Past Recipients of the James Madison Award

Name Title Year Awarded
Senator Jon Tester United States Senator from Montana, serving since 2007 2017
Seamus Kraft OpenGov Foundation Executive Director and Co-founder 2016
Senator John Cornyn   2015
President Barack Obama's Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies   2014
Aaron Swartz   2013
Rep. Zoe Lofgren Representative from California 2012
Patrice McDermott   2011
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) 2010
Meredith Fuchs   2010
Thomas M. Susman   2009
Russ Feingold   2008
Paul K. McMasters   2007
Steve Aftergood   2006
Richard M. Schmidt   2005
David Sobel   2004
Government of Arlington County   2003
Steve Horn   2003
John E. Moss   2002
Steven Garfinkel   2002
John D. Podesta   2001
Larry Irving Former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information  2000
Board members and congressional sponsors of the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Review Board   1999
Wayne P. Kelley   1998
U.S. Geological Survey, National Library of Medicine   1998
Eliot Christian   1998
Ben Bagdikian   1998
George Soros philanthropist and financier 1997
The National Information Infrastructure Advisory Council The National Information Infrastructure Advisory Council 1996
Internet Multicasting Service's Town Hall Project Internet Multicasting Service's Town Hall Project 1995
Sailor Project Sailor Project 1995
The Government Printing Office The Government Printing Office 1995
Seattle (WA) Public Library Seattle (WA) Public Library, 1995
Eileen D. Cooke Eileen D. Cooke 1994
Hazel O'Leary Hazel O'Leary 1994
The legislators who led the passage of P.L. 103-40, the GPO Access Act The legislators who led the passage of P.L. 103-40, the GPO Access Act 1993
Nina Totenberg Nina Totenberg 1992
Scott Armstrong Scott Armstrong 1992
Brian Lamb Brian Lamb 1992
Rep. Don Edwards Representative of California 1991
Office of Toxic Substances Office of Toxic Substances, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1990
Rep. Henry Waxman Representative from California 1990
Philip Shabecoff journalist 1990
Senator Frank Lautenberg Senator from New Jersey 1990
Senator Patrick Leahy Senator from Vermont 1989