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  • Dr. Alice Marie Van de Voort, M.S., PhD (1880 - 1961)
    She was born and named Marie Alice Van de Voort, but was known professionally as Alice Marie. Miss Van de Voort was a member of an old southern family. She was born in Wilcox County, Alabama, in 1884 a...
  • James R. Lofland, U.S. Congress (1823 - 1894)
    Per the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress : LOFLAND, James Rush, a Representative from Delaware; born in Milford, Del., November 2, 1823; received a classical education and was g...
  • Dallas Green (1934 - 2017)
    This article was written by Gregory H. Wolf:“I express my thoughts. I’m a screamer, a yeller, and a cusser. I never hold back,” Dallas Green said after he was named manager of the Philadelphia Phillies...
  • Patricia Donoho (1930 - 2010)
    Donoho Hughes (August 18, 1930 – January 20, 2010) was a First Lady of Maryland, married to former Maryland Governor Harry Hughes. She was educated at Sorbonne (1949) and Bryn Mawr College (1951) befor...
  • Edward Webb Cooch, II (1920 - 2010)
    A native Delawarean, Ned was born in Wilmington, Delaware on March 22, 1920, the son of the late Lt. Gov. Edward W. Cooch and Eleanor Bedford Wilkins Cooch. He was reared on the family farm at Cooch's ...

The University of Delaware (colloquially "UD") is the largest university in Delaware. The main campus is in Newark, with satellite campuses in Dover, Wilmington, Lewes, and Georgetown. It is medium-sized – approximately 18,500 undergraduate and 4,500 graduate students. UD is a privately governed university which receives public funding for being a land-grant, sea-grant, space-grant and urban-grant state-supported research institution.