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Pete du Pont

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Pete du Pont
68th Governor of Delaware
In office
January 18, 1977 – January 15, 1985
LieutenantJames D. McGinnis
Michael N. Castle
Preceded bySherman W. Tribbitt
Succeeded byMichael N. Castle
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Delaware's At-large district
In office
January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1977
Preceded byWilliam V. Roth, Jr.
Succeeded byThomas B. Evans, Jr.
Personal details
Pierre Samuel du Pont IV

(1935-01-22)January 22, 1935
Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.
DiedMay 8, 2021(2021-05-08) (aged 86)
Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Elise Ravenel Wood
Alma materPrinceton University
Harvard Law School

Pierre Samuel "Pete" du Pont IV (January 22, 1935 – May 8, 2021) was an American lawyer and politician. He was born in Wilmington, Delaware.

He was the United States Representative for Delaware's at-large congressional district from 1971 to 1977. He then served as the 68th Governor of Delaware from 1977 to 1985. He is a member of the Republican Party.

du Pont ran for President of the United States in the 1988 U.S. presidential election. He lost the primaries to Vice President George H. W. Bush.

du Pont died on May 8, 2021 in Wilmington at the age of 86.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Bittle, Matt (May 9, 2021). "Former Gov. Pete du Pont, praised for tenure, dies at 86". Bay to Bay News. Retrieved May 9, 2021.

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