Pierre S. du Pont, Former Governor, State of Delaware. Director since 1990. Governor du Pont served as a director in the law firm of Richards,...
Pierre S. du Pont, Former Governor, State of Delaware. Director since 1990. Governor du Pont served as a director in the law firm of Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, Delaware, through June 2005. A 1956 graduate of Princeton University, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1957 to 1960 and received his law degree from Harvard University in 1963. After six years in business with E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc., he entered politics in 1968, serving in the Delaware House of Representatives (1968-1970), as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1971-1977), and as Governor of the State of Delaware (1977-1985). Governor du Pont served as Chairman of the Hudson Institute in 1985-1986. and currently serves as Chairman of the National Center for Policy Analysis.
PIERRE SAMUEL "PETE" DU PONT IV was born in Wilmington, Delaware, the son of Pierre Samuel du Pont, III and Jane Holcomb du Pont. He attended Phillips Exeter Academy, N.H., Princeton University, and Harvard Law School. He served as a U.S. Naval Reserve Officer as part of the Seabees from 1957-1960. He was admitted to the Delaware bar in 1964 and commenced practice in Wilmington. DuPont was employed by E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Inc. from 1963-1970. He served as a member of the Delaware and National Republican Finance Committees and became a state representative were he served from 1968-1971. He was elected to the U.S. Representatives, and served from 1971-1977. He was elected as Governor of Delaware in November 1976 and reelected to a second term in 1980. He served on the Presidential Advisory Committee on Federalism and on the President's Task Force on Private Sector Intiatives. DuPont founded Jobs for Graduates, a job-counseling program for high school students. He He was a candidate for the Republican nomination for President in 1988.