Trump to Award Medals of Freedom to Elvis, Babe Ruth and Miriam Adelson

Elvis Presley dominated American music and culture for decades, selling more than a billion records and starring in 31 films in a period of peak fame that coincided with Mr. Trump’s teenage years and young adulthood. He will be forever linked to another Republican president, Richard Nixon, because of the famous picture of the two shaking hands in 1970 that is among the most popular at the National Archives.

Justice Scalia, who died on February 13, 2016, is frequently invoked by Mr. Trump as a model for a Supreme Court justice, known as a forceful writer and strong-willed voice of judicial conservatism. “He never backed down from the bedrock proposition that the Constitution ‘means and always will mean what it meant when it was adopted,”’ the White House said.

Thanks to the stalling tactics of Senate Republicans, Justice Scalia’s death gave Mr. Trump the opportunity to name his successor, Justice Neil M. Gorsuch early in his presidency, a choice has proved much more popular than his second choice for the court, Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh.

Mr. Hatch is the senior Republican member of the Senate, with more than four decades in office, and is retiring when his term ends in January. He has also been a strong supporter of the president, at one point saying Mr. Trump may be remembered as one of the finest in history. But he has also conceded that he didn’t always feel that way.

“Eight years ago to 10 years ago, Trump was not what I consider to be a pillar of virtue,” Mr. Hatch said. “I think he has changed a lot of his life once he was elected. I think Trump is a much better person today than he was then.”

Mr. Page and his fellow members of the Vikings defensive line were known as the Purple People Eaters. He played in four Super Bowls, and was named Most Valuable Player in 1971. He obtained his law degree while playing football and after retiring in 1981, practiced full time until he won a seat to the Minnesota state Supreme Court in 1992, where he served for more than 20 years.

Mr. Staubach, a Naval Academy graduate and Heisman Trophy winner, played 11 seasons for the Cowboys, winning two Super Bowls. He was known for his scrambling style and ability to elude defenders. After his football career, Mr. Staubach had a successful career in commercial real estate.