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Past Winners of The Golden Gavel from Toastmasters International

Golden Gavel Award Recipients

2001 — Jim Cathcart — Professional Speaker, Author on Business Psychology

2000 – Nido Qubein – Speaker and Philanthropist
1999 – Zig Ziglar – Motivational Speaker, Author
1998 – Jeanne Robertson – Humorist, Author
1997 – Dr. Deepak Chopra – Author, Speaker
1996 – Dr. LeRoy Walker – President, U.S. Olympic Committee
1995 – Anthony Robbins – Author, Seminar Leader
1994 – Les Brown – Motivational Speaker
1993 – Peter Legge – Speaker and Canadian Publisher
1992 – Dr. Ken Blanchard – Author, Management Expert
1991 – Bill Gove – Professional Speaker, First President National Speakers Association
1990 – Tom Peters – Author, Management Expert
1989 – Joel H. Weldon – Professional Speaker and Seminar Leader
1988 – Grace M. Hopper – Rear Admiral, USNR (Retired), Computer Pioneer
1987 – Dr. Wayne Dyer – Psychologist, Author, Speaker
1986 – Art Linkletter – Author, Speaker, Television Personality
1985 – Marva Collins – Educator
1984 – Dr. Charles W. Jarvis – Humorist, Lecturer
1983 – Mark Russell – Humorist, Writer, Lecturer
1982 – Dr. Joyce Brothers – Psychologist, Author, Speaker
1981 – James L. Hayes – Management Expert and Speaker
1980 – Dr. Kenneth McFarland – Philanthropist, Lecturer, Author
1979 – Bob Richards – Motivational Speaker, Olympic Champion
1978 – Dr. Robert H. Schuller – Theologian, Author, Lecturer
1977 – Gordon Sinclair – Newsman, Broadcaster, Author
1976 – Earl Nightingale – Internationally-known Broadcaster, Author
1975 – John W. Warner – Political Leader, American Revolution Bicentennial Administration
1974 – Bobby Richardson – Speaker and Athletic Coach
1973 – Dr. S. I. Hayakawa – Author and Lecturer, Political Leader
1972 – Cavett Robert – Author and Lecturer, Founder National Speakers Association
1971 – Wallace Jamie – Director of International Public Relations, Carnation Company
1969 – Walter Cronkite – Distinguished Newsman and Journalist
1968 – Greer Garson – Internationally-known Stage, Screen, and Television Personality
1967 – John W. Fisher – Commissioner and Chairman of the Board, Canadian Centennial Commission
1966 – Eugene J. McNeeley – Former President, American Telephone and Telegraph Company
1965 – Robert Moses – City Planner and President, New York World’s Fair of 1964-65
1964 – Lowell Thomas – Writer, Commentator, Lecturer
1963 – Dr. Ralph C. Smedley – Founder, Toastmasters International
1962 – Reed Harris – Executive Assistant to the Director, United States Information Agency
1961 – Eric Johnston – President, Motion Picture Association of America
1960 – Joseph N. Welch – Eminent Boston Attorney
1959 – Dr. Frank C. Baxter – Professor Emeritus, University of Southern California, and TV Personality

For the Complete Current List of Recipients Click Here 

Toastmasters Golden Gavel Award Press Release and Article on Jim Cathcart.

Jim Cathcart