1991 Profile in Courage Award recipient Charles Weltner with John F. Kennedy, Jr., Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Caroline Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, May 29, 1991.

"For the scientist, the moment is the Nobel or the Lasker; for the journalist, the Pulitzer; the actor, the Oscar. For those in government, it is the Kennedy." Governor Lowell Weicker

During a time of increasing public cynicism, recognizing and honoring our courageous political leaders has never been more important. Despite its young age, the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award has become the nation's preeminent award for elected officials and public servants.

2013 Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords
2012 David Baker, Michael Streit, Marsha Ternus | Robert Ford

2011

Elizabeth Redenbaugh | Wael Ghonim and the People of Egypt

2010

Karen Bass, David Cogdill, Darrell Steinberg and Michael Villines
2009

Edward M. Kennedy | Brooksley Born | Sheila Bair
Leymah Gbowee and the Women of Liberia

2008

William Winter | Debra Bowen | Jennifer Brunner

2007

Doris Voitier | Bill White

2006

John Murtha | Alberto Mora

2005

Viktor Yushchenko | Bill Ratliff | Shirley Franklin | Joseph Darby

2004

Cindy Watson | Sima Samar | Paul Muegge

2003

Dan Ponder, Jr. | David Beasley | Roy Barnes

2002

Public Servants of September 11 | Dean Koldenhoven | Kofi Annan

2001

Gerald Ford | John Lewis

2000

Hilda Solis

1999

John McCain | Russell Feingold

1998

Peacemakers of Northern Ireland | Nickolas Murnion

1997

Charles Price

1996

Corkin Cherubini

1995

Michael Synar

1994

Henry Gonzalez

1993

James Florio

1992

Lowell Weicker, Jr.

1991

Charles Weltner

1990

Carl Elliott, Sr.

2002 Profile in Courage Award recipient Kofi Annan.

2002 Profile in Courage Award recipient Kofi Annan with Caroline Kennedy and Senator Edward M. Kennedy.

2002 Profile in Courage Award recipient Kofi Annan with Caroline Kennedy and Senator Edward M. Kennedy, May 6, 2002.

Acceptance Speech of Congressman John Lewis

2001 Profile in Courage Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Congressman John Lewis with Caroline Kennedy, Senator Edward M. kennedy, and Victoria Reggie Kennedy.

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Remarks by Congressman John Lewis on receiving the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for Lifetime Achievement, May 21, 2001.

2004 Profile in Courage Award recipient Sima Simar

2004 Profile in Courage Award recipient Dr. Sima Simar with Senator Edward M. Kennedy, May 24, 2004.

2004 Profile in Courage Award recipient Dr. Sima Simar with Senator Edward M. Kennedy, May 24, 2004.