Business: Du Pont

The Du Pont de Nemours family constitutes a U. S. dynasty of business. Their dynasty is far from the popular fuzzy conception of ruthless, overweighing, overbearing power. Rather it is the retention in family business activities of family genius.

Pierre Samuel Du Pont de Nemours escaped from the turmoils of Revolutionary France in 1799 to found a family in the new U. S. In France he had gained fame as a political economist and statesman. The Revolutionists persecuted him. Napoleon he detested. So for three years he...

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