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Originally published Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 10:00 PM

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A look at honors bestowed on Norman Borlaug

Agricultural scientist Norman Borlaug, the father of the "green revolution," died Saturday at his home in Dallas at age 95. Here is a look at some of the honors he received:

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Agricultural scientist Norman Borlaug, the father of the "green revolution," died Saturday at his home in Dallas at age 95. Here is a look at some of the honors he received:

-Nobel Peace Prize, 1970

-Election to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, 1970

-Aztec Eagle, Government of Mexico, 1970

-Outstanding Agricultural Achievement Award, World Farm Foundation (USA), 1971

-Presidential Medal of Freedom (USA), 1977

-Jefferson Award, American Institute for Public Service, 1980

-Distinguished Achievement Award in Food and Agricultural Sciences, Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (USA), 1982

-The Presidential World without Hunger Award: Educator/Scientist category (USA), 1985

-The Americas Award, The Americas Foundation (USA), 1998

-Jefferson Lifetime Achievement Award (USA), 1997

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-Altruistic Green Revolution Award, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, 1998

-Recognition Award for Contributions to World Wheat and Maize Research and Production, Republic of El Salvador, 1999

-Dedication of Norman E. Borlaug Center for Southern Crop Improvement, Texas A&M University, 1999

-Vannevar Bush Award, National Science Foundation (USA), 2000

-Memorial Centennial Medial of the N.I. Vavilov Research Institute of Plant Industry (Russia), 2000

-Public Welfare Medal, National Academy of Sciences (USA), 2002

-The Rotary International Award for World Understanding and Peace; Barcelona, Spain, 2002

-The Philip Hauge Abelson Prize, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2002

-Award for Distinguished Achievements to Science and Medicine, American Council of Science and Health, 2003

-National Medal of Science (USA), 2004

-Padma Vibhushan in Science and Engineering, awarded by the Government of India, 2006

-Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture created as part of the Texas A&M University System, 2006

-Congressional Gold Medal, received 2007

-Texas A&M University honorary doctor of letters degree, 2007 (Borlaug received more than 50 honorary degrees in his career.)

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