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Pete du Pont

Pete du PontAKA Pierre Samuel du Pont IV

Born: 22-Jan-1935
Birthplace: Wilmington, DE
Died: 8-May-2021
Location of death: Wilmington, DE
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician, Columnist
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Delaware, 1977-85

Military service: US Naval Reserve (1957-60)

When two-term Delaware governor Pete du Pont was running for the Republican presidential nomination, the candidates met in Houston for debate in October 1987. There Vice President George H.W. Bush continually referred to the man as "Pierre", highlighting his legacy as a member of the ultrarich du Pont dynasty.

Father: Pierre Samuel du Pont III
Mother: Jane Holcomb du Pont
Wife: Elise Ravenel Wood (m. 1957, until his death, one daughter, three sons)
Daughter: Elise Ravenel ("Ravenel")
Son: Pierre S. du Pont V
Son: V. Benjamin Franklin
Son: Thère du Pont (

    High School: Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH (1952)
    University: BS Engineering, Princeton University (1956)
    Law School: JD, Harvard Law School (1963)

    Governor of Delaware (18-Jan-1977 to 15-Jan-1985)
    US Congressman, Delaware (3-Jan-1971 to 3-Jan-1977)
    Delaware State House of Representatives 12th (1968-1971)
    Richards, Layton & Finger Partner (1985-)
    DuPont (1963-70)
    Member of the Board of PepsiAmericas (1990-)
    Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation Board of Directors
    Club for Growth
    Council for National Policy
    Hudson Institute Chairman (1985-87)
    Jobs for America's Graduates Board of Directors (former)
    National Center for Policy Analysis Policy Chairman
    National Review Institute 1994-97
    Restoring the American Dream
    Du Pont Family
    Global Warming Skeptics

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