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Pete du Pont, Delaware governor who sought the presidency, dies at 86

A previous version of this article’s image caption misidentified Rep. Jack Kemp as a Democrat. He ran as a Republican. The caption has been corrected. Among the moneyed du Ponts, who preferred the privacy of their elegant homes and the offices and plants of the chemical company that bore their name, Pierre S. “Pete” du Pont IV was a bit of a rebel.
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Late Delaware Gov. Pete du Pont remembered as pivotal leader

WILMINGTON – For those who knew him best, former Gov. Pierre S. “Pete” du Pont IV is without comparison when it comes to impact on the state of Delaware. One of the last Republicans to hold the governor’s mansion, du Pont, who died May 8 at age 86 after a long illness, left a legacy that many governors would be proud to have a piece of and he did it by bridging political divides.
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Former Congressman, Governor Pete du Pont dies at 86

Former Congressman and Delaware Governor Pete du Pont has passed away at age 86. DuPont died Saturday at his Wilmington home after a long illness. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1971 to 1977 as a member of the Foreign Affairs and Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committees, and was co-author and sponsor of the War Powers Act of 1973, which limits the authority of the President to deploy the armed forces abroad without Congress' consent.
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Former Delaware Gov. Pete du Pont dies

The First State is mourning the loss of one of its political giants. Former Governor and Congressman Pete du Pont died Saturday at age 86 after battling a long illness according to his former chief-of-staff Bob Perkins. Du Pont served two terms as governor from 1977 to 1985, taking office...
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Former Gov. Pete du Pont, praised for tenure in office, dies at 86

DOVER — Pierre S. “Pete” du Pont IV, a former U.S. representative and governor of Delaware, died Saturday after a long illness. He was 86. Mr. du Pont, the second-to-last Republican to be elected to the governorship, was vital in overhauling Delaware’s budgeting process and helping expand its economy in the late 1970s and early 1980s. As such, he is considered by many Delaware politicians and observers to be one of the state’s best governors.