Hugh Rodney Sharp (1880-1968)

Hugh Rodney Sharp (1880-1968) (HM2EY1)

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N 39° 40.878', W 75° 45.149'

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H. Rodney Sharp was only 16 when he entered Delaware College in 1896, and he graduated four years later in what was termed the "Class of aughty-aught." In 1915, he was appointed a Trustee.

Mr. Sharp was deeply loyal to his alma mater. He secured the firm of Day & Klauder to develop a campus master plan and engaged internationally renowned landscape architect Marian Cruger Coffin. Their resulting plans are both still followed.

From 1915-68, Mr. Sharp supported many project, including construction of Mitchell Hall. His remarkable gifts constitute a major portion of the University's endowment, and, importantly, he enlisted the support of his brother-in-law, P.S. du Pont, who also became a significant benefactor.

This laboratory and a residence hall are named for Mr. Sharp. The beauty of the campus and the quality of academic programs are also his legacies.
HM NumberHM2EY1
Placed ByUniversity of Delaware
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Date Added Friday, March 15th, 2019 at 5:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 435470 N 4392656
Decimal Degrees39.68130000, -75.75248333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 40.878', W 75° 45.149'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 40' 52.68" N, 75° 45' 8.9400000000001" W
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