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  du Pont, IV, Pierre S. "Pete"
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AffiliationRepublican  
  1985-01-01  
 
NamePierre S. "Pete" du Pont, IV
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Rockland, Delaware , United States
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Born January 22, 1935
DiedMay 08, 2021 (86 years)
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InfoRepresentative from Delaware; born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., January 22, 1935; educated at Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H., 1948-1952; B.S.E., Princeton University, 1952-1956; LL.B., Harvard Law School, 1963; active duty as United States Naval Reserve Officer, Seabees, 1957-1960; admitted to the Delaware bar in 1964 and commenced practice in Wilmington; employed by E.I. du Pont Co., Wilmington, Del., 1963-1970; member, Delaware and National Republican Finance Committees; State representative from DelawareÂ’s twelfth district, 1968-1971; delegate to Delaware State Republican convention, 1966; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-second and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1971-January 3, 1977); was not a candidate for reelection in 1976 to the Ninety-fifth Congress but was elected Governor of Delaware; reelected in 1981 and served from January 18, 1977, to January 15, 1985; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination to the U.S. Presidency in 1988; is a resident of Rockland, Del.

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Wife Elise R. du Pont May 04, 1957-May 08, 2021

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RACES
  07/01/1988 US President - R Primaries Lost 0.41% (-67.49%)
  09/12/1987 Iowa GOP Presidential Straw Poll Lost 4.16% (-29.48%)
  11/04/1980 DE Governor Won 70.66% (+42.12%)
  11/02/1976 DE Governor Won 56.86% (+14.40%)
  11/05/1974 DE At-Large Won 58.52% (+18.92%)
  11/07/1972 DE At-Large Won 62.54% (+25.68%)
  11/03/1970 DE At-Large Won 53.72% (+9.17%)
ENDORSEMENTS
DE US Senate - Special R Primary - Sep 14, 2010 R Mike Castle
US President - R Primaries - Jul 07, 1996 R Robert J. "Bob" Dole
DE US President - R Primary - Feb 24, 1996 R Robert J. "Bob" Dole
NC Superintendent of Public Instruction - R Runoff - Jun 02, 1992 CST Vernon Robinson