Award Firsts

The presidential firsts related to awards won by the President of the United States.

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First president to be named an honorary citizen of another countryGeorge WashingtonFrance
First president to be awarded a patentAbraham Lincoln
First president (and first American) to be awarded the Nobel Peace PrizeTheodore Roosevelt1906
First president to be awarded the Purple HeartJohn F. Kennedy1943

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