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Sir Joseph Wilson Swan
Honours and Awards







A table of the honours and awards bestowed upon Joseph Swan
1894 Elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society
1898 Elected as President of the Institution of Electric Engineers
1900 Made an honorary Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology
1901 Became President of the Society of Chemical Engineers
1901 Awarded an honorary Doctorate (DSc.) by Durham University
1902 Received the Progress Medal from the Royal Photographic Society
1903 Awarded the Medal of the Royal Photographic Society
1903 Awarded the Medal of the Society of the Chemical Industy
1904 Elected as an honorary Member of the Pharmaceutical Society
1904 The Royal Society awarded the Hughes Medal
1904 Knighted by Edward VII
1906 Awarded the Albert medal of the Royal Society of Arts
1911 Became President of the Literary and Philosophical Society, Newcastle
1914 Made an honorary Freeman of the City of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1914.
(The honour was accepted posthumously by his son Kenneth R. Swan)