Honors and Distinctions

Honors and Distinctions


  • The Jersey City Main Post Office building named as the Congressman Frank J. Guarini Post Office.

  • New Jersey City University dedicated their library to Congressman Frank J. Guarini for his service to the university.

  • The Guarini House at Saint Peter’s University serves as the residence for the College President.

  • John Cabot University in Rome, Italy designated its campus as Frank J. Guarini campus.

  • Hudson County Frank Guarini Justice Complex


  • Honorary Doctorates bestowed by

    • Dartmouth College —Hanover, NH

    • Saint Peter’s University – Jersey City, NJ

    • John Cabot University – Rome, Italy

    • New Jersey City University – Jersey City, NJ

    • Inje University – Gimhae, South Korea

    • Georgian Court University – Lakewood, NJ


  • Knight of the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic – Bestowed by President Giorgio Napolitano, Italy’s highest decoration

  • The Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta – Knight of Malta

  • American Foundation of Savoy Orders – received the first Annual Civility Award from the House of Savoy

  • Italy-USA Foundation Award, Office of the President of Italy, for the friendship between Italy and the United States

United States

  • New York University School of Law

    • Honorary Member of the Order of the Coif

    • Judge Edward Weinfeld Award, NYU School of Law Alumn

  • Ellis Island Medal of Honor Recipient, National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO)

  • The U.S. Court of International Trade, Man of the Year Award “for outstanding contributions to the administration of justice in International Trade Law”

  • The Sierra Club Medal of Honor designated “Clean Air Champion” for his dedication to protecting the environment

  • National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)—Lifetime Achievement Award in Leadership

  • Leadership Award for Lifetime Public Service from NJCU at Ellis Island

  • One to World Fulbright Scholarship Award

  • First recipient of the “Frank J. Guarini Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award”–Hudson County Bar Association