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Delaware Famous

People listed are almost always native to the state. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within a state for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the state in their personal endeavors.

A

  • Richard Allen slave, founder and first bishop african methodist episcopal church (born in PA)
  • Charles Allmond sculptor
B
  • Richard Bassett politician
  • James Asheton Bayard politician
  • Thomas F. Bayard politician
  • Gunning Bedford, Sr. politician
  • Valerie Bertinelli actress
  • Robert Montgomery Bird novelist, playwright, photographer
  • Emily P. Bissell leader social civic causes
  • Jacob Broom politician, businessman
  • Clifford "Brownie" Brown trumpeter
  • Clayton Bouglass Buck, Sr. politician
  • David P. Buckson politician
C
  • Henry Canby author
  • Annie Jump Cannon astronomer
  • Joseph M. Carey politician
  • Michael N. Castle politician
  • John Middleton Clayton statesman
  • Joshua Clayton physician, politician
  • Thomas Collins politician, president of delaware
D
  • John Dickinson politician, "penman of the revolution"
  • Alfred Du Pont industrialist, philanthropist
  • E. I. Du Pont industrialist
  • Henry Algermon Du Pont industrialist, philanthropist
  • Henry Francis Du Pont industrialist
  • Pierre Du Pont industrialist
E - J
  • Oliver Evans inventor
  • Yvette Freeman actress
  • Dallas Green baseball player, manager
  • Henry Heimlich surgeon
  • John Hunn abolitionist
  • Doug Hutchison actor
  • Eldridge Reeves Johnson inventor phonograph
  • William Julius "Judy" Johnson baseball player
  • Jacob Jones naval officer
L - N
  • Ray Charles "Sugar Ray" Leonard boxer
  • Thomas MacDonough naval officer
  • Jack Markell politician
  • John Phillips Marquand author
  • William McGowan baseball umpire
  • John McKinly first president of delaware (born in Ireland)
  • Louis McLane statesman
  • Ruth Ann Minner first female governor of delaware
  • Daniel Nathans microbiologist, nobel prize laureate

P

  • Ryan Phillippe actor
  • Teri Polo actress
  • Howard Pyle illustrator, author
R - S
  • George Read american patriot, jurist
  • Louis L. Redding attorney, civil rights advocate
  • Edward Willis Redfield artist
  • Judge Reinhold actor
  • Caesar Rodney patriot, statesman; elected president of the state of delaware while serving as the major-general of the delaware militia
  • William Henry Harrison Ross politician
  • Elisabeth Shue actress
  • Edward Robinson Squibb pharmacologist, chemist
T - W
  • Estelle Taylor actress
  • Sean Patrick Thomas actor
  • James "Jim" Thompson designer, revitalized Thailand's silk industry, "silk king"
  • George Thorogood singer, musician
  • Sherman W. Tribbitt politician
  • Kathleen Widdoes actress
  • James Browning Wyeth artist

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Daniel Nathans Caesar Rodney George Read Howard Pyle Jacob Jones John Dickinson John Hunn Louis McLand Oliver Evans DuPont Richard Allen Ruth Ann Minner

Delaware Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Dover Kent 302
Wilmington New Castle 302
Newark New Castle 302
Millsboro Sussex 302
This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.