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Hall of Fame of Delaware Women

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  • Annie Jump Cannon ("Census Taker of the Sky") (1863 - 1941)
    Annie Jump Cannon (December 11, 1863 – April 13, 1941) was an American astronomer whose cataloging work was instrumental in the development of contemporary stellar classification. With Edward C. Pick...
  • Genevieve "Vieve" Gore (1913 - 2005)
    Founded W. L. Gore and Associates with her husband, Wilbert (Bill) Lee Gore. W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. is an American manufacturing company specializing in products derived from fluoropolymers...
  • Florence Hilles (Bayard) (1865 - 1954)
    Florence Bayard Hilles, of Newcastle, Del., was the daughter of Thomas Bayard, American ambassador to Great Britain and secretary of state under President Grover Cleveland. She became involved in the s...
  • Mabel Vernon (1883 - 1975)
    Mabel Vernon (September 19, 1883 – September 2, 1975) was a U.S. suffragist, pacifist, and a national leader in the United States suffrage movement. She was a Quaker and a member of the American Woma...
  • Lucile Petry Leone (1902 - 1999)
    Lucile Petry Leone (January 23, 1902 – November 25, 1999) was an American nurse who was the founding director of the Cadet Nurse Corps in 1943. Because the Nurse Corps met its recruiting quotas, it w...

The Hall of Fame of Delaware Women was established in 1981 by the Delaware Commission for Women, a division of the Secretary of State of Delaware. The hall of fame recognizes the achievements and contributions of Delaware women in a variety of fields and includes activists, artists, athletes, military personnel and scientists.

The Delaware Commission for Women is a state agency with members appointed by the Governor representing Wilmington and each of Delaware's three counties (New Castle, Kent and Sussex). In making its selections for the Hall of Fame, the Commission prioritizes civil rights, economic empowerment, violence prevention, women's health, work, family, recognition and celebration. Eligible women must have been born in Delaware or resided in the state for a minimum of ten years.