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Lammot du Pont Copeland (May 19, 1905 – July 1, 1983) was an American businessman. He was part of the Horace Walpole Society, elected in 1956.
Lammot du Pont Copeland was born in Christiana Hundred, Del., on May 19, 1905, the son of Charles Copeland (1867–1944) and Louisa d'Andelot du Pont (1868–1926). His mother was the sister of Pierre, Irenee and Lammot du Pont, who were presidents of the company from 1919 to 1940. His father was secretary and a director of Du Pont in the 1920's and 1930's.
Copeland was the great-great-grandson of DuPont's founder, Eleuthère Irénée du Pont, and he served as the company's 11th president from 1962 to 1967. He appeared on the cover of TIME magazine on November 27, 1964. He married Pamela Cunnigham (1906–2001) in 1930, at Litchfield, Connecticut. She was the daughter of Seymour Cunningham of Litchfield. The Copelands 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, Copeland established the Andelot Fellowships at the University of Delaware. Together with Hugh Moore and William Henry Draper Jr., Copeland founded the Population Crisis Committee in 1965 (now "Population Action International") as a lobbying organization for government involvement in population control. Copeland also had his portrait painted by artist Salvador Dalí.
by artist Salvador Dalí
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