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du Pont, Lammot (12 October 1880–24 July 1952), industrialist, was born in Wilmington, Delaware, the son of Lammot du Pont, general manager of the company that was the family’s namesake, and Mary Belin. He was the great-grandson of Eleuthère Irénée du Pont, who in 1800 emigrated from France to the United States, where he established a black powder factory along the Brandywine River a few miles north of Wilmington, Delaware. Following his father’s death in a nitroglycerine explosion in 1884, the younger Lammot was raised by his older brothers, ...