '06
    - James Stanley Twyford (D)
  • 1951
    - William Addison Neiswanger
    - Clifford Ragsdale Hope (D) '50
  • 1943
    - Francis D. Farrell
  • 1942
    - Rees H. Hughes (D)
    - Dean W. Mallott
  • 1941
    - Phillip C. King
  • 1940
    - John E. Erickson
    - George Enfield Frazer
    - William A. Irwin (D) '34
    - Anthony E. Karnes
    - Harry H. Woodring
  • 1939
    - Ernest H. Lindley
    - Herbert George Titt
  • 1937
    - Frank A. Quail (D) '29
  • 1936
    - A.A. Godard
  • 1935
    - Dean Harry K. Allen (D)
    - Thomas Allen McNeal
  • 1933
    - Governor Alfred Mossman Landon (D)
    - Frank Martin Mohler
  • 1931
    - Arthur Capper
    - Lee Eldas Phillips
  • 1930
    - Parley Paul Womer
  • 1929
    - George H. Whitcomb (D)
  • 1928
    - Sardius Mason Brewster
    - Stephen S. Estey (D) '28
  • 1927
    - John S. Dawson (D) '06
  • 1926
    - Robert Stone (D)
  • 1925
    - Charles Curtis (D)
    - Oscar A. Kropf
    - Richard E. Kropf
  • 1923
    - Arthur E. Hertzler
  • 1922
    - Ozora S. Davis
  • 1921
    - Henry J. Allen
    - Edward G. Buckland
  • 1917
    - Harry B. Wilson
  • 1916
    - Duncan Lendrum McEachron
  • 1915
    - Harry Olson
    - Frank Knight Sanders
  • 1914
    - Jacob C. Mohler
  • 1905
    - Archibald McCullough
  • 1904
    - William O. Johnston
    - William H. Rossington
  • 1902
    - John C. McClintock
  • 1891
    - Solon O. Thacher
  • 1888
    - The Hon. David J. Brewer
2015 Honorary Doctor of Law Recipient
Photograph: George Barton.

George Barton grew up in Kansas City, Mo. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1973 and his Juris Doctor degree magna cum laude from Washburn Law in 1977. Barton has practiced law in Kansas City for 38 years, focusing in civil litigation.

Since 1998, Barton has been principal in the Law Offices of George A. Barton, P.C., which specializes in complex business litigation. During that time, he has devoted the majority of his practice to representing mineral interest owners in royalty underpayment litigation against natural gas producers in Colorado, Kansas, and Oklahoma.

During the last 10 years, Barton has been a frequent guest lecturer to Washburn Law students on various topics related to the preparation and trial of business litigation cases. In 2011, he was the recipient of the Washburn Law Alumni Association’s Distinguished Service Award, which is bestowed upon Law School graduates whose careers have been highly distinguished, and whose achievements are recognized as significant in their field of endeavor. Barton is also a member of the Washburn University Foundation Board of Directors.

Barton has two children and one grandchild. He and his wife, Th eresa, live in Mission Hills, Kan.