Delaware held its repeal vote on May 27, 1933. More than three quarters of voters voted in favor of repeal. That decision was later ratified on June 25th. Many prominent people in the repeal movement hailed from Delaware:

  • The founder of the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment (AAPA), William H. Stayton, was a Delaware native.

  • The wealthy DuPont brothers, who collectively donated well over a quarter million dollars to the AAPA, were also from Delaware.

  • It was not just men from Delaware who were involved in the movement for repeal. At one point during Prohibition, at least four percent of the state's women belonged to Women’s Organization for National Prohibition Reform (WONPR).


Kyvig, David E. Repealing National Prohibition. 2nd ed. Kent, Ohio: The Kent State UP, 2000.