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List of Members of the Order of Merit

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The Order of Merit was founded in 1902. Dates shown are for election or installation.

NameLifeDateNotes
Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts of Kandahar1832-19141902 
Garnet Joseph Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley1833-19131902 
Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Viscount Kitchener1850-19161902Later Earl Kitchener
John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh1842-19191902 
William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin1824-19071902 
Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister1827-19121902 
Henry Keppel1809-19041902 
John Morley1838-19231902Later Viscount Morley
William Edward Hartpole Lecky1838-19031902 
Edward Hobart Seymour1840-19291902 
William Huggins1824-19101902 
George Frederic Watts1817-19041902 
George Stuart White1835-19121905 
Sir John Arbuthnot Fisher1841-19201905later Baron Fisher
Richard Claverhouse Jebb1841-19051905 
Lawrence Alma-Tadema1836-19121905later Sir Lawrence
George Meredith1828-19091905 
William Holman Hunt1827-19101905 
Prince Aritomo Yamagata1838-19221906 
Prince Iwao Oyama1842-19161906 
Marquis Heihachiro Togo1848-19341906 
Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer1841-19171906 
James Bryce1838-19221907Later Viscount Bryce
Joseph Dalton Hooker1817-19111907 
Florence Nightingale1820-19101907 
Henry Jackson1839-19211908 
Alfred Russel Wallace1823-19131908 
William Crookes1832-19191910 
Thomas Hardy1840-19281910 
George Otto Trevelyan1838-19281911 
Sir Edward William Elgar1857-19341911 
Arthur Knyvet Wilson1842-19211912 
Joseph John Thomson1856-19401912 
Archibald Geikie1835-19241914 
John Denton Pinkstone French1852-19251914Later Earl of Ypres
Richard Burdon Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane1856-19281915 
Henry James1843-19161916 
John Jellicoe1859-19351916Later Earl Jellicoe
Arthur James Balfour1848-19301916Later Earl Balfour
Ferdinand Foch1851-19291918 
David Beatty1871-19361919Later Earl Beatty
Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig1861-19281919 
Joseph Joffre1852-19311919 
David Lloyd George1863-19451919Later Earl Lloyd George
Sir James Matthew Barrie1860-19371922 
Francis Herbert Bradley1846-19241924 
Charles Scott Sherrington1857-19521924later Sir Charles
James George Frazer1854-19411925 
Ernest Rutherford1871-19371925Later Baron Rutherford
Charles Algernon Parsons1854-19311927 
George Abraham Grierson1851-19411928 
Robert Seymour Bridges1844-19301929 
John Galsworthy1867-19331929 
Samuel Alexander1859-19381930 
Montague Rhodes James1862-19361930 
George Macaulay Trevelyan1876-19621930 
Charles Edward Madden1862-19351931 
Philip Wilson Steer1860-19421931 
William Henry Bragg1862-19421931later Sir William
John William Mackail1859-19451935 
John Masefield1878-19671935 
Ralph Vaughan Williams1872-19581935 
Frederick Gowland Hopkins1861-19471935 
Philip Walhouse Chetwode1869-19501936Later Baron Chetwode
Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher1865-19401937 
Robert Stephenson Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell1857-19411937 
Arthur Stanley Eddington1882-19441938later Sir Arthur
Ernle Montacute Chatfield, 1st Baron Chatfield1873-19671939 
James Hopwood Jeans1877-19461939later Sir James
Cyril Louis Norton Newall1886-19631940Later Baron Newall
George Gilbert Aime Murray1866-19571941 
Edwin Landseer Lutyens1869-19441942later Sir Edwin
Augustus Edwin John1878-19611942 
Edgar Douglas Adrian1889-19771942Later Baron Adrian
William Searle Holdsworth1871-19441943 
Alfred Dudley Pickman Rogers Pound1877-19431943 
Sidney James Webb, 1st Baron Passfield1859-19471944 
Henry Hallett Dale1875-19681944 
Giles Gilbert Scott1880-19601944 
Alfred North Whitehead1861-19471945 
Dwight David Eisenhower1890-19691945 
Winston Churchill1874-19651946later Sir Winston
Charles Frederick Algernon Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford1893-19711946 
Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke1883-19631946 
Andrew Browne Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope1883-19631946 
Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax1881-19591946 
Jan Christian Smuts1870-19591947 
John Gilbert Winant1889-19471947 
William Lyon Mackenzie King1874-19501947 
Thomas Stearns Eliot1888-19651948 
Robert Robinson1886-19751949 
Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell1872-19701949 
Alexander George Montagu Cadogan1884-19681951 
Hugh Montague Trenchard, 1st Viscount Trenchard1873-19561951 
George Edward Moore1873-19581951 
Clement Richard Attlee1883-19671951Later Earl Attlee
Wilder Graves Penfield1891-19761953 
Walter de la Mare1873-19561953 
Albert Schweitzer1875-19651955 
William Malcolm Hailey, 1st Baron Hailey1872-19691956 
John Douglas Cockcroft1897-19671957 
John Anderson, 1st Viscount Waverley1882-19581957 
Frank McFarlane Burnet1899-19851958later Sir McFarlane
Herbert Louis Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel1870-19631958 
Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis1891-19691960 
Cyril Norman Hinshelwood1897-19671960 
Graham Vivian Sutherland1903-19801960 
Geoffrey de Havilland1882-19651962 
Basil Urwin Spence1907-19761962 
Owen Dixon1886-19721963later Sir Owen
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan1888-19751963 
George Peabody Gooch1873-19681963 
Henry Spencer Moore1898-19861963 
Edward Benjamin Britten1913-19761965Later Baron Britten
Dorothy Mary Crowfoot Hodgkin1910-19941965later Dame Dorothy
Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma1900-19791965 
Howard Walter Florey, Baron Florey1898-19681965 
Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, Baron Blackett1897-19741967 
William Turner Walton1902-19831967 
Ben Nicholson1894-19821968 
Solly Zuckerman1904-19931968Later Baron Zuckerman
HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburghb. 19211968 
Edward Morgan Forster1879-19701969 
Malcolm John MacDonald1901-19811969 
William George Penney, Baron Penney1909-19911969 
Geoffrey Ingram Taylor1886-19751969 
Cicely Veronica Wedgwood1910-19971969 
John Cawte Beaglehole1901-19711969 
Lester Bowles Pearson1897-19721971 
Isaiah Berlin1909-19971971later Sir Isaiah
George Robert Edwards1908-20031971 
Alan Lloyd Hodgkin1914-19981973later Sir Alan
Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac1902-19841973 
Harold Macmillan1894-19861976Later Earl of Stockton
Christopher Hinton, Baron Hinton of Bankside1901-19831976 
Kenneth Mackenzie Clark, Baron Clark1903-19831976 
Ronald Syme1903-19891976 
Alexander Robertus Todd, Baron Todd1907-19971977 
Oliver Shewell Franks, Baron Franks1905-19921977 
Sir Frederick William Mallandaine Ashton1904-19881977 
John Boynton Priestley1894-19841977 
Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier1907-19891981 
Sir Peter Brian Medawar1915-19871981 
Geoffrey Leonard Cheshire1917-19921981Later Baron Cheshire
William Owen Chadwickb. 19161983 
Andrew Fielding Huxleyb. 19171983 
Sir Sidney Robert Nolan1917-19921983 
Sir Michael Kemp Tippett1905-19981983 
Mother Teresa1910-19971983 
Henry Graham Greene1904-19911986 
Frederick Sangerb. 19181986 
Sir Frank Whittle1907-19961986 
Yehudi Menuhin1916-19991987Later Baron Menhuin
Ernest Hans Josef Gombrich1909-20011988 
Max Ferdinand Perutz1914-20021988 
Cicely Saundersb. 19181989 
George Porter1920-20021989Later Baron Porter
Margaret Thatcherb. 19251990Later Baroness Thatcher
Dame Joan Sutherlandb. 19261991 
Francis Harry Compton Crick1916-20041991 
Dame Ninette de Valois1898-20011992 
Michael Francis Atiyahb. 19291992 
Lucien Freudb. 19221993 
Roy Harris Jenkins, Baron Jenkins of Hillhead1920-20031993 
Nelson Mandelab. 19181995 
Aaron Klugb. 19261995 
Sir John Gielgud1904-20001996 
Alfred Thompson Denning, Baron Denning1899-19991997 
Norman Robert Fosterb. 19351997Later Baron Foster of Thames Bank
Denis Rookeb. 19241997 
Ted Hughes1930-19981998 
George Basil Cardinal Hume1923-19991999 
James W. Blackb. 19242000 
Anthony Alfred Carob. 19242000 
Roger Penroseb. 19312000 
Tom Stoppardb. 19372000later Sir Tom
HRH Charles, Prince of Walesb. 19482002 
Robert May, Baron May of Oxfordb. 19362002 
Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschildb. 19362002 
Sir David Attenborough b. 19262005 
Betty Boothroyd, Baroness Boothroyd b. 19312005 
Sir Michael Howard b. 19222005  
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