Pont, Samuel Francis Du was born on September 27, 1803 in Bergen Point, New Jersey, United States. Son of Victor Marie and Gabrielle de la Fire (de Pelleport) Du Pont.
Organizers naval school at Annapolis, Maryland. Captain, 1855.
Member Secretary Bancroft’s board organizers naval school at Annapolis, Maryland. Member board appointed to consider appropriate study course and prepare regulations for government of naval academic, 1849. Member board to investigate light-house establishment by United States secretary of treasury, 1851.
Member naval efficiency board, 1855. Member of commission of conference which prepared naval operations plans, 1860. Member naval board, 1865.
Married Sophie Madeleine (du Pont), June 27, 1833.