Newark in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Hugh Martin Morris (1878-1966)
An 1898 graduate of Delaware College, now the University of Delaware, Hugh Martin Morris was one of Delaware's most distinguished jurists, serving as a Wilmington attorney and, from 1919-30, as a U.S. District Judge for Delaware.
A member of the University's Board of Trustees for 30 years, the last 20 as its Chairman, Judge Morris made major gifts to the University and helped secure additional important gifts.
The Hugh M. Morris Library was dedicated in 1964, two years before his death. An expansion of the Library was completed in 1986, doubling the size and providing seating for up to 3,000.
Erected by University of Delaware.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Education. In addition, it is included in the University of Delaware series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1988.
Location. 39° 40.695′ N, 75° 45.136′ W. Marker is in Newark, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on The Green south of East Delaware Avenue (Delaware Route Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 181 South College Avenue, Newark DE 19717, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Roselle Grove (within shouting distance of this marker); University of Delaware (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Lammot du Pont Laboratory (within shouting distance of this marker); Rev. Dr. Francis Alison (1705-1779) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Magnolia Circle (about 300 feet away); Wings of Thought (about 400 feet away); In Memoriam (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
Regarding Hugh Martin Morris (1878-1966). Judge Morris Estate marker, referring to the same person, is in the Newark area outside of this campus.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 164 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on August 9, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 3. submitted on August 9, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. 4. submitted on August 10, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland.