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Former Congressman, Governor Pete du Pont dies at 86

WDEL 1150AM
 2021-05-09

Cover picture for the articleFormer 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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