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Henry A. DU PONT

American Henry A. DU PONT

born Henry Algernon DU PONT

American soldier, businessman, and politician

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on July 30, 1838 in Greenville, Delaware, USA
Died: on December 31, 1926 in Greenville, Delaware, USA


Biography

Du Pont was born at Eleutherian Mills, near Greenville, Delaware, son of Henry and Louisa Gerhard du Pont and grandson of Eleuthère Irénée du Pont, the founder of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company and the family in the United States.

He attended the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and graduated first in his class from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1861, after the beginning of the American Civil War.

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