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S.B. Woo for Lieutenant Governor campaign poster


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S. B. (Shien Biau) Woo was born in Shanghai, China, in 1937, and came to the United States from Hong Kong at age 18. Woo studied mathematics and physics at Georgetown College in Kentucky, and earned a PhD in Physics from Washington University in St. Louis in 1964.

Woo came to the University of Delaware in 1966 as an assistant professor in physics. Over the course of his 36 year career at the University, he served as Chief Negotiator for the UD Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, and a term on the UD Board of Trustees from 1976-1982. Woo retired from the University of Delawre in 2002.

In 1984, Woo, a Democrat, ran for lieutenant governor, winning the Democratic primary and defeating Repubican candidate Battle Robinson by 425 votes. Woo served one term as Lieutenatn Governor. In 1988, Woo challeged incumbent Repulican Senator Bill Roth in the U.S. Senate election, losing to Roth.

"S.B. Woo, Ph.D." Who's Who of Asian Americans. (accessed August 16, 2021.). Jerry Rhodes, "UDARF series: S.B. Woo tells retired faculty of his journey in academia, politics," UDaily, April 17, 2015. (accessed August 16, 2021).

Red, white, and blue campaign poster for S.B. Woo, Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Delaware in the 1984 election cycle. Campaign poster measures 37 inches x 17 inches.

GRA 0098, F0010: Shelved in SPEC oversized

Gift of Edward Mabrey, 2021

Processed and encoded by John D. M. Caldwell, August 2021.

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2021 August 16
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S.B. Woo for Lieutenant Governor campaign poster, 1984.

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