John du Pont

American heir to the Du Pont family fortune, ornithologist, conchologist, murderer

John Eleuthère du Pont (November 22, 1938 – December 9, 2010) was an American philanthropist, heir to the Du Pont family fortune, and a convicted murderer. He had been a published ornithologist, philatelist, conchologist, sports enthusiast, and self-styled wrestling coach. He died in prison while serving a sentence of 30 years for the murder of Dave Schultz.

John du Pont (front left) during his time at the University of Pennsylvania


  • I had the opportunity to fish as a kid, I just follow through with it. I'm not the best fisherman in the world, but I have a lot more fun than a lot of my other fishing friends in this world, who think they're supposedly experts. Sometimes the fish cooperate, sometimes they don't.
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