Eleutherian Mills Historical Library
du PONT, Thomas Coleman (1863-1930)

DU PONT, THOMAS COLEMAN, (cousin of Henry Algernon du Pont), a Senator from Delaware; born in Louisville, Ky., December 11, 1863; attended the public schools, Urbana University, Urbana, Ohio, Chauncy Hall School, Boston Mass., and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, Mass.; engaged in engineering, later being interested in coal mining, street railways, steel manufacturing, explosives, hotels, office buildings, and road building; moved to Central City, Ky., in 1883 and was engaged as a mining engineer; moved to Johnstown, Pa., in 1893 and engaged in steel manufacturing; moved to Wilmington, Del., in 1900; retired from business activities in 1915; member of the Republican National Committee 1908-1930; appointed on July 7, 1921, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Josiah O. Wolcott and served from July 7, 1921, to November 7, 1922; unsuccessful candidate for election to this vacancy and also for election to the full term; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1924 and served from March 4, 1925, until his resignation on December 9, 1928; died in Wilmington, Del., November 11, 1930; was cremated and committed to a grave in the family burial ground near Christ Church in Christiana Hundred.

Filson Club Historical Society
Louisville, KY
Papers: 1911-1914. 5 letters.

Hagley Museum and Library
Greenville, DE
Papers: 1887-1930. 1,438 items. Includes papers as president of the Du Pont Company documenting formation of the powder trust between 1902 and 1908, and photographs.
Additional Papers: In Margaretta E. du Pont Coleman papers, 1852-1915; E.I du Pont de Nemours Company records, various collections; Henry Algernon du Pont papers, 1843-1926; Pierre S. du Pont papers, various collections; Pennsylvania Railroad Company financial department records, 1897-1940; Eugene du Pont papers, 1835-1956; Francis Gurney du Pont papers, 1818-1947; Wilmington and Kennett Turnpike Company records, 1811-1921; Artillery Fuse Company records, 1908-1923; and Pennsylvania Power Light Company records, 1853-1957.

University of Nevada
Special Collections
Reno, NV
Papers: Correspondence in Thomas Woodnutt Miller papers, 1890-1973.

  • Mosley, Leonard. Blood Relations: The Rise Fall of the du Ponts of Delaware. New York: Atheneum, 1980.
  • Rae, John B. "Coleman du Pont and His Road.'' Delaware History 16 (Spring-Summer 1975): 171-83.