Newark, DE is an educational hub and a thriving economic center that attracts a significant number of vacationers and business visitors every year. It is the site of the University of Delaware, the largest institution of higher in the Delaware state. The many family-friendly features and high livability of the city make its one of the best residential urban communities in New Castle County. The city also boasts of home or former home to some very popular people as listed below;
Jack Alan Markell
Markell is an accomplished businessman and Democratic Party politician who recently served two terms as the Governor of the historic state of Delaware. Before that, he served three successive terms as the State Treasurer between 1999 and his 2009 election in the gubernatorial seat. In his re-election as governor, Markell won with the largest margin in the history of gubernatorial elections in the state. Markell traces his roots back to Newark, DE where he was born and raised.
Harry Wesley Coover Jr.
Coover was a renowned American scientist who is credited and remembered for the invention of Super Glue (Eastman 910), one of the world’s greatest adhesives. Coover won several major awards for his contribution to science and innovation including the 2010 National Medal of Technology and Innovation which was presented to him by former president Barack Obama. Up to the time of his death, he was the most prominent innovator from Newark, Delaware.
Born in Newark city in the early 1950s, LeClair is a renowned bassoonist and principal bassoon of the world-famous New York Philharmonic Orchestra. LeClair started learning and practicing instruments at 11 and went pro at 15. She is also an accomplished chamber musician and teacher and works at the Juilliard School.
John Garvin Weir
Weir is a fashion designer, former figure skater, and TV commentator who previously represented the U.S. in two Olympic competitions and won a bronze medal in one. He moved to Newark, DE with his family where he enrolled at Newark High School and studied linguistics in the University of Delaware on a part-time basis while still training with his coach who was based in the city. Weir officially retired from figure skating in 2013 having won over ten awards in as many years.
Last on the list is Dave Sheridan, an American-born comedian, actor, musician, producer, and writer who was born in Newark, DE. His role in “Scary Movie” where he was portrayed as Special Officer Doofy was the most prominent role in his acting career.