Former Delaware Governor Pierre 'Pete' Du Pont IV Dies


Governor Pierre DuPont has died. If yours, Joel Rose reports DuPont sought the Republican presidential nomination in 1988. Pierre Dupont was born to wealth and status. But he gave up a comfortable career it his family's chemical business to go into politics here, is announcing his long shot bid for the presidency in 1986. I was born with Well known name. Genuine opportunity. I hope I've lived up to both. DuPont served three terms in Congress and two is the governor of Delaware. He was known as a fiscal conservative who helped to shore up the state's finances and turn it into a banking powerhouse. DuPont died Saturday in Wilmington after a long illness, according to his former chief of staff. He was 86 years old. Joel

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