American politician who was a former member of the Delaware General Assembly. He is also owner of the Du Pont, Bauday & Co. wool manufacturers.
He attended Mount Airy seminary before taking over the Du Pont company after his father's death in 1827.
He was also a member of the Whig Party who served in the State Senate from New Castle County from 1841-1844 and 1853-1856.
He married Dorcas Montgomery Van Dyke in 1824 and they had two children: Amelia and Henry.
He is French-American like actor, Alec Baldwin.