Past Recipients of the James Madison Award

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