Lammot du Pont Copeland

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Lammot du Pont Copeland
Born (1905-05-19)May 19, 1905
Christiana Hundred, Delaware, U.S.
Died July 1, 1983(1983-07-01) (aged 78)
Mt. Cuba Center, Greenville, Delaware, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation President of DuPont
Spouse(s) Pamela Cunnigham (m. 1930)
Children Gerret van Sweringen Copeland, Lammot du Pont Copeland, Jr., Louisa du Pont Copeland
Parent(s) Charles Copeland and Louisa d'Andelot du Pont

Lammot du Pont Copeland (May 19, 1905 at Christiana Hundred, Delaware – July 1, 1983 at Mt. Cuba Center, Greenville, Delaware) son of Charles Copeland (March 30, 1867 in Englewood, New Jersey – February 3, 1944) and Louisa d'Andelot du Pont (January 25, 1868 in New Castle County, Delaware – August 10, 1926). They were married February 16, 1904 at St. Amour in Wilmington, Delaware. He was the great-great-grandson of DuPont-founder Eleuthère Irénée du Pont, and the company’s 11th president from 1962 to 1967. He married Pamela Cunningham (May 5, 1906 – January 25, 2001) on February 1, 1930 at Litchfield, Connecticut. She was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Seymour Cunningham of Litchfield. Lammot and Pamela had three children: Bouchaine Vineyards winery owner Gerret van Sweringen Copeland, Lammot du Pont Copeland, Jr., and daughter Louisa du Pont Copeland, who married James Biddle.

In 1962 Lammot established the Andelot Fellowships at the University of Delaware. He had his portrait painted by artist Salvador Dalí.

Together with Hugh Moore and William Henry Draper Jr. he founded in 1965 the Population Crisis Committee (now "Population Action International") as a lobbying organization for government involvement in population control.

He appeared on the cover of TIME magazine on November 27, 1964.[1]


  1. ^ "Lammot Copeland". Time Inc. Retrieved 22 March 2016. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ara Parseghian
Cover of Time Magazine
27 November 1964
Succeeded by
Paul Carlson