Pete du Pont

1935 - XXXX

Pierre Samuel "Pete" du Pont IV

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Pete's Legacy

"He reorganized the state government in a way which was so powerfully correct that nobody has dared deviate from it since then. I doubt that they will - unless they make it better, which is always possible." - Elise du Pont

"I think his legacy to the state of Delaware is one of order, process, civility and cooperation. I think when people talk about how good Delaware is at bringing the right people together in the same room at the right time and coming to a decision about what to do for Delaware that Pete is the one who coalesced those skills." - Marna Whittington

A Timeline for Prosperity

  • 1968 - Elected to the Delaware House of Representatives

  • 1970 - Elected to the United States House of Representatives

  • 1972 - Elected to the United States House of Representatives for a second term

  • 1974 - Elected to the United States House of Representatives for a third term

  • 1976 - Elected to the Office of Governor of the State of Delaware

    • 1977 - Issued Executive Order 1

    • 1978 - Led successful implementation of school desegregation

    • 1979 - Sponsored successful tax-cut legislation bill

    • 1979 - Created the Governor's School for Excellence

    • 1979 - Created Jobs for Delaware Graduates

    • 1980 - Rainy Day Fund enacted

  • 1980 - Elected to the Office of Governor of the State of Delaware for a second term

    • 1981 - Financial Center Development Act passed

Pete du Pont's Speeches

Pete du Pont's ability to communicate his passion for improving Delaware was no more evident than in his time when he addressed the public. From his Re-election Announcement address in 1980 to his Farewell Address as Governor of Delaware in 1985, read all of former Governor du Pont's iconic speeches. Click here read.

Pete du Pont's Articles

After retiring from public office, Pete remained active in policy and served as policy chairman of the Dallas-based National Center for Policy Analysis where he penned a regular column. Click here read.

The Pete du Pont Freedom Award

The Pete du Pont Freedom Award, established in XXXX, honors Pete's legacy by celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit of an individual - who has implemented a successful idea, which has led to economic growth or brought innovation to the private sector. Click here to learn more.

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