On September 22, the New York City Bar Association virtually presented its Henry L. Stimson Medal to four outstanding federal prosecutors working in the U.S. attorneys offices for the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York. Stimson, the namesake for the prestigious award, served as Southern District U.S. Attorney from 1906 to 1909 and as president of the City Bar from 1937 to 1939.

Stimson was also considered a top figure for U.S. foreign policy in the early 20th century. He served as Secretary of War for Presidents William Howard Taft, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S Truman and as Secretary of State for President Herbert Hoover.