Pierre Samuel du Pont ( / duːˈpɒnt /; January 15, 1870 – April 4, 1954) was an American entrepreneur, businessman, philanthropist and member of the prominent du Pont family . He was president of DuPont from 1915 to 1919, and served on its board of directors until 1940. He also managed General Motors from 1915 to 1920, became GM's president ...
Pierre S. du Pont was born in 1870 in a DuPont Company house overlooking the Brandywine Creek just north of Wilmington, Delaware. His early years were influenced by the area’s natural beauty and by the du Pont family’s long tradition of gardening.
Pierre S. du Pont was born near the original DuPont gunpowder plant in 1870. He attended the William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia, a Quaker institution that dates back to 1689, before graduating from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1890 with a degree in chemistry.
Pierre Samuel du Pont was born in Wilmington, Delaware, on January 15, 1870. He was one of Lammot du Pont and Mary Belin's eleven children. His father, who had broken away from the family business of producing gunpowder for use in ammunition, was an important figure in the early production of dynamite. Pierre du Pont was fourteen years old when ...
May 16, 2021 · du Pont Pierre S. du Pont IV "Pete" Former Delaware Governor and Congressman Pierre S. "Pete" du Pont IV died, Saturday, May 8, 2021, at his home in Wilmington, Delaware after a long illness.
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Pierre Samuel du Pont was the great-great-grandson and namesake of the French economist, whose son, Éleuthère Iréné du Pont, began the family’s fortunes in America in 1802. Graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1890, the young du Pont joined his family’s firm, E.I. du Pont de Nemours Powder Co.