Former Delaware Governor Pierre 'Pete' Du Pont IV Dies

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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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