Pete du Pont

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Pete du Pont
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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
Born
Pierre Samuel du Pont IV

(1935-01-22) January 22, 1935 (age 84)
Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Elise Ravenel Wood
ResidenceWilmington, Delaware and North Haven, Maine
Alma materPrinceton University
Harvard Law School
ProfessionLawyer

Pierre Samuel "Pete" du Pont IV (born January 22, 1935) is an American lawyer and politician. He was born in Rockland, in New Castle County, Delaware, near Wilmington.

He was the United States Representative for Delaware 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.

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