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Du Pont Dynasty: Behind the Nylon Curtain by Mark Crispin Miller, Gerard Colby Zilg

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THE 1984 RACE FOR GOVERNOR OF DELAWARE

Like the great cities throughout the union, Wilmington, Delaware, with the rise of an immigrant-based Democratic Party and Black Democratic politicians, now too has its own modern non-discriminating social club (the Rodney Square Club on top of the Wilmington Trust Building) with an identifiable presence as an institution of an “enlightened” corporate class subtly extending its influence into Democratic as well as Republican political circles. All that remains are the deals to be cut, and there are signs that some have already been made. Former Wilmington Trust executive William T. Quillen, the Democrat whom Republican Governor du Pont had surprisingly appointed a state supreme court judge, is now making ...

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