Pierre Samuel du PONT, IV, Congress, DE (1935)


du PONT, Pierre Samuel, IV, a Representative 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 Delaware’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.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present