Pierre Samuel DUPONT DE NEMOURS, economist. Member, French Estates-General, 1789; Secretary, French Provisional Government, 1814.
DUPONT DE NEMOURS, Pierre Samuel was born in 1739 in Paris, France.
One of the ablest of the physiocrats and their chief publicist, editing the Ephemerides du citoyen to which he contributed articles, including a history of economics. In addition to writing voluminously, he held a variety of important official posts and eventually emigrated to America where he founded the famous industrial dynasty of Dupont. Various official posts in France.