Pierre S. du Pont

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Birthday
15, 1870
Birthplace
Wilmington, DE
Death Date
Apr 4, 1954 (84)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
15, 1870
Birthplace
Wilmington, DE
Death Date
Apr 4, 1954 (84)

About

Former president of the chemical company E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company from 1915 until 1919 and former manager of General Motors.

Before Fame

He received a chemistry degree from MIT in 1890.

Trivia

He developed America's first smokeless gunpowder.

Family Life

He married his cousin Alice Belin in 1915 after being a longtime bachelor.

Associated With

He and Henry Ford both named their companies after themselves.