University Of Delaware Notable Alumni

Discover the notable alumni of University Of Delaware. The list includes people like Joe Biden, Chris Christie, Shawn Johnson, Annie Jump Cannon & Daniel Nathans. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as scientists, leaders, sportspersons and film & theater personalities etc.
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Tara Lipinski
(American Former Competitive Figure Skater, Actress And Sports Commentator)
Tara Lipinski
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Birthdate: June 10, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Elena Delle Donne
(Basketball player)
Elena Delle Donne
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 5, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Johnny Weir
(Figure Skater )
Johnny Weir
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 2, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Coatesville, Pennsylvania, United States

American figure skating champion Johnny Weir is also a two-time Olympian and has several medals in his kitty, including a bronze in the 2008 World Championship. The son of a nuclear engineer father, he was a skilled equestrian before he began training in skating at 12.

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Jill Biden
(First Lady of the United States)
Jill Biden
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 3, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hammonton, New Jersey, United States

The former Second Lady of the United States, Jill Biden is the wife of Joe Biden, the 2020 presidential candidate. A passionate educator who is also fiercely independent, Jill continued to work as a full-time professor even when she was the Second Lady.  A vocal supporter of community colleges, she has also been supportive of military families and cancer research.

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Annie Jump Cannon
(Astronomer)
Annie Jump Cannon
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 11, 1863
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dover
Died: April 13, 1941

After studying physics and astronomy at Wellesley College, Annie Jump Cannon traveled across Europe and focused on photography for a decade, before venturing to study astronomy again. At the Harvard Observatory, she made a considerable contribution to the classification of stellar bodies. She was almost deaf due to scarlet fever.

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Joe Biden
(46th President of the United States (Since 2021))
Joe Biden
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States

Joe Biden is the president-elect of the United States and will become the 46th president when he will assume the charge on 20 January 2021. Biden is the oldest person ever elected to the White House. One of the youngest senators in the US history and Delaware’s longest-serving senator, Joe Biden served as the 47th vice president of the United States from 2009 to 2017.

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Rich Gannon
(American footballer)
Rich Gannon
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 20, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Chris Christie
(55th Governor of New Jersey (2010 - 2018))
Chris Christie
22
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 6, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States

Chris Christie, who served as the 55th governor of New Jersey, is an American politician, lobbyist, and political commentator. Although he is regarded as one of the least popular governors in the US, Chris had a considerable impact during his tenure; he granted clemency to 55 persons, including 26 during his last few days as governor.

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Steve Schmidt
(Politician)
Steve Schmidt
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 28, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: North Plainfield, New Jersey, United States
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Dilshad Vadsaria
(Actor, Television actor)
Dilshad Vadsaria
1
Birthdate: September 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Karachi
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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No Kum-sok
(Engineer, Aviator)
No Kum-sok
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 10, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sinhung, North Korea
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Tom Carper
(Politician)
Tom Carper
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 23, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Beckley, West Virginia, United States
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Susan Stroman
(Theatre Director)
Susan Stroman
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Birthdate: October 17, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.
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Michael Plumb
(American Equestrian and Olympic Champion)
Michael Plumb
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 28, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Islip, New York, United States
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Brett Veach
(American Football Player)
Brett Veach
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 19, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, United States
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Dallas Green
(Baseball player)
Dallas Green
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 4, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newport, Delaware, United States
Died: March 22, 2017
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Adam Osborne
(He introduced the Osborne 1, the first commercially successful portable computer)
Adam Osborne
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 6, 1939
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand
Died: March 18, 2003
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Nick Boyle
(American football player)
Nick Boyle
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 17, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wantage, New Jersey, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Daniel Nathans
(American Microbiologist Who won Nobel Prize in Medicine for the Discovery of Restriction Enzymes)
Daniel Nathans
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 30, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, US
Died: November 16, 1999

Daniel Nathans was an American microbiologist best remembered for winning the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1978 for the discovery of restriction endonuclease. Over the course of his career, Nathans worked for prestigious institutions, such as the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Daniel Nathans was also the recipient of several awards, including the National Medal of Science.

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Louise Mushikiwabo
(Secretary General of Organisation internationale de la Francophonie)
Louise Mushikiwabo
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 22, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jabana, Kigali, Rwanda
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Rumaitha Al Busaidi
(Omani Politician, Footballer and Activist)
Rumaitha Al Busaidi
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthplace: Oman
Being the biggest university in Delaware, University of Delaware or simply UD is home to approximately 23,000 students. The university is privately governed and obtains public funding for being a land-grant, space-grant, sea-grant and urban-grant supported research institution. The origins of the university traces back to 1743 and has a rich heritage that has shaped it to be what it stands for today. It was even the first American university to offer a study abroad program, back in 1923. It continues to live up to that time by offering numerous study abroad options for its students, till date. UD offers more than 135 degrees in areas of studies such as Arts and Science, Engineering, Health Sciences, Business, History and so many more programs. The university is famous for its strong culture of distinguished scholarship, research and teaching. The panel of faculty of UD comprises of handpicked scholars, authors, scientists and artists, who are internationally acclaimed. University of Delaware was also rated 30th among public universities as per the 2017 rankings by U.S. News & World Report. UD’s list of notable alumni’s is impressive as it consists of inspiring personalities hailing from different walks of life. Joe Biden, Jill Biden, Joe Flacco and Chris Christie, all attended University of Delaware. You’ll be surprised to know all the other imminent celebrities who studied at University of Delaware, keep reading to find out.