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Pete du Pont remembered as great governor, even better dad

He was a tonic in human form – a stimulant for all who had the pleasure of his company. That’s how Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist George Will described the late Pierre “Pete” du Pont Friday.  Hundreds gathered at the Playhouse on Rodney Square in the Hotel duPont for a celebration of life service nearly a year after the former ... Read More
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Public service held for former Delaware Gov. Pete du Pont

Former Delaware governor Pete du Pont receives a public goodbye. Because of COVID, a public memorial celebrating du Pont’s life and legacy at The Playhouse on Rodney Square was postponed until Friday. The former Delaware governor and Congressman, who died last May 8 after a long illness, was remembered...
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Pete du Pont: Former Delaware governor and presidential hopeful dies after long illness

Pete du Pont, two-term governor of Delaware and part of one of America’s wealthy dynasties, has died at the age of 86 at his home in Wilmington.He passed away on Saturday after a long illness, according to his former chief of staff, Robert Perkins.Mr du Pont, born Pierre S du Pont IV, broke with family tradition in seeking public office rather than remaining in the family’s chemical empire.After one term in the Delaware state House and three terms in Congress for the Republican Party, du Pont was elected governor in 1976 and set about working to restore the state’s financial...
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