HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Pierre 'Pete' du Pont IV ...

Sun May 9, 2021, 01:06 PM

Pierre 'Pete' du Pont IV dies; ran for president in 1988

Source: AP/MSN


By Associated Press 7 mins ago

WILMINGTON, Del. — Pierre S. “Pete” du Pont IV, a former Delaware governor and congressman who sought the Republican presidential nomination in 1988, has died. He was 86.

Du Pont, a scion of the family that established the DuPont Co., died at his home in Wilmington, Delaware, on Saturday after a long illness, his former chief of staff, Bob Perkins, said.

Born to wealth and status, du Pont broke with family tradition in the 1960s, forgoing a comfortable career with his family’s chemical company for a life in politics.

“I was born with a well-known name and genuine opportunity. I hope I have lived up to both,” du Pont said in announcing his l

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/pierre-pete-du-pont-iv-dies-ran-for-president-in-1988/ar-BB1gxi6T

3 replies, 1200 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 3 replies Author Time Post
Reply Pierre 'Pete' du Pont IV dies; ran for president in 1988 (Original post)
DonViejo May 9 OP
BumRushDaShow May 9 #1
lastlib May 9 #2
Rastapopoulos May 9 #3

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 01:44 PM

1. The DuPonts were big high society figures here in the Philly area

as well as obviously in Delaware.

The current Longwood Gardens in suburban Philly, was created (and financially maintained) by his great uncle (and also namesake) Pierre S. DuPont.

There had been a lot going on with that family over the years although I haven't heard much from them recently (outside of one member who was involved in a sensational pedophilia crime related to his toddler daughter).

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 01:44 PM

2. Best remembered for "Let me help you, Pierre." --GHWB

(It's one of my favorite takedowns for right-wing idiots.)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 04:29 PM

3. I met him back in '88

When I worked for a large, sinister corporation. He had some appeal for the corporate types but did't make it past the NH primary, finishing third behind Bush and Dole.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread