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The du Pont family of France and the United States

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  • Henry A. du Pont, U.S. Senator (1838 - 1926)
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  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt, III
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  • Ethel Roosevelt (1915 - 1965)

'"The du Pont family is an American family descended from Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739–1817). The son of a Paris watchmaker and a member of a Burgundian noble family, he and his sons, Victor Marie du Pont and Eleuthère Irénée du Pont, emigrated to the United States in 1800 and used the resources of their Huguenot heritage to found one of the most prominent of American families, and one of its most successful corporations, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, initially established by Eleuthère Irénée as a gunpowder manufacturer.

Various members of the family managed the company well into the twentieth century and to this day constitute a substantial portion of the company's ownership. This and other companies run by the du Pont family employ some five to ten percent of Delaware's population.

The family also played a very large part in politics during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and were at fault for the idea of the Louisiana purchase. They were one of the most respected and wealthiest families during the French Revolution. During the 19th century, the Du Pont family maintained their family wealth by carefully arranged marriages between first cousins which, at the time, was the norm for many rich families."


Notable du Ponts:


Descendants of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours

  • A. Felix du Pont (1879–1948)
  • A. Felix du Pont, Jr. (1905–1996)
  • Alexis Irénée du Pont (1816–1857)
  • Alexis Irénée du Pont, Jr. (1843–1904)
  • Alexis Irénée du Pont, III (1869–1921)
  • Alfred Irénée du Pont (1864–1935)
  • Alfred Victor Philadelphe du Pont (1798–1856)
  • Amy Elizabeth du Pont (1875–1962)
  • Benjamin Franklin du Pont (born 1964) founder of
  • Charles Irénée du Pont (1797–1869)
  • Charles Irénée du Pont, II (1859–1902)
  • Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771–1834)
  • Eleuthère Irénée du Pont, II (1829–1877)
  • Ethel du Pont (1916–1965)
  • Eugene du Pont (1840–1902)
  • Eugene du Pont, Jr. (1873–1954)
  • Eleuthère Paul du Pont (1887–1950)
  • Francis Gurney du Pont (1850–1904)
  • Francis Irénée du Pont (1873–1942)
  • Francis Marieanne Wilson du Pont (1940-)
  • Henry du Pont (1812–1889)
  • Henry Algernon du Pont (1838–1926)
  • Henry Francis du Pont (1880–1969)
  • Jane du Pont Lunger (1914–2001)
  • John Eleuthère du Pont (1938–2010)
  • Irénée du Pont (1876–1963)
  • Lammot du Pont (1831–1884)
  • Lammot du Pont II (1880–1952)
  • Marion duPont (1894–1983)
  • Maximillian Hobson du Pont (born 1985) Rocket Scientist
  • Louise Evelina du Pont Crowninshield (1877–1958)
  • Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739–1817)
  • Pierre S. du Pont (1870–1954)
  • Pierre du Pont III (1911–1988)
  • Pierre S. "Pete" du Pont, IV (born 1935)
  • Pierre S. duPont, V (born 1959-) (Co-founder of ZephyrDocs which was acquired by IntraLinks in May, 2000. Partner in Occom)
  • Reynolds du Pont (born 1918)
  • Richard C. du Pont (1911–1943)
  • Samuel Francis Du Pont (1803–1865)
  • Thomas Coleman du Pont (1863–1930)
  • Victor Marie du Pont (1767–1827)
  • William du Pont (1855–1928)
  • William duPont, Jr. (1896–1965)